Whiskerino 2009

Ongoing Challenge: Comment on as many users as possible.

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  • posted: February 28 @ 8:48am
At the Throwdown we met @jason, a super cool whiskerdude. He and @sariebell discussed at length their love for sweat sandwiches, aka Krystal's (White Castles can qualify if that's your thing), and how many they thought they could eat. @sariebell confidently said "20". @jason replied, "No way". @sariebell ate 20 (@tedford gave up at 15). @sariebell wins. Doesn't she always.

I sincerely want to thank @mackle for all the hard work he's put into this, and @everyone for all the work they've put into making this a true community, and more than just a site about growing beards. It's been amazing meeting so many of you and I can honestly say I've formed lasting friendships. I don't want to say a long goodbye as I expect to be seeing many of you again, or at least keeping up with your exploits in other internet lands. So I'll just go with a nod and a TTFN.

Please also take a moment to visit @sariebell's page to see our farewell alternate and say a few kind words to her as she has been as much (if not more) of a participant as I have this time around. I don't have to tell you that she's the best.

So alas, TTFN.

Comments

tedford says:
@benfrank
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:50am -
tedford says:
@mattyc
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:50am -
jmathiasxiii says:
Absolutely ditto friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:01am -
benfrank says:
FLARE!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:07am -
benfrank says:
There are few better people to lose to. you guys are an absolute joy to have met. i am forever thankful to you both for your awesomeness.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:09am -
runningantelope says:
ttfn!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:10am -
wondermade says:
The Tedfords rule. It's a fact. I'm glad that you and @sariebell both participate with such vim and vigor.
Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:16am -
specialshoes says:
you two are amazing! so nice to have met you both. you guys will have to keep in touch and maybe make a trip down to athens for food and drinks! take care tedfords!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:17am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
I want my wife and I to play Quelf with ya'll sometime when you swing back through Music City. Much love to both of you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:27am -
sariebell says:
Thanks, husband, for being the best friend/husband/beard/partner in life a gal could ask for. And for letting me win.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:30am -
michaeljstraub says:
You let her win like that!?!?!?! You can get 5 more in you lazy bum!!!

But for real, you're an awesome guy and It's been great Whiskering along side you
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:53am -
robberfly says:
Great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33am -
brandon says:
You two are amazing. I'm not going to say goodbye because I know our paths will cross again soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:36am -
jnonfiction says:
To the Future, @tedford. It's been my pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:46am -
elldub says:
Small bow to @sariebell.

And, speaking of, I hear you two are gonna be in NC soon. I'll be in Charlotte next Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. @RolfBastard & @julialikesbeards live there as well. Could a meetup happen in that window of days? holla.

oh, and your beard is better. trust me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:03am -
Vanbert says:
you two are timboterrfic! miss you already.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:20am -
jclutch says:
Krystal beats White Castle anyday in my book too. This photo rocks, you guys always brought it- I've enjoyed keeping up. cheers!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:22am -
tedford says:
@elldub no way we'll be able to make it next week i'm afraid (pesky jobs..). hanging with you, @rolfbastard, and @julialikesbeards is definitely in our future though. had a blast with those kids at the Throwdown (make sure they tell you about our adventures with the Brit). we will though be in NC from March 20 through a good bit of that next week. we've got to see what we can make happen. i'll definitely be in touch once i have a better idea what our plans are.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:33am -
Grower&Shower says:
I'm glad we can keep in touch on the facebooks because yall rule! It's been great Jason.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:47pm -
jason says:
oh crap...i just asked @sariebell if she met the challenge! looks like she is a better eater than us both. awesome meeting you both, we'll have to meet up again sometime. k-ville isn't too far from atl, and i will visit there pretty often to see @brandon and my niece. let's make this happen...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:27pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Wow. That is some serious eating. Now I want some Krystals. It was great meeting both of you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:46pm -
Fofe says:
I'll always remember you guys like you are in this photo. Just seems so right. Glad to have spent some time with you and @sariebell at the Throwdown. Hope our paths cross again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:22pm -
Snuffleupagus says:
I would love to challenge @sariebell to a Krystal eating contest. You guys rock.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:38pm -
Marko says:
Redford you were a joy to follow. Take care and hope we cross paths in the future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:39pm -
HiImTerry says:
You guys are so awesome. I don't know what else I can say. Without you guys this Whiskerino would have been noticeably less great. Even if I didn't know that having you here would make it greater, it would have been less great and I would have felt it without even knowing why. Ya know?

That's about a sack full each, right? Damn.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:39pm -
keifel says:
we're definitely going to hang out next time we're in knoxville.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:42pm -
sariebell says:
@HiImTerry - 20 each. 20...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:43pm -
mattyc says:
There is no real cat...therefor no real poison... instead enjoy this CLAME. It's got the same taste but much more pleasant.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:02pm -
mattyc says:
oh...and the two of you are way cooler in real life than you are on the internet..which is saying a whole lot b/c you guys are pretty freaking awesome on the internets too. I WILL be visiting sometimes and there is nothing you can do to stop me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:02pm -
Jar says:
You two are both awesome, I am so glad we got to hang out for a bit at the throwdown. Thanks for growing and showing with me bro! Let me know if you guys make it up to KC.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:07pm -
Boaz says:
there is so much great here; my condolences
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:26pm -
GrizzlyDex says:
Was a blast, glad you pulled Todd and I in.. and glad I lasted... have thoroughly enjoyed the process, the peeps, and the pics... see you next week!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:35pm -
Davis says:
you guys are completely awesome. @sariebell might be more awesome (5 more burgers awesome, at least), but it's pretty close.

amanda and i are down in TN pretty often - knoxville might have to be added to the list of places we gotta hit up more.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:48pm -
tedford says:
aaaaaaaaaaaaand @sariebell is now eating the 5 i didn't finish.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:11pm -
sariebell says:
He's not kidding. It's a problem. And addiction. Maybe an eating disorder or something.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:26pm -
revgoomba says:
I'll take care of @Emma and you take care of @sariebell (and I'd advise banning her from Krystal if you can - if that shit is anything like White Castle she won't have much longer to live at this rate).

See you in Scotland buddy!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:38pm -
Phil says:
First and last rule: She always wins.

See you out there!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:40pm -
mattyc says:
you have made the right decision with your new teams for the weekend... Thank you for being awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:49pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
I tried to eat 50 McDonalds chicken nuggets in one sitting once. I stopped at thirty, and totally understand why the word 'sweat' is in there.

It was a pleasure growing with you. See ya around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:01pm -
shularbrau says:
1) When you come to NC next time, bring Krystals or don't come at all (we can't get them here).

2) You guys are awesome and I am excited to have you as friends.

3) Here's the deal... we'll be your break from NC family if you'll be our break from TN family.

4) Don't be frightened when you see me all naked-faced in a few weeks.

5) We're on for March 19.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:01pm -
Pip says:
That's way more Krystals that I could eat! She'd totally stomp me.

So great to meet you two this year. You're great people, and I hope that this is only the start of a long awesome friendship.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:22pm -
9schwander says:
thanks for all the comments, my friend. It's been great.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:05pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
You guys are awesome! See you around!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:09pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
Glad to have met you guys and eat with you. I do hope to hang and eat with you guys some other time, some year, somewhere.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:21pm -
zackle says:
I'm sad to see it end, but you two are cheering me up. So thanks for that.

Also, thanks for being an all-around awesome dude and for sharing our cab to the Best Western. It was great hanging out. See you in May, I'm sure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:33pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
damn! 20

Who's sleeping on the couch?

Dude, it was awesome. The best ever. We will hook up. Pam's parents are getting old and we are going to have to go visit them more before they forget who the hell we are blah, blah, blah.
We will see you guys for sure
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:50pm -
Yogi Beard says:
You got beat...by a girl!

The two of you are awesome. You've never failed in making me laugh, I'll tell you that much. Best of luck to you and the lady.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:01pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
@tedford Its been a blast!!!
Thanks for the friendship & support all the way through, i look at you as a true friend, hope we can meet sometime.
Id like to keep intouch with you guys on facebook if thats ok. mine is Richard o'cealleigh - should be easy to find if you so wish =)

please keep intouch!
You RULE!!!! you ROCK and you are a top guy!!!

best wishes, see ya around!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:03pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot of ye!

Slán agus o n-éirí an bóthar leat

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:57pm -
Moo says:
I LOVE THIS SHOT!!!! When Roo told me about it earlier I couldn't believe my ears.....my eyes are having a hard time with it.....it hurts my belly.....see you soon!!!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:17pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
You're a lucky one. Hope to see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:19pm -
Andrew says:
You guys are the best. I really hope we get to hang out in person again at some point. I feel like I have so many friends in Nashville/Knoxville that I feel obliged to make it down there on a regular basis or something.

You and the misses are good people. Let's keep in touch.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:22pm -
themightyjones says:
Awesome stuff. I got to take part in a conversation that you were also a bit a part of on @mOtke's deck, and I'm sorry I missed out on really getting to talk to you. Let's fix that sometime soon. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:27pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
You both are awesome, I look forward to keeping up with your exploits. Also, I once ate 30 Krystal's...just saying
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:52pm -
mu says:
You know I think I've had every fast food but Krystal and White Castle. I'm kinda snobbish about it really. I still like you though.

You have been great here! Wish we could have hung more, but hey it's been great sharing this with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:03pm -
ThatGuy says:
I

LOVE

THIS.

But I'm not sure you can say that @sariebell "WON" in this instance. My stomach started to hurt just reading the caption. It's been a total blast following you for the last four months, and I'm really glad I got a chance to chat with you and @sariebell at the bash. We'll be in touch on FB, and I'm sure we'll cross paths again...hopefully in about 2 months. Thanks for being so awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:11pm -
TheStride says:
Its been awesome. Thanks for the great shared experience.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:55pm -
Eric the Beard says:
I'm on a horse...thank you for that! and all your other awesomeness!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:03pm -
Rolf Bastard says:
dude, @mackle told me to tell you. you have to do Moustache May. when he lays the law down like that, you kinda have to comply.

just sayin'.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:08pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your calendar is solid like a brick wall of awesome. Thanks for the comments and it was a pleasure watching you Whiskerino.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:42pm -
Presto Beardo says:
You guys are the best couple ever, seriously stay in touch. We need more friends like you guys in real life, in fact wanna move to VA? We have the beach, aircraft carriers, WaWa, Busch Gardens and 7-11's
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:51pm -
l_etranger_ says:
tedford, I can't wait to get up to knoxville to hang with you guys. 'til next time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:05pm -
Ace says:
jazzy, i already miss you. and it makes me sad that i only get to see you every two years, but now this gives me an excuse to drive out and see you again. i have a feeling theres no way we wont see each other again you know? so this isnt a goodbye from me but ill see you again real soon.

ps. private eyes is my favorite hall and oates song fyi.
pss. next time ill bring you the right tie. i hope.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:22pm -
mackle says:
here's the deal as I see it:

1) You have to do Moustache May. You have to. None of this user / onlooker stuff.. you must participate.

2) Eating 15 Krystals is not losing. @sariebell might have eaten more but you will soon find that she lost, big time.

3) You are totally awesome. I don't make it out to Knoxville much but I think I need to now.. if only to hang with you guys. Can we plan some sort of meet up with you and RolfBastard? I know he doesn't live in Knoxville but there's a whole region over there we need to keep together.

4) I am IM's. Email me and we can swap names so as to continue to keep in communication.

5) Thank you for being here. Thank you for being awesome. Thank you for having a rad lady. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:46pm -
Ned Kelly says:
You guys rule and have been totally delightful to me, it kills me I never made it over to meet yous … hopefully we can keep in touch somehow.!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:48pm -
Maggie says:
so awesome! it was great meeting you and hanging out with you and your lady! as i told @sariebell, u 2 are always welcome (beard and all) in my neck of the woods.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:12am -
JamesC says:
i owe you a beer, and you owe me a beer. how the hell are we supposed to exchange beers? i guess next time i'm feeling retarded and want to travel to dirty dirty knoxville?
take care of yourself and your lady. stay awesome, man.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:25am -
cary norton says:
are those krystals flame broiled by that tiny candle?

where do you guys live in knoxville again? pleasure meeting you both...you remind me there is hope for the city i grew up in.

huge long distance high (and low) five for you both.


(yes, copy paste! i'm a jerk..there are a lot of beards)
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:32am -
Just Jamey says:
You guys are awesome! I can't wait to hang someday!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:53pm -
hale. says:
thank you for being here again, for your photos, for sariebell, for the cats, for everything. you are an awesome piece of this whole whiskerino pie. i don't really know if that metaphor makes sense.

mail soon!!!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:54pm -
kidstatic says:
Clame for RPM record.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:46pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.