Whiskerino 2009

No trimming! No shaping! Embrace the Whiskerino!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 5:52pm


Dschonn says:
I can't express my emotions at the end of this. I have made lasting friendships and cross-country journeys that would never have been possible if not for this website and its predecessors. I thank Mackle for providing the space and everyone involved for making this the incredible, indescribable experience that it is. Thanks.

And clame for my throwdown pictures. They are rough, but they are all I have.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:53pm -
Grower&Shower says:
So glad you're in my town. We shall hang. Let's make it happen. Unless of course you don't want to.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:54pm -
Robfrenzy says:
You are one of the best. I will miss you and your classiness.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:54pm -
shularbrau says:
You have a style all your own and that is something to be proud of. You look great. Always. Thanks for posting you awesome style for the last 4 months.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:00pm -
Brandon Hill says:
so someday when I move to Portland (possibly the best city in the country) we can meet up. Your stylings are crazy amazing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:00pm -
cary norton says:
man you look like a different person. be well sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:03pm -
jeremyokai says:
legend in my mind and probably everyones. see ya soon man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:04pm -
jnonfiction says:
Goodnight, John. It was a pleasure. And it was a blast, wasn't it?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:11pm -
Yogi Beard says:
You've had some amazing pictures, sir. It's truly been an honor. Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:27pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
It's been brilliant to do this all again with you. You are an original.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:28pm -
sethro says:
i appreciated the chance to talk to you at the throwdown, @dschonn – and your photos have been great as usual.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:29pm -
Ploafmaster says:
Your stuff has been so good. Classy, even. It's been a pleasure observing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:30pm -
tedford says:
a true whiskerino original right here, gentlemen. it's been a pleasure. take care of yourself.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:31pm -
ilikeschool says:
Goodbye sir. I will definitely see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:37pm -
brandon says:
You are the classiest beard I've ever met, John. And you will be missed.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:40pm -
ZFA says:
you are a whiskerino classic. your presence has added so much. also, you look like you are from 1890. and i mean that as a compliment of the highest order.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:49pm -
mu says:
You were a true artist here, I was more antics and silliness. I love what you brought each day and I have been truly amazed by you each day. Much respect for you sir and wish you all the best!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:52pm -
Moxie says:
Great meeting you at the throwdown! Keep it real, dude.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:54pm -
yourfavorite says:
I have had a blast watching your beard grow. Thanks so much for all you've contributed to this site. I'm jealous of the amount of style you possess and can't wait to see you in Moustache May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:54pm -
specialshoes says:
so nice being a part of this with you. looking forward to May. nice to meet you @ the TD. you are a seriously nice and classy dude. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:55pm -
mattyc says:
farewell.. hope your moustache is around in a couple monts... it's nice as it is now. Always an awkward pleasure to talk to you in person. ahahahha.

see you later man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:05pm -
Zach says:
take care man!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:06pm -
Jar says:
You wear a beard so well. Thanks for being a part of this.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:07pm -
zackle says:
Simple and to the point. Fare thee well, friend. See you in May, every May from here to eternity (or until we die of old age).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:10pm -
RyRy says:
I like your style, sir. I'm glad @Patrick introduced us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:13pm -
Scrivener says:
I'm really hoping you'll be in Moustache May again this year so that this will just be a brief parting of the ways. I'm really glad to have gotten to know you and to have grown & shown with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:14pm -
Phil says:
You are by far the classiest guy in this joint. Thanks for showing the rest of us how it's done.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:50pm -
Furricane says:
I will miss your hats.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:52pm -
Furricane says:
and your awesome and quiet demeanor.

You are a gem.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
OhMyGoshman says:
Nice meeting you, and have fun eating your mustache!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:56pm -
wondermade says:
I've been thinking about making some of my own clothes and have you to thank for it.

Stay well, enjoy Portland. Hopefully we'll make it out there in the next 12 months.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:00pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your theme week will be a big help in getting me away from the t-shirts. Take care and thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:03pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
in answer to your first question, in hindsight, yes, ESPECIALLY the ziggy stardust one.

to your other question, no, not real at all.

in response to your words on valentine's day, yes, all of this is quite real.

as for my photo taken the day after, that was for you. look into it.

i also remember our conversation well. and, as far as staying in touch, lets do that. joelartz at gmail is where you will find me. you're on the right track, that's for sure. glad you are out there.

be well, friend. talk to you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:06pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
my friend. we have virtually nothing in common except a beard. I am so glad I got to spend a weekend getting to know you. You are incredibly talented. There is something great out there for you to do. I know it.
The Ozzy Nelson family loves you John.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:26pm -
JamesC says:
You are a bard of Hibbing. You also believe in ZXenu and a superhero. At least you're a superhero to me, anyway.

Stay cool, brother.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:37pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:

I promise to buff up on my grammar & punctuation.

in all your photos you look pretty serious.
But in the throwdown pics you have a different vibe all together..
I enjoyed seeing those photos because i got to see a different perspective on you.
& it was very cool & happy one you truly were beaming with pleasure, fun and good times.

I have loved all your work right through both 09' & 07'

peace bro.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:40pm -
chrisauel says:
Classy. It's been nice growing and showing with you. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:40pm -
Taylor says:
simply amazing...
always consistent...
never disappointing...

nice growing with you...

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:51pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot(s). i love your work Dschonn

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:02pm -
mackle says:
This is going to sound REALLY weird but I feel like, in some way, Whiskerino helped you flourish a little bit. You've obviously got your own thing going for you but I have a theory that Whiskerino acted as a conduit to find some confidence in your being. You are an amazing person and mindblowingly intelligent.. I often find myself jealous of the fact that you know so much about language and history and all sorts of things without even trying to stretch your brain much.

I will see you in May so I will keep this brief but you are a great dude and I am glad Whiskerino introduced us (or maybe it was MM but you get what I mean).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:17pm -
mackle says:
ps. if I haven't told you - this style of yours that is way more 40's noir detective than wilderness lotr totally works for you and I hope you continue to embrace it wholeheartedly.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:17pm -
mackle says:
pps. i am glad you finally won a much deserved king beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
jclutch says:
You're all class sir. You're forced perspective still makes me think you actually have a giant dog. Thanks for being awesome daily. Cheers!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
Meeting you was high on my priority list at the Throwdown. You're a really amazing guy and a creative inspiration. Please keep being awesome, I'll see you in May!

Also, you always have a place to lay your head in Nashville sir, call anytime. 615.481.7508
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:23pm -
Karl says:
You have the greatest style I have ever seen. Your photography and beard have always been excellent. Portland isn't too far away, so maybe I will be able to meet you. Take care, and so long.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:33pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Thank you for everything you have brought here… Again sometime I hope.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:53pm -
Boaz says:
john it's been a pleasure growing with you and meeting you at the throwdown. Hope to see you around in May :{
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:02pm -
kidstatic says:
Stylish until the end. Your face always brings a smile to mine. See you in May?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:45pm -
Barefoot says:
You will be missed.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:59pm -
Barefoot says:
by me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:59pm -
Ace says:
you look like such a young man in the clame and so different now. crazy what 4 months will do to you... but hey, ive always enjoyed your photos john and i was really glad you finally got a kb. you deserved it for real. im glad we got to chat so much this time around. see you in may of course im sure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:12pm -
Fofe says:
It always great to participate in these events with you. You have such a great style that creates a unique mood in all your photos. Great to finally meet you at the TD. Hope to see you in May for the moustaches!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:22pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
The ever classy. My mind would explode if I ever saw you in grungy sweatpants.

It was good bumping into you at the throwdown. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:24pm -
Terry Masters says:
let me start with the fact that you are emily's favorite person ever! and i'll second that. you are a smart, funny, quick-witted interesting guy who made whiskerino and the throwdown that much more fun. keep making your own clothes. keep speaking german so you don't forget it. and keep taking awesome pictures when MM 2010 starts up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:25pm -
revgoomba says:
See you soon buddy!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:29pm -
damnweather says:
i am glad we met. so glad. i hope we continue to meet in the future. take care john.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:03am -
hankbobs says:
John - I think I'm over the time limit. but its worth a try. It was awesome getting to hang with you in Nashville, I hope it happens again. I saw your pic above, and I'm 90% certain its the first time I've seen you without any facial hair. Its kind of shocking actually, but that's what happens I suppose. Hopefully you will scrape together a DTM for may! I may find myself in Portland sometime soon, and will look you up if I do. take care my friend, it was great growing and showing with you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:05am -
nate says:
i loved our convo about language! hope all is well and i'll hit you up the next time i'm in portland and we can drink coffee together...or beer.

hit me up if you're ever in cesky tesin, czech...

micczech1212 (at) gmail (dot) com
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:27am -
revgoomba says:
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:23am -
hale. says:
john, it is both a pleasure and an honor to call you my friend. you always impress me with everything about who you are.

i'm going to try harder with keeping in closer contact. your friendship is important to me, even if i don't always express it well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:26am -
mattmarch says:
oh i don't know. I might have to lose it in order to keep it.?

hey i hear you, this has been surprisingly emotional for me. all you guys are the best, and I wish I could have know you all better. I'm really hoping to pop back in May.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:43am -
sariebell says:
It was a pleasure meeting you both here and in person, Dschonn. You have a unique perspective and style that brings a certain je ne sais quois to this thing. Take care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:53am -
robberfly says:
It was great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:56am -
miguelito says:
you've got style in spades, man. it was nice meeting you.. good luck and take care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:16am -
JamesC says:
portland is like a couple hours away by car. that's too far for me to travel (i get lonely).
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:29am -
Matthew_Moore says:
John - I had a great time at TD with you and the boys. Thanks for hangin'!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:30am -
Pip says:
Bye for now, John.

You've been a constant force here these last couple years, and I'm sure you'll continue to be in Mays to come. I've enjoyed everything you've done and look forward to knowing you for a long time.

Stay you, because what you are is amazing.

Be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:22am -
Noelix says:
John, you are magical. I've never met anyone quite like you before and I am consistently impressed by your photos and personal style. Keep being awesome and find me online buddy.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:11pm -
ben says:
it was good talking for the short while we did. i'm rooting for you and your scholarship package. hit me up anytime, especially when you're in colorado.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:24pm -
mOtke says:
The babbling brook beside him gave off the strong odor of yeast and pure wilderness. He sampled the various vegetation around him, searching for the perfect ingredients for his Wipperwere stew. The deer observing from a far weren't really deer, but angry, bald, bearded dudes that could shapeshift. He was afraid but confident. He used a laser that he had been saving specifically for a time like this. Who won? The guy with the beard. That's how most of these stories end, really. Except for the stories where the bearded guy eats fast food and shaves. I don't care for those.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:28pm -
johnatcollege says:
Looking dapper as always. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you. I hope we meet again.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:42pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Goodbye to you! It was great and awesome bearding it up with you!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:16pm -
Ned Kelly says:
If I wore youre wardrobe Id be happy but way too hot.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:35pm -
Ned Kelly says:
- in a heat temperature kind of way
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:35pm -
l_etranger_ says:
ah, @dschonn. an enigma wrapped in a cloak. or should I say a wolf in sheep's clothing? I kid, i kid. Sir, I wish we could have spent more time hanging with you at throwdown as well. I also enjoyed chatting with you on random nights and sincerely do hope that our paths will cross again. Until that day... stay classy!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:52pm -
Dschonn says:
Thanks, everyone.
Posted: Mar 2nd, 2010 - 12:06am -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.