Tacheback 2007

Cock and balls with a donate sign hanging from it

For the month of September (considerably longer for me) the Hirsute poke elite have been growing their moustaches to raise money for everyman’s testicular cancer research. We’re almost at the end of the month so have created a moustache mix & match viewer on our homepage, click here see how they’re coming along.

There’s a link on there to our sponsorship page if you would like to donate to this worthy cause (it might save you scrotum)

One of my favourite combos below:

Cookie and dezza moustache mashup

World Beard & Moustache Championships 2007

Photo compilation of the World Beard & Moustache Championships 2007

The World Beard & Moustache Championships were amazing! I didn’t really realise how utterly bizarre and ridiculous the event was until we left and walked outside into ‘reality’ it was like walking into a different world…

Apparently I came 4th in the Imperial Moustache category, although only 1st, 2nd & 3rd get placed – everyone else is 4th!

We had a bloody great day, met a lot of real characters from around the world. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay through to the end due to heavy drinking from 11am, I was on my back before the finals… Not sure if the tache is going to survive for the next one in Alaska in 2009 :(

I’ve create a photo set with lots more pictures over on my Flickr.

World Moustache Championships this Saturday!

A year and a half of moustache growth

Well it’s been about a year and a half in the growing, but finally my tache’s big day is almost here! This Saturday (1st Sept) Brighton will be inundated with hirsute gentlemen from around the world to compete in the The World Beard & Moustache
Championships 2007
. The competition is going to be hot, I probably don’t stand a chance, but I reckon the outfit I’ve got planned should raise a few laughs! The plan for the day is as follows:

11.00am – 12.00 noon Hairy parade, from Brighton Town Hall to the Brighton Centre. Nominated charity will collect donations via buckets on route. Apparently there’ll be Morris Men dancing too.

The event is being held at the Brighton Centre.

1.00pm – 2.30pm Moustache Competition (this is when you’re going to have to be there to see me in action)

2.25pm – 4.20 pm Partial Beard Competition

4.25pm – 6.25pm Full Beard Competition

6.25pm – 7.00pm Break

7.00pm – 8.30pm Award Ceremony

Should be a great day out with lots of bizarre characters, tickets still available (you can pay on the door too) if you want head down and cheer me on :)

The World Beard & Moustache Championships 2007

World Moustache Championship

As some of you may have noticed, I have a moustache. Some of my not be aware though that it is representing team GB at the World Beard & Moustache Championships this year.

“The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. A different country will host the event as decided by The World Beard & Moustache Association (WBMA)”

It’s hosted by The Handlebar Club and will be held on 1st September 2007 at The Brighton Centre on the seafront of Brighton, Sussex.

As you can imagine, demand for tickets to an event of this calibre is likely to be high, so I’m giving you an early nod towards the supporters tickets which have just gone on sale, you can get them online for £5 from ticket web.
Imperial Moustache
The category I’ve entered is the Imperial Moustache, which is supposed to look something like this.

“Small and bushy with tips arching up. The hairs are only allowed to start growing up to the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.”

I’m sure they’ll be some fancy dress action too, I can guarantee I’ll make a dick of myself. Here’s some Photos of the last event in Berlin 2 years ago.

Hope you see you there!

Protest Party!

Free Love and less expensive beer

Some people think I’ve already had my birthday? Well last weekend was my 29 years 11 months and 3 weeks party, Saturday the 10th is my 30th! Here’s the plan:

10am at Unit 2, Shoreditch

Fancy dress ‘Protest’ Pub Crawl through London
The idea is to come as if you were protesting your own ridiculous, made-up cause, with billboards, chants, banners, and appropriate costume if needed. We’ll meet at my place and fortify ourselves for the day ahead with cups of tea and bacon butties. 10.30 head into town. The route was going to start at Big Ben, but we’ve just found out that there’s now a ‘no protest zone’ around the Houses of Parliment.

London no protest zone

So instead we’re going to start the protest outside Buckingham Palace at 11am. Once we get moved on by the police we’ll settle in a nearby pub until 1pm, where we’ll all be protesting outside Trafalgar Square, or more likely on top of the lions. Then we’ll head down to the Thames for a nice stroll along the thames via a few fine beer emporiums. Next port of call is Cutty Sark for a bit of pirate action at about 3pm. Once we’ve had our fill of rum we’ll be at Tower Bridge by 4pm and very soon after the Tower of London. 5pm up to the City, maybe have a quick protest and a long drink by the Bank of England. Finally back up to Shoreditch. If you can’t drag your arse out of bed for the 11am start you can add me or Ant as a friend http://twitter.com/simoncook http://twitter.com/deadinsect for twitter progress updates (you’ll have to turn up mobile updates). Or call me on my phone 07974143355.

from 6pm

Loungey-Bar thing
Shish on Old Street – the bar downstairs, not the restaurant
This bar is a bit too clean for my liking, but I’m teaming up with some other 10th of Feb birthday boys so I don’t have to organise anything. We can meet up with stragglers, hang out, chat and drink. Should pretty much have the place to ourselves.

from 11pm

Discotheque Dancing
Bugged Out present 2manyDJs (and a bunch of other DJs) in a warehouse on Hearn street, EC2A things will get quite gross from here on in. The little record shop just off Brick Lane have still got a few tickets left: City 16 Records, Cheshire Sreet.

Looking forward to posting a few pictures of it next week!