Caption competition

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I’ve donated my face to charity. It’s not a tattoo, but it’s nevertheless a commitment. Really.

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"It will only take me a minute to fetch the lube."

You can contribute to the cause (male health, grin and bare it etc) via the excellent Movember and if you do it as a result of my embarrassment then I’ll match it up to a somewhat unreasonable figure. I think they take plastic, and for the globally challenged $1 is about R8, so your donation will look much more impressive than it is. Just like my tache. Think big ;-)

If however you would like to substitute wit for cash, and this is a rare occasion when that is a possibility, add your caption for this 70′s throwback to the comments below.

38 comments:

  1. Theuni says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Dang. I didn’t dare to participate. I’m supporting you now and swear I’ll sign up for the Movember next year!

  2. Sam says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Awesome!!!

    :{D

  3. Andrew says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    “Hey baby, what time do you open your source?”

  4. Paul Natsuo Kishimoto says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    “Canonical Ltd., in an uncharacteristic reversal, today changed the code name for the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 Long-Term Support (LTS) release, expected in April 2012. The name ‘Precise Pangolin’ was abandoned in favour of ‘Prurient Pornstar’.”

  5. Jono Bacon says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    He is the life of parties he has never attended. If he were to punch you in the face, you’d have to fight off the urge to thank him. Sharks Have a week dedicated to him. His words carry weight that would break a less interesting man’s jaw. He’s won trophies for his game face alone. He bowls…Overhand. He is the most interesting man in the world.

  6. Jorge Castro says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    “I am Otto Greenslade”

  7. The Open Sourcerer says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I see a striking resemblance to Mr Claypole from the BBC kids programme “Rent-a-Ghost”.

  8. JGJones says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Mark Shuttleworth’s attempts to replace the Chuck Norris meme just isn’t going to take off

  9. Martin Owens says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    “Proving you can’t buy you the 70′s”

  10. mark says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    My favourite so far… “Mark Shuttleworth, Beefy Miracle”

  11. Manuel says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Hey, wait a minute! I have a similar mustache/beard without any found raising involved. Should I start “passing the hat”? =)

  12. TGM says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    This reminds me of the time Mike Patton appeared with a moustache in FNM. I couldn’t tell you why…

  13. Alex says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Handlebar Hero… putting his game face on.

  14. Daniel Holbach says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    http://thepubshow.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/connery_moustache.jpg

  15. Ramesses says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    LOL. Amazing joke!

  16. Matthew Revell says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Mark prepares his disguise for his upcoming appearance on Undercover Boss.

  17. Stevie says: (permalink)
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    “Mark Shuttleworth does Mustache Flirty Face”, less whit, more possible future internet meme.

  18. Marti Van Lin says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Could someone explain what’s the big fuzz about this photo? because I don’t get it. All I see is a younger Mark Shuttleworth, yet cute as always. WTF?

  19. Geri Clatworthy says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 7:04 am

    That is a lovely moustache and a wonderful cause. Male health is so important and its good to be part of the prevention side rather than the cure. x

  20. Jamu Kakar says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I think you look quite good with the ‘stache Mark. Maybe you should keep it and consider adding mutton chops for some extra oomph. :)

  21. Jussi says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    In his new book, Mark “Chopper” Shuttleworth, tells of time he spent inside the underworld of open source. A compelling and eerie read – Coming to a good bookshop near you soon!

  22. Gayan says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Hey Mark,

    I’m with Jamu Kakar (above), you looking good! :).

  23. Andy says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    To live the impossible dream (to the music of the honda advert).. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB_1gPRCLCo

  24. Nonnal says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    “While everyone was focusing on the handlebar mustache above his lip, Mark realized that they were completely missing the even bigger mustache on the back of his neck.”

  25. Andres G says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Wooww Sexy

  26. Mark van Jaarsveld says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    “Ubuntu Hirsute 11.11″

    Great cause and great work!!

    PS. Fascistic software, too.

  27. Caner Dolas says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Holy Crap Dude!

  28. Col. Panic says: (permalink)
    November 17th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    “My name is Shuttleworth. Mark Shuttleworth.”

    (I found some resemblance to Sean Connery).

  29. Lesley says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I Like:) “The Man and the Miracle Mustache” – I wonder what the mustache would look like at critical mass?
    Thanks for doing your bit for a good cause and allowing a hairy caterpillar to take a nap on your lip – I am sure it will transform with a little time:)

  30. Garry says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    “In the next release cycle, the moustache will move to the left of Mark’s face for enhanced usability.”

    @Mark van Jaarsveld – I presume you mean fantastic software, rather than fascistic, which implies a Stalinist tendency ;-)

  31. Marti Van Lin says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Yikes, I consider sabdfl the hottest dude in the community since he grew a beard and on this photo he look quite sexy too. Hope he raises loads of fund with this lame attempt, so he can spent it on professional help. Always knew it: beautiful people are sick fscks :-p

  32. Dustin Kirkland says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Is this a 5-year-supported LTS mustache, or merely a November milestone?

  33. Barbie says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    ‘Colonal Mustard in the library with the candlestick’ #OccupyMovember That has got to be the funiest face I’ve ever seen! Don’t be tempting me back from Julian now Mark :-)

  34. Barbie says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Secret Sauce…? Big donation from KFC new mascot discovered for Colonel Sanders! Please who wouldn’t want to see Marks mugg on a tub of greasy fried chicken :-)? Delicious! #OccupyMovember

  35. philosophers and ploughmen says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    “Wanna take a ride?”

    In an adventurous sense, like in the movie contact ;)

  36. Barbie says: (permalink)
    November 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    PS New passport photo?

  37. Barbie says: (permalink)
    November 19th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    And the winner is ‘Kernel Mustard in the Conservetory with the candlestick’ #golinux :-)

  38. It’s human beings who make Ubuntu! | Daniel Holbach's blog says: (permalink)
    November 20th, 2011 at 6:25 am

    [...] I’d like to thank our mustachioed leader. A lot of you will probably know Mark as the founder of the project and somebody who is [...]