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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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Facial Hair Discrimination: Tangipahoa Parish Schools Violate Civil Liberties of Valedictorian

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 5:51 PM

As reported by Taryn Finley of Huffington Post last week, scholar-athlete Andrew Jones -- the valedictorian of Amite High School in Amite, Louisiana, who has a 4.0 grade point average -- was recently barred from marching in his school's graduation ceremony.

Why? A mustache.

"Our school board has...

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American Mustache Institute Files Truth-In-Advertising Legal Brief Against Taco Bell Over Quesalupa

(3) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 3:26 PM

In launching the chain's relatively new Quesalupa offering, Taco Bell as captured the attention of the American dining public. However, understanding that people of Mustached American descent consume mass quantities of meats and cheeses, Taco Bell has particularly targeted the Mustached American peoples. And as a result, the American...

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Yankovic, Arthur Headline Second Mustache Hall of Fame Class

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 8:15 PM

Facial hair history was made last week during a rousing International Mustache Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Pittsburgh City Hall, as the hallowed hall's second class was introduced by the leadership of the American Mustache Institute (AMI).

Canonizing the superior attractiveness of people of facial hair, the Mustache Hall of Fame's newly elected class features mustache luminaries ranging from U.S. President Chester A. Arthur to legendary actor Carl Weathers, best known for his work as Apollo Creed in the Rocky films, and now clean-shaven "Weird" Al Yankovic.

"With our newly elected class, we commemorate the passing of our last American president of Mustached American heritage - William Howard Taft," noted Dr. Adam Paul Causgrove, AMI chief executive. "We also offer a hearty 'you're welcome' to the global facial hair community, reminding all that enshrinement into this hall of fame is perhaps the most arduous yet ruggedly attractive achievement among its peer organizations, and we hope it sets the tone for handsomeness moving forward."

The Hall celebrates the rugged attractiveness of the global people of facial hair and works to combat the long-standing discrimination against those who embrace the lifestyle.

The second class of inductees -- which can be seen at -- features facial hair luminaries from the following categories:

  • Politics & Leadership - Chester A. Arthur
  • Historical Figures - Wyatt Earp
  • Film & Television - Carl Weathers
  • Sports - Steve Prefontaine
  • Music & Arts - "Weird" Al Yankovic
  • Animation - Mario & Luigi
"There was some hearty debate regarding Mr. Yankovic due to his recent status as a bare-faced mortal," noted Dr. Causgrove. "But he's done so much for the Mustached American community, as well as for floral-pattern shirts, that in examining his entire body of work it was an easy choice."

While the International Mustache Hall of Fame remains virtual, a search for a physical location is underway in Pittsburgh in partnership with city officials and local dignitaries.

Enshrinement into the Hall follows a deeply scientific process overseen through a partnership among the Dept. of Nuclear Mustacheology at the American Mustache Institute, the German-based Bertelsmann Foundation, the British-based Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, and Wahl Trimmers, the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair and inventor of arguably the most significant invention to mankind, the consumer electric trimmer.

Dr. Causgrove said the physical location should be finalized and complete by 2020 at the latest.

"We'll get this done," he said. "It's too important for the American people and, good lord or Donald Trump willing, it will be...

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Marlins' Mattingly Violates Players' Civil Rights, Turns Back on His People

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2016 | 10:16 AM

Who knew new Miami Marlins Manager Don Mattingly was a hypocritical shame to his Mustached-American heritage?

Indeed, such has been revealed to be the case as for the first time in Mattingly's major league career as a manager or player, his team has a policy of no facial hair. While...

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Mustache Hall of Fame Opens Nominations for Second Class

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2016 | 5:59 PM

The International Mustache Hall of Fame, an endeavor of the American Mustache Institute (AMI) to canonize the superior attractiveness of people of facial hair, today opened its public nomination process seeking submissions of worthy candidates for the Hall's second class. 

The chosen few of the Hall's esteemed...

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Mustache Institute Lashes Out UPS for Violating Employee Civil Liberties

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 2:12 PM

As a longtime bastion for sexually dynamic Mustached Americans, UPS's hearty fleet of Teamster drivers have embraced Mustached Americana like few other professions in modern day corporate America.

At the same time, however, the package delivery giant has maintained a two-party system of fairness, or lack thereof, amongst people of...

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Mustache Institute Distances Itself from Rams Owner Kroenke and His Lip Sweater

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 1:06 PM

^D471EB5CACCD74F1A1806BEF46FFFCED1F9BA571166E282798^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrIn a somber gathering today inside the viewing area at the top of the world's largest mustache -- the Gateway Arch -- the American Mustache Institute sought to distance itself from Mustached American St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke after the National...

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Hourly Workers Feeling Disenfranchised, New Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 11:55 PM

During the holidays in particular, companies like pitching stories to journalists boasting about their hiring efforts as a reflection of booming commerce. UPS is notorious, at times suggesting they hire enough part-time workers during the holidays to fill an NFL stadium, and the U.S. retail sector has said they will...

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Broader Perspective on Speaker Paul Ryan's Freshly Minted Beard of the House

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 9:14 AM

Leave it to an overly fit, carb-counting mammal with rippling chesticular muscles from Wisconsin to bring facial hair back to the leadership of the United States Congress.

As broadly reported by major media, Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), grew a sexually dynamic beard over...

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San Francisco America's Most Pretentious City

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 2:28 PM

What is America's most pretentious city?

Noting a dramatic increase in all-important social markers of macchiato swirls, poetry readings, Moleskines and animal acupuncturists, today San Francisco was cited as "America's Most Pretentious City."

Developed by a team of data scientists at coffee machine maker Café...

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Mustache Showdown: Roosevelt vs. Taft

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 11:51 AM

It is well known in the Mustached American community that a person of Mustached American heritage has not occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since President William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States, leaving office in 1913.

Indeed, this is why his ruggedly handsome face was...

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University of Illinois, Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Throw Hat In Ring For "Mother Of Invention" Title

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 1:26 PM


We've all heard the old English proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention," meaning difficult or impossible scenarios prompt inventions aimed at reducing the difficulty.

A new effort called "You're Welcome" by the University of Illinois and the cities of Champaign...

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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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