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It’s Movember!

So you know how October was Breast Cancer Awareness month?  You better!  I busted my ass to write a post about it that involved a lot of Googling famous breasts.  Man there were some tough choices I had to make.

Anyway, about a decade ago a bunch of guys in Australia started up Movember, a movement that has made its way around the world.  For the month of November, men will be growing moustaches to “change the face of men’s health.”  By doing so, they hope that men will start to become more aware of family history, cancer risks, and start introducing better preventive health practices in their lives.

In Brazil, they’re taking men’s health awareness to a whole new level.  To help push the issue into the spotlight, they’ve created a mascot “Senhor Testiculo” (aka Mr. Balls).

Senhor Testiculo nydailynewscom – The full article is here.


I think, as a matter of national security, America needs to reestablish itself as a creativity powerhouse and top this somehow.

Until then, I really encourage every guy out there to make an effort to get healthy.  I know way too many who don’t go to the doctor regularly.  I don’t know if it’s fear or irrational belief in one’s own invincibility.  Whatever it is, guys need to do a better job in taking care of themselves.

In my breast cancer post I offered, on behalf of all men out there, our services in helping you ladies with breast self-examinations.  It’s the least we could do!  So in that spirit, I encourage all you ladies out there to help out with at-home prostate exams.  Just ask first.  And lube.

I unfortunately, will not be participating in Movember.  I really, really, really want to do it, but Boom Boom quickly and definitively squashed every hint of my growing a moustache.  I think she has a fear – and it’s not all unjustified – that I will want to keep it after November.  See, I’ve always wanted to have a big thick moustache like Magnum PI –

Some people see a beefy, hairy hunk of an 80s icon.  I see a phone with no cord.  (

Some people see a beefy, hairy hunk of an 80s icon. I see a phone with no cord. (


…or adult film legend Harry Reems.


But alas, I just don’t have the genetics to do so. My dad had a glorious beard, but the best my brothers and I can manage are a few stray hairs on our upper lips and the middles of our cheeks. They can grow long enough, but they never manage to come close to grouping together in any cohesive fashion. We end up looking like child molesters.

But what I can do to help is to highlight some of the best moustaches in music –

Oates, from Hall & Oates singing on “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling” –


Frank Zappa’s classic “Broken Hearts are for Assholes” –


The biker dude from Village People (close second is the cowboy’s) doing “Macho Man” –


Jim Croce singing “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”-


And one of my favorite performers of all time, Freddie Mercury of Queen singing my favorite songs of theirs, “Somebody to Love” –


I know, it’s only five.  Who did I miss?  Will you be growing your mustache for Movember?  

(Not you ladies.  You have some proctology you need to study up on.)



About thefoodandwinehedonist

I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

12 comments on “It’s Movember!

  1. Go Jules Go
    November 1, 2013

    Maybe we could kill two birds and kick up the American Creativity notch whilst giving you a proper ‘stache:

    • Go Jules Go
      November 1, 2013

      (I tried to find one with a mouth full of apple pie and a gun, but alas, no such luck.)

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      November 1, 2013

      Stache glasses are always fun but, c’mon, their Kung fu is no match for Senhor Testiculo.

  2. the drunken cyclist
    November 1, 2013

    No Lionel Ritchie? No Derek Smalls???

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      November 1, 2013

      Yes, both beauts! I’ve already posted TWICE on Richie though. Thought about Smalls, but got distracted by Freddie mercury videos.

  3. Duff's Wines
    November 1, 2013

    Staying with music – David Crosby.
    On the topping Senor Testiculo, I think that most countries have a politician or two that could become mascots for prostate exams. We have Monsieur Asshole (Stephen Harper).

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      November 1, 2013

      Thought I knew all the asshole politicians but harpers name didn’t ring a bell. So I googled it. Didn’t know you were in Canada!

      Yes, Crosby’s was great. The one j really wanted to post was Duane Allman because he’s easily one if the best guitarists ever and his Stache was a work of art. It was huge and connected gracefully with his mutton chops. But there weren’t any good videos of him live.

      • Duff's Wines
        November 1, 2013

        Well, we do have our share. Evidence in the person of Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto. Quite the guy. The heaviest crack user in the world.

  4. Cara Thereon
    November 1, 2013

    Mr. Balls. Now that is awesome.

  5. ksbeth
    November 1, 2013

    i love the mascot

  6. PinotNinja
    November 4, 2013

    Oh Freddie…

    I will never ever get sick of that song.

  7. wildbluewonder
    November 7, 2013

    Freddie is missed. Jim, too, for that matter. Great songs. My favorite by Queen is and always will be “Fat Bottomed Girls,” followed closely by “Killer Queen.” We had “You’re My Best Friend” played at the end of our Vegas chapel wedding, so it will always hold a place in my heart, as well. Great post!

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