Mustache Contest over for me

My favorite thing about this whole contest is that I became aware of this quotation from Nietzsche on mustaches:

"The most placid, most reasonable man, so long as he has a big moustache, can sit quietly in its shade — as the accessory of a big moustache he will give most people the impression of being military, irascible and sometimes violent, so they will behave accordingly." — The Dawn

How awesome is that?! It is as if the mustache is a “substance”, and the person is just an accidental property of the ‘stache (an “accessory” to it).

Well, I got sick of being shaggy, so I shaved down to my mustache. I think I look like a mix between Wild Bill Hickock and Dale Earnhardt Sr.

About Kleiner

Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.
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