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Etsomnia™ 114: Movember

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Now THATs a mustache! By FacialHairLeague

Now THAT’s a mustache! By FacialHairLeague

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Happy Movember! In the unlikely event that you’re not familiar with the annual event, here’s a quick summary:

“Started in 2003, Movember is an annual, global, month-long celebration of the mustache that highlights men’s health issues–specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male depression. During the month of November, men grow a mustache and raise funds for charities like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG).” –Art of Manliness

If you want to participate, go check out the official Movember website.

I thought the best way to acknowledge Movember this year was to take a look at Etsy items featuring mustaches. I was frankly a little disappointed that there weren’t more terrible mustache items, but I confess I really did like most of what I found. Even some of the weird ones were kind of fantastic. Well, some of them, anyway. As usual, there’s some stuff that can’t be unseen. (Sorry.)

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

ThinkupJewelry

This is fantastic, but I wonder if it couldn’t use a tall white hat! By ThinkupJewelry

Beer "cozy." Should be called a beer itchy.

Wool mustache beer cozy. Should be called a beer itchy.

I know someone so hairy they claim to have had a mustache in the womb. Poor girl.

I know someone so hairy they claim to have had a mustache in the womb. Poor girl.

Mustache-covered Oreos aren't something I ever thought I'd want, but I'm sorely tempted! By ChocolatesUnlimited

Mustache-covered Oreos aren’t something I ever thought I’d want, but I’m sorely tempted! Stupid diet. By ChocolatesUnlimited

Giddy up indeed! By ParlorTattooPrints

Giddy up indeed! By ParlorTattooPrints

Mustache coaster that fails both as a mustache and a coaster.

Mustache coaster that fails both as a mustache and a coaster.

Perfect for a double piercing! By Mujoyas

Perfect for a double piercing! By Mujoyas

If your pickles have hair, it's probably time to throw them out. Unless they're felt! By SquirrelMomma

If your pickles have hair, it’s probably time to throw them out. Unless they’re felt! By SquirrelMomma

I see what you did there! By RiverMoth

I see what you did there! By RiverMoth

Salvador Dalí, known for his iconic, perfect mustaches, would definitely NOT take this crooked bowtie as a compliment!

Septum ring. Somebody call Dudley Do-Right!

Arch villain septum ring. Somebody call Dudley Do-Right!

I thought only teenagers could roll their eyes like that.

Very cute mustache neck pillow. By MadeByMinah

I mustache you where you got that neck pillow! By MadeByMinah

I saw a lot of very cute mustache pacifiers. Not this one, but lots of others.

This is who I imagine on the other end of those chat lines they advertise at 3 AM. “Sexy singles are standing by…”

So clever! By CLSouthernCreations

Outlet decals. So clever! By CLSouthernCreations

On the one hand, Whiskered Melon is a pretty great band name. On the other hand, this.

On the one hand, Whiskered Melon is a pretty great band name. On the other hand, this.

How weirdly adorable is this guy? By TinytotAtelier

How weirdly adorable is this guy? By TinytotAtelier

I'm pretty sure someone on my Christmas list is getting these! By Talkingloves

I’m pretty sure someone on my Christmas list is getting these! By Talkingloves

Reader caption time!

Reader caption time! 

 

 

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

25 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 114: Movember

  1. Another winner. Could picture one actually be real facial hair!

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  2. The decals are amazing! The coaster is lacking. The baby in the jar…well words fail me for that one. *shudder*

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  3. I, too, thought that there would be more disaster waiting in Etsy on a mustache search – you’re right that even the weird ones are (mostly) kinda cool. Except the Tom Selleck thing. Why? Why????

    “Cindy’s career as a spokesmodel for mini Cinnabons was remarkably short.”

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  4. Oh, holy HELL – I can’t with some of these… Some of them were missing the item links – was that on purpose? I wanted to check out the felt cat thing! 😉

    READER CAPTION: “When you want to take your hotness DOWN a notch – this Silence-of-the-Mustachioed-Lambs inspired getup surely fits the bill!”</i?

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  5. I never knew I needed facial hair on my electrical outlets until now. As an aside, the other day I got an email from Etsy recommending items based on my browsing history and it included some men’s transparent undies. I knew precisely who was to blame.

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  6. YOU ARE WEIRD!!!!!

    that’s what i like about you…..

    i don’t need no stinking badges and FOR SURE, i don’t need no stinking mustaches! Do you know who my first hero was and who will always be my hero and will FOR SURE be my last hero?

    Mrs. Claypool (Margaret Dumont): Are you sure you have everything, Otis?

    Otis P. Driftwood (Groucho Marx): Well, I haven – nt had any complaints yet.
    ~~dru~~

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  7. Outlet decals. I need these for the stockings!

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  8. Does WTF count as a caption?

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