Thursday, December 4, 2008

Schick Free Your Skin

Schick Free Your Skin is a commercial razor website where you get to upload a picture of yourself and see how it looks with a mustache.  

The site makes passing mention of Movember, where, in the month of November you try to grow a mustache.  (A yearly event where millions of hirsute women like your mother win without even trying.)

At first I thought this was a ploy by the razor companies to combat Noshember, or no-shave-November, by inventing a similarly-named but weaker-sauce movement, Movember. 

However, the Wikipedia article made it sound like the observance of Movember predates Noshember, or that the two are contemporary observances:

"It's quite common for some males in Australia (especially in the city of Melbourne), and New Zealand to sport a moustache during the month of November. The custom being known as Movember (Movember is a portmanteau of the words 'Moustache' and 'November'.), and being a fundraising event for men's health issues. One's fashionable appearance often comes second to the calling of Movember. A similar observance in the United States, called No Shave November, involves a full beard as opposed to a mustache."

Any Aussie readers (or Aussophiles) care to confirm if Movember exists?

Either case, the way the site works is you upload your photo, and it puts a mustache on you and animates your eyes.  It helps if, unlike the sample picture I used, you pick one where the eyes are totally open.  Also, it's probably better not to use a baby.  Also, that's it.

(From Stefanie again! And Ferguson and Flickr)


Guy Danus said...

i was totally sporting the beard during Noshember! haha

it feels good to be rid of it x.x

CherryPitcher said...

Movember exists! My workplace just participated in it and raised over $1000. It is so funny seeing men with mo's, much funnier than beards.

Michael Lockridge said...

Since I haven't shaved my current mustache in over thirty years, and uniform requirements do not permit beards, I am out of luck on these.

Interesting, though. Wonder if I can use pet photos?

Stefanie said...

Did I really send this to you? And all the I-House residents did it this year and called it "Movember." I'll have to find out if the Aussies are the ones who started it. The mustaches were hilarious.

Stefanie said...

I just looked at their gallery, and the animation is way creepy.

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

Good work, Guy.

Thanks Cherry!

Michael, I'm pretty sure you can upload any picture your heart fancies.

Stef, you sure did send this to me. And they ARE totally creepy.

I'm glad everyone enjoys this entry so much.

R2K said...

: )