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  • May 31 @ 8:02am
"I had mustache last 8 years" (clame)


8 years ago we thought it'd be hilarious to grow moustaches for the month of May and post pictures of ourselves on the internet. I don't think a single one of us made it the whole month without "caving and shaving."

The site evolved a lot since then, and to be honest, for me, it isn't even about moustaches any more. But that's a good thing. For me, moustache may is summer camp. It's seeing old friends on a yearly basis, catching up, and just hanging out.

I'm proud of what the site evolved into, but that's all due to the community that made it what it is. You guys are awesome and I consider you all friends.

Thanks as always to the workhorse, mackle, who keeps everything running smoothly.

And remember: This isn't goodbye. It's only I'll never see you again.

I kid, I kid. I'm very easy to find on the internets. Keep it touch.

Derble, Mrs. Derble, Derblin, and baby Derblin.

Instagram: dbox | Flickr | Tumblr | Twitter | IRL: Nashville - Let's get tacos.


Mackle says:
I love The Box Family. (this includes you)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:05am -
jnonfiction says:
Kudos. Heartfelt Sentiments. Grief. Relief.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:07am -
Hodges says:
I am still bummed I did not get to meet you while I was there. Let me take the time to thank you for all that you have done to make this happen and to keep it going. You are a beast and we love you for it!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:08am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I regret that I didn't get to chat with you at the bash.
Love the caption. Well said.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:10am -
The Straub says:
It's been truly an incredible time! Keep being awesome and keep that family being great. Take care and good luck in all your future endeavors!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:11am -
jnonfiction says:
(Your moustache was wider than my beard. That's the truth.)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:12am -
chadmcclarnon says:
see ya around town, derbles!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:15am -
kimmie says:
Summer camp is the finest analogy ever. Moustached blood is thicker than water...or something
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:16am -
Eric says:
You, sir, have a lovely family. Best of luck to you all. Be well.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:18am -
mooka says:
thank YOU derble what a blessed man you are. What a lovely family. You're a talented fellow and I hope I can one day be as good of a designer as you. Much love to you guys!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:18am -
Pip says:
Team Derble, you're a classy bunch.

It's hard to imagine what it must feel like to have seen this thing change from the first year to now. Knowing how I feel after only seeing 4 years of change, I'm amazed you guys stayed with it as hard as you have for this long.

Godspeed, and take care of that beautiful family. You're the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:32am -
brokenchopstick says:
This is really sweet. Although I can't help but superimpose Gideon's face on everyone in the photo now...

Seriously though, all the best!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:34am -
cody says:
Looking at this picture of your purdy family reminds me just how long this crazy facial hair business has been going on. You've gone from a single 20something w/ a DTM to a grown ass family man! Thanks for all your work on the site and for being Derble!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:46am -
miguelito says:
i guess i never realized until recently that you were just as responsible for this site as Mackle. I apologize for my oversight. had i ever known that i'd be living in Nashville just a year after the last Whiskerino Throwdown, i would've put much more effort in trying to overcome my shyness and intimidation and become more outgoing in commenting, and speaking to people in real life. and while i still don't really know you that well, i have enjoyed your photos a lot this year (and thanks for the instagram photoshop actions) and i hope to see you around town a bit more now that i live here. hindsight being what it is, all i can say is nearly everyone i've met in person from these sites have surpassed my pre-conceived notions of who they are.

i agree with your sentiments.. it was great seeing everyone bring the awesome again - one last time - so we can be reminded of how much we appreciate each other. i have you to thank.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:46am -
Blondie McLatebloomer says:
What a great beginning to an end.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:49am -
catfish says:
You are a first class family man now. Our kids should play while we sit back and throw back a few.

Thanks for everything...
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:06am -
Aliciarosie says:
you guys are beautiful.
thanks for everything.
hope to see more of you in the future.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:11am -
Capn J says:
Great lookin' family, great lookin' stache, great guy all around. Kudos!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:11am -
lactarded says:, NSAG, the Box Family...your contributions are all pretty spectacular.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:49am -
Jason says:
"Summer camp" - that seems exactly right. Thanks for being great!

Be well & I'll see you around the ether!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:05am -
Mcburney says:
I really owe mackle for introducing me to you. I hope to see you again down the line. I am not sure what is to come for that, as my folks are leaving Nashville and if that happens then my trips " home " will be few and far between. But If you and your fam ever make it out to LA, please get in touch I will be more than happy to help you get tix to stuff or meet up for some taco's.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:10am -
the Velvet Hustle says:
"For me, moustache may is summer camp. It's seeing old friends on a yearly basis, catching up, and just hanging out."

This NAILS it Derble. Exactly. Thanks for all your work in making this happen sir. Thanks for getting camp ready for all of us. Hope to run into you again soon. I need to buy you and Mackle a drink or coffee as a token of my gratitude albeit a very small token for what you guys have fostered and promoted.

P.S. I check out your art gallery every time I'm in Hillsboro Village.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:27am -
Shatrick says:
You guys are aderbable. See you around town!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:40am -
ThatGuy says:
Ah, the moustached man behind the curtain behind the curtain. Thanks for all of the unsung work that you've done. I really loved participating in your creations. And I have truly enjoyed following your shots. You always seem to bring some light-hearted cheer to the site every day (even in a hoodie with knuck-tats). It has been a real pleasure and I thank you for it. Good luck in future adventures and maybe we can grab a beer next time I cut through nashville.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:55am -
Zea says:
You do awesome.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:02pm -
revgoomba says:
Keep being awesome.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:05pm -
C Dub says:
See you again soon, my friend. I do remember now I believe the whole light in the loafers thing was Jamie havin fun and messin with my head.

I love you fellas. Gotta plan a lil bowling gathering before the summer's end.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:20pm -
Dannz says:
Thanks Derble, your photos were amazing also. I laughed so much at meme day, I think I will forever remember that photo and laugh.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:07pm -
malphrus says:
thanks derble. i pretty much owe any mustache pride i have to you and keith.

while i had mustaches before i knew y'all, my mustaches have never been the same since i met y'all 4 or so years ago.

hope to see you around.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:18pm -
Vanbert says:
thank you for this. thank you for being awesome and for that amazing meme photo i still laugh every time. it's been great following you over the years. take care buddy.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:03pm -
¡VivaBigote! says:
I'm still haunted by the picture from meme day. Thank you for helping to make this possible for all of us!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:06pm -
Keith says:
That's a beautiful family! And I feel better now, I'd be happy to meet little Ezra. And thanks again for getting me involved in MM!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:58pm -
Shatrick says:
Thank you so much for the support and encouragement! I very much look forward to hanging soon. This has been a wonderful celebration, and I'm happy for the new friends I have because of it.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:07pm -
Brian says:
Thanks for everything. I have loved watching your family grow all month. Thanks again and take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:38pm -
Another Rachel says:
Super cute family shot!!!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:53pm -
thecontinuumtransfunctioner says:
Congrats on the new addition!
Another Moustache Miracle!! ( a George Constanza voice)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:17pm -
Mcburney says:
@Cody Derble, Mackle The best part of that night for me was that I had the full coverage on the car so the next day, I just said, I found it that way and there was nothing they could do. ( REMEMBER: ALWAYS GET FULL COVERAGE ... especially if you are planning on letting me behind the wheel ) RE: that Yukon? the owner saw the golfball sized dent in his car and the Mangled trash of a back end on mine and just said.. merry christmas.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:27pm -
Slor says:
@derble it's been a great journey sir. Hope to see ya around town.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:28pm -
Simcoe County Chopper says:
I love that you had this idea 8 years ago. Here we all are today. Take care of yourself and your family.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:37pm -
Chalkdog says:
I have to thank you for your part in this whole phenomenon (which I've only recently come to know). You're one of the icons in the rich history of all this, amazing photos, remarkable stache, and lovely family. Clearly you are one of the greats.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:40pm -
Drewgon says:
you OWNED MEME day. nuff said.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:48pm -
Chavo Del Ocho says:
Thanks friend and take care
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:30pm -
renaud says:
awesome last post, awesome family, awesome photo. next time i'm out in Nashville or you are out here in San Fran, let's do beers or lunch or brunch or something. Thanks for the site.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:39pm -
El Jefe says:
We will see you soon. Tell Gideon that Harper Girlfriend is ON HER WAY to crash his birthday party.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:58pm -
*Boy*Wonder* says:
peace out derbles, thanks and take care
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:09pm -
Daniel, thanks for being awesome. I'm sure I'll run into you again in the near future.

Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:17pm -
Boaz says:
well said Daniel! Thank you for all of your work in this crazy journey. It has truly changed me and made me better.

Take care of that beautiful family and I'll see you around town soon hopefully!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:54pm -
mrs. hungarian says:
y'all are beautiful! it was so wonderful to meet you!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:04pm -
mrs. hungarian says:
THANK YOU for all your efforts.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:04pm -
damnweather says:
Auf Wiedersehen, Boxen Familie.

you are awesome.

good luck with everything and please take good care of Mackle for us.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:11pm -
damnweather says:
oh, i almost forgot, don't forget to add CLAME to your sidebar list
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:14pm -
yourfavorite says:
You've been a favorite all along derble. And your meme shot was probably the hardest I've ever laughed at any MM/Whiskerino photo. You and your shots will be missed. Thanks for being awesome friend.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:28pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
Meeting you was definitely one of the highlights of coming down to Nashville. Thank you for being you.. and all of the great photos over the years.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:31pm -
Savvystache says:
Thanks for all you've done to make this possible! I have had a fantastic time and really appreciate you and Mackle letting me have so much fun and push my creativity!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:33pm -
zackle says:
Hey pal. Thanks for all that you've done over the years to make this possible (and wonderfully designed). And thanks for the other awesome stuff like myfaves and those instagram actions. You do great things.

Definitely let me know next time you guys venture out this way. I'm pretty close to SF and would love to meet up. I don't know if you do IM, but if you do, hit me up some time (awesomehogger on AIM / iChat).

Take care bud. You're the bestest.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:44pm -
theAwesomebot says:
Thank you for helping to make this possible. Although short for me, it has been amazing to be a part of. I have also made some new friends that I wouldn't have found otherwise.

I kind of feel the same way I felt after the finale of Lost. Not sure what to do or where to go from here. I guess I'll have to start going outside and talking to people face to face rather than reading people's websites and blogs about this stuff.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:48pm -
chris says:
@derble, thank you sir for all you do *hugs*
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:49pm -
sMOUSTACHErman says:
I feel like the end of Labyrinth when it was time to say goodbye and she had the hardest time saying goodbye to Hoggle (sp?)

It's hard to say goodbye to derble (to the tune of Boyz 2 Men)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:01pm -
Easy Rider says:
Thanks for helping to make this one of the most fun things I have ever done!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:06pm -
hale says:
thanks for reaching out an saying hello, way back when.

all the best to you and your beautiful family. i'll be seeing you in the future.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:15pm -
Binkleberry says:
You are one of a kind, my friend. Thanks so much to both you and Mackle for all of this.
And yes, we should definitely hang out. I'm around and I'm sure there are many shenanigans to be had. It's been an honor and a privilege getting to know you these last couple of years. I look forward to many more.

Also, Happy Congratulations on the latest addition to the Box family. You guys are all awesome.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:16pm -
wondermade says:
Head down to Orlando and we can Disney it up or lunch it up or casually nod to one another in passing. I'm glad we could both be on team #baby. I suppose that means I'll think of Ezra-and your whole family- around Augustin's birthdays for many years to come.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:44pm -
Shablazm says:
Great job on everything. You and mackle obviously know how much you mean to this group of people. All I can say is. Well Played sir. Well played.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:00pm -
Western Dave says:
thank you. see you on the instagram side.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:01pm -
Andrew says:
you've got a handsome family, mr. box. thanks again for all your time and work on this thing, it's been a blast.

let's keep in touch on these here internets.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:36pm -
justjamey says:
Such a cute family! Let's keep in touch.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:19pm -
Ace says:
im expecting your children to create moustache mayhem 2040.

end of line.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 12:03am -
alijoon says:
Let's create that mayhem now. Everyday.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 12:15am -
lurkin good says:
thanks for not "caving and shaving" the MM idea all together. it's been so much fun! it gave B. Michael and I something creative to work on together. "Thanks" doesn't quite encompass how much everyone appreciates all the work you guys have done. Take care and best wished to you and your adorable family.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 6:03am -
PAT says:
Thank you for what you've done here. It is truly some thing phenomenal.
It has been a huge pleasure.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 11:12am -
Grower&Shower says:
You have a beautiful family and thank you for making all of this possible. I never had so much fun with a disgusting moustache on my face.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 12:47pm -
CurlyMcGee says:
Well, glad I ran into this 48hour film making, facial hair site building, poker playing etc crew all these years ago. Glad we got to talk at the bash. I'm sure we could stand to do some more of that, and we will. Thanks for doing this. ~Dave
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 11:54pm -
Site closed!
Unfortunately, Moustache May can't last forever.. the site is closed until 2011.