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by Al Stevens

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Great Mustache Debate

Several folks have weighed in with their opinions about Uncle Sweeter's mustache. The votes so far are three in favor of keeping it, two who say lose it, and one undecided. I need more opinions.

Please vote by using the Comment feature of this blog, by posting to one of the ventriloquist lists, or by private email.

Here are some before and after pictures. Someone suggested that I trim the mustache to explose more upper lip. I took that advice.

Before

Without a mustache, Uncle Sweeter reminds me somewhat of actor Ed Wynn.




After

With his mustache, Uncle Sweeter looks to me like his name should be Hoopnagle and he should speak with a Scandinavian accent, by Yimminy.




I understand that these pictures might be somewhat obscured by the disarray in the background of my workshop. Sorry. That's how I work. My method is to wade through a project putting things down wherever I happen to be when I'm done with them and pushing things off to the side when I need space to work on the bench. Maybe I'll straighten up the workshop when I complete the project; maybe not. (My office looks about the same.) If I took the time to straighten up everytime I do a procedure or want to take a pretty picture, I'd be at this until the end of next year.

5 Comments:

Blogger Lawrence E. Harris said...

Al,

I say keep the Mustache.

Cheers, Larry

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Tyler Ellis said...

Well...I think he looks older without the mustache.....you cant see that his teeth are missing if you have the mustache.

I say go without it

5:33 PM  
Blogger Mike Miller said...

I say go without the mustache.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Mike Miller said...

I say go without the mustache.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

As a long time mustashe "owner" I'm tempted to say keep it. But it doesn't look quite right - the hair looks too straight or something - and he looks better without it. Besides, he has all of that ear hair!

10:26 PM  

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