From: MichaelSpear Date: February 7, 2006 10:19:38 AM EST

It's time to start thinking about the second annual URCS March Mustache Madness celebration. Rather than dive right into the details of what March Mustache Madness is and why it matters, here are a few inspirational haikus:

Black, Brown, Yellow, Red
Adorn my smile, crown my lip
March Mustache Madness

Winter passes by
Beards, like snow, receed to show
a handsome mustache

Mustache on my face
Why? Why not! It's March, and so
I wear a mustache

Now that you're inspired, here are the details:

History:

March mustache madness is a tradition at the University of Rochester Department of Computer Science. Its name is based on both the intrinsic alliteration of the words "March" and "Mustache", and the popularity of the annual NCAA basketball tournament.

Motivation:

The motivation to grow a mustache comes from within. If you cannot find motivation, email this group, and someone will reply with motivation. If you do not want the entire group to know about your inner quest to find motivation, you can email me in private, and I will send you a list of possible motives for growing a mustache.

Rules:

The only rule is that you must show up on March 1st with a "free standing mustache." A free standing mustache is one that is independent of both sideburns and chin hair. This is not to say that your mustache cannot be accompanied by sideburns and chin hair, just that it must stand separate from these features (religious exceptions are permitted). You may shave your mustache as early as March 2nd, and may simply go ungroomed through February. A "one day" mustache is perfectly acceptable.

Women:

"Artificial" mustaches will be provided for those women wishing to participate.

Photographs:

To commemorate the occasion, photographs will be taken in the lounge at 5:00 PM on March 1st.

If you wish to be removed from this email group, please let me know. Otherwise, as participants share advice, experience, and anecdotes, I will maintain an email list to keep all of us informed.

- Mike

-- GeorgeFerguson - 08 Feb 2006

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