Saturday, April 01, 2006

Fight For Your Right To (Bread) PARTY!

Ever since the first historic meeting of Mustaches and Italians, we have attempted to understand and explore the cultures of our new European friends. While some concepts, like soccer and photoshop, were easy to translate, others remained steadfastly enigmatic. At the core of our confusion: The Bread Party, a mysterious Italian activity that Fayna could only describe as "It consists of taking some pieces of bread and to put them in a salad container (I don't know the right word) and to shake the whole creation. The purpose of the ritual is known only by Sir Alex himself.Geniale no?"

Geniale indeed.

We decided that the best way to bridge our cultural divide was to have our own bread party. We came together on a beautiful Saturday afternoon (reminiscent of the ideal weather we had for our Barrows trip) and set out to have a good old-fashioned Italian bread party. Along the way, we learned something about bread....and ourselves.

Of course, we had to start by loading up the Mustachemobile. Bread doesn't buy itself, you know. Or grow on trees.

Our first stop was Super One foods where we snagged a primo parking spot and made a beeline for the bakery.

We carefully poked and prodded their wares, forcing them to yield up their yeasty secrets. We eventually settled on some Super One brand white and 12-grain, banana-nut, and, of course, two varieties of Italian.

Kubas caught a ride with Garfield and Bundy posed both as Heisman and with his mother (a fellow bread enthusiast), and we were on our way.

In an effort to kill some time until Cameron got off of work, we decided to go around town and promote the political efforts of the Bread Party. We demonstrated bread employee benefits,

the bread postal service,

the Bread Gestapo,

and, on a more tragic note, the problem of bread abuse.

Once back at the Kubas residence, we could begin our bread party in earnest. Cameron provided unused bread necessities, and then entertained us with his vivacious Spanish, no wait , Italian guitar! We dutifully tossed our bread in a "salad container" with "salad inside," as "specificated" by Fayna. Huzzah!

As far as we know, the bread party was a smashing success. To be fair, with no real guidelines, anything could be considered a success, but c'mon; how could this possibly be a failure?

Here's hoping we made Italy proud!

(Check back later for a no doubt masterfully produced video diary of our experience.)

[Written by Maxwell Kuehn. Edited by Andrew Kubas*. Future video updates provided by Kurt Hukriede. Special thanks to Cameron Holmes for allowing The Mustaches to invade Ace Hardware and to little sister Amy for allowing the use of her digital camera.]

*Editor's Note: It just so happens that the word "Bread" can be rearranged to form the word "Beard." Beards happen to go hand-in-hand with mustaches. Coincidence? No, in fact, this Bread Party was destiny.

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At 8:49 PM, April 01, 2006, Blogger Sherlock said...

Twas amazing. incredible. breadtastic

At 12:48 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

Much better profile pic there, cam.

Kubas, I think this post would benefit from a little bit of picture trimming. Do we really need both packing photos? The birds? All those shopping pics? The yeast?

I know it'll be hard, but people can always see the rest on the flickr.

At 1:08 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger fayna said...

I'm proud of you
Nice photos, the "salad container with salad inside" is perfect!
I must confess that "Bread abuse" made me cry, but it will make smile some birds. That's sure.

Thank you janitor to address me to this post, I've bREAD it with "mucho gusto" ;)

At 1:18 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

dear max,

all the pictures are necessary. it's a bread party.

barrows: 25 pics. bread: 32. not too much difference.

and sir kurt: how much longer until we get to see the amazing video footage?

At 1:20 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

Did everybody bREAD that comment?

Since when did Fayna become a master of English wordplay? These Italians are just full of surprises.

At 1:33 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger robbie said...

You are mythical. Your job in the supermarket is a masterpiece. You are great!!!
bREAD... uhuhuuhuh, GREAT FAYNA, GREAT!!!!!

At 3:52 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger The_Janitor said...

I need a firewire cord to import video, until I find one the video will be on hold.

At 4:57 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger hannah said...

i love how every trip you take requires packing luggage.

At 8:36 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger mayah said...

how much bread did you really buy? i hope you filled that minivan.

At 10:22 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger Kid C said...

Best. Bread Party. Ever.

(Not that I attended, but I can tell it had to have rocked... face)

At 10:45 PM, April 02, 2006, Blogger Johnny V said...

I'm real proud of you guys.

You boys take the tradition of doing pointless, ridiculous things to a whole new level.

At 1:40 AM, April 03, 2006, Blogger Tom said...

its true. these guys are good at nothing. and i totally mean that in a good way.

At 4:03 AM, April 03, 2006, Blogger studio modena said...

When I was a teenager I loved bread party, my fantastic creature.

Once I saw your photos, I can say: "Great job, guys. You are my heirs!"

At 7:52 AM, April 03, 2006, Blogger robbie said...

Guys you have been magnificent. Soon we will send you festadelpane's video
in your email address. A salute from Italy, the country of pizza, spaghettis and... festadelpane!

At 3:20 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous bonnie (fayna's brother) said...

questi qua sono piĆ¹ matti di noi

At 7:09 PM, April 03, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

i must see this video!

At 7:19 PM, April 03, 2006, Blogger The_Janitor said...

I'm putting the video onto my CPU right now and I'll try to edit it tonight.

At 9:26 PM, April 03, 2006, Blogger The_Janitor said...

The saving and uploading process is taking longer than expected, I'll have to finish up manana

At 5:39 PM, April 05, 2006, Blogger graham said...

This is a work of pure genius.

At 10:09 PM, April 05, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

You think this is good, check out the Mustaches' Spring Break 06 tour post. Wooooo Barrows!


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