The Nickel Bob is in the books folks! Huge thank yous to everyone who came out. The day was glorious, a cool 90 degrees with unfettered sunshine. Double overhead closeouts made for some fun womping from sunrise to sunset. We had one of our strongest turnouts yet from the mini-BoMos, serving notice that a fuerte generation of future MoBros and MoSistas is growing up healthy and happy. Kiran Lesser was a particular standout for his expert demonstration of where one can find their testicles (spoiler alert, they’re under your penis – just lift it up, you’ll see them). At two years old, he’s already initiating the conversations that will save men’s lives! The 4-man coed volley tournament featured some of the most balanced and intense competition we’ve seen with Team Salty Stache reclaiming their title as champions of the Tom Selleck division. And while a beach day is subject to the many variables of wind, swell, sunshine and rain, we’ve got the after party on lock. Avid Dancer, The Splendido Allstars, and DJ WALRUS anchored a stellar evening of dance fiesta that brought so much heat, we ACTUALLY LIT THE VENUE ON FIRE!
More to come as we wend our way through an epic October towards the November 1st “Shave the Date” when the official moustache growing season kicks into high gear.
Until then, muchísimos abrazos y bigotes a todos!
Max & The Dr. Bob Open
The Dr. Bob after party will be at The Victorian on Main Street in Santa Monica.
NOTE: we will have the venue to ourselves from 8-10 pm.
CODEWORD: “Dr. Bob”
After that, it’s open to the public and you could get stuck in a nasty line. So get there before 10 pm.
We’ll have sets by the Splendido Allstars, Avid Dancer, and DJ Walrus.
So if you’re a late-night philanthropist, a mustachioed vampire of sorts, it’s cool to shun the sun, but it’s not cool to miss the party.
Just ask Blade.
Saturday has not yet arrived and already we’ve raised more funds than the entire nation of Ireland!
In fact, as a single team, we’ve doubled the nation of France and edged out all of the Scandinavian countries COMBINED…!
Is it a competition? No. But is it nice to win? Yep.
Let’s keep it up – and remember, a candid conversation about prostates, testicles, and mental health is worth it’s weight in gold. But wait, how do you weigh a conversation? Exactly – it’s priceless!
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Need inspiration for this year’s Dr. Bob Movember Open? Look no further than same day, same place, twelve months ago. Play at the beach all day, dance at the Cock’n’Bull all night… and along the way, learn a little bit about The Dr. Bob’s health initiatives and this year’s Movember Campaign. “High Five & Saving …
This one was tough. After all, a montage without Mr. Miyagi or Apollo Creed isn’t really a montage now, is it. So what direction do we go in? Bros helping bros a la Kevin Bacon and Chris Penn in Footloose?
Young duderinos and duderinas finding common ground in The Breakfast Club?
Or …wingman helping wingman… two men, one a volatile young Turk, the other a moustachioed maestro of moderation, brought together as the yin and yang of a coherent and steady whole for which cold war Russia and Kelly McGillis had no answer. As you can imagine we had to go with Top Gun and the sweaty montage man-wich set to Kenny Loggins “Playing with the Boys”. Below we offer up not only the film version but also the official video which features an epic 6-way chest bump at the 1:00 minute mark as well as the most righteous display of dolphin shorts I’ve seen since Richard Simmons mud-wrestled Kristy McNichol back in ’84.
So the Battle of the Montage is officially Loggins (Top Gun) vs. Esposito (Karate Kid) vs. Conti (Rocky III disco version). We’ll open the polls for your votes tomorrow!
Danny LaRusso was just a kid from Jersey trying to make his way in the rough and tumble world of high school soccer on the mean streets of the San Gabriel Valley in 1984. Odds are high that Daniel never would have made it out of Reseda alive were it not for the guidance and mentorship of his moustachioed sensei, one Mr. Keisuke Miyagi. Part of the beauty in the teacher-student relationship between Mr. Miyagi and Daniel-san is that Danny wasn’t quick to recognize the value of Mr. Miyagi’s wisdom. That is a crucial component of the Movember movement. To uncover the wealth of knowledge that is right in front of us and to appreciate the many mentors and teachers that surround us in our daily life, i.e., to find the treasure beneath the stache. Because once we can tap into that knowledge, we gain power and once we gain that power, there is little that can stop us from becoming
….such that nothing’s ever gonna keep us down.
In the following video, take note that the awesome guardians of knowledge – Mr. Miyagi, the referees – they all have righteous mo’s. Their stache is strong. They represent good.
But also notice who does NOT have a moustache.
The evil John Kreese.
Why? Because he’s a dick.
Finally because this song is so inspirational, we’ve included the lyrics below. Hai!
Try to be best
Because you’re only a man
And a man’s got to learn to take it
Try to believe
Though the going gets rough
That you got to hang tough to make it
Last year’s competition for the official Dr. Bob theme song was so successful that we’ve decided to do it again, only this year we’re changing things up a little. Last year’s contestants were three videos representing the genre of moustachioed early 80s funk pop. The competition was fierce with entries from DeBarge, Cameo, and Earth Wind & Fire.
This year we’re focusing more on the intersection of music with healthy living. Hence the 2013 theme song – to be announced and performed live by the Splendido Allstars at the Dr. Bob afterparty – will be chosen from among the best training montages in cinema history.
And Challenger #1 is…..? Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now” from ROCKY III.
Did Rocky have a moustache? No. But who did…? That’s right, Apollo Freaking Creed! One thing Movember teaches us is the importance of our friends and mentors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in coping with the challenges of any illness. And without the wisdom and guidance of Apollo Creed and his righteous facial hair, Rocky Balboa would have been little more than Clubber Lang’s lunch meat.
And just because it is one of our favorite moments ever in the Rocky franchise, we’re adding the version from Rocky II where he gets chased by a horde of little Philly hood rats.
Like the wing of our moustache, we will fly!