The editors of For the Love of Men want to celebrate this month with a mustache-a-day for November. And don’t forget dudes (and ladies), you can donate to Movember.
Movember is about encouraging men to take care of themselves whether it’s by getting the annual dreaded prostate exam, or reaching out if you feel depressed.
Last year, Canada added men’s mental health to the existing campaign about prostate cancer. This important issue affects 1 in 5 Canadian men. Men’s suicide rate is three times that of women. In America according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third cause of death among African-American males between ages 15 and 24, behind homicide and accidents. A report from the U.S. Surgeon General found that from 1980 to 1995, the suicide rate among African-Americans ages 10 to 14 increased 233 percent, as compared to 120 percent of whites.
Today we celebrate the lip fur of Mark Twain. He’s an American writer and Humorist (for bonus points be the first to reply with his real name in the comments). Twain’s best known for the two adventurous boys Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He’s had a lot of jobs, he was also an apprenticeship printer, typesetter, and a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi.
He has arguably the wittiest nose fur. You can find a quote from Twain on almost any topic. There’s a hotel in San Fransisco named after him in the Tenderloin District that I stayed at last year. They had some of his popular quips etched on the windows of the stairways.
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
In the late 40’s the hotel was made infamous with the arrest of the great blues singer Billie Holiday in room #203. Twain himself never stayed in the hotel, but he does boast about his influence in San Fran: “I have done more for San Francisco than any other of its old residents. Since I left there it has increased in population fully 300,000. I could have done more—I could have gone earlier—it was suggested”.
He was born and died with the passing of a comet. He remarked that he came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. “It is coming again next year , and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t.” The man got his wish. He died on April 21, 1910, just two days after Halley’s Comet had reached its point closest to the Sun.
Photo Credit Twain: AP
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