Whiskerino 2009

Ongoing Challenge: Comment on as many users as possible.

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  • posted: December 16 @ 6:49am
Do you have a vacancy for a backscrubber?

Comments

XscatteredshowersX says:
keepin' a real stiff upper lip, eh?
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:56am -
Brian says:
Great shot, but when trying to reconcile the pic with the caption I find myself being oddly disturbed!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:56am -
keifel says:
She was left behind, and sour and she wrote to me, equally dour she said : "In the days when you were hopelessly poor I just liked you more..."
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:56am -
robberfly says:
very eerie!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:00am -
ewagoner says:
That's the story of my life.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:01am -
Le Duncan says:
Looks like the creepy lower jaw of a ventriloquist dummy. It's even creepier that you want me to use it on my back.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:01am -
ewagoner says:
I won't say no. How could I?
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:06am -
Daniel says:
Before there was anything. There was a beard.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:06am -
Grower&Shower says:
Good work if you can get it.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:13am -
JamesC says:
hoping you're feeling better.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:16am -
Furricane says:
Something scratchy this way comes.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:17am -
miguelito says:
"care to louffa my strechmarks?" - Caddyshack
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:19am -
mattyc says:
Gross...No..I'm not gonna rub your beard on my back in the shower.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:24am -
mu says:
glad to see you are feeling better...?
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:29am -
jnonfiction says:
Everyone is interpreting the caption as some sort of come-on. I just meant for you to think "Half A Person."

Funny.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:29am -
LG3 says:
hello scraggle sponge.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:30am -
pcain says:
equally funny and gross
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:05am -
EdwardTeach says:
this is great.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:10am -
chadmcclarnon says:
caption is perfect
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:11am -
ThatGuy says:
Still sick Darkness? Hope you'll be feeling better soon.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:22am -
MarkyMadBeard says:
I zoomed all the way into your beard, for the full effect.

I woke up from that hypnotic trance twenty minutes later in a train station in Singapore.

Magicman!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:28am -
miguelito says:
i love, i love, i love your calendar view. yes, sweet calendar view.


-yes i dropped some Frankie V. &teh 4 Seasons on yo mindgrapes.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:22am -
9schwander says:
this is the most straightforward shot whiskerino has to offer.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:53am -
michaeljstraub says:
Backscrubber huh? I didn't think I needed one, but now that you mention it I might be on board. Tell me more
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 10:07am -
Patchy Stache says:
Great photo...I'm sorry to say I don't understand the reference. Extremely creepy.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 10:58am -
hale. says:
mr. @jnonfiction, i don't normally comment on anyone's else's photos, but since you asked me to, i will do so for you. your photo today is very artful, and makes excellent use of the absence of light and the resulting negative space. by highlighting such a small fraction of your face, you both show your beard and create an abstract image that appears to be other than what it is. the viewer is confronted with many questions; why you chose to spotlight just this portion of your face, what are you implying, is this a bearded planet in the depths of space?

the image alone is intriguing, but then you couple it with a caption that is either flippant or an intentionally vague reference. why take this artful image and then speak of back scrubbers? are you demeaning the power and purpose of your beard, or even perhaps mocking all of Whiskerino? it is also possible that your caption is a misdirection of sorts, that by showing one thing and saying another you intentionally confuse the viewer or hope to lead them to even deeper revelations.

there are many possible themes or meanings here, those of loneliness and fear, light vs. dark, function vs. form, the abstract vs. the concrete. perhaps your original intent is to produce a forum for open-ended thought and discussion. if that is the case, your aim has been achieved.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 11:29am -
mOtke says:
That is fancy.

And everything that @hale. said.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 11:33am -
Just Jamey says:
Heal the world.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 11:36am -
Gavin says:
@hale you're the best

@jnon i hope you aren't sick anymore
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 12:01pm -
revgoomba says:
Interesting.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 2:04pm -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Smell the Beard
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 3:44pm -
Andrew says:
call me morbid, call me pale
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 3:49pm -
Dschonn says:
@hale.
That was surprisingly coherent. Not that you're usually incoherent, but usually comments that long are mostly gibberish but with better spelling. Well done.

@jnonfiction.
This is a cool picture. I like it for all the reasons enumerated in @hale's comment.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 4:02pm -
Ace says:
brillo pad im tellin ya.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 4:31pm -
jnonfiction says:
@hale's treatise is so "eye of the artist." i love it. i'm going to start saying I commissioned it. except then I might have to pay him. but so be it.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 5:09pm -
David Knapp says:
if you squint your eyes real close it looks like mini burger, gross.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 5:53pm -
mynameisjason says:
ditto @hale.

now i sound cultured and smart, too.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:01pm -
Philly says:
Beautiful in a strange but amazing way! Perfect lighting.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:04pm -
SpiceJ says:
I post as my whiskers grow. Patchy!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 6:10pm -
mc sauce says:
i dont find your chin creepy at all. like this i do
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:48pm -
Spoony B says:
i just realized you live in detroit. how are you getting to nashville?
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:48pm -
Juan Pablo Garcia says:
This is a sight to light my way in the dark times.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 7:53pm -
jnonfiction says:
@SpoonyB Probably driving down with @Renaud and @miguelito, and possibly @sethro
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:08pm -
alijoon says:
I did not read anything so I still have no idea.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:52pm -
yourfavorite says:
very nice man!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:49pm -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
i really like this
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 11:46pm -
Absolutely says:
crazy good
Posted: Dec 17th, 2009 - 6:28am -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.