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  • posted: February 28 @ 3:03pm
Goodbye Whiskerino, I'll miss you all.

I've just accepted three roles in a production of William Shakespeare's /A Comedy of Errors/, to be performed the first three weekends in May--the reason the director asked me to play three parts is because he's excited about using wax to reshape my moustache in a different way for each part. The whole play is about confusion of identities and pairs of identical twins being confused with each other, so my parts will just be one more iteration of that dynamic. I mention it here mainly as a way of saying that this is not goodbye, merely so long. I will see y'all in May for the Running of the Moustaches.

Big thanks to Mackle for putting this whole biannual exercise in silliness together. It's a really magical thing that all of us guys could come together in his world and make something so special. It has meant a great deal to me these last five and a half years.


robberfly says:
It's been great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:04pm -
agarzola says:
Sweet print. I’m glad you get to keep some of your beardness…
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:05pm -
c dub says:
DAAAAAAAVIIIIIIIDDDDDDD. let's get some breakfast soon. or lunch. or dinner. i'm open. and hungry. great news about your roles, man. i am anxious to see the taming of the stache.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:06pm -
Scrivener says:
@cdub Absolutely, let's!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:08pm -
aaron b says:
That print is awesome. Congrats on those roles. See you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:08pm -
sariebell says:
I'd love to see your play... perhaps it's in the cards. It's been a really cool world on here, huh? Take care and so long for now...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:10pm -
tedford says:
i won't be a MM'er myself, but i'll be following everyone for sure. can't wait to see what it brings. take care of yourself and we'll be seeing you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:15pm -
tedford says:
oh, and the Jose Gonzalez poster rocks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:16pm -
Yogi Beard says:
That print is awesome! Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:18pm -
brandon says:
Great news about May! See you soon. I'm glad we made the jump to hanging out in real life.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:28pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
Man, I'm almost as excited about this triple role as you are.
You are going to be great.
So long my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:47pm -
Davis says:
let me know when you're headed up here - hangouts will certainly happen.

that triple role sounds fantastic.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:04pm -
Grower&Shower says:
That's great news! I am very glad I got to talk to you in Nashville and I hope for the best with you and your family. Good things are yet to come. I just know it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:18pm -
mackle says:
Your words at the Pugh mini-meetup really touched me. I had never thought of Whiskerino as a kind of safe haven for intelligent / creative dudes. It was the first time I considered the notion that Whiskerino meant something to people that they may have had difficulty finding in real life... I always assumed it was just an extension of something they may have already had. You really got at me with that. It makes shutting the lights off around here even harder.

That being said, you have a friend in Nashville now.. anytime you make your way up here, I would love to hang out. And hopefully the Atlanta contingent that you met along the way has helped improve your available social circle as well.

Congrats on the part in the play.. I look forward to seeing the results during May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
mattyc says:
I mean... it's totally true.. I am an ass hole
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:45pm -
mattyc says:
oh...and you totally forgot to thank me for the best gift anyone could ever give....the @timbo email chain.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:46pm -
mattyc says:
oh and what @mackle said

"I had never thought of Whiskerino as a kind of safe haven for intelligent / creative dudes. It was the first time I considered the notion that Whiskerino meant something to people that they may have had difficulty finding in real life."

which i'm assuming is your sentement... that is so true... it has been that...though we do all have some of it in real life too...but it's a certain kind of person that would take part in this crazy thing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:47pm -
mattyc says:
ok.. i'm at your phot for real comments now.. and i love yoru poster..and echo your sentiment about hanging at the throwdown. It's really wierd to know people on the inernet for years and finally get to hang out with them... look foreward to more real hangouts too..and i'll see you iin may no doubt
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:22pm -
Finn MacCool says:
It was a pleasure chatting with you at the Throwdown. Congrats on the role(s). When is the production running?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:31pm -
jnonfiction says:
Thanks, David. You've brought a touch of something else to this thing, hard to articulate. Can't really tell you how good it was to talk in Nashville.

Let's take it into the Real World, okay?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:39pm -
zackle says:
Take care, scrivs. I'm so happy that we got to meet and chit-chat over lunch in Nashville.

See you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:39pm -
Pip says:
Bye man! We'll miss seeing your face every day, but we know how to find you.

This is by no means the end.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:31pm -
yourfavorite says:
Bye David. Had a blast in Nashville and I'm sure I'll see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:40pm -
bobafred says:
cool news about the play. and, our bad for not inviting you over. ever. i'm sure i'll see you around town at some point.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:45pm -
Phil says:
See you in may! Stay awesome!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:46pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.
slán leat
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:57pm -
rachel says:
seeya scriv! keep your head high and your goals higher.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:59pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye sir. you are an interesting dude.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:20pm -
specialshoes says:
you are a gentleman and a scholar to the highest degree. perhaps i can make it into ATL more often for day trips and maybe we could grab a bite to eat. looking forward to May. take care and let me know if you're ever heading over this way.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
Scrivener says:
Clame for the website for my theater group, @Finn MacCool and any other locals. I'm sure more information will be posted there over the coming month or two. The play will run the first three weekends in May, on Friday & Saturday evenings at around 8:00pm & on Sunday May 16th at 4:00pm, at Barrington Hall in the Roswell Square. It's free! It's outdoors & family friendly. Bring a blanket or folding chairs and make a picnic out of it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:40pm -
Scrivener says:
@mattyc The @Timbo email thread has indeed been a gift beyond price.

Agreed about looking forward to future hanging out--and to seeing your moustached mug come May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:43pm -
elldub says:
Me, You & Justie need some quality hangout time. When's that gonna happen?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:07pm -
Presto Beardo says:
David, I feel like I got to know you a little bit more this time around. Justin always mentioned your name in passing, and it seems he could not have been more right, you are one awesome dude. See you around the interwebs my friend!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:11pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Thats a great message Scrivener!!!

see you around bro!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:17pm -
wondermade says:
That poster is both awesome and terrifying.
So is the expression "running of the moustaches."
I hope you stay well, I hope you continue to raise your daughters with as much devotion as you clearly do now and I hope to see some Shakespearean moustache come May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:42pm -
Scrivener says:
I haven't managed to comment on as many photos as I'd like today, to say so long to everyone. But it's been a long weekend with my kids and it's time now for me to crash. I'm sorry for anyone I didn't get to leave a comment for. It's been an honor and a privilege to grow and show with each and every one of you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:44pm -
Poe says:
David, hard to believe this is our 3rd Whiskerino together?! Good times man. (a years worth of a beard / photos)

Also, watch out.. I'm going to take you up on your offer and get you under the house on one of the jacks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:00pm -
keifel says:
it's been a pleasure and i'll keep up with you on the twitter.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:17pm -
Spitzer says:
really enjoyed chatting with you over the weekend. as always, stay in touch dude. i'd love to keep talking with ya.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:41pm -
gfmorris says:

I will not lose track of you, my friend. I look forward to the antics of you and your beautiful daughters for years to come. :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:43pm -
Grown Unknown says:
You're just another great reason to finally see Atlanta... I met so many of your fellow Whiskerino-ites, but I was really glad we got to chat at the Throwdown. I hope the play goes fantastically and I'll be watching in Moustache May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:27pm -
themightyjones says:
Be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:34pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
It's been a pleasure to do this again. All the best for the gigs!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:58pm -
hankbobs says:
so long dude, take care. See you in May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:00pm -
damnweather says:
hey david. looking forward to moustaching with you. super glad we got to connect for a bit last weekend (wasn't nearly long enough, unfortunately). good luck, and take good care of those kids of yours.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:34pm -
Eric the Beard says:
I was in that play in collage...it was fun but i liked midsummer nights dream better...but maybe that was because i had a bigger part and i like the director...oh well. What parts are you Playing?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:53pm -
JamesC says:
I totally hope you get to play the one guy who wears an ass's head. Because that would totally match your personality. Was his name Puck or something? Anyway, good luck with all that acting stuff. I just hope they don't ask you to "act like a jerk" because you would fail miserably.
I'm proud to have met you and call you my friend. Whenever you want to get away from the madness there, come visit me in Idaho. I'll take you up into the mountains and you'll forget all you used to know.
Stay cool brother.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:06am -
Dschonn says:
I'd like to thank you for our conversations at the Throwdown. It was great to have that kind of discussion in a weekend full of two-minute exchanges. I never knew how many of my favorite Whiskeroonies are in Atlanta until the end here, but now that I know I will certainly try hard to go there and hang out with all of you sometime. I feel like I have made lifelong friends this time around, and I would like to visit them. So you're definitely on my call list for when I get to your town. I look forward to more talk of things linguistic and societal. And I'll see you in May.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:37pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:41pm -
hale. says:
your friendship has been one of the greatest things to happen to me through whiskerino. your humor, your thoughts, and your kind words are always most appreciated, and i don't say thank you enough.

i can't adequately express my thoughts regarding you in a comment, but i hope you know how i feel. thank you so much.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:54pm -
Ace says:
bye scrivener! youve always been a nice guy to me on this here whiskerino. im glad i got to meet you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:10pm -
l_etranger_ says:
so good to meet you at the TD. Bon voyage and may we cross paths again one day!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:24pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.