I Am The Walrus
I am the Walrus. Much to the dismay of my adoring and ever supportive wife I am growing a Magnum P.I. style lip rug. This is not because I miss the 80’s (though to be truthful I do sometimes) or because it is the first of several steps needed to enter yourself into the World Annual Intercontinental Mullet Gliding Championships (held each year in Brakpan). Rather it is for a far more Noble cause. Next month is Movember. A month when men are encouraged to adorn their top lips with bushy outcrops in support of a very worthy cause.
Yes, each year literally hundreds of South African men defy their spouses and proudly declare to the world that they too have a gentler, more caring side and, dare I say it, a social conscience. Admittedly there are a greater number who just happen to want to look like their face is being molested by a rampant caterpillar, but we are not dealing with them here.
Movember was first introduced in December of 1994 in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the families of disenfranchised Traffic Cops. The political tides were turning and the future of a South African Icon was uncertain to say the least. Mustachio’d herds were often spotted wandering the car parks of the country, vacant expressions on their faces (a different sort of vacant to the norm) and a far-away gaze in their eyes. It was a desperate time.
Since then the movement has grown, and to date over three families have been helped thanks to money raised annually for this fine charity. I am truly proud to be a part of the solution, and I encourage all men out there to grow a conscience and do your bit for your country.
In other news, we have launched the new menu @ Mooki. The past three months have been like a large bucket of Super Awesome Deep Fried Goodness for us @ Mooki and the support from you guys nothing short of Brilliant, so we decided that it was time to upgrade the menu and forge into the festive season with Gusto and a more replete offering (yes, I did say Festive Season; if Checkers can start in July then we can start in October, dammit). Go check it out if you haven’t already. I’ll wait here for you.
As ever, be good….or good at it.