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Dr. Abraham Jonas Froman, a Capricorn, is a native of Chicago’s north side Rogers Park neighborhood. A longtime employee, in 2008 he was named Chief Operating Officer of The American Mustache Institute's (AMI), the leading facial hair advocacy organization and think tank in the world and widely considered the bravest organization in the history of mankind behind only the U.S. Military and the post-Jim Henson Muppets.

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'Toby McBeard' Brings Sexy to Kids-Focused Media

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 4:40 PM

Beards are now so cool, even kids are sporting them, or apparently that's what the minds at Coolfire Studios and DreamWorksTV would like us to think. The media and film companies just unveiled the new animated short-form comedy series, Toby McBeard, which is streaming at DreamWorksTV's YouTube Channel.

Toby is like any...

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Y Combinator's Altman Headlines Startup Voodoo 2015 Lineup

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 10:13 AM

The startups ecosystem in the Midwest continues to grow piece by piece, the latest evidence of which comes as Startup Voodoo - the innovation, startups and entrepreneurism conference founded last year by Aaron Perlut and Edward Domain -...

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Mustache Hall of Fame Induction: The Video

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 4:35 PM

On March 9 -- which marks the passing of late U.S. President William Howard Taft -- the American Mustache Institute, in partnership with City of Pittsburgh officials and supported by Wahl Grooming, unveiled perhaps the most important Hall of Fame in history: The Mustache Hall of Fame. Revisit some of those...

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Mustache Hall of Fame Unveils Inaugural Class

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 5:13 PM

The International Mustache Hall of Fame, an endeavor of the American Mustache Institute and Wahl Grooming to canonize the superior attractiveness of people of facial hair, today unveiled its inaugural class featuring mustache luminaries Tom Selleck, Dr. Martin Luther King, Salvador Dali, President Theodore Roosevelt, Rollie...

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Holiday Quandaries for a Man of Mustache

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 12:53 PM

At the holiday times, people of Mustached American descent -- real men of brawn, feline hatred, and power tools -- are often at a loss for words as to all of this holiday gift giving fuss.

Not to undermine, attack nor in any way conduct a "war on Christmas"...

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Mustache Hall of Fame Launches

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 3:48 PM

The most important physical feature is finally receiving its own Hall of Fame.

To celebrate the long-standing rugged attractiveness of the global people of mustache and to combat the discrimination of those who adopt the superior attractiveness of facial hair, the American Mustache Institute today announced plans...

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Mustached Canadian Hadfield Reaches for Stars, Brings Space Imagery to Planet Earth

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 12:50 PM

You may have never heard of a Canadian person of facial hair named Chris Hadfield. But he is a hero to people of Mustached American heritage, the weaker Canadian species, and people of Delaware.

If you visit Hadfield's website, one of the first things...

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Mustache Institute Unveils Goulet Award Finalists, Announces Annual Celebration Coming to Richmond

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 2:55 PM

As the world's leading facial hair advocacy organization and think tank today opened voting for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year, the American Mustache Institute (AMI) confirmed it will bring its annual charitable benefit -- along with a bastion of rugged good looks -- to Richmond, Virginia,...

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Talking Like a Pirate, DOE and Cory Haim Amuse

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 10:36 AM

I received a news release today about a "leaked" memo from the U.S. Department of Education suggesting that PASL -- or Pirate As A Second Language -- might become part of the secondary curriculum that will be implemented across 44 U.S. states which have adopted the controversial Common Core standards.

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Who Will Be Goulet in 2014? The American Mustache Institute Wants Your Answer

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 8:14 AM

Perhaps it could be Murray City, Utah, Mayor Dan Snarr? Maybe the pitching staff of the Cleveland Indians? Or what about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder or Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol?

"The Goulet award represents all that is good and just about the American reality,"...

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GirlsAskGuys Closing Cross-Gender Gap

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 2:15 AM

We often solicit the advice of strangers online. Platforms like aggregate millions of questions and answers on a whole host of topics. There are niche services like Yelp for restaurant reviews and Angie's List for local businesses.

Typically, however, there's an assumption that the people we're seeking insights from...

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Schick Attacks People Of Facial Hair As AMI and Beard Team USA Call For #ScrewSchick

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 6:58 AM

It goes without saying that due to the work of the American Mustache Institute, Beard Team U.S.A, and other noteworthy organizations, living a life of facial hair is far more acceptable today than it had been just 20 years ago.

AMI research demonstrates that not only are more than 62...

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Startup Voodoo Hopes to Highlight Thriving Midwest Startup Scene

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Sure, Silicon Valley has a new hit HBO show named after it due to a well-deserved penchant for deep-pocketed VC firms and companies launching culture-altering technologies. But to quote the "X-Files'" Fox Mulder, "Are we alone in the universe? Impossible. When you consider the wonders that exist all...

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Pizza Hut's Mining Effort for Social Responsibility

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 5:55 PM

The marketing calendars of most big brands are fairly uniform: launch a few new products, develop a mobile app, engage fans socially, follow your Corporate Social Responsibility touchpoints, and then take a few weeks off over the holiday.

Wash, rinse, and repeat next year. Yawn.


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Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn Placed on Notice by American Mustache Institute

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 12:55 PM

As reported by the HallOfVeryGood, Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was recently forced to shave his beard by the team's manager Robin Ventura. Seeing this as a stark violation of Mr. Sale's civil liberties, the American Mustache Institute has reported on its blog that...

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Midwest Startups Surprisingly Driving Future of Retail Tech

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 3:18 PM

Saying the manner in which consumers shop has changed over the past 20 years is like saying the educated world is tired of Kim Kardashian - it's a given. But the retail technology revolution is clearly not done and continues to shape the manner in which we all engage in...

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Arch Grants Proves Philanthropy and Business Can Go Well Together

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 3:28 PM

Being a startup or entrepreneur has become the new black to some degree. Corporate America and 401K plans are out while sitting in a garage with a handful of Millennials and pounding out mobile apps is in.

It's why former "Rustbelt" cities like Cleveland, Kansas City and Nashville are trying...

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Tim Duncan and His Girlfriend Take on Charles Barkley for Charity

(7) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 1:52 PM

Charles Barkley says a lot of, well, stuff. Some of it makes sense, some of it not-so-much. Some of my favorite Barkley quotes include:

  • "I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I'd work for the Klan."

  • "If you go out with a girl and they...

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Cycling Inspiration, Sturgis and Mustaches

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 3:04 PM

It is not common for a person of Mustached American heritage to grow up on two wheels, and I am indeed no exception. It all started at the tender age of three, when my estranged uncle Irving raised me to believe that...

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A Meet-up With the Mustache-free Dan Snyder of the Washington Redskins

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 2:44 PM

It's not every day one gets to meet an owner of a National Football League team, particularly if you have a mustache -- unless you hang around St. Louis or Jacksonville. But alas, thus was the case as my mustache...

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