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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Your Mustache or Your Life

Sometimes you just gotta share... (thanks to the Beirut Daily Star)

Mustache war shakes southern Egypt
By Agence France Presse (AFP)

Monday, July 23, 2007

CAIRO: When an elder was kidnapped in a clan dispute in conservative southern Egypt, the Al-Arab family's worst fears were soon realized - they received a package containing his moustache, local media reported on Sunday. The man himself was returned uninjured, but the use of the new shaving tactic sent shockwaves through the town of Mahrusa, near Luxor 650 kilometers south of Cairo, where a man's honor is measured by the size of his moustache, the Al-Gomhuriyya daily said. The conflict that started with a coffee shop brawl swiftly spiraled out of control, with the Al-Arab carrying out a humiliating reprisal shave on a leading member of the Fallaheen family, followed by all-out battles with sticks and clubs. Police and community leaders then intervened, restoring a relative calm to the town, the paper said, with those worst hit by the conflict set to remain indoors for the coming weeks pending the re-growth of their manliness. - AFP


At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy cow; and to think, I convinced my husband to shave his mustache.

At 10:23 AM, Blogger John Schaefer said...

You should be feeling very, very guilty right now. Leave him alone while he regrows his manliness!


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