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Whisker Wars
August 6, 2011 7:06 AM   Subscribe

Premiering on IFC last night (and rebroadcast regularly throughout the week) is Whisker Wars, a "docu-comedy" about competitive bearding. The series runs 7 episodes, new each week on Friday night.

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posted by hippybear (26 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
I give up internet. You win.
posted by Fizz at 7:13 AM on August 6, 2011


If this is the fifth competitive bearding FPP, I'm going to assume the doping/Rogaine joke I was going to make has already been done.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:29 AM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs an angle. I might watch Beard Wives, Swamp Bearders, or Ghost Whiskerers.
posted by gimli at 7:29 AM on August 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


Real Beard-Growers of Appalachia.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:30 AM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


i read that as "premiering on UFC" and thought it was a weird direction for them to go.
posted by nadawi at 7:30 AM on August 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Needs an angle. I might watch Beard Wives, Swamp Bearders, or Ghost Whiskerers.

I'm thinking a reality version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" would probably do it. Especially if they had some pit bulls and sold cupcakes. And Snow White was a pregnant teenager.
posted by briank at 7:35 AM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am eponysterically excited about this.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:35 AM on August 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


"Ghost Whiskerers"

+2
posted by hippybear at 7:35 AM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Future spinoff- Beardzillas.
posted by JLovebomb at 7:37 AM on August 6, 2011


I'm holdings off for "the beards of the wives of orange county"

Although I have to admit that I love any sport that I can do while sound asleep!
posted by tomswift at 7:47 AM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


There's a guy on Flickr who photographs the World Beard and Moustache Championships. (Those are actually the least-interesting of his photographs to me, but whatever.)
posted by hoyland at 8:01 AM on August 6, 2011


Needs an angle. I might watch Beard Wives, Swamp Bearders, or Ghost Whiskerers.

The Deadliest Beard
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 8:02 AM on August 6, 2011


My friend came 4th at the World Beard & Moustache Championships twice!

everyone after 1st-3rd places gets "joint 4th"...
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:04 AM on August 6, 2011


Okay I thought this would annoy me but I found it really funny and all the dudes seemed like they had pretty good senses of humor about the whole thing.

SO, yeah, I rate it five pointy moustaches or something.
posted by dubitable at 8:09 AM on August 6, 2011


I shave two or three times a year whether I need to or not.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:15 AM on August 6, 2011


As a woman who is rendered utterly weak in the knees by really good extravagant facial hair, I love this with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.

"Beards of the Wives of Orange County" sounds like nothing to do with facial hair and everything to do with kept men who are accessories to a culture of powerful but closeted SoCal lesbians. I'd like to watch that too.
posted by Sublimity at 8:56 AM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Whisker Whisperer
posted by cazoo at 9:11 AM on August 6, 2011


Is that what that was? I flipped past and thought it was a documentary about new bands.
posted by Legomancer at 9:24 AM on August 6, 2011


Needs an angle. I might watch Beard Wives, Swamp Bearders, or Ghost Whiskerers.

I'm thinking a reality version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" would probably do it. Especially if they had some pit bulls and sold cupcakes. And Snow White was a pregnant teenager.


Beards of the Real Wives of Khazad-dûm.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 9:26 AM on August 6, 2011


I was drafted during the Whisker Wars and might have suffered the worst, but I found a way to escape. It was a close shave.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:59 AM on August 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I saw one of the guys from the previews for that show walking in the Village yesterday. He looked like a fucking nightmare.
posted by saladin at 11:19 AM on August 6, 2011


Oh, bearding.

I guess Cable TV isn't ready for Competitive Breeding yet.
posted by dismitree at 11:41 AM on August 6, 2011


beards are sexy...horribly sexy
posted by PinkMoose at 11:53 AM on August 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Being of an semi-ursine nature, myself, and being immersed in a queer cubculture of fur cultivation, I should be more supportive of advanced beardliness, but I have to question a social movement that so easily mixes long scraggletastic beards and guiches.

On straight men, I think beards exist primarily to agitate women, both for good and evil.
posted by sonascope at 1:08 PM on August 6, 2011


I fell in love around the 1:40 mark.
posted by theperfectcrime at 2:30 PM on August 6, 2011


A friend of mine's brother does this! I had no idea it was A Thing until she mentioned something about it...
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:28 PM on August 6, 2011


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