Once a proud symbol of all things man, the last two decades have been hard on the mustache -- in the public eye, its wearers've been demoted from possible racecar drivers to confirmed pedophiles. Seeking to dispel this vitriolic anti-stoochery: The American Mustache Institute.
AMI's goal is awareness. Its enemy? "Disstache," the mustache discrimination that even now runs rampant through offices, schools, and community pools. In addition to providing breaking 'stache news and links, the Institute celebrates the hairy lip in all its wondrous forms -- from the handlebar, to the cookie-duster, to the seemingly exotic Fu Manchu. Visitors are also encouraged to contribute overheard, 'stache-related slander to highlight the pervasiveness of the stigma. For instance, "I've noticed most of the mug shots plastered across the evening news are men with mustaches", which serves to suggest how the yolk of disstache has marginalized many noble men into lives spent anxiously awaiting their next COPS cameo.
How else can you help? The voting's open for the Best Sports Mustache of All Time, with the winner being recognized at August's 'Stache Bash in St Louis -- a worshipful celebration whose earnestness might stand a chance of reclaiming the 'stache's respectability, if only Missouri wasn't teeming with child molesters.