Well, that’s that. Beard-a-day will be back in 365 days. If it wasn’t for mustaches and clean shaven men I may not appreciate a good beard when I see it. So enjoy your facial hair or don’t. Just do what suits you but remember your beard could one day land you on a beard blog.
So until 2013…
Beard-a-day Day #30
If you recognize the beard on the left, my hat’s off to you. A man can hide behind a beard and nothing else.
I like Brad Rutledge’s beard because it’s fine-tuned and well cared for. Attention to detail my friends, that’s what a beard and a friend are for.
Beard-a-day Day #29
I like Johann Most’s beard because it is on an Anarchist whom I know nothing Wikipedia didn’t tell me about.
Now, David Brockmeier’s beard (or David himself) is not featured on Wikipedia and I don’t know a damn thing about it. I saw it at a rock show and asked for a picture, he obliged, obviously.
Beard-a-day Day #28
Alexander Supertramp otherwise known as Christopher McCandless was a man with a wild beard. One day he and his beard decided to go to Alaska; it was the death of both of them.
David Nichols and his Kiwi-beard slept on my couch for about a week and a few days, he had a mattress in the back of his van and I told him it probably wasn’t a good idea to go around telling strangers that. David too has the adventuresome spirit I admire in a man, his spirit though is a bit more practical and rests a lot more comfortably than Supertramp’s.
Beard-a-day Day #27
I like Shawn Farmer’s beard because it was born and bread in Jefferson City, MO but heeded the call of great heights and deep pow and made its way West to become a part of the snowboard phenomenon that’s nowadays just called snowboarding.
I like Matt Hanley’s beard because I know it doesn’t mind a bit of frost and is down for high elevation exploration.
Beard-a-day Day #26
I like William Fitzsimmons’ beard because it is on a musically inclined gentleman and musicians are the new hunter-gatherers. Trapping and killing and providing are so last century, what we need now is entertainment and charisma.
I like Chuck Crittenden’s beard because alliteration is fun! And his name is alliterate as is the statement, ”Bearded boy are better, BOOMSHACKALAKA.”
I’d also like to spotlight an 8tracks playlist I found while Googling “musically inclined beards.” Ladies and gentleman I present to you; “Bearded Geniuses.”
**Note** I do not endorse the quality of the playlist, only that it is in support of dudes whose words come from behind beards.
Beard-a-day Day #25
Karl Marx is a dude that had a beard. He was pretty smart too.
I like Chris McMillan and Kevin White’s beards because they’re on pretty smart dudes too.
**It pleases me to know that I have so many bearded friends that I can feature a different beard every day for 30 days and even double up on other days and not even break a sweat or worry that I am going to run out of beards.
Beard-a-day Day #24
I like Homer Simpson’s beard because it was given to him with a pencil or a pen and proves that even if a beard is drawn on it is no less of a beard. However, all beards are not created equal so don’t think for a second that you can just willy-nilly a beard and think it’s as good as the next.
Jon Gitchoff has a beard and based on this picture it is clear that like a good dog, a good beard just wants some love and a scratch. One could also say that a beard is man’s best friend.
Sometimes Jon’s beard is blocked by a camera which isn’t ideal but you better believe Jon’s not going to block his beard unless it’s worth it. (Jon takes pictures.)
Beard-a-day Day #23
Immaculately conceived, carpenter, miracle maker and beard grower. Jesus Christ.
I like Matt Thomas’ beard because it is on a Londoner who has read the Bible the same way you or I would read a good novel, from cover to cover.
Beard-a-day Day #22
I like Ferdinand Magellan’s beard because it’s Portugese and I’ve been wanting to use the word circumnavigation for a while.
I like Hannah Epstein’s beard because it’s on a girl and that’s weird.