History hasn’t been kind to moustaches. Time and time again records of moustache wearing have been suppressed. Take for example the British Invasion. No, not that one, the other one. 1963, when the Beatles arrived on US soil. Clearly they were big supporters of men’s health and were all in “favour” of getting checked out as can be seen by this rare montage.
It’s not just recent times that have hid the existence of moustaches. It had taken skilled artisans years to renovate this priceless print of d’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, and lo, what do we find? Moustaches! And on the musketeers. Who would have thought it? Obviously, these guys took “one for all and all for one” seriously indeed, and no doubt got themselves checked out regularly.
The French aren’t the only ones keeping moustachisim quiet. It has long bee suspected that Queen Victoria was an ardent fan, and through the use of the very latest image enhancement techniques, if you look carefully, you can just see the faintest signs of a long forgotten specimen on this rare painting. Though her moustache may be hard to see, I’m sure no one turned at at her court without getting the ok from a doctor first.
So there you have it. People through the ages have worked tirelessly on showing their support for Movember, but I’m sure there are more – maybe you can set me straight!
(Images courtesy of Wikipedia and United States Library of Congress)
Nigel, you win. I will show my support with a moustache! But since all menopause has blessed me with, so far, is a single, solitary yet unsightly chin hair, I’ll have to leave the magic to you and photoshop.
Sherry, just say the word. With enough tinkering I could add the Pope on skis in the background if you want!
Wow, good eye, Nigel! I never would’ve spotted the ‘stache on Queen Victoria if you hadn’t mentioned it. 🙂
Yeah, it definitely take a trained eye to spot it, glad you found it. Did you see the Mo-sters page?
Don’t need the pope on skis, but can you put Obama on a bus headed back to Chicago in the background?
Hi Nigel. A few more pictures like these and you’ll have trouble renewing your UK passport.
I am reading up on the value of PSA tests. MY primary care doc at the VA isn’t sure if I should have it done or not. He left an order for me at the lab in case I decide to have it done. The concern is the number of false positives that lead to unnecessary biopsies.
I guess I’ll ask some NIH folks what they think.
As for the Pope on skis I think it would be a great idea. Steep downhill runs are the best thing for an Austrian Pope. He could do it as part of a fund raiser for victims of molestation by the Austrian church. I’m sure that Benny would love to have a chance to help those kids.
You have some great ideas Nigel. This “Pope on skis” thing has tremendous potential.
I have to say my hopes of a knighthood have been diminishing for some time! The Pope on skis could be something of a fund raiser. The numerous ofter countries would have to find equally “challenging” methods for when they’re countrymen get the post. In fact, it might be worth starting a single year term just to get through them all a bit quicker.
You bring up a good point on the possibility of false positives. Prostate cancer detection is sadly lacking. I’ve tried to add “your doctor” to my posts because I really want to raise awareness. New prostate cancers are diagnosed at almost the same rate as breast cancer, yet get a fraction of the attention. I put off a post on the statistics, pros and cons because it was slow going, but maybe…
That was a fun little romp through history.
Glad you enjoyed it. Glad too that you got your belly button problem sorted out!