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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scooter was starting to get that look in his eye. When they were open.
I then handed him a disposable and a can of Foamy, but he would have none of that.
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.
That was when these two yahoos showed up.
Well, maybe “saved” was an understatement.
When I came to, I was on the floor and a little bit worried. Everyone was standing around, even the beautiful new photographer.
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?
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.
We will be back soon with another installment of this silly tale, so stay tuned for more.
- We do have a lot of fun with it, but we are trying hard to get a point across with this campaign.
- A lot of guys are embarrassed to go to the doctor or talk with anyone about their ass and balls.
- I’m not one of those guys
- 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.
- If detected and treated early, there is a 95 percent survival rate associated with prostate cancer.
- Yearly checkups with your doctor, and knowing your body and it’s changes will greatly increase your chance of early detection.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
When I awoke this morning, something inside of me, told me this would be my day,