Movember is over. Long live Movember.
It’s hard to believe that it was only a month ago that I was shaving the mustache I never had just to grow it out at the behest of Le Hardest Working Man in Blogging. The month flew by in a flurry of Movember posts – over 120 of them! – and here’s what we have to show for it:
Holy crap, y’all*! We are bloggers and we made a difference! Let me break it down for you. We raised $121.70 per day, which is roughly how much I pay each week for my 8-month-old Wee Cee, so I am here to tell you it’s A LOT.
*Oh right. This isn’t Le Clown. This is Emily. Has Le Clown ever said “y’all”? How much money do you think we’d have to raise to get him to say it non-ironically? I’m thinking eleventy billion Canadian dollars.
That is $3,651 that wasn’t wasted on:
1. Hands-free wine glass holders
2. Pizza Scissors
3. Anything a Kardashian created
Much to the chagrin of the makers of wine glass necklace caddies, pizza scissors, and Kardashians the world over, we directed our funds to Movember, a noble cause that will do some very real good in the world. A tremendous thank you to each and every one of you who donated! Look! Le Clown even made a special Movember Magnificent™ Ecards© in honor of the occasion! Here it is, so you can get the image of Kardashians out of your head:
Bloggers for Movember was marked by ingenious bloggers who stepped up and offered their own incentives for participating. Leo from Doggy Style donated 50 cents for every comment that was left on his Movember post, thus supporting Movember by playing on our verbose tendencies. Genius. Three lucky readers of The Middlest Sister won signed original works of art for donating to the cause, and I’m still pretty jealous of all of them. Becca and Timmer from Second Lunch teamed up to reward bloggers for donating by giving them the chance to appear in a special Movember header on 25 To Fly. Lil’ ol’ me even set up shop with a drawing to reward contributors. However, I think we can all agree that Madame Weebles blew us all out of the water by revealing a picture of herself with a ‘stache. If you haven’t seen Mama Weebs yet, check her out here. She’s a lovely lady.
A huge chunk of the money that was donated is due to the most stomach-churning of all the contests held. In a 24-hour blitz, Le Clown raised $1,000 by basically auctioning off his post-Movember hair clippings to the highest bidder. Not even kidding, I’m sitting here thinking about it and trying to fight back nausea. But what does my stomach know, because it somehow worked. Tracy Fulks and Deliberately Delicious will be receiving his ‘stache trimmings and likely selling them to science. In related news, I will be doing a Movember 2013 fundraiser to try to buy back said clippings so that Le Clown clones (Le Clones) won’t be occurring any time soon. Tune in here on Wednesday for the Le French Blogging Movember video of Le Clown shaving and sending off his ‘stache. It is sure to be as bizarre as you think. He also has a few very special Movember thank-yous he’s going to be doling out – one in particular to a very special Louisianan redhead who rocked the proverbial Movember house – so check out the post for that if not for the gag-inducing mailing of facial hairs.
I know that since I’m guesting on Le Clown’s blog, I’m supposed to say eff you and all, but seriously, I just can’t bring myself to do it since the outpouring of support has been so huge. Once again, thanks to everyone who “liked” BFM on Facebook, wrote a post, donated some cash, nagged the men in their lives to get checked out, or went to the doctor themselves to make sure everything is in good working order. Keep on Mo-ing and see you next year!