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 πŸ˜‰

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 Responses to “Caption competition”

  1. Theuni Says:

    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:



  3. Andrew Says:

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

  4. Paul Natsuo Kishimoto Says:

    “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:

    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:

    “I am Otto Greenslade”

  7. The Open Sourcerer Says:

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

  8. JGJones Says:

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

  9. Martin Owens Says:

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

  10. mark Says:

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

  11. Manuel Says:

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

  12. TGM Says:

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

  13. Alex Says:

    Handlebar Hero… putting his game face on.

  14. Daniel Holbach Says:

  15. Ramesses Says:

    LOL. Amazing joke!

  16. Matthew Revell Says:

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

  17. Stevie Says:

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

  18. Marti Van Lin Says:

    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:

    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:

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

  21. Jussi Says:

    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:

    Hey Mark,

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

  23. Andy Says:

    To live the impossible dream (to the music of the honda advert)..

  24. Nonnal Says:

    “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:

    Wooww Sexy

  26. Mark van Jaarsveld Says:

    “Ubuntu Hirsute 11.11”

    Great cause and great work!!

    PS. Fascistic software, too.

  27. Caner Dolas Says:

    Holy Crap Dude!

  28. Col. Panic Says:

    “My name is Shuttleworth. Mark Shuttleworth.”

    (I found some resemblance to Sean Connery).

  29. Lesley Says:

    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:

    “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 πŸ˜‰

  31. Marti Van Lin Says:

    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:

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

  33. Barbie Says:

    ‘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 πŸ™‚

  34. Barbie Says:

    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:

    “Wanna take a ride?”

    In an adventurous sense, like in the movie contact πŸ˜‰

  36. Barbie Says:

    PS New passport photo?

  37. Barbie Says:

    And the winner is ‘Kernel Mustard in the Conservetory with the candlestick’ #golinux πŸ™‚

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