Thursday, 3 November 2011

prostate awareness on a teablog?

a bit of facial hair
There's plenty of tea drinking going on hereabouts, but there's a topic some of us male teabloggers are delicately weaving into our narrative.  The month of November has something to do with prostate awareness.  You'll certainly be hearing more about it in the weeks to come, but I'm going to let Robert Godden explain it better than I can:

Tea and the Art of Manliness Maintenance

So, here we go.  I'll still be talking about this tea drinking lark here.  Quite a lot actually.  But there'll be plenty about a healthy prostate, as well.

Here's an explanation over on Joy's Teaspoon blog: We Challenge You to a 'Mo Off' and I just found this description on the Movember website of what we're doing.  Here's how it's written:

'During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.'

And here's Our Movember Team.  Go check us out and donate indiscriminately.  Or discriminately.


  1. I still remember this from my anatomy class. The professor said, men over 70 years old have 1/3 chance to get prostate cancer. Men over 80 have 1/2 chance. (This was from years ago and the figures may have improved.) Then all the boys in the classroom looked very depressed. And the professor said, women have their own share of disease and cancers too, so yours is not the worst deal :-D

  2. Thank you for raising the awareness!

  3. Wondering if I should grow a mustache in support.

  4. You should *definitely* grow a moustache Shirley. Without a doubt.

  5. I have a story about prostate cancer research.

    At a supermarket in San Diego, one day, the cashiers were instructed to ask everyone: "Would you like to donate $1 to prostate cancer research?" Very few people were donating.

    One cashier got the idea of, instead of asking, proceeding to chant the question in Gregorian-style Chant...slowly...would you like to prostate...cancer...reeeeee....seeeearch.

    He got lots of donations! Sometimes all the prostate needs is some Gregorian chant.

  6. Oh Alex,

    That might work in San Diego, but if he tried that in the Deep South, they'd most certainly haul him away. Demons and all, you know?