Swanson mustache to be auctioned off


People are weird. I know that isn't breaking news, but people like to spend their money in really odd ways.

Cast in point, Nick Offerman, one of the stars of NBC's Parks and Recreation, is shaving off his mustache. The mustache is part of the look of his character, Ron Swanson, and is probably the greatest television mustache since Magnum P.I. was on the case.

Offerman's act of shaving off his lip-warmer was something he said felt "sacrilegious," but at least he's doing it for a good reason, according to the Huffington Post.  Offerman is putting the mustache up for auction, to support the pediactic cancer chartity Because of Ezra. 

"My mustache and I are tickled pink to have the opportunity to help raise some funds for this great charity," said Offerman. "My mature bush is also available by private auction, but only serious bidders (Zuckerberg or Romney) need apply."

According to the Huffington Post article:

"Offerman reportedly had the legendary 'stache re-constructed after he shaved it off. It was then glued onto a mold of his face and sealed behind museum-quality glass. The auction is happening on Thursday, August 23 at an event called "Karaoke For Kids: Kicking Cancer's Ass" at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills."

Offerman believes facial hair is essential to the evolution of the human race.

"It seems to me like a lot of it is ironic and I don't approve of that. I would prefer that everyone grow as much facial hair as possible in as sincere a manner as possible and I hope that, as we continue to evolve as a species, we all allow our fellow members of the human race of either sex to grow as much of it as they deem necessary," he said, kiddingly (I think).

A good cause, no doubt. But why exactly would anyone want to own that?

- Nick Offerman
- Parks and Recreation

Written by: Hamatosan
Aug 19th, 2012, 8:15 pm

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