Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 13 @ 10:29am
A few Curator Duties:
1) I can not stress enough that Whiskerino is a Family Friendly site. If you're uploading images that offends that idea, I'm going to be much more strict about banning images and shaming users. Shock value is overrated, be creative but not stupid.

2) Things I Need Your Help On:
- Notify me when someone goes against #1
- Submit Team Name Ideas
- Send Me Theme Suggestions (themes start Wed, Nov. 18th)

3) Keep Being Entirely Awesome. Whiskerino is overwhelming to say the least but it's exciting and inspiring because of it.


zackle says:
Thanks for doing what you do, sir.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:31am -
Andrew says:
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:32am -
Daniel says:
I assume those boxes are full of your fan mail. Thanks for the pep talk.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:33am -
elclinto says:
Thanks Sir.

Sorry about my last image, I know poo isn't very Family Friendly.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:33am -
jnonfiction says:
4) You're cute when you're angry.

5) Team Renaud. I thought that was self-evident

6) Poison Day.

7) Tomorrow's shot is for you.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:33am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
thankyou for making it all happen.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:33am -
ThatGuy says:
Thanks for being awesome. I'm gonna need a Team Neckbeard eventually. Trust me.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:36am -
folliclejuju says:
way to appeal to the nobler motives! good show, sir. great site, man.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:37am -
Rolf Bastard says:
you rule. we all appreciate the legnths you go to for us and we thank you for it!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:40am -
mackle says:
I appreciate the thanks guys but send me Theme Ideas and Team Suggestions!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:41am -
whiskerbert says:
sci-fi theme!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:42am -
shularbrau says:
i think you deserve an "amen"
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:42am -
elclinto says:
zombieland theme.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:43am -
rnnbrwn says:
Team GB, obviously.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:44am -
Pip says:
That shot looks like you're asking me for some money I owe you.

And there should maybe be a Team Gingerbeard, so @Laura can make fun of my whisker color in some official capacity.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:44am -
HiImTerry says:
Scare your spouse day!!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:45am -
Gavin says:
team neckbeard
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:45am -
HiImTerry says:
Team Irish Beard (red beards on otherwis non-redheaded people, unless you're actually Irish, then you can have whatever color hair you want.)
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:46am -
jracecar says:
Team Anonymous

...and many thanks.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:47am -
Furricane says:
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:48am -
Twisted Sistare says:
Team curly beard.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:48am -
ThatGuy says:
Actually, my beard can come in kind of redish and it's more of a neck beard...So Team RedNeck
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:50am -
Caronna says:
Im with you...
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:57am -
Matthew_Moore says:
Even if you're being stern, I think you look like an angel.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:03am -
obey maach says:
i {heart} mackle

theme day suggestion: recreate a kb from previous years.. ok more to come in your inbox.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:13am -
BURNEY says:
That shot is HILARIOUS... Thanks for the update.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:15am -
gfmorris says:
@benfrank suggested a CPAP theme day since there are lots of us with apnea.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:15am -
Ploafmaster says:
Team names?
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:16am -
Moses Marion says:
Artemide huh??? somebody sprang for some expensive office lighting!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:17am -
hale. says:
i'm going to throw out some themes that are simple in concept but allow room for creativity:

boring day - try to make the least interesting photo possible. interpret how you wish.

profile day - everyone face to the right.

minimal light day - use as little lighting as possible but still show at least some of your beard. Jellobeard shows just one use of this.

outdoor day - self explanatory.

color day - mackle chooses a color (example: purple) and your photo showcases or represents that color in some form.

black and white day - classic theme, but so many possibilities, again look to Jellobeard.

i live here day - use your photo to feature either something well known about where you live, something obscure that few know about, or anything that you feel represents the surrounding city/town/countryside where you live. Barefoot is good at this, but that's just one example of many possible interpretations.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:22am -
mattyc says:
Team bald+beard.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:26am -
mackle says:
@hale, awesome suggestions. done and done.

everyone else, also awesome ideas - keep em coming.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:27am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. on this day everyone talk a bunch about cats and and be real mean to mattyc.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:27am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. on this day everyone wait's till 11:58 to post their image.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:28am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. on this day everyone take a photo with hale much like CLAME.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:30am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. on this day...something something thrift store.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:30am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. on this day each user takes a photo late at night and everyone talks about how it's such a great photo.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:31am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. on this day ryan hale posts first thing in the morning and everyone kings him so he can get his one obligatory King Beard.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:32am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. ryan hale sends everyone post cards on this day.

•post cards may or may not contain stickers of kittens.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:32am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. ryan hale does another really cool print and we all buy them from him.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:33am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. On this day everyone takes pictures with cats because ryan is in love with cats.

*note...on this day mattyc will poison everyone.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:34am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. on this day everyone eats softserve icecream.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:34am -
mattyc says:
theme idea

@hale day. Tacos.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:34am -
joebeard says:
Team Names:
team lincoln - no lip hair
team baldy - no top hair

Theme Days:

I will keep my clothes on Day. - Everyday please

Kickserino Day - Include your favorite pair of shoes

Whiskerinot Day - Items that do not go with a beard

Trickersino Day - Tricks that your beard can do

'Stay Thirsty My Friends' - Pictures of Adventures with 'The most interesting Man in the World', or just with a good drink

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:37am -
Phil says:
I think the snappy dressers need a team, but I can't come up with a suitable name at the moment.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:50am -
JamesC says:
i appreciate all your hard work
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:53am -
9schwander says:
fine, Mackle. I can take a hint. I'll try to be more family friendly, ok? I mean it's going to be a challenge, but I'll try harder...

ps... thanks for running this monster. I know it can't be easy.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:58am -
Rolf Bastard says:
Summer Day

take a pic outside pertaining to some sort of summer activity. this would best be done towards the end when it is extremely cold.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:03pm -
Corey says:
Thanks for the reminder. It's very easy to get caught up in KB and I think we can all use a friendly reminder every now and then. Well said, well met. Thanks, Mackle.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:04pm -
jnonfiction says:
Year Days. As this is the last Whiskerino, dig back in 07/05/03 and clamebute a photo. Announce your year.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:14pm -
iamaaronmartin says:
I kinged this photo, but if you could go into the database and apply the vote to your very existence, that would be appreciated.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:14pm -
Barefoot says:
What are inside all those boxes?
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:18pm -
k_bone says:
I wouldn't mind seeing favorite album re-creation day again. And challenge week.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:20pm -
iambillpower says:
I don't know about all that.

I do know who I'm going to see when I need some world renowned architectural or decorative Italian lighting, though! :)
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:22pm -
dalas v says:
You look like dude from The Office in this one.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:27pm -
tedford says:
@mattyc 's comment bomb can be combined for @hale week. i support all those suggestions.

teams -
Team Neckbeard (of course)
Team Callico (for the multi-colored)

theme idea
- everyone take a 3w x 4h shot, but upload normally (4x3 landscape). find a way to play with the perspective to make it interesting.

oh, and thanks for doing what you do.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:45pm -
keeper of the fort says:
mad love. appreciate what you do.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:47pm -
Davis says:

album cover day

lo-fi day (cameraphones, crappy webcams, whatever.)

Formal Friday


airborne day (everybody takes mid-air photos.)
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:47pm -
mattyc says:
@mackle, I noticed that ever since my taco feed started I don't get regular comment mentions. Is it an either/or thing? because if it is I think i might need @mattyc ones because sometimes I forget who I asked questions to in my commenting.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:49pm -
jnonfiction says:
I assumed Album Cover Day was a lock, but I will speak it out loud if necessary.

Album Cover Day.
Clamebute Day.
Iamaaronmartin Day.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 1:12pm -
mattyc says:
@Mackle, so basically you're telling me I'm an idiot. Perfect. no need to remove it. I didn't I just thought that far right column was longer than the others. Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 1:13pm -
taber says:
keep up the excellent curating! everyone is grateful, no doubt.

team idea: "team beard-hair-longer-than-head-hair"

theme idea: "the right side of beards." where everyone's photo is a profile view from the side, hence they face to the right on the site. i think it would be kinda cool to see everyone facing the same direction for a day.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 1:35pm -
BBrux says:
theme idea: HI-FIVE!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 1:40pm -
Jarrett says:
Thanks for everything! I'm having a blast participating this year...
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 1:43pm -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
Yes, thank you for creating all of this. This is truly an amazing "family" to be apart of. @ everyone else, thanks for being awesome!!!!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 1:53pm -
Birch Beard says:
Definitely Mackle you said it best. Thank you so much for setting up this society. Everyone rocks and I can't wait for teams and themes.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 1:58pm -
mercantilever says:

Theme Ideas:

1) There should be one that's like: what's your fave food, pizza or taco? like pizza VS. taco, like you can post a picture eating a pizza or a taco and the food most pictures…um…wins? *ahem*

2) "WWII Soviet Generals from the Ostfront" or, simply "Stalingrad"

3) City Pryde (i.e. Austin - margarita, breakfast taco, Lone Star, swimming hole; Cleveland - flaming pollution frames a half-eaten Monte Cristo and a smirk at a bowling alley; Nashville - Two dice in a dirty martini, pompadour'd, bowling shirtted double-bass player.)

4) I second the @jnonfiction idea recreating album art…

I'd be remiss if I didn't respond to your recent comment: Travels are going well, although there's been a patch of flu and "damnweather". Heading up to Montréal next for a full-bodied dip into winter, guilty/insane handfuls of cheese, and smartly-dressed citizenry.

I'll be back in Nash-town for Christmas parties, and I look forward to nodding, eyebrows-raised, at each others' respective scruff. Every day I learn more about the man inside, as my real face reaches out to fuse its pelage with the universe. I thank you for that.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 2:00pm -
RyRy says:
Album Cover Day
Movie Poster/Scene/DVD cover Day
At work Day (picture at your job)
Mug Shot Day (This was done last time, and I loved it)
Jumping/Mid-air shot Day
Formal Day
Camera Phone Day
Female Day - pose with a female of your choice
She-Male Day/Beadred Lady Day - this could be disturbing
Collection Day - Picture with something you collect
Close up/Macro Day

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 2:10pm -
Finn MacCool says:
I felt like I was called to the principal's office and then told I've been doing a good job.

Theme: Take a shot from behind your head. Probably have to be done later in the contest when beards are near their fullest.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 2:13pm -
The Despot says:
that look on your face is the look that everyone assumes when giving a stern talking-to. i felt guilty even before i read the caption.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 2:58pm -
mOtke says:
Team Unicorn Sandwich


Please Stay Clothed For the Love of All that is Good.
Taco Day
(standards like album cover and movie themes)
I also vote for some of the other successful themes from the past. Tradition has its place.

Thanks for all you do.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 3:02pm -
mc sauce says:
thanks for giving me a reason to grow a beard. team viking. hooo!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 3:05pm -
iamaaronmartin says:
I say we do a @jnonfiction day where everyone does a picture of a cutout of @jononfiction's cutout.

It would be an infinite cutout loop!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 3:31pm -
iamaaronmartin says:
Team Hobo.
Team Hipster.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 3:31pm -
llIllIIIIII says:
Beardsneak day.

End of story.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 4:03pm -
jclutch says:
Theme Day: Experiments In Light! :O
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 4:07pm -
how about: the seven deadly sins week??
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 4:29pm -
and/or: the ten commandments week
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 4:29pm -
actually.... 7 deadly sins works better cuz of that whole 7 days in a week thing
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 4:30pm -
Trey says:
One or all of these would be awesome:

* Team bald + beard
* Team neckbeard
* Team bald + neckbeard
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 4:58pm -
Broseph says:
a bulleted list of theme days:
• war reenactment day (civil, world war)
• meet my boss day or this is where i work day
• check out this fort i built day
• high school glamor shot day
• bubble gum blowing day
• i told this stranger about whiskerino day (picture of whiskerooni explaining to a perfect stranger what whiskerino is all about, bonus points if you can capture their expression after you've told them, "no, im not doing this for charity")
• i made this out of wood day
• this is my favorite t-shirt day

thank you

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 5:01pm -
Sir Squire says:
Team Antiteam. Team Everyone Else.

I second Clamebute day, Album Recreation day, and Macro day. And Jump day.

Also: Silhouette day. High Contrast day. Blurry day. Action-shot day. This Is the Stranger I Met Today day (maybe the stranger has a beard). Dead day, during which we feign death. Squirrel day, during which our cheeks are filled. Inappropriate day, during which Mackle sheds his puritan ideals.

I'm kidding about that last one. Let's not do that.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 5:02pm -
matthewtodd says:
Team names as follows:
Team Turtle Neck - for those who can only grow a neck beard
Team Amish - for those who look more amish with a beard
Team Flannel - for thsoe who wear lots of flannel (this could also be called team lumber jack)
Team Apache - for those who grow patchy beards
Team Baby Face - for those who can't really grow beards

Theme Days as follows:
Ugly face day CLAME for an example
Hat Day
Scarf Day (lots of food and neck possibilities)

thats all the brainstorming for now... thanks @mackle for making this happen!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 5:23pm -
Dirty Pirate says:
Theme Idea: Female bartenders love beards. Let them show it.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 5:25pm -
keifel says:
to me, this picture says i want my daughter home by 9pm sharp
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 6:44pm -
Poe says:
I'm not sure what is going on in the photo but it's my favorite from you so far.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 6:57pm -
os mutante says:
Thanks dude. You're a king amongst beards
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 6:59pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
You've had a lot to read through so I'll keep mine simple: thanks buddy.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:36pm -
Dschonn says:
I liked the five-day series thing from mid-January last time.

How about Beards in History, where we do pictures inspired by historical periods hairier than our own, whether the Civil War, the Middle Ages, or Biblical times. Or any other time really. Could be complete fantasy.

Rubber face day: channel Jim Carrey or Red Skelton and make some monkeyshines.

Celebrity impersonation day.

I'll be back if I think of more.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:01pm -
alijoon says:
@mattyc always makes my day better.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:27pm -
elldub says:
noted and respected.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:39pm -
wondermade says:
Hopefully what hasn't been said:
Stage a freeze frame
Negative space
Forced perspective
Family / friends day
Visual pun
Collaborate with other participants
Celebrity day (dress like the celebrity you think you look most like)
Where are you? (hide!)
Shirtless day (for you)
Bad idea (do something that's a bad idea and capture it on camera)
Wrong sized clothes (wear clothes that don't fit)
Best other beard day (picture with best beard you can find)

I totally don't get teams. Can I start one called Team Rained though?
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:26pm -
ben says:
appreciate all your work...and your sense of desk style
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:29pm -
stanislaw says:
so no go on the counting? i just read your comment after posting 13. I know its not needed for here, i was kinda doing for myself. i'll stop if you wish.
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 12:00am -
mynameisjason says:
themes- i thought sports day was rather funny last go around.
- yearbook photo day / olan mills photo day
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 4:10am -
mynameisjason says:
lastly- you are awesome for running this 120 day long shindig. don't forget it.
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 4:12am -
stanislaw says:
ok, no more text, sorry.
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 11:05am -
ZFA says:
mackle, thanks for doing this for us. some theme ideas -

1. take your beard to work day
2. family day
3. hideous christmas sweater day

also, i'd love to see some of last whiskerino's theme ideas return:
- album cover recreation day
- rearbeard view day
- choose your own series (four of five)
- clamebute day

also, what do you have in mind for teams? what is their purpose? i have spoken to some of the joplinites about teaming up - we like "jomo sapiens" for a name. hit me back. i'm excited to see where this is going.
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 1:06pm -
dizzywizard says:
teams: theme team, time team, thyme team

themes : dream, pirates, reflections, movie scene, profile portraits

thank you.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 8:36pm -
dizzywizard says:
oops... thyme was meant to be rhyme... i got carried away
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 8:37pm -
jracecar says:
Theme day: A Minor Place
Posted: Nov 16th, 2009 - 9:35pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.