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Cristos Bryer
Level 3: 170 points
Alltime Score: 230 points
Last Logged In: December 3rd, 2008


15 + 53 points

La Moustache Vrai by Cristos Bryer, Morte

September 25th, 2008 7:00 PM / Location: 41.820031,-87.68870

INSTRUCTIONS: Execute an epic addition to your mustache.

or: execute an epic addition to someone else's mustache.

When I first read this task, my immediate thought was 'How would you make a mustache out of epics?' Then I remembered something from the 3rd grade, wherein a teacher had us write poetry in a way that the words formed the shape of what the poem was about... Eureka! So I decided to go with the four most basic mustache shapes, and the first three epic poems that popped into my head, Xanadu, the Iliad, and Beowulf. I conned Cristos Bryer into helping me with this, unbeknownst to him until I told him he was doing it...

We went out to dinner at a local restaurant and proceeded to discuss shapes.


Many were drawn and discarded, until we hit upon the four perfect ones. And lo, we worked mightily under the lights of the diner, toiling with our markers and paper to do great injustice to these classics of literature!


And behold, we soon came to an end of the writin' and a start of the cuttin'.


Many positions were tried and laughed verily-eth at.


But it twas for naught, for the paper was too limp and the 'staches were not stiff, and therefore not Epic.


So, it was then decided that these upper lips needed stiffening. This came in the form of tape and bamboo skewers I found in my junk drawer.


Thusly appropriate stiffness was obtained for our creations, and herein modeled by the heroic Cristos (who actually does have a mustache, and quite frankly put up with a lot while I was taking pictures) we do henceforth and wherewithinethethetheth presenteth...



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Epic Grendal
Epic Coleridge
Close up Khubla
The Flanders
Closeup Flanders
Epic F.A.I.L.
Close 404
404 Error
404 half
The materials
The Epic Grendal
The Epic Coleridge
The Epic Flanders
The Epic F.A.I.L.

18 vote(s)



14 comment(s)

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posted by Lincøln on September 25th, 2008 7:19 PM

I love it. I'm not usually a favor on the play on words tasks, but when they're done this well, I think I prefer them. This is epic in its creativity. Good job. Win.

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posted by rongo rongo on September 26th, 2008 6:08 AM

Hee hee...those are so funny. I think the Epic Grendal is my personal favorite, though I'm really more of an Iliad fan.

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posted by Morte on September 26th, 2008 8:14 AM

Hmm, I like the Grendal too, but my favorite is the Epic Feature Adorning 'Is Lip. Can you tell I'm an old school gamer? And Cris noticed after he wrote it out the he forgot to write Error on all of them, so the Epic F.A.I.L actually is an epic fail...and totally by accident.

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posted by Mr Everyday on September 26th, 2008 7:40 AM

You really are coming out with some gems this week Morte. you've had about half my votes this era.

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posted by Morte on September 26th, 2008 8:12 AM

Oh wow, thanks! This one was in the works for a few weeks, but tiredness and a need to be lumpish got in the way. I tend to be very silly and often immediately see the pun in everything. Makes being around me very trying, I think, because I often start giggling for no discernible reason.

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posted by Cristos Bryer on September 26th, 2008 9:55 AM

We were keeping people wondering what the hell we were doing in the restaurant, i think they were a little scared of us to ask.

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posted by LittleMonk on October 2nd, 2008 7:23 AM

I LOVE this.

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posted by Bryce on October 5th, 2008 4:53 PM


I vote without points.

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posted by Morte on October 9th, 2008 7:25 AM

I always wished I could get one of these...

posted by Mister Opinion on October 9th, 2008 12:29 PM

I claim "It's good I left those there!" on your skewers!

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posted by zer0gee on December 2nd, 2008 9:08 AM

I don't know how I missed this, but I'm glad I found it. :)

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posted by Morte on December 2nd, 2008 1:52 PM

Thanks! I myself am ashamed to admit that some of Mister Opinions inevitable punning has rubbed off on me in terrible, terrible ways...

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posted by Mister Opinion on December 3rd, 2008 7:45 AM


posted by Shelby C on January 27th, 2009 9:54 AM

Some of these pictures totally made me laugh... and i'm in a library. They tend to take loud outbirst very seriously around here.