NEW YORK (CNN) - A homeless man's magic, movable mustache has led to growing fame. All he wanted was to get a laugh, but instead he's getting cash.
He may be homeless, but he has dignity. The only thing that crawls is his mustache, you can crawl with it
No point in keeping your magic mustache, stashed.
"What's your name? They call me Clydesdale "
Clydesdale was discovered by YouTube pranksters who call themselves "whatever" based in Santa Barbara, California. They specialize in pranks like "talking through people."
"How was the piano lesson yesterday? Dave is a great piano teacher, man. Did I ever tell you how I met Dave? "
They had just finished shooting another prank when Brian Altarac stumbled on Clydesdale and commented on his beard.
"Oh that's a cool beard and he was like check this out and he did the mustache dance. Can you do it a couple of times is that cool or...twitch mustache laughter I always see smiles. Smile's a good thing."
With Clydesdale's permission, they put his mustache dance on YouTube.
"You're flexing your...actually I don't have no teeth, just my tongue. I used to play harmonica (moves tongue)."
On line commenter's suggested taking up a collection for Clydesdale, maybe they could collect enough to get Clydesdale some new teeth, though that might mess up his movable mustache technique. In no time the fund broke the 1500-dollar mark. They went looking for Clydesdale, found him playing guitar in the park.
"What's up Clydesdale? When they mentioned the cash, which will be collected until the end of the month, he really didn't seem too interested and he wasn't in any rush to get the money."
"Thank you very much"
It reminds us of the last homeless guy who got famous after being discovered panhandling. Say something with that great radio voice.
"When you're listening to nothing but the best of oldies, you're listening to Magic 98.9 "
Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, ended up on talk shows, wrote a book, does voiceovers, his life went up and down, he now lives in an 1800 square foot condo in Ohio.
Ok so maybe the man with the dancing mustache doesn't have quite the same ring as the man with the God given Golden Voice, but when the payoff is smiles, sometimes it pays not to keep.
"Can you show me the caterpillar one more time... A stiff upper lip. That's awesome (ha-ha ).