Here in good ‘ole ‘Merica we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. Wait a minute, America? This isn’t Le Clown! No, you’re right, it’s not. It’s his long john wearing sidekick, Becca. Now that we have that cleared up, let’s get back to Thanksgiving.
The holidays mean I get to binge on stuffing, sleep in, and run away from my dad and his camera for a few days. It also signifies the beginning of the end of November. This year I am thankful for the opportunity I was given to be a part of something that not only inspired so many other bloggers to share their stories, advice, and humor, but also something that gave me a personal sense of purpose and fulfillment. That’s not even mentioning all of the blatantly incredible aspects of the cause. This year, I am thankful for Movember.
Obviously, I am giving thanks to Le Clown for dominating WordPress and brainwashing us all into becoming his little philanthropic peons. I guess I can’t not thank myself, the biggest pee on peon of all. So, thanks me. I also can’t thank misslisted, Emily, and Roller Giraffe enough for their dedication to this project. Did I say thank you too much yet?
No? I didn’t think so. To everyone who wrote a post dedicated to Movember, who donated, or who shared/linked back to/tweeted anything involving Bloggers for Movember: I would personally deliver a pair of my long johns and a booty bump to all of you if I could. I’d even wash them first. Especially Leo, who agreed to donate half of his generous donation specifically to my US team in order to ensure that his name be entered in my banner contest.
All of this has made me so giddy that I decided to get behind a webcam. Yes, you read that correctly. I will be announcing the winners of my Movember contest in a vlog. That’s some intense shit for a blogger.The announcement video will be posted at the end of the first week of December, and the final banner illustrated by Tim will go live shortly after that.
On behalf of Le Clown (and myself), an apology must also be made. Because of the time demand that the success of Bloggers for Movember required, the blogs that Le Clown normally reads and comments on have been neglected. Despite having attempted to keep up the normal pace, sometimes even Le Clown can’t do it all. He will be resuming his normal activity as of December.
I can already hear mens’ hair clippers buzzing worldwide, which means that Movember is sadly coming to a close, but I am here to make sure that we go out with a bang. Not like a big hairy orgy bang or anything. I just want you to send in some candid pictures of your growing member. That’s right, I want everyone who has a Mo (real or fake) to post your hairy grill on the Bloggers for Movember Facebook page, or your own blog, or whatever. Just get ‘er done, okay? We did…
As of today, the Bloggers for Movember network has raised just over $1200 as a whole. That not only exceeds the goal amount for Le Clown’s Movember contest but also Madame Weebles’s contest. That means that Deliberately Delicious and Tracy Fulks will soon be receiving Le Clown’s mustache remnants for completion of their shrines, and Madame Weebles is going to reveal herself to all of WordPress. It’s quite possible that these events may induce world peace. Possibly doomsday, but most likely world peace.
There are also a few other fun participation incentives floating around such as The Middlest Sister’s contest (winner will be announced on November 23) and Emily’s contest. If you enter them all, your odds of winning will be higher because of math and probability and other stuff that I don’t comprehend.
If you still haven’t donated but would like to do so, please follow this link to donate to the Canadian Bloggers for Movember team and this link to donate to the US Bloggers for Movember team. There isn’t much time left, so don’t procrastinate. I certainly never do.
Lastly, please take some time to go peruse some of the exceptional Movember posts still coming hot off of the press. Carrie Rubin wrote about some interesting hair facts, Kate told us how to keep our mustaches looking fly, and Jason shows off his manly Mo progress as promised. All of this should keep you busy while I go lose my dignity in a bowl or five of stuffing.