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Gene Weingarten and the Great Mustache-Off

(Margaret Thomas)

The Post has won a Pulitzer or 10 in its time. It's got a lovely Edward R. Murrow award to decorate the hall. There's also the Peabody to brag about.

But that pales in the face of Gene Weingarten's face.

Our favorite curmudgeon may just walk away with an award he can really brag about: The 2010 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year.

This year, the man and the mustache are one of 19 finalists. His nomination reads, "Gene Weingarten is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who is devotedly proud of his mustache and has stated that he would only lose it to death or chemotherapy."

He does have some tough competition: the Carstache and Pat O'Brien have also made the list. (I'm shocked Jimmy McMillian did not make the cut, but all the better for Weingarten. He'd be tough to beat.)

Weingarten was humbled by the award, writing in his online chat, "There are times in one's life when one receives an honor so great from one's peers that that one is so humbled and at a loss for words that one keeps referring to oneself as a reflexive pronoun."

Go show your support by voting for Weingarten here.

Congratulations to our hirsute colleague.

By Melissa Bell  | October 19, 2010; 12:18 PM ET
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