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Mustaches: To be or not to be?

It's hard to walk around these days without seeing a few handlebar mustaches out there in the world. Mostly sported by tight jean, plaid shirt wearing hipsters. My question is: when did this become the symbol of cool? Or is it even cool at all? Is it, in fact, trendy because it is so uncool?

I freely admit that I have seen some pretty great looking mo's out there. But I fear that they are reaching a line that should not be crossed. If everyone has handlebars, it won't be as special to see that one that you subtly take a photo of with your iPhone while pretending to take a picture of your friend. 

So Reckonauts, how do you feel? Have we gone too far in our love of quirky facial hair?

Reckoning Results!
We've only just begun!
It's too much already!
Te 'stache makes the man.
Clean it up, hipsters!
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Reckoning Comments!

I cannot grow a moustache, and thus am plagued by envy.  I mean, I can grow a select, exclusive group of hairs on my upper lip.  But they're individualists.  They're not big on cooperation.

The Official Significant Other of the Reckoner has given me a mandate.  I can have a mustache -- with all the attendant scratchy-bear-kisses that entails -- if it doesn't look like I'm in middle school.  I'm turning 26 and I'm still waiting.

I married your father when he had a mustache, so if it was good enough then, it is good enough now. I say go with the stache!

As I think on it, we could have a follow up question on this one -- 'Mustache' or 'Moustache'?  You'll pry that 'o' out of my cold, dead fingers.

The Magnum P.I. Porn look is OUT....

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