Thursday, November 12, 2009
In Praise of...John Anderson's Mustache
The tone here at the Chronicle can occasionally lean towards the acid and the impolite, so we thought we'd institute a new, affirmative tradition. Every game day, we've decided, one of us will pay tribute to some unique feature of the Thrashers, or perhaps hockey in general, that you can't find elsewhere.
We shall inaugurate this new feature with a post in praise of John Anderson's fabled, influential mustache.
picture above stolen from Aaron at BWA
I mean, just look at it. It's glorious and walrus-like. What more do you want out of a mustache?
Another great thing about the Ander'stache: it's like a great cult band that didn't get extremely popular, but had all kinds of influence because its fans all started their own cool bands.
To be more specific: Coach Anderson told Big Shooter and me, in person, that his walrus 'stache was the reason Lanny McDonald grew HIS more recognizable mustache. Like the secrets of alchemy, this is arcane but very enriching knowledge.
The best part? The Coach is re-growing his famous 'stache---that glory of Toronto, Chicago, and now Atlanta---for MOvember. It's great that he's making this gesture of solidarity with cancer charities, but I honestly hope he'll keep it even when MOvember comes to an end.
Long may it flourish.