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January 31, 2012 4:35 PM   Subscribe

A brief but hairy encounter. (SLYT) Don't miss the shocking conclusion.
posted by kinnakeet (32 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was hoping he meant "Beer-ed".
posted by evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight at 4:42 PM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, that's pretty much exactly how I got mine.
posted by koeselitz at 4:44 PM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


ok.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:45 PM on January 31, 2012


That wasn't porn.

I preferred The Mustache.
posted by bongo_x at 4:46 PM on January 31, 2012


A HAHAHAHA! Thanks!
posted by Ron Thanagar at 5:07 PM on January 31, 2012


...

is there something I am missing here?
posted by mediocre at 5:19 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


As in.. how is that entertaining, funny, or in any way interesting? Is there a meme I am unaware of?
posted by mediocre at 5:19 PM on January 31, 2012


cf. Beard Slap
posted by lucidium at 5:26 PM on January 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


No meme, and no claims to any redeeming qualities. It's just a minute or so of silliness.

Kinda reminded me of the hilarious "beard forcing" bit on the old Smothers Brothers show. A clean-shaven guy faced the camera and declared, "I will now attempt a Van Dyck-handlebar combo," and through the magic of 1960s television, soon sported same.

Humor is a personal thing. This amused me mightily. But I'm odd that way.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:28 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was a riff off of S. King's Thinner, yes?
posted by angrycat at 5:35 PM on January 31, 2012


Thinner. Yes. And not bad.
posted by Glinn at 5:40 PM on January 31, 2012


Yeah, no memes. Just silly. I laughed.
posted by brundlefly at 5:40 PM on January 31, 2012


Beards are in style I think, are we in some kind of 70's echo here?
posted by kuatto at 5:43 PM on January 31, 2012


light-hearted fun - i'm in.
posted by facetious at 5:43 PM on January 31, 2012


If I had that power, I'd go around bearding men right and left all across the country.
posted by hippybear at 5:49 PM on January 31, 2012 [6 favorites]


If I had that power, I'd go around bearding men right and left all across the country.

I watched the video, and immediately knew I would be seeing you here. But surely in at least this one thread it should say posted by hippybeard, no?

(And for the record, my wife agrees strongly with the hippybear.)
posted by Forktine at 5:55 PM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


I actually saw this video a few days ago, and considered making a post. But decided it would be far too predictable.
posted by hippybear at 6:07 PM on January 31, 2012


If I had that power, I'd go around bearding men right and left all across the country.

That is mighty egalitarian of you. I would kind of expect you to deny beards to the Right.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:07 PM on January 31, 2012


Hey, eye candy is eye candy, even if I don't agree with their politics.
posted by hippybear at 6:13 PM on January 31, 2012


My only issue is that I wish the new beardy mainstream would learn to groom their beards a bit better. Personal taste, of course, but the neck scraggle...the neck scraggle.
posted by sonascope at 7:39 PM on January 31, 2012


I've been going for a grown-out sort of civil war style beard for the past year or so. It's a great way to deal with neck scraggle, because the beard itself is long enough to hide the neck.
posted by hippybear at 7:47 PM on January 31, 2012


Hippybear- I'll say it. He looks way better with the beard. Also, Kids in the Hall sort of did this.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 8:20 PM on January 31, 2012


I grew a beard this past November.

1) My wife hated it.
2) The itch was driving me batty.

It went away in mid-december. There's always next winter...
posted by maxwelton at 8:54 PM on January 31, 2012


2) The itch was driving me batty.

The itch goes away after a bit. I've never understood where the itch comes from (although I've had a beard nearly constantly since I was 18, so I have no recent experience of new beard itch), but I do know that living life with a beard doesn't mean you itch non-stop.

If your wife hates it, however... That's probably the best reason not to have one.
posted by hippybear at 9:00 PM on January 31, 2012


Who needs a divine slap, i end up with a bread if I'm slightly distracted, it's why barbers know me by name, give me a week and I'll look like I should be in the back of a van making bead jewelry.
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 PM on January 31, 2012


Is there a meme I am unaware of?

I thought it was a reference to Thinner.
posted by KathrynT at 10:38 PM on January 31, 2012


Beards are in fashion whenever a woman is monarch of England. We bearded guys have a few more years...
posted by CCBC at 2:55 AM on February 1, 2012


If I had that power, I'd go around bearding men right and left all across the country.

If I had it, I wouldn't restrict myself to men.
posted by flabdablet at 3:39 AM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


2) The itch was driving me batty.

My barber says you don't start growing a beard, you just stop shaving. The ends of whiskers are cut off by a razor blade at an angle, which leaves sharp little arrowheads on each one of those little copper wires growing out of your face. They tend to curl back toward your skin, and it's irritating.

As soon as your beard is long enough to grab hold of, go get it trimmed by the barber. Voila, barbed ends are gone and you can get on with it.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 5:57 AM on February 1, 2012


I enjoyed that far more than it deserved. Especially as I'm re-growing my beard right now and it's at the short and itchy stage. I need to meet Dave.
posted by Decani at 12:04 PM on February 1, 2012


I'm pretty sure this was also a reference to Donnie Darko. Donnie almost hits a strange, senile old lady with his car. When he gets out to make sure the woman is okay, she whispers something ominous into his ear. (which, according to the internet, is "Every creature on this earth dies alone.")
posted by Green Winnebago at 5:58 PM on February 1, 2012


As soon as your beard is long enough to grab hold of, go get it trimmed by the barber.

Or don't even. The first time I grew a beard, it was intensely itchy for a week or two. One person told me the "sharp ends" theory and that seemed reasonable. He also said that the hair ends would dull over time and I wouldn't notice. Indeed, after a couple weeks my beard was about as soft as my regular hair.

The second time I grew a beard, the itchiness seemed to last less time. I don't know if that's because the theory is wrong or because I was less bothered by it due to foreseeing an end or what. In any case, I've never had a barber touch it. Or look at it, I just realized. My wife cuts my hair and I trim my own beard.
posted by DU at 5:01 AM on February 2, 2012


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