Whiskerino 2009

Throwdown details coming together. Please attend!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 3:58pm
Guys, it's been a hell of a ride. @Davis, who I went to college with but barely talked to as he was taking over my old job at the college radio station as I was getting ready to join the workforce on an internship, convinced me to do this Whiskerino thing for its last hurrah. Unsurprisingly, the most views I had on a single day was the take-a-photo-at-work day, wherein you all learned that I work at The Onion in some capacity. For some of you, I'll probably be remembered as "The Onion" guy, and for others, I'll probably be remembered as "that guy who can't quite grow a beard." You're both right. I gave it my all, and good gravy are you guys some of the coolest and least creepiest group of people one could ever imagine considering you're a pack of strangers posting pictures of your beards on the Internet. Let's stay in touch, and my Chicago beards, let's meet up.

I can't believe it's been four months. A lot has happened in these handful of weeks, a speck of dust in the long run of the earth's existence, and maybe I'll join in on Moustache May. Will I see you there?

Regardless of what the future holds, though, I'll just say this: "V" for victory. For now, I'm ghost.

CUE: GREEN DAY'S "GOOD RIDDANCE"

Comments

Davis says:
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:06pm -
Davis says:
i'm getting weepy just reading that. it's so emotional, man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:06pm -
Yogi Beard says:
I did brag to a lot of my friends that one guy on the website works at The Onion. Regardless, you're a funny guy and I'm glad you stuck with it. Live long and prosper.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:07pm -
Davis says:
i'm glad you hung with it, buddy. you should totally do mustache may though: you got the stache down.

i gotta buy my plane tix, but we're definitely hanging out come july. we can nerd out and talk about video game minutiae... you know, do what we usually do, just in person and not on IM.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:08pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Thems some nice shirts you got there. And remember: logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:11pm -
David W. says:
If anyone wants to stay in touch, let me know. I'm on a couple of really cool spam e-mail lists that's helping me shrink my penis size. Let me know! @yogibeard, otherwise

Looking forward to it, @davis. But you should know I'll only text-message you in person, as I am cripplingly shy. (BTW, beat MM10 today... chat you up about it tomorrow.)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:11pm -
Grower&Shower says:
No Mustache May for me but I know you'll kill it over there. Best of luck to you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:45pm -
mattyc says:
live long and prosper to you too.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:26pm -
Zach says:
see you around man!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:41pm -
Presto Beardo says:
If anybody ever rags on your beard, just give them the Vulcan death grip
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:58pm -
Phil says:
See you in May, you great, beautiful nerd.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:10pm -
gragaband says:
I think it's admirable to see a patchy beard pull 120 days. And perfect attendance! Bravo!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:27pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Watching the Hall of Shame I thought Team Patchy was one of those war/horror movies where they all get picked off one by one... glad you made it through! Take care and thanks for the comments...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:48pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
i see your force fields are down
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:58pm -
mackle says:
shields up pal!

Thanks for playing along.. even if you can't grow a beard, you had a good time.. and that's what matters.

Thank you sir and good luck out there!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:07pm -
robberfly says:
SHAME!
just kidding

It was great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:09am -
Army of Whiskers says:
Team perfect attendance is hardcore in my books. Thanks for growing a beard with me.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:22pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Live Long and Grow Beard!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:50pm -
l_etranger_ says:
a hell of a ride it HAS been. good stuff. see you on the flip side!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:06pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.