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Choose your “Man of Movember 2009”

The average mustache has between 5,000 and 10,000 hairs. With 32 manly biters globally taking part in the glorious

Hynes: Disgraced and disqualified...but still fundraising

month of Movember, that means each hair on a Bite chaps top lips has raised a massive 95 cents (or 57 pence). Yes, Bite’s Movember efforts have garnered a whopping $9,500+ to-date…and it aint over yet.

As our final (well, nearly final) plea for donations, please contribute to the UK team here and US team here.

And, in our final effort to draw one last Mo’ment of fun out of this marvelous month, we’ve decided to – well – put it to the common vote. Yes, you – the mo-adoring public – will have the honor of choosing not only your “Man”, but also your “Boy of Movember” as well.

Detailed below you will find the five front runners from Bite across the globe in each category. ‘Man of Movember’ is obviously the behemoth that has cultivated the thickest, bushiest most mes-mo-rizing top lip in the last 30 days. Boy is for those try-hards who, despite their best efforts, are still being asked if they were ever taking part in the first place.

You have until end-of day Friday Pacific Time to vote. Can I encourage those contenders in each category to launch their own campaigns to win their respective crowns and maybe even raise a few final extra coins in the process.

It’s been a hard fought month gentlemen. May the best Mo win.


1. ‘Biggles’ Berry: ‘Bezza’ has been a front runner from the start and doesn’t disappoint with his final pic looking as resplendent as the fictional world war 1 comic book hero he clearly modelled himself on. Tom, if we could give you this award based purely on your Mr Spock eyebrow pose, we would.

2. McStache Matt: Despite his youth, McLernon essentially had this wrapped up on the west coast from day one putting many of the older entrants from Bite SF to shame. Matt puts the success of McStache down to good breeding and Miracle-gro.

3: Lady Tickler Lederer: The key to wearing a mustache successfully is attitude and the scowl on Tony’s face is the perfect accompaniment to the bristles on his top lip. Undoubtedly the tidiest of all entries, the question is whether Tony’s unwillingness to take a risk with his mo is going to cost him dear.   


Mo Title Contenders

4. Entin the Unstoppable: OK, so, we considered disqualification based on the fact that Ari failed to shave the rest of his face for the last few days but there’s absolutely no denying the quality of growth. Entin also wins the sub-category of “having to shave to the highest point on his cheeks”.

5. The Beastmaster: Matt Stewart let everyone down last week by failing to submit an entry but has come on strong once again in the final week. His immaculately groomed, ginger horseshoe lies somewhere between Son’s of Anarchy and Beast-Man out of He-Man. Matt also wins the sub-category of “highest proportion of facial to head hair”.


Who is your Man of Movember? Wearing their Mo like a true Magnum PI… (polls)

Hynes: letting the school down

BREAKING NEWS: It’s with a heavy heart that at this late stage in the competition I have to inform you that former front runner Tony Hynes has been disqualified for, well, being a big girl and shaving his mo two days short of deadline  BECAUSE HIS WIFE TOLD HIM TO. Tone, i think i speak for everyone this side of the Atlantic when I say you let us down.            


1. Growthless Grant Currie: Given his advancing years, more was expected of Cuzza however its taken to week five for people to visibly identify any formation of hair beneath Grantie’s nose.

2. Mo-free Matt Basford: Matt is hopeful his youthful looks will win the popular ladies vote and mask the fact that his muzzy could have been etched on with a HB pencil

3. Glabrous* Greg Salmon: Like Basford, Greg still has youth on his side so shouldn’t despair that 720 hours growth has given him as much hair on his top lip as a newborn.

das lads

4. Weeping Will Willis: Will pulls off his best victorian gentlemen look in this pic but it can’t hide the fact that his mo could be removed by a strong lick from his cat.

5. Clive “The CE-MO” Armitage: That cheeky east end grin hides the fact that the slug currently perching on Clive’s top lip is there largely thanks to wire wool and superglue

At this point it’s also important to note that Will and Matt Basford are the only people to get bored halfway through the month and shave off their mo’s. Subsequently please take into account that they are the only people to have grown TWO MO’S in the last 4 weeks (although also take into account it’s unlikely they’d have grown any more if they’d gone the whole way through).


Who is your Boy of Movember? Try as they might they can’t muster more than a whisker…

Voting will close end of play Friday with our men and boys being announced on Monday 12/6

Let the games begin!

*Glabrous apparently means bald. It’s the only word Thesaurus.com could throw up that came anywhere near hair free



Global Mo Update – Week 4

It’s been a frenetic 7 days of competition since our last mo’gress update and, with just 120 hours of growth time left until we call Movember proceedings to a halt, its time to look at the leaderboard in a little more detail.

However, before we do, lets not forget that this is a charity effort. To date, the US and UK offices combined have raised a whopping $7,058.87 (4,225 pounds) for prostate cancer and LIVESTRONG. However that is still 3K off our grand target of $10,000 (or, depending on how you look at it, $2,000 more than the actual target we agreed before a member of the Mo team got confused, doubled it, then emailed the world.) Regardless, Thanks to everyone that’s donated to date. Those that are still feeling generous, can give to the US team here and the UK team here.

Anyway, back to that leaderboard…

The Leaders

#1: Antony Hynes Esq, Bite San Francisco: despite some stiff competition, Tony’s retaining top spot on the West Coast. He’s been likened to a fast food chef, 70’s sports commentator and truck driver however, with this morning’s adornment of green headwear, there’s only one true comparison.

Tone reconsiders that career as a plumber

The smart money is still on Hynes to take the title.

#2. Thomas Plainview Berry Jnr, Bite London: Tom lost top spot in the regional London heat last week but has regained the lead thanks largely thanks to the rest of the challengers forgetting to submit a pic. Tom is promising extensive grooming, trimming and waxing over the next few days for the final presentation on Monday.

Tom does his best "Day-Lewis"

He has also assured us that There Will Be Blood if that doesn’t help him take top spot overall.

#3. Ari Entin, Bite New York: The week didn’t get off to the best start for Entin being asked on Monday if “Ari was a girls name?” (short for Ariana?) however things have improved dramatically pre-Thanksgiving with him retaining the New York lead and moving into third spot globally. Let’s not forget Ari didn’t even enter the race till November 10th and has still eclipsed most of the pack AND still has a very real chance of challenging for the #1 spot.

Entin and the Bandit

Okay, so the final lookey like was weak but its the best I could do under pressure.

The Challengers

Hovering just outside are these four characters. Judged on volume, consistency and design they’re outside bets for the title but any one could still break into the top 3. 

Lederer - McLernon - Mack - Patel (grimace optional)

Lederer is solid. McLernon and Patel both look like they could wear muzzy’s any month of the year and still get away with it. Mack just looks like he should be kept away from polite society and animals.

And the Rest

The rest of the field presents no real challenge for the official title of “Man of Movember” however we guess you want to see them anyway:

Best of the Rest

And yes, Matt Basford (2nd from top, far right) really does wear a bandana when he’s outside the workplace. Tune in next Monday for the final global update where Bite Communications “Mr Movember 2009” will be crowned.  We are already on the edge of our seats.

As a footnote, Bite San Francisco held a hugely entertaining Mo Party last night to bump up the coffers. I will, however, save those highlights for a separate post.