Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 7:21pm
Today, I look back with heavy heart and say goodbye to my beard.

I am thankful for the last 120 days; the new friends, the ability to stay contact with old ones, the overall energy and inspiration of the Whiskerino and my loving wife who supports all my endeavors even if she doesn't love some of the details - in this case the beard.

I say goodbye to the beard but look forward to seeing everyone in the next big adventure. It's going to be awesome.


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Fledgling Brewer says:
Once again, you break out the clever. Well done. It's been fun taking the journey with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:22pm -
KC says:
Take care, MaPo! Hope all is well with you and yours.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:23pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Fantastic shot. It has been a pleasure growing and showing with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:24pm -
cary norton says:
great shot. @timbo would be proud
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:24pm -
mattyc says:
I'm like almost caught up here coach.. i' making good time... actually it took way long to get to this photo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:24pm -
specialshoes says:
nice meeting you dude. i need to make it back to ATL more often, so perhaps there will be other opportunities to hang in the near future. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
Pip says:
Later, man!

See you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
bobafred says:
it was awesome to finally meet you. will definitely see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:30pm -
Grower&Shower says:
I consider my self lucky that I got to meet you and hear a happy update about your family. You're a real good guy and I hope we meet again.

And I flippin' love the TIMBO'ing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
Vanbert says:
@timbo is driving right? i'll be back to write something nicer later.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:33pm -
Creative Liberty says:
Classic, love this pic Poe. If I am ever in ATL I will look you and Chris up and we will have to hang. I need to make and IKEA run anyway. this is not good bye...sniff.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:34pm -
jeremyokai says:
You have always been my favorite Mason. No seriously. Keeping up with your life the highs and lows has been an honor and I'm so glad that things are on the upswing. May they continue and may our friendship continue however this crazy life allows it too.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:39pm -
Poe says:
@Vanbert - haha! YES Timbo is driving.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:40pm -
zackle says:
Dear poe,

You've been a favorite of mine since my lurking days in 2005. Meeting you was a highlight for sure. Take care of yourself and your wife and I hope to keep in touch.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:45pm -
Scrivener says:
Poe, let's not wait until we're both in Nashville again to hang out. I'm so glad that Whiskerino has been a vehicle to bring us closer as friends. Call me if you need an extra hand to help out with any of the house repair stuff, or if you need someone to help you drink a beer. :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
elldub says:
I'm so glad you were around this year. It made everything seem *complete*.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:59pm -
brandon says:
Remember when you told me about this thing called Whiskerino and that I should grow a beard with you? Thanks for that. More than you could ever know.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:00pm -
hale. says:
@poe, from the beginning you've been a source of inspiration and amazement, and i am honored to call you my friend.

we shall see each other soon. we just have to.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:01pm -
mackle says:
Dear Mason Poe,

You and @cdub are the main bricklayers of this thing and I can't thank you enough for it. While others were doing fantastic things in Beard Contest 2003 along with you, you two stick out in my mind as the true blue crazies that got people to put their guard down and really enjoy it.

I dunno how you came across yewknee / beard contest in the first place but I am absolutely indebted to you for it. You are an amazing guy and I hope this isn't our last encounter. I'd love to share beers with you again someday and catch up about all the nerdy things I know we have in common.

God Bless Mason Poe.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:12pm -
Phil says:
Mason, you are amazing. The End.

Only not the end. See you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:19pm -
ThatGuy says:
@poe, You have been an absolute pleasure to follow and interact with on this site. Your influence here is undeniable. I'm glad we got to chat for a couple of minutes at the throwdown, and when I head south, we'll have to try and cross paths again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:29pm -
Voltron says:
Fantastic finish, I actually feel like I'm driving away in the car, so sad to see the whiskerino go, and with it your many great photos.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:47pm -
hankbobs says:
Poe - you are a wizard, and hilarious, and awesome. it was a pleasure growing and showing w/ you. take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:56pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
Poe - it was great meeting you. I'm looking forward to catching you around Atlanta.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:04pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
whatever adventure you are on man, count me in.
every time
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:04pm -
Spitzer says:
fantastic! next time you're up here, give us a shout. we can all throwdown outside the throwdown weekend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:17pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. nicely done.

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:25pm -
Vanbert says:
well here... @timbo. it is. i've been a fan of yours for a while. even before i joined i stalked you on the web day after day i wonder who is mason poe? does he like chick-fil-a? is he a fan of LOST? does he know a driver that can get you anywhere in ten minutes. and now i feel i know you. and know @timbo.but alas we've only spoken in person maybe twice. but our emails are much stronger. they have the deepest connect beyond physically interaction, because of course it is the internet. a magical place filled with cats and people getting kicked in the balls.

you are just down right awesome, don't be a strange to LA. ALT def the best dudes i've meet out of this whole thing. and few peppered from other places. @Timbo fo life.

have a great summer. i hope to see your comments on my page in may.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:36pm -
dizzywizard says:
Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

"Goodbye and may the road rise to meet yo "
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:48pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
You are a Whiskerino mad scientist. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Thanks for growing a beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:59pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your calendar is solid. So glad I was able to see your shots!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:07pm -
wondermade says:
How haven't I been following you on Twitter until now?

I had a car wreck in October and spent a few days in Atlanta without anyone to hang out with (I think Brandon's wife was sick? something out of the ordinary). I regret that I didn't try to chase you or @cdub down when it happened. But I'm confident that I wouldn't miss such an opportunity should it arise again (yes, the care wreck was an opportunity…).
If you head to the Orlando area drop me a line.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:08pm -
Chinfropro says:
Wonderful ending. We need to do Atlanta meet ups often. Till next time, take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:13pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
Mason, talking with you at the throwdown was a joy and pleasure. I hope we can do it again sometime in the very near future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm -
yourfavorite says:
Not really sure what to put here... umm see you tomorrow? Haha, thanks for dragging me into this mess. I've had the greatest of times.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:27pm -
Poe says:
This is my second to last Whiskerino comment.

Thank you to everyone - I had the best time. I wish you good luck and a good night.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:43pm -
herr neas says:
bye mason
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
jason says:
so great getting to know over these past months. had great time talking with you at the throwdown. we shall meet again next time i make it to atlanta.
btw...the beardcage is easily a top five shot for this whole whiskerino. amazing! take care and talk to you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:51pm -
Ace says:
mason, it was good to finally meet you in person at the throwdown. your photos from 2005 were inspiring to me to join whiskerino and im glad i did. and although our conversation was brief, im glad to meet the man behind the camera and beard. haha... i think we might see each other again because youre too rad not to. later!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:56pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Almost didn't recognise you there! We're Twitter-friends now. Actually, I'm just following you so that's a little more creepy.

It was a pleasure to see a stalwart like your good self back again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:34pm -
jarrodms says:
i was glad that i was able to meet you at the trowdown to prove that not all those from Boulder are hippies... it was great to grow and show with you and i wish you all the best
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56pm -
mattyc says:
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mattyc says:

thank you so much for not only being a great coach and chealeader but also a great dude to hang out with on the iternets.. you were and are a great member of team @timbo and you posted some really awesome and really funny images.. this is my last comment. and i'ts just in time. love you man. @timbo for life
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:59pm -
damnweather says:
poe! glad we got to chat. we got into some serious stuff! and then you totally smeared my jacket with guacamole. good times! take care poe. best of luck to you and margaret.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:18am -
sariebell says:
That beard cage thing was a thing of beauty. Sorta. I don't know if beauty's the word, but art. Conceptual magic. That'll do.

Great to know you on here, man. Take care. Keep lovin' @timbo.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:12am -
robberfly says:
Nice farewell shot.

It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:43am -
Presto Beardo says:
Poe you are awesome! One day we will meet, thats a fact. See you around the interwebs my friend
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:26am -
mOtke says:
He waved a big wave at all the people on the other side of the screen. They waved back, feeling silly, but not caring. It was a great and sad moment in the history of all things. He loved the way butter tasted after it melted over corn. He loved hot, sharp objects. He was fascinated with swim suit models that didn't have any hair at all. He longed for Canada. His farewell was heartfelt, and everyone could feel the love.

His car drove away without him and went to the moon. The car is still there; lonely.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:25pm -
Eric the Beard says:
you inspired sir! yes you did! Thank you for making this so much fun!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:41pm -
l_etranger_ says:
poe, I loved seeing you at the TD. love live the Poe!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:32pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.