Growing up I read a lot of books about physical oddities and medical mysteries. World's tallest man, the world's shortest couple, bearded ladies, that sort of thing. One of the books I had featured an entry on parasitic twins, wherein people have whole heads, faces, arms, and legs attached to them at birth from a developmental mishap. The vintage pictures featured patients, some full-grown adults, with toddler-size bodies attached to their torsos, or an extra head - a twin - growing from their own head.
This brings us to this week's meme and Tumblr site, Moustair, touted as "Where men meets moustaches meets hair meets moustaches meets hair meets MOUSTAIR." Male, and some female celebrities, get the treatment on the site, to the disgust of some and the delight of all.
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As you can see from the picture, Moustair subjects look like they have tiny parasitic faces where they should have mouths. Scary? Yes. Funny? Absolutely, especially when it's Yasser Arafat or Adolf Hitler. The best part is imagining the little face screaming for the big head.
Sort of like this 1989 Richard E. Grant film, a British import called How to Get Ahead in Advertising, right? I shouldn't have had cable in my room in elementary school, by the way. Oh, and Grant needs a stateside resurgence, a la the crippled doctor man from House. He's in the upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady for starters...
Here are a few more notable Moustairs to check out, just in time for some holiday Photoshop time with your extended family this week. The technique works best on the bald and balding, giving tiny heads on their chins the luxurious heads of hair that their larger heads have been denied by genetics and society. Personally I think a Ron Swanson Moustair would break the Internet, but have at it.