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August 21, 2013 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Behold! The Amazing and Terrifying Stop Motion Animated Magic Beard. [slyt | via]
posted by quin (12 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Words fail me (and my beard.)
posted by usonian at 9:34 AM on August 21, 2013

When we were kids, my dad invented a game he called Beardy, wherein at random times (often during long road trips in the car) he would gleefully shout out "Beeeeaarrddyyy!", then grab one of us by the wrist and vigorously chafe the backside of his/her hand against the rough stubble on his chin.

Ever since, I have considered beards my adversaries. Even as I occasionally sport one. It is the enemy that grows on my face.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:49 AM on August 21, 2013 [3 favorites]

That honestly makes me a little nauseated. Something about it is just icky.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 9:58 AM on August 21, 2013

I like the part with the beard. And the beard with the part.
And of course the shaving cream.
posted by chavenet at 10:07 AM on August 21, 2013

Man, I am so seeing a link in the comments -
posted by Samizdata at 10:35 AM on August 21, 2013

I was hoping beyond hope that something more substantial than vegetables would go in/come out of the beard - like a teddy bear.

When my beard was at its longest, I could hide guitar picks in it and suspend plastic ware through it and with care, a cheap metal fork. A woman in my dorm put a couple braids in it.
posted by plinth at 10:47 AM on August 21, 2013

Since he was willing to film some things in reverse (like the disappearing into the beard bit), I'm a bit disappointed he didn't do a "beard unwillingly and aggressively growing back as soon as it is cut" bit. That would have really amped up the creepy on this one.

Overall I really enjoyed it though!
posted by grog at 10:57 AM on August 21, 2013

The technique of using stop motion with short clips and live actors is apparently called "Pixilation". You may be familiar with it from the 1957 oscar award winning short "Neighbours", or more recently one of Pes' youtube masterpieces.
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posted by Popular Ethics at 11:41 AM on August 21, 2013

The most horrifying part was when I realized he was stopping with the soul patch.
posted by SharkParty at 12:21 PM on August 21, 2013 [6 favorites]

My inner cynic was all: yeah, a little of this goes a long way.

But the the shaving cream attacked, and I joyfully all in.
posted by MoxieProxy at 2:25 PM on August 21, 2013

This reminded me of some of Terry Gilliam's more wacked-out Monty Python animations, like Brian Islam and Brucie or Conrad Pooh's Dancing Teeth.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:31 PM on August 21, 2013

I sport a beard often because I don't have the patience to shave. There's no way I could make a video like this. Stop motion creation is for the insane.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:24 PM on August 30, 2013

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