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David Axelrod Shaves 'Stache for Charity

Obama adviser loses 40-year-old mustache

(Newser) - For the first time in 40 years, Obama adviser David Axelrod is clean-shaven. On MSNBC's Morning Joe , Axelrod pledged during the election to shave his famous mustache if the president lost Pennsylvania, Minnesota, or Michigan. When Obama won all three states, Axelrod said he would still shave if the... More »

This Exists: Mustache Surgery

And it's increasingly popular among Mideast men

(Newser) - As Movember has proved , not all mustaches are the bushy stuff of legend. That's apparently a bit of a problem in the Middle East, where the facial hair signifies both wisdom and virility, and it's leading more and more men to undergo mustache surgery. Seriously. CNN reports that... More »

Axelrod Bets His Mustache on Obama Win

He'll shave the 40-year-old 'stache if prez. loses MI, MN or PA

(Newser) - This election's shaping up to be a close shave, and David Axelrod is taking that idiom literally. On Joe Scarborough's Morning Joe, the president's mustachioed adviser vowed to bare his upper lip for an uncurious world to see if Obama loses Michigan, Minnesota, or Pennsylvania, reports Politico... More »

It's Been a Big Week for Mustaches

One is mourned, another praised

(Newser) - It's not every week that not one, but two, stories emerge profiling separate mustaches. The weird yin and yang:
  • In mourning: Sam Borden of the New York Times pulls off a straight-faced obituary of the mustache belonging to New York Giants offensive coach Kevin Gilbride. ("It was believed
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Male Fish Grow Mustaches to Lure the Ladies

Pimpin' Mexican Mollies sport growths on upper lips

(Newser) - Cue the '70s porn music: Male Mexican Mollies who sport something resembling a mustache are a hit with their female counterparts. Physorg describes the newly discovered mustache as a "series of epidermal outgrowths" on the upper lip of the small freshwater fish. US and German researchers tried to figure... More »

2009's Funniest Blogs

Because what's funnier than hipsters and creepy Santas?

(Newser) - This was indeed a banner year for people wanting to waste time at work by looking at silly, random blogs. The Frisky lists 10 favorites that got popular in 2009:
  • Look At This F**king Hipster: If you can’t get enough of neon shirts, emo haircuts, and short-shorts, this site
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Hear About the Morgans? Keep It to Yourself

Sam Elliott's mustache steals the show. No, really.

(Newser) - The highlight of Did You Hear About the Morgans? for most critics is their own joke that Sam Elliott's mustache deserves separate billing. Some reactions:
  • The film is so "lumpish and crude" that Colin Covert saves most of his ire for a geographical offense. "The landscape around Yellowstone,
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Mustachioed Horse Bridles at Shaving

Shave and a hair cut: neigh way

(Newser) - When his groom tries to shave Alfie's bushy blond mustache, the proud British horse says "neigh" and runs away, reports the Independent. "He's obviously rather proud of his facial hair," said the groom. "He runs a mile if he thinks we're going to trim it."... More »

Niners Hope to Ride 'Staches to Victory Sunday

Facial hair grown for game in throwback uniforms

(Newser) - 49ers' coach Mike Singletary can only hope his players are working as hard on their drills as they are on their mustaches. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that many on the team have been growing out their whiskers for Sunday's "throwback game"—in tribute to the glorious, cheesy... More »

All-Star Idols: Wacky Voting Fills Final Slots

Hart, Longoria are in after crazy campaigns by fans

(Newser) - With one spot left in each league after the All-Star rosters were populated last week, it was time for America to do what it does best: inspire local fans to vote dozens, even hundreds of times. Milwaukee plastered hearts everywhere, Yankees fans slapped on fake mustaches, and Philadelphia staged a... More »

Baseball's Hair-Brained History

From Clarkson to Gamble to Damon, pastime full of follicle fables

(Newser) - While football is considering limits on hair length, baseball's hirsute history has been as wild as Oscar Gamble’s afro, Paul Lukas writes on From its earliest days, the national pastime's hairstyles—on head and face alike—have mirrored attitudes in the country at large, and Lukas maps... More »

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