Sunday, May 31, 2009

Guess the Ironic Mustache

New week, new game. This week's game: "Guess the Ironic Mustache". It goes like this:
  1. I present a drawing of a man with a mustache.
  2. You guess: is it ironic or not? (Is it a knowing winking cultural reference or is it just some hair on the upper lip?)
  3. Once the guesses are tallied, I reveal the correct answer (along with a bit of back-story for good measure).
  4. We laugh. We cry. We smack our foreheads.
  5. We do it all over again. (The challenges increase in difficulty each round.)
  6. The contestant with the most correct answers wins a Deluxe Beard & Mustache Grooming Kit and an ironic "Free Mustache Rides" t-shirt.*
First mustache:
Is it:
a) ironic

b) not ironic
Submit your answer.

* As opposed to a non-ironic "Free Mustache Rides" t-shirt. (It's all in the choice of font.)


  1. Marco7:10 AM

    53rd and third...

    Definitely ironic

  2. Anonymous7:22 AM

    b. Not ironic

  3. I think this is a fashion-forward mustache. The glasses are just a tad too nerdy to not be a knowing appropriation. I also take him to be a late-30s hipster (open shirt collar), and not a stubborn, authentic nerd in his 50s.

    But is 'ironic' the right label? Very few clothing/grooming choices are sustainably ironic. You might try it once for a chuckle, but to keep it going you have to own it. And once the trend catches on, the joke is over, and the look is simply taken to be cool. I see this a lot in the college kids.

  4. pookie2:38 PM

    Not ironic. He drives the Lay's potato chips delivery van and just decided growing a moustache would mean he had less to shave