Whiskerino 2009

No trimming! No shaping! Embrace the Whiskerino!

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  • posted: February 26 @ 5:53am
forever castle: juju is forever at your service, my bearded friends.


jnonfiction says:
L. O. L.

Or at least C(huckle) O. L.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:54am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
"did I say I wanted cheese on this? NO I did not! Boy, you'd better get your tight rear end (i did that just for the kids) back in there and get me what I ordered."
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:54am -
michaeljstraub says:
Few things more classy than a man serving burgers in a tux. Thank you for the kind comment yesterday. This has been an awesome time and your photos never cease to make me smile.

Now, I would like a slider or 12 please
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:58am -
Yogi Beard says:
Firstly, thanks for the kind words. You're a class act all the way.
Secondly, looking very sharp.
Third, this is DIET! Did I ask for DIET?! Take it back!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:02am -
Yogi Beard says:
Also, mornin' neighbor.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:04am -
miguelito says:

how can i NOT king this?

Straight riDICulous!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:06am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Is this the spot where the "Straight Titties" magic was born?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:08am -
miguelito says:
Clame for my reaction to White Castle

(then go through @renaud's after hours set)
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:08am -
ewagoner says:
I like this so very, very much. Which Castle is this? I can never find a convenient one off the interstate in Nashville, so I wait until the one in Clarksville, every single time I'm driving through there.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:08am -
mOtke says:
Fancy McFancy Pants. A man of mystery and intrigue. Fancy would travel the globe to find the freshest meals and serve them up hot and fresh to those willing to eat of his bounty. Sadly, in an act of desperation, he found a place that didn't serve fresh meals. He was pretty sure that this wasn't food at all, but merely substance created to soak up alcohol after a night of binge drinking. He was willing to serve regardless.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:10am -
David W. says:
Your finest table, sir.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:10am -
Dave says:
hehe nice!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:17am -
robberfly says:
nice tux.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:20am -
johnatcollege says:
You are the only good thing about white castle.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:25am -
irishsquire says:
you, sir, are after my heart.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:26am -
whipticker says:
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:27am -
KimJongIllness says:
Would you believe that I love fast food buy have NEVER had White Castle or Crystal? It's true.

BTW: Owning a tux is badass.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:47am -
miguelito says:
drop trou
drop trou
droppin droppin
drop trou
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:51am -
Sir Walshington says:
i've never thought about it, but going in to a fast food restaurant and acting like a waiter could be a pretty funny thing. ha ha ha.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:55am -
Robfrenzy says:
You were one of the nicest guys I met at the Throwdown. You are a classy guy that I will greatly miss.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:08am -
Grower&Shower says:
I hope the bathroom attendant is a nicely dressed. They have bathroom attendants at White Castle, right? I mean, I here there's a lot of traffic in those bathrooms.

Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:15am -
Pip says:
There's no one classier than you.

Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:29am -
Furricane says:
Mostus excellentus
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:32am -
mattyc says:
Forever classy.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:41am -
mattyc says:
Forever win.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:41am -
Shotgun Willie says:
very debonair.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:41am -
mattyc says:
Forever awesome.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:41am -
mattyc says:
You are all three of those...all the time.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:41am -
Marko says:
Sorry, I won't be enjoying your eatery but I give the pic 5 out of 5 stars!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:44am -
revgoomba says:
I just threw up in my mouth.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:54am -
Noelix says:
You're no waiter. You're the king of the castle!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:01am -
pcain says:
this is all sorts of awesome... I really wish I had been driving by when you took this... actually I wish I had a big chair in the parking lot and you where bringing this to me
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:02am -
Andrew says:
I don't know how a photo could ever get more classy. Maybe some gold chains around your neck?

Thanks for being such an entertaining photographer over the last months, and for being a really nice guy. I fully enjoyed meeting you and hope we cross paths again.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:02am -
Ace says:
classy to a t. the t in white castle that is.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:09am -
Ace says:
but that same t is also in white trash.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:09am -
unky Kris says:
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:13am -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
@Timbo may be able to deliver, but I didn't see any mention that he can do it with this much style.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:19am -
Fledgling Brewer says:
I'm doing the calculations in my head and I'm not very good at math, but it appears that you've improved White Castle's image by 9,000%.

I'm sorry that I didn't get to talk with you at the Throwndown (I've heard from multiple sources what a nice and funny guy you are) but hopefully we can fix that at a local get-together. Be ready to be funny. I'll be judging.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:19am -
Fledgling Brewer says:
I meant Throwdown. "Throwndown" was what happened to my liver at the Throwdown.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:20am -
ben says:
@brandon should give the weird history of this.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:28am -
tedford says:
but seriously, can you be here in ten minutes?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:28am -
dizzywizard says:
there's a fly in my milkshake!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:48am -
Steve-O says:
Pure class. Too bad we live many hours away from one
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:15am -
sariebell says:
This is a thing of beauty. And I wanted to say, "Drop trou."
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:28am -
Finn MacCool says:
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:33am -
Eric the Beard says:
it was one of those laughs where all that came out was air. You kicked the breath out of me!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 10:49am -
BURNEY says:
My My.. The King and his Castle. You rule man.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 10:53am -
Just Jamey says:
Try foreverking'd.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 11:45am -
Mat Wiseman says:
Magnificent. The look seals it.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 12:10pm -
ThatGuy says:
I love this. You are silly on such a genius level. And I mean that as a total compliment. It has been so much fun following your work over the last 100 days. You have had some of my favorite shots of the whole thing, and your treadmill king is legendary, not to mention the follow up being hilarious as well.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 12:31pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Haha this is fantastic!! lol. we are here to serve eachother tho buddy!!!
loving this shot as much as i love all of your photos. You are a clever, quick witted, talented and positive guy with a great beard!

& in response to your question about how i came to be here...
wow.. here goes. from the start??

I think all of us like facial hair & stubbe & aspire to wear great beards or stubble so i have always admired it on guys... But that has always been "just a thing" in the background of being a guy... Im certain that i have always worn facial hair of some kind because i dont like shaving.. but as i grew & developed as a man.. I grew to like it more & more.

I think that my last serious girlfriend must have had an impact subconsciously on me because i met her & dated her for 2 years (that was 4 years or more? ago) and she had split up with & divorced her husband because they had grown apart... just before i met her she had met this "dude" from Amsterdam who worked in film production "jeff" funnily enough. and he was this "ladys man surf instructor" you know the type? anyways she really liked him & became friends with his sister & their friends too.. and a group of friends was made with her & her sister in amsterdam.. anyways this "dude" contributed the final finish to her marriage i think... and all along while i was dating her the 2 years.. she & her sister would go to amsterdam a few times a year... this jeff dude had dreads & a beard... and they were just mates but i think she always really liked him...
I think this made a subconscious imprint on me and a determination (added to my already existing love of facial hair & beards) To be as bearded as possible and then it became more & more prominent.. but i already really liked beards and good solid beards.. especial on younger men as we dont see as many under 40yr olds with full beards..

Anyways after we split up about 4 years ago... i dont know how or why but i just seemed to gravitate towards beards & especialy just general online stuff like reading about beards and appreciating them. & liking them.

So i started to become a beard expert... and save the rest of the story - found whiskerino 05' archives.. which had me hooked from the instant the page opened & i saw the layout, design, colours, presentation, idea, vibe and more importantly the photos!! being a traditionalist i had instant affinity with @cdubs robinson crusoe photos, elldubs top hat and monocle photo, all the others and of course @Mackle beard !! which pretty much made me appreciate the beauty that a man can bloom forth in his own right and that beards could be, or were spectacular!!! As soon as the '07 whiskerino was opened i was eager to participate... it was through that experience i found out about @davidbean and his (as well as others) awesome photography.. i had somewhat overlooked davids photos in '05 simply because i was not as drawn to the contemporary beard photos as much as the traditional. but i soon found out that beneath the gems of photographic talent was depths of art, and that latched onto my other interests (which had been previous paths of mine) philosophy, religeon, art history, humour all these things through whiskerino are mixed into awesome sauce and shared around this fantastic community. It enables us to focus our loves and likes, nostalgia and feelings into art, photography and bring it out in our beards. Whiskerino is a community, a competition, a school, a church, a life experience and a pleasure.

ok i just sat & typed that so its just off the top of my head.. i could/should really have word processed and organized it better but thats the brief in long format lol.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 1:02pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
oops kingfaved BTW!!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 1:02pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Oh dam i just wrote about me and in reflection you asked how @mackle had influenced my life. haha well thats easy.

Mackle shows guys how awesome beards are if they can take the time to grow them, care for them, clean them & present them as they are meant to be - right here on our faces. :) any good? ;)
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 1:06pm -
mattyc says:
you have been @timbo'ed CLAME for it.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 1:53pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
lol folliclejuju is the man!

hey @mattyc that timbo was hella funny.

Hey @folliclejuju what on earth is the photo you took 8? hours to do???????????
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 2:48pm -
Chinfropro says:
Follicle I think I love you. Clame if you haven't already seen this.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 3:12pm -
folliclejuju says:
@mattyc - i LOVE the @timbo! you are so awesome!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 4:50pm -
folliclejuju says:
@Chinfropro - that is the most amazing photo that has even been taken of me in my life. if one photo can represent my entire life, i can right now without any reservation choose that photo. how do i get a print size version?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 4:51pm -
folliclejuju says:
@UlaOcealleigh - thank you so much. i am honored beyond belief by your explanation of how you came in to all this. what a fantastic story and testament to how @mackle has influenced the entire globe with his artistic mastery.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 4:53pm -
mu says:
I will miss you're style, this is great. and can I get a discount?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:38pm -
Voltron says:
I believe you have me at a disadvantage sir, there is not a White Castle in my state :-(
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:12pm -
keifel says:
as dapper as you look, i still don't think i can do white castle
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:00pm -
gragaband says:
What better place is there for tuxedo-wearing?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:52pm -
gragaband says:
Because I don't think there is one.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
Robfrenzy says:
kingfav of course
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:26pm -
EdwardTeach says:
classy and trashy.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:39pm -
mattyc says:
you think the @timbo's are funny...you should see the email thread with like 350+ emails. and tons of images
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:43pm -
Tolleson says:
I king'd this off the thumb. It's that good. How good? THAT good. You have always brought it and today it came with a side of White Castle.

In other, more shameless news: CLAME to keep me in the Top 15 so I can shed the masquerade of being a respectable person.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:33pm -
Poe says:
the tux is amazing. Congrats on your Timbo - I didn't see this picture yesterday and thought mattyc had photoshopped it together. (no way did I think someone had stood in-front of white castle.)

Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:38pm -
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