FRIDAY FIVE! Super Bowl Foods

The Super Bowl is almost upon us… and game day parties across the nation will feature the same boring buffet of chicken wings, nachos, hot dogs and chips — You brought chunky salsa?  I’ll treasure this unique moment forever!

Please.  No one remembers the party that played it safe.  Fortunately, dear party host, The Casual Gentlemen are here to help make your Super Bowl spread as epic as the game.  Ditch the tired classics and go bold with these five bi-costal foods native to the cities represented in the Super Bowl…  San Francisco and Baltimore!

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THE LONG-AWAITED MOVEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT

BREAKING NEWS, HOT OFF THE… Well, LUKEWARM NEWS THAT STILL TASTES GREAT! LIKE COOLED PIZZA!

The Casual Gentlemen will be (well, since it’s halfway through the month, already are) participating in the Mustachioed Mayhem of Movember. Brendan, Nick and Zane will be eschewing the right to bearded or facial-hair free punums in favor of some hopefully sick ‘staches (or “Moe’s” as they’re called in Australia, whence the Movember Movement started). Glenn unfortunately could not participate as his beard was cursed by gypsies to forever encase the stolen diamonds at the center of his chin, but he will be growing it out in spirit with us, much like Casual Gentlewoman Jeanne, who lacks the requisite chromosomes to join in.

What is Movember besides a good time to have ridiculous facial hair?

Movember is a world-wide movement designed to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, two of the more serious Men’s Health issues out there right now (also the one with Tyler Perry on the cover, because he is America’s problem). During Movember, Mo-Bros and Mo-Sistas (as participants are called) become walking, talking signage to promote discussion on Men’s health topics and to raise funds for the cause. This blurb off the Movember website should help illuminate a bit more:

“Globally, fighting prostate cancer continues to be Movember’s highest priority. There are still many issues to be addressed, particularly when it comes to diagnosis – a key focus for many Movember funded research programs. Today, there still isn’t a test that accurately tells a man which type of prostate cancer he has, resulting in many men being over-diagnosed and having to undergo unnecessary and harmful treatment. Equally important to Movember are Survivorship programs. Diagnosis is just the first step in a man’s prostate cancer journey; Survivorship is the next and these programs can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life of men and their families and carers; they can mean the difference between men living a meaningful, quality life and just living.”

– Movember.com/about

What We’re Doing for Movember:

 The Participating Casual Gents took a trip last week to The Art of Shaving for a complementary shearing. We carefully catalogued the event in the photos below:

 

We’ve done our part by beginning to grow out strange lip-lazers, so now the balls in your court, Internet: you can (each and every one of our half-dozen loyalists) donate money to support this health movement at the Casual Gentlemen Movember page here: http://us.movember.com/team/631269

We’re making our faces look ridiculous so that we can punch cancer right in its stupid face. Join us in our cancer-punching awareness-raising campaign by donating a few bucks today! We also hope to have at least one event and/or prizes for those who donate or want to donate while getting something back. Stay tuned for more info!

P.S. Feel free to send us pictures of your moustaches/moustache themed attire and accessories, and if you’re a bro, grow a mo, Joe.

(Zane Note: I’m writing this post from an apartment that only two weeks ago was dark, cold, and evacuated because of Hurricane Sandy. I’m sure that many, if not all, of the 10 people who read this blog were affected or know someone who was affected by the Hurricane. If that feels like a more immediate concern, than please, by all means, donate to Red Cross or one of the various charities doing work. This November is an excellent time to give your support in the form of funding to some great causes, and the old adages are especially true these days: “Vote with your wallet” and “Put your monkey money where your mouth is.” Unless you’re from the Jersey Shore or Rockaway (in which case you have larger fish to fry) I hope you decide to shine super bright and pitch in for either Movember or Hurricane Sandy Relief. Of course you could always do both and be the shiniest shining person ever to shine.)

Back in the game

The Casual Gentlemen have re-branded and returned to start filling you up with the funny. We are now Casual Gentlemen Productions and we have a new more hip look, because really, that’s all that matters. For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Casual Gentlemen are Nick Fehlinger, Brendan Butz and Glenn Rauch. We are 3 comedy writers based out of Brooklyn, NY. In the past we have gained little to no notoriety for such failed projects as Canvassed and The Casual Gentlemen Podcast. Perhaps you’ve not heard of us that way. Or perhaps you don’t know of us for our brief foray into the marketing industry for small businesses. No matter how you haven’t heard of us it’s okay, because now you have, and now we’re back and this time in action. In the next few weeks we will begin releasing blog entries, web sketches, podcasts, live shows, web series, and so much more! This website will serve as a hub for all of our work. Here is where we three gentlemen will casually post our thoughts on things happening in the world, whether it be the actual world or our own little world. You will also find posts from friend, collaborator, and overall nerd boy, Zane Kupper. We are also in the process of getting some sketches shot and edited. If you can guess where we are going to publish them then you win the big prize. The big prize is the ability to say with confidence, “I am competent at simple logic deduction!” The answer is this website. Did you win? Yay! This site will also be the home to the new and improved Casual Gentlmen Podcast. We’re recording that on Sunday and should have it up by sometime next week. As we build a body of work we are also working on organizing a monthly live show. Check in at a different website to find out when and where that will be. I’m just kidding, it’s this website. The whole thing is going to be like a party train. Destination: your eyeballs… also, your eardrums. In the meantime check us out on Twitter and Facebook (those actually are different websites) to keep up on what’s happening !