It is the fear of the unknown.
Since we last shaved, the world around us has changed.
For instance, thirty days ago, consider:
- Halloween had just ended, now we look past Thanksgiving and on towards Christmas.
- The average temperature has fallen from 78 degrees to 72 degrees in Tampa.
- When we started, Mitt Romney looked to be the next President of the United States.
- Hurricane Sandy had just made landfall the day or so before, kicking off more than $42 billion in damage to New York alone.
A lot has changed. We must cope. We must adapt. We must be brave my mustachioed brethren.
A look at our beards... one last time:
Thomas The Tank Engine Screenwriter
Random Starbucks Guy
King Beard Himself, Me
As we struggle to cope with being lame, normal, unbearded folk, I leave you with the video on how to kill a mustache: