Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 05 @ 11:13am
I had only been in Nashville for a couple hours
he seemed like a pretty nice guy, a bit of a close talker but... whatever
then he touches my beard
and says things like "thickness" and "density"

then he gave me this pin

Comments

Moses Marion says:
you done got philled up, huh?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:16am -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
hello to you sir. nice pin. even better scruff growing above it
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:17am -
zackle says:
You know you enjoyed it. I mean, nice picture.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:17am -
wiseacre says:
Oh how I remember that time. He did not relent his obsession (or drunken speeches)
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:17am -
Jar says:
I have a similar pin, I put it away deep in a dark closet of repressed memories....
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:17am -
blankenship says:
Good story, photo, pin, stubble.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:17am -
Grower&Shower says:
Beautiful.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:18am -
mattyc says:
HAHAHA... You totally Got beard raped and all you got was that pin.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:18am -
mattyc says:
FAVED and KINGED for what you went through.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:18am -
damnweather says:
you should have kutztowned him right in the face
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:18am -
Spitzer says:
TELL ME MORE.... what happened after that?!?!?!? Hahaha, that was one crazy weekend. Should be interesting to see what happens at the end of this round.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:20am -
elldub says:
oh man, this is so much great than I expected.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:20am -
stephen says:
brilliant. i have one of those myself. the memory. and the pin.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:21am -
KO says:
Gavin, seriously, tell us what you had to do to get the pin? You're in a safe place now.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:23am -
Arthur says:
I hope I get this opportunity . . .wait, maybe I don't.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:24am -
mynameisjason says:
hahaha! oh man, i remember that. and i have a pin somewhere, too.

bizarre, to say the least.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:25am -
mattyc says:
@Moses I think the right term is Phelt up....past tense.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:26am -
Furricane says:
badass pin. Go team.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:29am -
Andrew says:
Impressive. that's like the bearding medal of honor
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:29am -
mattyc says:
It's actually a tainted mark of shame.....like VD.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:32am -
Dave says:
ooh... I heard about this guy...
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:33am -
digihurl says:
oh man, BRILLIANT.
king vote.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:38am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
i want that pin, badly
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:39am -
Mike de Monk says:
I was one!! where to find?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:39am -
Pip says:
I somehow missed being handled by Phil. Not sure if I should feel proud or sad about that.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:43am -
pcain says:
solid
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:49am -
Owen says:
Nice....
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:52am -
Birch Beard says:
Love the pin. Definitely going to have to get me one of those.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:14pm -
Yogi Beard says:
I feel like I need to shower just from hearing that. But at least the '09 model of your beard hasn't been mishandled yet, right?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:15pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
usa has a strong team.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:15pm -
Whatbryan says:
I hope I'm worthy to receive something of similar merit.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:18pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
An instant classic.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:28pm -
tedford says:
For those of you anxious for a pin of your own, I can only wish you the best of luck with your counseling once you reach your goal "earn" it.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:31pm -
os mutante says:
lov ehtis
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:38pm -
jonshell says:
i've had my pin on that same jacket i wore that weekend ever since.
i wonder if ol' phil is still lurking around.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:39pm -
Methuselah says:
Nice shot.

BTW, those pins have the sharpest corners. I'm always cutting myself when I wear it.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:41pm -
Scrivener says:
That guy never talked to me at all. I didn't know whether to be relieved or saddened.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:47pm -
blowmage says:
BEARD TEAM USA

I envy your pin.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:10pm -
mackle says:
Kinged. Favorited.

I feel somewhat responsible for your beard rape and I apologize for it. Phil did the deed but I was the one ignorant to his actions and OK'ed his presence. At least you got a pretty sweet pin out of it.. and some nightmares.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:21pm -
iambillpower says:
Hot.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:29pm -
jnonfiction says:
Best. Confession. Ever.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:40pm -
Jar says:
CLAME if you dare.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:43pm -
Ace says:
I witnessed this whole event in person. I'm sorry I couldn't do anything to help. It was like watching a train wreck... but he didn't bother giving me a pin. Take it as a complement that your beard really is that awesome.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:48pm -
elegant_chaos says:
Looks like you're well on your way to another pin.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 2:16pm -
Jake says:
Dude. The beard is going to be fierce this go-round...
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 2:27pm -
Gavin says:
some of these comments are hilarious

the pin is both a source of pride and shame
pride because of the journey that led to the pin
shame... well because i had to get Phelt up for it.

and @mackle i don't think anyone could known that Phil would have zero beard boundaries
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 3:09pm -
mims attack says:
haha, I got one too. my beard wouldn't speak to me for weeks.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 3:14pm -
mims attack says:
oh and this actual photo is perfect in every way
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 3:14pm -
Matty O says:
I feel like you should be bobsledding with that pin.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 3:26pm -
Matty O says:
Or beardsledding.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 3:26pm -
Welfare Fun says:
see, now im going to have to whip MY "phil pin" out. dude was quite the toucher, wasn't he? awesome chin hair, friend.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 4:04pm -
Jarrett says:
It is my hope that one day, I too can own one of those pins.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 4:05pm -
P-Funk says:
this picture makes me want to salute you
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 7:45pm -
Chally says:
great story - i second his observations - violent beard on the way
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:23pm -
Fofe says:
When I saw the photo I never expected that story! Great photo and well told story. It gave me shivers!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:33pm -
keeper of the fort says:
great pic! I had to travel all the way to Alaska to get my pin.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:59pm -
Shotgun Willie says:
go Beard Team USA!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:08pm -
hale. says:
my beard was not touched or judged. nor did i get a pin.


i'm ok with that.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:55pm -
Katie says:
I have that pin also. Not touchy feelies, though.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:18pm -
alijoon says:
@mattyc win.

You earned that pin.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 5:41am -
Noelix says:
I know what you went through to get that pin, Gavin. All weekend those pins were like watching who Phil beard-raped. Like he was marking them for later. All I have to add to this conversation, is clame.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:59am -
ZFA says:
Within ten minutes of meeting him, he said to me, "The politics of international beard-growing competition are sort of a microcosm of human relationships in general." Direct quote. Amazing.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:37am -
Brian says:
speechless...
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 11:01am -
brandon says:
Your stubble is making me envious of your future beard, friend.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 1:14pm -
shularbrau says:
I missed this photo earlier. I had a similar experience, but ended up with a beer mug.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 10:09am -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.