Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 26 @ 6:02am
The next 2 days will be filled with amazing images, fun stories shared, and sorrowful goodbyes. I will take part in this, but considering I know my last 2 shots, I want to take a serious moment to say a few things:

a) This year has been amazing. Actually, Whiskerino over the last 5 years to me has been life altering. I've made friends upon friends from an online beard growing contest/community.

b) Everyone's kind words about my photos and captions and comments has meant the world to me. Thank you for enjoying what I do. Thanks for inspiring me.

c) I feel like I found myself over the last few years, and Whiskerino and this community of amazing guys was one of the main catalysts. My old self is pissed off at all of you, but the new self is grateful.

d) Last, I'm glad that I've had the pleasure of meeting a great number of you. You are awesome people. Maybe something like this community will happen again. If it doesn't, then I guess we'll just have to spend time with each other in the real world.


mOtke says:
This moment captured by @marko with help from the sun and the trees and the clouds.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:04am -
jnonfiction says:
To the Real World, @mOtke
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:04am -
Phil says:
Fully agreed and ditto'd. See you out there in the Real World.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:06am -
Yogi Beard says:
Mornin' neighbor. Well said. Keep doing what you do.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:11am -
michaeljstraub says:
Beautiful shot motke. You are a really cool guy and it was good to meet you and discover you are a real person. I'm sure that our paths will cross again in the future.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:13am -
Dave says:
Thank you m0tke for all your great pics and captions! I will definitely miss your daily whimsical, always illogical and sometimes otherwordical comments.

Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:13am -
miguelito says:
you've been one of the most fun people to follow @motke. you're truly a genius in my eyes. i'll miss you and yr pikturs
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:15am -
robberfly says:
Wonderful shot
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:19am -
David W. says:
Why does it always rain on me?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:19am -
jason says:
i agree as well...only wish i'd been along for this ride a bit longer. are you going to join us in may for mustached madness?
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:19am -
mOtke says:
@jason I don't think I am. I could change my mind, but I'm more of a beard guy. We'll see.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:21am -
irishsquire says:
sir, i admired your photos and your captions. well done.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:21am -
benfrank says:
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:22am -
gfmorris says:
Love this. Love you.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:24am -
Ploafmaster is increasingly mopey about the impending end to Whiskerino. @mOtke 's work will be particularly missed.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:38am -
Robfrenzy says:
You are welcome in Cincinnati anytime my friend! You rule.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 6:59am -
Brandon Hill says:
best line - "If it doesn't, then I guess we'll just have to spend time with each other in the real world."

second that.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:01am -
Jar says:
Yes. Yes. Yes. Everything you said. Thank you for being you.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:06am -
Grower&Shower says:
Real world, see you there or here...

I'm hoping to return to Nashvegas in late May but Portland would be honored to have you in our rainy atmosphere.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:12am -
Marko says:
Wow, that pic turned out well!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:29am -
mattyc says:
um.... I read this whole caption and there was no mention of robots, mittens, kittens or anything magical. I feel kinda ripped off.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:44am -
mattyc says:
but this photo is pretty amazing.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:44am -
mattyc says:
and you are pretty amazin
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:44am -
mattyc says:
and you've always been one of my favorites at life.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:44am -
mattyc says:
So I'll let it slide
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:44am -
tedford says:
this is a beautiful shot. and you are a beautiful man. or robot. whatever you are.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:31am -
dizzywizard says:
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 8:47am -
pcain says:
@motke made this for you (clame)
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:25am -
sariebell says:
I heart you.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:29am -
Jarrett says:
Well said, my friend. It's been great growing and showing with you.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:32am -
Finn MacCool says:
Well put. I'm sad there are only two days left.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:41am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Unfathomably hip dude, you really are.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 10:48am -
Eric the Beard says:
You are awesome! And i love the way you dress!
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 10:53am -
BURNEY says:
You are always welcome at the house of Burney. until you do something I don't like ( ie pee on the floor or something ) and then I will ask you to leave.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 10:55am -
kinetek says:
You are truly an amazing and sickeningly creative person. Much as the people and Whiskerino as a whole have inspired you, you in turn have inspired a good number of people to pursue their creative sides once again, even those "behind-the-scenes" of this community.

For this I will be forever grateful.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 12:09pm -
ThatGuy says:
But I'm scared of the real world. What then?

I'm nervous.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 1:10pm -
c dub says:
You are one of may fav's. I echo your sentiment about this place having a strange life altering effect on the members, at least those who engaged. You are a creative spirit who has kept me entertained and tuned in. I've loved meeting you through the site and the bits of in-person exchange that we've had. Oh, and @Marko takes some really beautiful shots.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 3:01pm -
jclutch says:
you capture the sickest colors... just beautiful man.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:00pm -
zackle says:
Great capture and caption. Couldn't have said it better my self.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 5:29pm -
keifel says:
it's been an honour and a privilege. looking forward to having a drink with you at some point soon.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:06pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
I love it when you are serious :D
infact i loveyou.
you are kinda a bit crazy like me, but crazier... and also serious at times too, like this.

i totaly am curious to what you are like to interact with in person.

You are one of the whiskerinos that sparkles & glitters.
one day i may understand what it is that you have types out in 80% of your posts cause really i have no idea what you say most the time. lol

all joking aside...
i am very happy that we manage to get a little bit closer.. even if only a tiny bit :)

Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 7:28pm -
Nate Frog says:
Great colors in the picture. Great thoughts in the caption.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
Tolleson says:
Your storytelling was a highlight for me. I have become a different, matured, better man from having shared in this experience with all of you.

My God… I will miss your shots and stories, @motke. I will miss them terribly.
Posted: Feb 26th, 2010 - 9:37pm -
Furricane says:
I seriously had a blast following you here on the site. I couldn't wait to see what you'd post next.

Good times. hit me up on aim - ramdac7
Posted: Feb 27th, 2010 - 7:34am -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.