Whiskerino 2009

Welcome to Whiskerino 2009! Time to grow and show!!

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  • posted: November 28 @ 11:09am
Yes, it is that time.

I've done the Yewknee Beard Contest of 2003, Whiskerino 2005, 2007 and now 2009. I've never bowed out early until.....now.

One of my proudest moments was winning the most MVB's and King Beards of the 2 previous Whiskerino's.

This time around I've had a lot going on in my life, some good, some not so good. I honestly haven't had the time, drive or inspiration.

More than ANYTHING else, I'm so glad for all the friends that I've made through this crazy web site. I hope to continue all of them forever.

Please keep in touch everyone.

P.S. Jesus Forgives and there is no one like Him.


The Beans


jonshell says:
I wish you and that family of yours all the best, david. hope to see you at the throwdown.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:10am -
ben says:
bye david b. i will contact you next time i'm in your town...may your season turn for the best.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:11am -
pcain says:
Awww Bean! Say it aint so!
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:12am -
Furricane says:
so sad to see you go
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:14am -
robberfly says:
You'll be missed. I enjoyed your photography back while non-participating in '07 and have enjoyed it now as well. Peace.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:15am -
Matthew_Moore says:
See ya David. God speed.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:17am -
herr neas says:
bye david, bye sam, bye kids
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:19am -
benfrank says:
oh wow, this sucks. never saw this coming.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:21am -
jnonfiction says:
I *did* see this coming. Doesn't make it less a bummer.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:24am -
hankbobs says:
Tis a bummer, but sometimes life just happens. take care
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:24am -
BuddyJ says:
You're still not gonna shave, right?
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:36am -
stephen says:
man, is it even a whiskerino without you?
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:38am -
Dj says:
Well Mr. Bean, I'm sorry to see you go. You are the stuff of legend. I can't shame that, especially since you just said you're dropping out, and not renewing a friendship with a razor.

You will be missed, especially in this final chapter.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:41am -
R E N A U D says:
The Hall of Shame just doesn't seem fitting though. Maybe Mackle can make a hall of purgatory? Also, I insist that you make it to the final throwdown festivities, beard or no beard.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:44am -
damnweather says:
sad to see you go, david. take care.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:45am -
Barefoot says:
ohhhh no! I really wanted to meet you! You are so many people's inspiration on here I can tell! Mine too. Hope to keep in touch. Really.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:45am -
Yogi Beard says:
It was an honor and a privilege, sir.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:46am -
tedford says:
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Sir Squire says:
You'll be missed. It has been great knowing you, and I wish you the best.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:53am -
Jar says:
Bean, you will be missed around here. Hope to see you at the Throwdown.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:05pm -
Jarrett says:
Awww, it's sad to see you go. It was an honor growing and showing with you. I wish you the best...
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:15pm -
sariebell says:
Hope we still see you guys at the Throwdown. Sorry to see you go... (kisses blown at you and your family)xxxxxxx
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:19pm -
Dave says:
take care DB. hope to meet/see you at the throwdown
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:21pm -
josh says:
No...that's not true! That's impossible! Noooo! Noooo! I truly do feel as if I have lost a hand and have been told that a sith lord is my dad. Sad, sad day. I wish you all the best.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:22pm -
Just Jamey says:
You're a gentleman and a scholar. Sad to see you go.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:26pm -
runningantelope says:
you'll be missed!
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:31pm -
Mike de Monk says:
take care man. proud to known you even through the net and even we we haven't really spoken. today I was talking about you to some of my friends. that a good, excellent photographer like u is also in whiskerino

sometimes its really difficult to explain to people what WHISKERINO is. the creativity, the craziness about the beard, everything

you are and will remain WHISKERINO's most wanted!!

Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:36pm -
Ace says:
Well... I guess I might as well quit now too.

I kinda don't believe this right now. Sad....
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:37pm -
Caronna says:
my eyes are watering... sad day brother, hate to see you go!
you will be missed!
God bless.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:51pm -
wondermade says:
I second @renaud's imperative that you still participate in the throwdown.

Enjoy the remainder of the holidays.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:09pm -
Marko Lady says:
No McGowans or Beans???? The Markos are sad. :(
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:25pm -
Freshie says:
Later David, good luck with everything.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:25pm -
Jaymz! says:
you are missed, missed and then missed again. Hope you can make it to the throwdown... i'm going to attempt to try more so than any this time around. I think you should too.. especially since you live in it's city. Peace out pops. miss ya. *hug*
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:27pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
awww :/

David Bean man, you are so good to everyone on here, that is why you are the MAN.

i totaly respect you and you always have positive vibes & thoughts going your way :)

i like to think that tho we have never met we would be friends :)

Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:37pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
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Katie says:
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:46pm -
mOtke says:
I would blame Obey Maach, but I think this has more to do with spaceships and the upcoming robot invasion.

Luckily, I may get to see you in person tonight, so, I have that going for me. Sad that your beautiful photos won't be filling the pages the rest of this year.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:50pm -
mattmarch says:
Amen bro.

Sounds like you have more important things to focus on, hope that will bring you blessings.

Take care david.bean
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:55pm -
mims attack says:
Shamey Mcshamerson. I will personally shame you while bowling a 300 tonight.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:56pm -
Bumgardner says:
We will miss you on whiskerino. Hope you had a good turkey day.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:57pm -
blackbeard says:
i'll miss you. i was hoping to get to know you some this time around.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 1:58pm -
Mike de Monk says:
As mackle said to Obeey Maach a few days ago. Whiskerino 2009 will never be as 2007 and I think for sure not as 2005 & 2003.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 2:08pm -
jonlunsford says:
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Davis says:
this is a sad sight, but one that i understand. hope you all are doing well, and we better see you at the throwdown.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 2:35pm -
david.bean says:
Thanks, everyone, seriously.

@RENAUD, a Hall of Purgatory, that is soooo hilarious!

And no, I wouldn't miss the Throwdown.

And also, I never shave clean, I will always have a beard but just a very short, stubbly one.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 2:38pm -
Finn MacCool says:
See you at the Throwdown. Sad to see you bow out. I wish you and your family well and I pray that everything continues to improve in your lives.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 2:52pm -
ZFA says:
God bless you, david.bean. whiskerino will be the less for your absence. thanks for the great shots and beard goodwill.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:00pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
Hey, this time I haven't the time, drive or inspiration either, but I'm taking it day by day. I know where you are coming from. I don't blame you.
Happy trails my friend.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:01pm -
Beard Goggles says:
this is for you.


Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:12pm -
Pastor D Fizz says:
David, I haven't met you in person but you'll be missed brother. I've heard some awesome things about you and hope you can still come to the throwdown.
In Christ,
Pastor D Fizz
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:12pm -
Andrew says:
onwards and upwards, mr. bean. you'll be missed.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:12pm -
keifel says:
you'll be missed sir.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:18pm -
blankenship says:

Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:22pm -
mackle says:
I'm sorry to see you go but totally understand.

If the mentality of "Whiskerino as TV Show" is kept intact this is very fitting. Beloved 'characters' leave the show and wrap things up nice and tidy. So, while I am bummed not to be exposed to your always delightfully inspired images, I am glad that Whiskerino gets to do something new and unique for you - say goodbye.

One time @Burney told me that the reason he shaved during a Whiskerino was that it was the one thing he hadn't done. It's a respectful mentality to have.

Godspeed Bean Family. We will miss you.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:29pm -
jclutch says:
Happy Trails! And Beard-Love to you and yours!
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:31pm -
bear! says:
aw dang...
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:33pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
sadness...your boys don't look solemn enough for this affair. Beers soon, sir
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:40pm -
eightyeight says:
you've been an inspiration to us all. it will be sad to see you go. god speed.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:50pm -
Marko says:
Expect a noogie when I see you tonight!
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:58pm -
KimJongIllness says:
*sniff* Goodbye, Mr. Bean. *sniff*

(I still owe you some photos. I haven't forgotten, I'm just... lazy.)
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 3:58pm -
byron.nash says:
Your contribution will be sorely missed. Godspeed and praise Jesus.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 4:23pm -
Pip says:
Definitely a tear for this.

We'll miss you, David.

God bless you and your family.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 4:25pm -
Lingerino says:
and before we even had the chance to collaborate... maybe @davidbean will make a guest appearance in one of my submissions later this Whiskerino... ?? maybe??
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 4:31pm -
9schwander says:
man. this makes me really sad. Know that you've inspired and brought joy to us all though... I still show people your KB's from 07. Good luck to you and the family!!!
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 4:42pm -
brandon says:
Goodbye, David. Please take care.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 4:45pm -
Chinfropro says:
Take care man would love to learn from a great like yourself. You, your work, your family and your 28 day old beard are beautiful. See you round.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 5:17pm -
j a t says:
w o w
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 5:22pm -
Roo says:
gosh! i hate to see you go...god bless and see you around town!!!
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 5:35pm -
Jimmy says:
Sorry to see you go. That is a good looking beard....
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 6:44pm -
taber says:
bummer, do what you gotta do though. loved your photos. high five.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 6:48pm -
stanislaw says:
goodnight sweet prince.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 8:09pm -
Moo says:
Sad to see you go.....had such a wonderful time getting to know you and the family during the 2007 Whiskerino.....enjoyed growing with you for this short time. God bless and see you soon......
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 8:51pm -
Fofe says:
good luck, I've enjoyed your work.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 9:19pm -
Paragone says:
Very sad to see you leaving us but I do understand. It becomes more difficult every year to stay motivated to be creative on this site and compound that with a busy lifestyle it makes it even harder. I am really glad I met you and many others through this site. Thanks for all the great photos.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 10:28pm -
jarrodms says:
Good luck bean i hope all works out for you in life... i have enjoyed all you have brought to this... you will be truly missed
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:36pm -
Just Jamey says:
Unless @mackle moves you to the Hall of Shame, you haven't broken any rules. I say, take 7 days to consider a comeback. We'd all love it.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 11:58pm -
Taylor says:
One of the favorites...

God bless you and your family.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 12:14am -
Ned Kelly says:
Hey David, Im sorry to see you go. If I ever make it to Nashville I hope you don't mind if I look you up. Take care.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 12:53am -
revgoomba says:
It was nice while it lasted McBean!
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 1:52am -
Pursuit of Hirsute says:
It was great growing with you. Hope you and the family have a great holiday.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 6:40am -
Presto Beardo says:
good luck mr bean, you have been an inspiration, for sure
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 8:22am -
hale. says:
going to miss you David, but your leaving is completely understood. take care my friend. all the best to you and your family.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 9:34am -
Todd the Mok says:
well, at least now i won't be so lonely in the Hall of Shame.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 9:35am -
j.goforth says:
this is a a crying shame. very sad to see you go.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 9:54am -
Twisted Sistare says:
Happy trails, sir.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 10:31am -
Mat Wiseman says:
Miss you already.
Posted: Nov 29th, 2009 - 12:13pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.