A Scientific Explanation of Burt Reynolds’ Mustache

9 Nov

November 9, 2010

The women love Burt Reynolds. Ever wonder why? It may not be what you think.

In research results announced in June, a team led by a University of Oklahoma professor, studying Mexican molly fish, discovered that females evaluate potential mates on sight, based on the prominence of the moustache-like growths on males’ upper lips. More controversially, the researchers hypothesized that males further enhance their mating prowess by employing the “moustache” to tickle females’ genitals. (Catfish have similar “whiskers” and perhaps use them for similar purposes, said the researchers.) [BBC News, 6-28-10]

Samson had his hair, Burt Reynolds has his ‘stache.

They call him "The Catfish."

 See also: Tom Selleck.

15 Responses to “A Scientific Explanation of Burt Reynolds’ Mustache”

  1. Supermonge November 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    Finally our science dollars are being put to good use…Real Global Warming would occur if more men proudly displayed their ‘Staches.


    • bmj2k November 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

      I knew this one would get your attention.


  2. Thomas Stazyk November 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    If that’s true, how do you explain Justin Bieber?


    • bmj2k November 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

      He falls into the category of safe and sexually unthreatening androgy-boys that young teen girls find safe to fantasize about. He isn’t a guy they would go to bed with, they see him as a sensitive boy who would sit with them and write poetry. He understands them. He is the pre-pubescent immature girl’s sweetheart.


  3. JRD Skinner November 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Very interesting – but what does this mean for Michael Jordan?

    Also, keep this fella away from your lady:


    • bmj2k November 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

      Is that a mustache or just an extension of his jungle-growth chest hair?

      What does it mean for MJ? It means that a celebrity with millions of dollars and world-wide recognition can look as stupid as he wants.


    • Supermonge November 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

      That man transforms into a Hairy Harley Davidson for the Gods.


      • bmj2k November 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

        I love the comment, but I can’t believe that any God would have anything to do with that guy.


      • skinner November 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

        I’d love to see that mustache projecting from beneath a viking helmet while motoring down the highway.


  4. SilverScreenSiren November 9, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    thank you for this in my life


  5. Allen Keyes November 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    Remember Smokey and the Bandit III? Jerry Reed finally gets to “play” Bandit…..he grew an AWFUL version of the ‘stache, and for some reason had the Bandits car and clothes kept for just such an occasion.

    And the end of that film had Sheriff Justice hallucinating the real Bandits’ face over Jerry Reed…..I guess confirming that both Reed and Gleason’s characters did in fact, have some sort of creepy crush on Burt Reynolds.


    • skinner November 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

      All of this information both blows my mind (there was a Smokey and the Bandit III!?) and also gives me something to do this weekend.


      • bmj2k November 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

        Smokey and the Bandit 3 is a film that you need to see. Once. And never again. For whatever reason, it can be easily read into the film that Snowman had a severe man-cursh on Bandit, to the point that he wants to BE Bandit. (As an aside, Jerry Reed was all set to play the Bandit in the original film until Burt Reynolds got interested and stole the part.)


      • Allen Keyes November 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

        For god’s sake man, I urge you to AVOID Smokey III. I only watched it because I am a lonely, lonely man.


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