July 18, 2011

Poetic Gravity: At the Intersection of Literature and Facial Hair

longfellowbeard.JPGYour facial hair read of the day:

"Poets Ranked by Beard Weight is a classic of Edwardian esoterica, a privately printed leaflet offered by subscription to the informed man of fashion and as a divertissement au courant for reading bins and cocktail tables of parlor cars and libraries and smoking lounges of gentlemen's clubs.

Typifying a once-popular, but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera, Poets Ranked by Beard Weight has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles, and one that still stands out as a particular curiosity among the many colorful curiosities of the period. Its author, one Upton Uxbridge Underwood (1881 - 1937), was a deipnosophist, clubman, and literary miscellanist with a special interest in tonsorial subjects."

Read Poets Ranked By Beard Weight at 50 Watts

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July 14, 2011

Vote for Your Favorite Beard for the Whisker Wars Hall of Fame

Yup, Whisker Wars is almost here, and you've got a chance to decide who makes it into the Hall of Fame. From Jerry Garcia to Yosemite Sam, from Moses to Charles Darwin, and from Abraham Lincoln to Fidel Castro, the lineup is ready and waiting for your votes.

Check it out: Whisker Wars Hall of Fame

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July 13, 2011

Talk to the Beard


Does your facial hair speak for you? Or do you speak for your beard?

[via Austin Town Hall / Ed Booth]

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May 20, 2011

Grow a Beer(d), Save Water

Budweiser wants you to "Grow one. Save a million." A beard, that is, and the million is gallons of water.


Head over to the Budweiser Facebook page to find out more. (And ask them who uses 5 gallons of water per shave!)

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May 3, 2011

Facial Hair Trend We're Afraid Of: Monkeytail Beards

monkeytail beardIf you've been hiding under a rock lately, chances are that you've been missing out on the hottest facial hair trend that nobody's heard of: the monkeytail beard.

"When we started TheMonkeytail.com, we didn't realize we were making a website about men who take pictures of themselves in the bathroom...but behold, TheMonkeytail.com. It's not easy to be a trendsetter, and simply put, the world isn't ready for the Monkeytail."

Visit the Official Home of the Monkeytail Beard.

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May 2, 2011

Threading: Coming to a Beard Near You


"I've had a beard for many years and have always found the issue of beard maintenance to be a prickly one (pun intended). Maintaining the beard, for me, has often involved questions of whether and how often to get out the trimmer or the scissors (or the weedwhacker) and, always, what to do about that hair on the cheek?

This hair grows above what I like to call the "beard proper" and I feel it sometimes keeps me out of polite company with folks who find me a bit too woolly."

Read the rest: Beard threading works for burly guy
Image: chrisdlugosz at Flickr

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Hockey + Whiskers = Beard-a-Thon


Hockey fans in the US are invited to join in the tradition of growing their very own playoff beards for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and raise money for charities across the country.

This year Remington joins forces with the 2011 Beard-A-ThonĀ®, with the goal of raising $1 million dollars from among the thirteen NHL clubs participating.

"Get started and grow one for the team! To participate in the Beard-A-Thon simply log onto www.beardathon.com, choose your favorite NHL team, and invite family, friends and business associates to pledge their playoff beards. By receiving pledges, participants promise not to shave until their team wins the Stanley CupĀ® or is eliminated from the playoffs. Fans who are unwilling or unable to grow playoffs beards can pledge their favorite player, other local celebrities, or build their own beard with the "Build-a-Beard" web application.

Entering your beard into the Beard-A-Thon will also give you the chance to win prizes and special offers from Remington including beard-of-the-week prizes, exclusive promotions and access to free product samples."

Teams participating this year are the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Redwings, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks. To receive updates on Beard-A-Thon special offers, check out the Remington Hair Care & Grooming Facebook Page.

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April 25, 2011

Bearding is a Sport: Whisker Wars

Coming soon from the IFC: Whisker Wars

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April 20, 2011

Enforced Facial Hair for Charity: Brothers of the Brush


"The mayor and Coshocton County Commissioners have decreed all adult men in Coshocton County need to grow facial hair in support of the Coshocton bicentennial event. Sideburns, beards, mustaches, goatees, any sort of hair is fair game.

Those who don't want to participate can buy a permit to be clean shaven for $5. They'll be given a token to carry that indicates they've paid. If they can't produce it, they'll have to pay again. Mercer said the proceeds from the fines will go to area food pantries.

Enforcement will begin during First Friday events on May 6. A "police" force known as Keystone Cops will patrol downtown looking for men who are lacking facial hair."

Read the rest of the article: County men invited to join Brothers of the Brush

Image: SPDP at Flickr

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April 4, 2011

The Interactive Beard of Brian Wilson

Get the inside scoop on San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson's beard with an interactive tour through his whiskers.

"A lot of people ask, "Can I touch that beard?"

Nope. You cannot."

But you can discover hobos, Bigfoot, and ninjas in the thicket of awesomeness...

Brian Wilson's beard at Always Epic MLB

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