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World Beard Championships
November 1, 2005 9:23 AM   Subscribe

2005 World Beard and Moustache Championships.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (29 comments total)

 
Big, hairy deal.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:31 AM on November 1, 2005


Jihadists, the lot of 'em.
posted by Balisong at 9:31 AM on November 1, 2005


What...no absorbency competition?
posted by jrossi4r at 9:32 AM on November 1, 2005


Three larks... AND a wren... we have a winnar
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:34 AM on November 1, 2005


Awesome.
posted by dazed_one at 9:51 AM on November 1, 2005


Their natural enemy is soup.
posted by Freen at 10:04 AM on November 1, 2005


My beard wouldn't stand a chance. Plus, it's red(ish).
posted by Witty at 10:05 AM on November 1, 2005


If it hadn't been for the Russian judge, there'd be more Americans on that podium.
posted by horsewithnoname at 10:10 AM on November 1, 2005


There also seems to be an auxiliary competition involving their also outrageous outfits. As in: "Worlds Most Intense and Unintentionally Silly Hat and Shirt Combination."
posted by Jon-o at 10:10 AM on November 1, 2005


Also includes: "Worlds Freakiest Gaze"
posted by Jon-o at 10:12 AM on November 1, 2005



posted by Jon-o at 10:13 AM on November 1, 2005


That guy looks just like my accountant.
Hardly a 'Best' in the moustache department...
posted by Balisong at 10:18 AM on November 1, 2005


They should hand these out to all the contestants.
posted by Gamblor at 10:20 AM on November 1, 2005


More champions
posted by caddis at 10:27 AM on November 1, 2005


That's not a moustache.

THIS is a moustache!
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:39 AM on November 1, 2005


No, THAT is a travelling coatrack.
posted by Gamblor at 10:42 AM on November 1, 2005


Katie Holmes wuz robbed!!!
posted by gigawhat? at 10:43 AM on November 1, 2005


looks like he may have carved that mustache out of his chesthair.
posted by 8 Bit at 11:27 AM on November 1, 2005


There's something oddly homo-erotic about this whole thing . . .
posted by JeffK at 11:56 AM on November 1, 2005


i'm really surprised somebody hasn't pointed out this earlier
posted by slogger at 11:57 AM on November 1, 2005


That's not a moustache, it's a space station!
posted by Western Infidels at 12:19 PM on November 1, 2005


Slogger: New year, new pictures, new flights of facial follicular fancy.
posted by Freen at 3:06 PM on November 1, 2005


Hardly a 'Best' in the moustache department...

He's more of an example of that creepy gaze that the contestants seem to posses.
posted by Jon-o at 8:42 PM on November 1, 2005


I, for one, welcome our new facial hair growing overlords.
posted by vagus at 9:03 PM on November 1, 2005


I competed two years ago in Carson City in the sideburn division. Sadly I didn't even make the top four. I had planned on competing again this year but I got a job in January that I had to shave them for.

Well look here, this years sideburn winners. Notice how it's three of the top four from two years ago, Uwe must be too old to compete, he was like 93 in 2003. That shoulda been me up there representing Team USA, mine were way longer before I shaved them. Oh well. I look better now anyway.
posted by Jawn at 10:54 PM on November 1, 2005


Sorry, meant Alf, not Uwe was too old for this years comp. Uwe was indeed there and took third place.

And Jon-o, I don't know why everyone dresses up like that, but since I'm something of a clothesmaker I figured I might was well join in. Ahh regrets! I made an amazing samurai outfit, full kamishimo, for Halloween this year, would have taken first prize for sure with that getup and my giant sideburns.
posted by Jawn at 11:02 PM on November 1, 2005


This makes me so happy.
posted by kenko at 11:50 PM on November 1, 2005


Yessss. I've been waiting for this.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:38 AM on November 2, 2005


I was at the Idaho championships in Ketchum (as a non-bearded spectator) last April. There was a pretty amazing dichotomy between people like myself who were there & competing for the heck of it, and people who were like "I love going to the world championships because the networking potential in the moustache community is so amazing!"

Moustache community?!
posted by soviet sleepover at 8:31 PM on November 8, 2005


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