Michael Jordan Brings the “Hitler Mustache” Back Into Style? : The Lion's Den University
Class Notes - 04/23/14

04/23/14 - Class Notes

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Michael Jordan Brings the “Hitler Mustache” Back Into Style?

Air Jordan can get away with things the rest of us can’t. He can bet millions of dollars on the golf course. He can talk his way onto a minor league baseball roster.  He can claim nobody ever believed in him at his Hall of Fame induction speech.

And on top of all that, he can… pull off a Hitler moustache?

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It seems Jordan learned something from Adam Morrison while he was scouting him at Gonzaga — people who are good at basketball can pull off some pretty terrible moustaches. Either that or, as ESPN’s Bill Simmons speculates, he was thinking this:

You may have given me crap after my Hall of Fame speech, but in case you forgot, I’m still Michael Jordan. I won six titles and five MVPs. I paid my ex-wife one of the biggest divorce settlements in American history. I once left basketball at the peak of my powers to learn how to play another sport just for the hell of it. I am the most famous athlete alive, even right now, even though I’ve been retired for eight years. I can have any woman I want, including yours. And if I want, I can grow a mustache that hasn’t been seen in 65 years, not since the most reviled political leader in modern history wore it. Why? Because I like it, because I don’t care and because I’m Michael Jordan.

My favourite part is that now if you look up a toothbrush moustache (apparently its actual name) on Wikipedia, under “Notable people with a toothbrush moustache” Jordan ‘s name appears. He’s listed right along such other current Hitler moustache-wearers as current Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, and former Ecuadorian President Abdalá Bucaram, currently in political asylum in Panama while he flees corruption charges at home. Maybe His Airness should invite these guys to go golfing as a foursome.

Yep. Michael Jordan can get away with things the rest of us — or at least those of us not leading a war-torn or third-world country — can’t.

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  1. Luna89 says:

    Originally that mustache was worn by Charlie Chaplin In the 1900s. Hitler originally who was in WWI at the time had a handlebar mustache. In order to wear a gasmask I heard that he shaved in that shape to better fit it underneath the mask, or he probably saw a film of Chaplin’s and decided to claim it as his own style. Like when he plagiarized “Mein Kampf.” On seeing the strange mustache. one of his officials told him he looked ridiculous with it, and told him to grow it out, and his reply was, “If it’s not in style, then it soon will be, because I will wear it!”

    It’s really sad how something adorable as the toothbrush mustache is always linked back to such an evil figure figure in history.

    But I’m really proud of Michael. He’s my alltime favorite basketball star, and he doesn’t care what other people think. Hey if we can have gay skin heads then why can’t we reclaim Charlie Chaplin’s stache from Adolf Hitler? I mean really it’s just a mustache, and it wasn’t even his to begin with.

  2. mike says:

    strange find…but very interesting!

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