Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 3:25pm
The day the beards cried.

Rest in peace whiskerino. You were a good friend.

In all seriousness, I can't say enough good things about this site, and the people here. I love all you guys, and I love the creativity you all put into this. It really made this very special.

I thank you all for welcoming this new blood into the fold.

Oh, and stay in touch:
aim: ramdac7
yahoo: ninjataylor
msn, gmail - see image below for email address.
facebook: /gulledge
twitter: ramdac


mattyc says:
Welll.. lets see.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:26pm -
mattyc says:
what can i say about this photo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:26pm -
mattyc says:
other than the fact that it is epic and a great ender.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:26pm -
mattyc says:
i will be visiting that grave one day to pay my respects.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:26pm -
mattyc says:
you sir are a great dude to be around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:26pm -
mattyc says:
and one of the easiest dudes for me to make comments about.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
Ploafmaster says:
Way to go, dude. Glad to have met you and followed your pics on this site.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
mattyc says:
or comments on your photos anyway or whatever.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
mattyc says:
I mean all i have to do is type what i'm thinking and usually you like it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
mattyc says:
but i mean what's not to like since most of the time i'm thinking about tacos.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
mattyc says:
you rule.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
mattyc says:
end of story.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:28pm -
Robfrenzy says:
you rule. I have greatly enjoyed seeing your stuff. I love that you are such a hardcore fan of the Saints. I appreciate that. Stay cool, because you are.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:29pm -
sariebell says:
I don't want to say goodbye, because I just know we'll chat all the time on the internets. Don't be sad... just be glad you met me. I know I am ;)

Take care, Furry.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:31pm -
Yogi Beard says:
You made pipe smoking cool again. Thanks for that.

It was a pleasure, best of luck.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:38pm -
tedford says:
this is sad, but i think the spirit of whiskerino will be with us all for some time. glad you joined us for this last hurrah. this place wouldn't have been the same without your awesome contributions. take care and we'll see you in the interwebs.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:38pm -
l_etranger_ says:
man, I wish we could have hung at the TD. Maybe I'll make it your way sometime and we can hang. I enjoyed all of your shots and what you brought to the experience. Viva la Furricane!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:39pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
It lives, on your skin and mine.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:40pm -
Dave says:
Take care Bro!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:43pm -
Furricane says:
@ozzynelson absolutely bro. absolutely :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:44pm -
mackle says:
Thank YOU for joining our weird little beardo meetup. Whiskerino 2009 would never have been the same without Furricane! You are legend / alumni and a rock solid dude in my mind. Thanks for bringing the fury with your photos all the time and inking yourself with this creation for all time. I never say never (except for right there) so I am sure we will meet again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:51pm -
miguelito says:
i weep and mourn with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:55pm -
johnatcollege says:
I think I just shed a tear
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:57pm -
aaron b says:
Thank YOU @furricane. I think you were the first friend I made during this whiskerino. I have your information. I will definitely keep in touch.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:02pm -
Brandon Hill says:
Legendary. Creative. Tatooed. Your stuff rules and so does your beard. Great shots and great time, wish we would have talked more in Nash. Also please tell your wife how awesome her photography is for me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:11pm -
Brandon Hill says:
also nice email graphic. charming.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:11pm -
Furricane says:
@brandonhill i got the ideer from you :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:14pm -
robberfly says:
I thoroughly enjoyed your pics. Best wishes
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:17pm -
michaeljstraub says:
May we all take the journey to the Whiskerino grave and placeth there our presents. Thank you for the kind words, the humor, and being a solid guy. Take it easy and we will keep in touch
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:22pm -
Grower&Shower says:
I'll agree with @mattyc about you ruling. It's true. Best of luck and I hope we meet again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
EdwardTeach says:
it was great to sit and talk with you at the throwdown.

congrats on the engagement. your photos have been amazing.

thanks for chronicling the pose.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:56pm -
EdwardTeach says:
great shot today. may it rest in peace.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:57pm -
jnonfiction says:
Dude, it was a lot of fun, wasn't it? You made it 1000% more awesome, and thank you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:34pm -
shularbrau says:
I enjoyed your photos this entire Whiskerino.
Rest In Peace indeed.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:35pm -
zackle says:
Hey man, thanks for participating in this amazing community we call Whiskerino. We're all better for it. And... you have a permanent reminder right there on your arm. Bonus!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:36pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Great last shot. You're going to make me cry.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:38pm -
android says:
this photo is so fitting, thanks for putting my feelings into a photo. you sir are fantastical.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:49pm -
9schwander says:
you have turned out some spectacular photographs, sir. So honored to be a part of this with you. Keep smoking that pipe and doing what you do.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:59pm -
Beardo says:
They all said it better than me. I'll share some fine tobacco and a pipe with you anytime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:28pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Awww, shucks.

You brought some serious heat this season - glad to have been a part of it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:32pm -
Shakedown Dave says:
It's been great watching you grow. (That sounded less creepy in my head) Thanks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:35pm -
Pip says:
You're a downright All Star. I'm sad that it's over, but I know that this is pretty much just the start to us being buddies.

See you around, pal.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:36pm -
bobafred says:
your creativity is fantastic. thanks for bringing some extra awesome this time around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:49pm -
Phil says:
You bring it. You done brought it. You will keep bringing it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:54pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye sir. you are a talented and interesting dude.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:17pm -
Dirty Pirate says:
this go round was much better with your participation.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:39pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Adios my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:40pm -
mu says:
You have brought so much here. Great photography and a meaningful glimpse into your life. Wish we had time to hang at the throwdown, bummed about that. You have been one of the greats here and I looked for your shots each day and was never disappointed. Good luck in all you do and especially in your coming marriage! i will never never forget that proposal shot. One of truly greatest moments here!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:56pm -
Rolf Bastard says:
this is brilliant!

I echo @mu, your pics have been nothing short of greatness and after hanging out at the TD i am glad to call you friend. true friend. our paths will cross again soon. we've always got the email.

would love to see you in May!

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:05pm -
julialikesbeards says:
You know you rule. You know I think this. Now, you need to get yer arse to NC and let the shenanigans unfold.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:10pm -
chance says:
Thanks for the piping info! You should definitely Facebook me!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:26pm -
Grown Unknown says:
It was great watching your shots, your travels, and getting to meet you in Nashville. Take care and thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:38pm -
k_bone says:
You are a man of great shots, superb kindness, a stellar beard, and some fresh ink not all of us could muster the balls to sport ourselves.

Come this way soon, brudda!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:39pm -
dizzywizard says:
hey furricane,
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot and a great way to end it.
say in touch...

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:43pm -
dizzywizard says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:43pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
Epic ending dude! So happy to have met you at the throwdown! Be well, I look forward to following your exploits in other Internet lands
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:54pm -
jarrodms says:
it was a pleasure to meet and smoke a cigar with you at the trowdown
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:06pm -
keifel says:
it's not dead, it just went away. thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:21pm -
Jarrett says:
It's been an honor, sir! You were always an inspiration!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:40pm -
Barefoot says:
jason. It has been a pleasure. You are awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:45pm -
wondermade says:
You tattoo kills. I glad you did that.

You are one of the few people on my iChat list online as much as I am, so we'll be talking again. Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:11pm -
jason says:
it's a sad day indeed. it's been a hell of a ride. we'll have to meet up in dallas sometime. mustache in may?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm -
yourfavorite says:
It is indeed a sad day. Keep in touch please. and hopefully I'll see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:35pm -
themightyjones says:
I've really enjoyed your photos. Awesome stuff. Awesome sad stuff. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:38pm -
Voltron says:
This is quite a sad day indeed. It was good to meet you at the Throwdown, even though you beat me in the bowling. Thanks for being a part of the King Beard Force, and for having such wonderfully creative photos. I've been following you since Guy Fawke's day, your creativity has been an inspiration. Also thanks for bringing your Flip to the Throwdown, I'm glad you captured so many great moments from that weekend on video.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:03pm -
damnweather says:
nice work and nice participation. you are now a full fledged whiskerino alumnus. use this power wisely.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:39pm -
Lord Matthew J. Murphington Esq. says:
I can't even begin to state how perfect this picture is, for an ending pic
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:41pm -
hankbobs says:
There is so much I could say about you Furricane. Your tattoo is epic. your scarves are perfection. Your photos are genius. Your mind is the fertile soil that awesome grows in. You rule, and I hope to see you again some day. take care
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:25am -
mOtke says:
"There are a few things I want to say here. Ok. First of all, I feel like I barely knew you. We dated for like four months, and then you left me. I feel all alone. Why did you get into that car? Why? I mean, you were so nice, and every day we talked, and I really liked you."

*silence* *maybe a tumbleweed or ghost*

"Well, I'm going to go now. You just stay here. I love you."

He walked away, knowing he could never get those 4 months of his life back, knowing he would never want to do so.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:29am -
Furricane says:
@mOtke, I will return to you ... one day. You were my first love.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:14am -
Zach says:
you've been a joy to follow and your tattoos are a thing of beauty! see you around!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:02am -
Dschonn says:
I'm glad we could talk hats in person. You have a really cool collection and someday I might too. I might just hit you up for pipe advice, so be prepared. I enjoyed our conversations, both online and face-to-face.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:54pm -
Furricane says:
@dschonn bring on the pipe talk!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:57pm -
ThatGuy says:
Man, you have been so great to follow on here, and you finished HUGE with the new tat. Congrats again on the engagement, and Thank you for the videos of @matthewmoore's unbelievable drinking ability. It's been a real pleasure.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:05pm -
Noelix says:
Beautiful. You stopped being a newbie when you started Whiskerino, and quickly became the stuff of legend as time went on. You were a key member in this last Whiskerino and I thank you for it. Take care and I'll see you online. Thanks again for doing the mackle in paris!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:16pm -
Ace says:
as much as i enjoyed your photos and all that other stuff, i gotta say my favorite moment with you was when we were talking about accents at the bowling alley and you busted out with the cajun.... man, that was hilarious. i find that kind of stuff so funny. but really you were a really awesome part of whiskerino this year and i was happy that you got to join us for the fun. see ya around dude.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:38pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Anyone with a skull-beard tattoo is alright in my book. Skull-beard and pink scarf, even betterIt was good meeting you at the throwdown, even if only briefly.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:21pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Dittumus Maximus, sir. We never make it to Tejas, do you two ever cruise the Eastern Shores?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:01pm -
hale. says:
furricane, you were a huge part in making whiskerino so great this year. i am so thankful you joined up, as i am sure all here are. you have taken 4 months of beautiful, creative photos, and if that weren't enough, you have been a major part of the community interaction. you are an embodiment of the spirit and camaraderie that we have here, and i am so honored to have been here participating with you.

skullbeard for life!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:05pm -
Eric the Beard says:
IT was really fun bearding with you and you brought a ton to the table! thank you for the good times!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:29pm -
brandon says:
You brought it from day one, and you're a cool, cool dude. Take care. I hope you'll consider joining us in May.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:42pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.