Sep 29th 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
If you don't believe Adolf Hitler was the most influential person of the past century, try to remember the last time you ran into someone named Adolf. Or Hitler
. Or the last time you saw a group of children playfully goosestepping in the park. More importantly, when was the last time you spotted what was once called a "toothbrush mustache" (and was fairly popular) before it became permanently tainted with the dreaded "Hitler" adjective.
"Adolf" and "Hitler" and the goosestepping -- we could do without them. But the toothbrush mustache is just as good as any other mustache. And while we're not necessarily going to be growing one ourselves in the near future, we would like to debate the pros and cons of finally allowing the controversial whisker pattern back into polite society.