The Shavedown – Part 1

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So we had our little party at Kelly’s Homelike Inn in Cobourg Ontario. Kelly’s is my favourite bar, probably because it’s the first place that my Dad ever took me for a beer. It was the bar that he went to to drink with his buddies, and it turned into the bar that I drank at with my buddies. If you get a chance to get in there for a drink you should go, just to say you were there. You would then be in the company of some pretty great people. Look around the walls at some of the legends, sporting and non, and you will get a feel of the rich history of the place. It is probably the oldest liquor serving establishment in town, but I could be wrong about that. Sometimes I talk out of my ass.

Kellys

Anyhow, enough about Kelly’s for this installment, we’re here to talk about real men, in a real man’s bar, shaving like real men do.

(drunken real men with emotional problems)

It was a rainy Halloween night, so there wasn’t a lot of action happening downstairs where the band was setting up.

Savvy and the Hairdo Band were opening for GNR, but Axel got trashed and ended up puking off the patio all night.

Savvy and the Hairdo Band were opening for GNR, but Axel got trashed and ended up puking off the patio all night.

Luckily Savvy is a professional and was able to finish out the night with some inspiration from Slash and this other guy.

Luckily Savvy is a professional and was able to finish out the night with some inspiration from Slash and this other guy.

The funny thing about Movember shavedown parties is that they have to happen very late on Halloween night, or first thing in the morning on November 1st. This year it was on a Thursday so not a really good night for most people to get their dancing shoes on. Luckily we were able to persevere with the help of a few hardy souls.

Scooter, Mr. Brady, and I got to the bar and decided that we would start without the other mobros. I had a bag of triple blade disposables with the aloe strips, you know, so our faces wouldn’t get hurt. Junior told us that we could use the washrooms upstairs because they had hot water in them. Score! Who doesn’t like shaving with hot water?

“Whatever you need, Birdy” were his last words to me.

On our way to the sinks we came across this.

He said "Whatever you need."

He said “Whatever you need.”

I’m not sure how much you know about Scooter and I, but we have a hard time passing up any type of fun.

This was no exception.

You need to be careful at all times when sneaking booze.

You need to focus at all times when sneaking booze.

Mr. Brady was driving and had to work in the morning, so he just sat there and documented everything in true Change The Topic fashion.

Mmmmm. Nothing like a shot of rum to take the chill off.

Mmmmm. Nothing like a shot of rum to take the chill off.

And another...

And another for the dampness…

Vodka probably works too, even if it's flavoured.

Vodka probably works too, even if it’s flavoured.

How about raspberry? You have a glass of ice.

Mmmmmm, raspberry.  Put it in there.

This went on for a few more minutes, but Mr. Brady quit running the camera while he used the washroom. Then he came back. We didn’t even notice.

Happy Halloween, buddy!

Happy Halloween, buddy!

Scooter was starting to get that look in his eye. When they were open.

Yer beginning to dribble, Scooter. Maybe we had better get the shaving done soon.

Yer beginning to dribble, Scooter. Maybe we had better get the shaving done soon.

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Okey dokey.

I then handed him a disposable and a can of Foamy, but he would have none of that.

Disposables are for wimps. I got this straight razor for $3 at a yard sale.

Disposables are for wimps. I got this straight razor for $3 at a yard sale.

I think it's a bit sketchy. What do you think, Mr. Brady?

I think it’s a bit sketchy. What do you think, Mr. Brady?

Mr. Brady wasn’t talking much as he was putting the camera on the tripod, but you know what they say… Actions speak louder than words.

They also say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

They also say that a picture is worth a thousand words. One of them should be unease.

That was when these two yahoos showed up.

Gadget and Tweezle are here. I'm saved.

Gadget and Tweezle are here. I’m saved.

We're shaving Birdman with a rusty razor. Wanna help?

We’re shaving Birdman with a rusty razor. Wanna help?

Well, maybe “saved” was an understatement.

It just seems more relaxing when my barber does it.

It just seems more relaxing when my barber does it.

When I came to, I was on the floor and a little bit worried. Everyone was standing around, even the beautiful new photographer.

What the hell happened?

What the hell happened? Why are your fingers all bloody?

That’s when he explained that I passed out from lack of oxygen and he nicked his finger as I fell to the floor. It didn’t make a lot of sense, but what do I know about medical shit?

Are you sure you didn't nick me right here? It feels wet and burny.

Are you sure you didn’t nick me right here? It feels wet and burny.

He took a closer look and saw that he did, in fact, nick me, but said it wasn’t very bad and gave me some paper towels to hold over the tiny cut. He told me to keep pressure on it so it wouldn’t open up any more. I did.

I'm lucky my friends know about first aid.

I’m lucky my friends know about first aid.

We will be back soon with another installment of this silly tale, so stay tuned for more.

Facts

  1. We do have a lot of fun with it, but we are trying hard to get a point across with this campaign.
  2. A lot of guys are embarrassed to go to the doctor or talk with anyone about their ass and balls.
  3. I’m not one of those guys
  4. Each year around 23,600 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in Canada and close to 4,000 Canadian men die of the disease every year.
  5. If detected and treated early, there is a 95 percent survival rate associated with prostate cancer.
  6. Yearly checkups with your doctor, and knowing your body and it’s changes will greatly increase your chance of early detection.
  7. A lot of people love you. They don’t want to live without you in their lives, just because you’re too proud or embarrassed to talk to someone about it.
  8. It doesn’t make you tough to put electrical tape on something and expect it to heal. It makes you ignorant. Especially if it’s testicular cancer.
  9. If you enjoy our shenanigans, you can donate to our team at http://moteam.co/change-the-topic. If you do donate to the team, could you please click the button to split it evenly across all team members? It helps us to get our tickets to the Gala Parté at the end of the month. Thank you.

There you go, I hope that you will look around at your friends and family and talk to them about cancer. It can be about your fears, concerns, or maybe even what your last checkup results were. I’ll tell you right now that mine were good, except for some blood in my urine that I forgot to get an ultrasound done for. I had better call for a copy of that requisition today. Can you guys remind me?

Thanks.

When I awoke this morning, something inside of me, told me this would be my day,

Birdman

You can find Part 2 right here

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6 thoughts on “The Shavedown – Part 1

    • You were here in spirit. You always are.

      I also need your clean shaven pic for the start of the month. If you have one against a white or light coloured wall is best. Thanks, Mobro.

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