Jon: Beard-o-rama 2009 (part one)….

Guess what?! I’m growing a beard! Paul asked me to do it for his birthday last week, and I am happily (and itchingly) obliging. Currently I am on day 9 of not shaving, so I am still in that hobo-ish stage where I just look gross. Soon though, I will look like a college professor and/or a gay porn star from the 70’s. How exciting!

I of course will be posting pictures of my progress on here eventually, but to give you a sneak peek of what I might look like, I have created this artistic and highly scientific future projection:


Much like I do with other things I become temporarily obsessed with, I have been internet researching the crap out of the how’s and why’s of beard culture. It turns out a lot of people are really into beards. For some, apparently the ability to grow nice facial hair isbeards.org home seen as a calling from a higher power. I present for your pleasure the website All About Beards. They have pictures of beards. They have videos of beards. They have testimonials of beard lovers. And I have now learned that there are actual international beard contests. No kidding. What’s nuts is that this website has been around since 1996. So, I guess that says something. Do you think my beard will eventually take over my brain and make me become one of these crazy men who treat body hair as a hobby?

All of this reminded me of this classic Kids in the Hall sketch:

Seeing this video got me looking for other beard videos.  I found out that there is this whole group of people who do these time lapse videos of themselves growing beards….  Most are pretty yawn inducing, but this one caught my attention:

Expect Beard-o-rama part two in about two weeks….


3 Responses to “Jon: Beard-o-rama 2009 (part one)….”

  1. 1 gaycondo
    January 9, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    apparently, you didn’t read my not welcome back list!

  2. 2 The Bearded Traveler
    January 10, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    It’s that Sam Adams Effect!

  3. January 15, 2009 at 9:19 am

    i love beards. unfortunately, i can’t grow one. i end up looking like i have some scraggly hairs on my face. so i look forward to beard-o-rama and i will leave vicariously through your posts.

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