Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: January 06 @ 9:40am
All good things must come to an end. I've said from the start of my third tour of duty here on the Whiskerino that I grew a beard for the sake of the Throwdown. When I discovered (to my dismay) that it was scheduled at a time when I would be unable to attend. Surely I could have keep growing — but it all began to seem pointless to me; to keep doing a thing (that had grow to be more and more pushed to the background, more an effort, more a burden) without the final payoff, which now won't come.

All good things must come to an end, and my friends, this is the end.

I'm not sure if I'll see any of you again, and some you never get the chance to meet; and for that I'm most sad. I've made friends for a lifetime, which is the greatest gift a site about growing beards could give. I'm indebted to @Mackle for pouring his heart and time into a thing so absurd and perfect.

All good things must come to an end.


Farewell bearded brothers.

Comments

Mike de Monk says:
this should be a king.. shame.. you will be missed sir
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:42am -
herr neas says:
bye paul

best to the family

stay large and in charge--you are a talented guy with great friends
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:42am -
NoahRienks says:
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:43am -
Yogi Beard says:
I'm sad I didn't get to know you better, but your pictures (Captain America in particular) always brought me an infinite amount of joy. Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:44am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Fiddlesticks!! I was looking forward to meeting you. 'Tis a shame
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:44am -
mattyc says:
Paul, you usta be cool.......usta
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:44am -
mattyc says:
still are cool....just have less beard now.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:44am -
Andrew says:
I'm subbed on tumblr, twitter and armstrongcircus. I like your point of view even if you think it's sour at times.

I'll miss your photos, and am sad you're not going to be around for the throwdown but life happens sometimes.

Godspeed, Mr. Paul.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:45am -
rnnbrwn says:
Fare thee well, @wiseacre. It was nice meeting you at the '05-'06 Throwdown and I hope our paths cross again in the future.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:45am -
aaron b says:
Has anyone ever been kinged and shamed on the same day? If not, you should be the first.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:45am -
mattyc says:
oh...and it looks like shaving was a bitch...you look to have many knicks and scratches.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:45am -
R E N A U D says:
We love you, Parm.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:45am -
os mutante says:
grody
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:45am -
mynameisjason says:
say it aint so!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:45am -
EdwardTeach says:
it is a shame, your pictures were fantastic, your beard inspiring. you'll be missed.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:47am -
flainez says:
This must be a trick, I can't really believe it!!! I will come back in a couple of hours and everything will be clear, I'm sure...
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:47am -
Presto Beardo says:
Good luck Paul! And don't worry about missing me, I intend on interweb stalking you for years to come :)
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:47am -
michaeljstraub says:
Wish I would have gotten to know you. Take care.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:47am -
blackbeard says:
daggit to heck!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:47am -
shularbrau says:
That's a weak excuse for shame.

I remember some other excuses:
"getting married"
"going to war"
"my heart's not in it"
"my beard is hideous and i can't keep going out in public like this"
"i like pot a whole lot"
among many others

But you've now taken the prize for weakest excuse!
"My wife is going camping"
Congrats. Shame.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:49am -
Marko says:
A sad day indeed my friend. I WILL see you soon, take care bro!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:52am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
This is almost as shameful as CLAME
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:53am -
Owen says:
You will be missed!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:54am -
mOtke says:
A thousand years had passed, yet not quite one day. He smiled at himself in the mirror, knowing what the masses didn't know. His own grin reminded him of an underwater circus where aquatic elephants stood on pieces of sanded down coral stools, balancing on one foot above a man in a scuba outfit. Where swimming tigers ate fishes that swam by, much to the entertainment of the circus goers, each of them decked out in their finest deep sea diving gear and helmets.

Then the main attraction: A man riding a unicorn carrying a kitten, wearing a thin spandex full piece bathing suit. The man stood on the mythical creature proudly displaying his elbow meat sandwich, striking a pose only known to the circus goers as "Forever Cake." The man was fully bearded, waving at the children and underwater clowns.

He peeled the glorious beard away, his shiny face underneath. He waved goodbye.

A red balloon floated up and he followed it away surrounded by a swarm of bubbles.

His reflection waved at him in the mirror as he walked out of the bathroom forever.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:04am -
W E L L S says:
What's really sad is this is the 3rd tour and and and I don't think we really got a chance to talk in person.

You will be missed.






SHAME!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:06am -
ThatGuy says:
This really sucks. I can't be upset, because I don't know you and I respect everything you've done this far. But this really does suck. You're images will be missed by us rookies, and my personal hopes of Capt America returning to it's true owner have now been dashed. I won't type the "S" word.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:07am -
themightyjones says:
Paul, Paul. Paul. Oh, Paul... Paul.

Paul. Dammit.

Please come back to middle Tennessee land one day, my friend. Hope to see you soon.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:07am -
kidstatic says:
bye paul. as a fellow tall man, you will be missed. i like you paul. you're good people.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:08am -
Noelix says:
Good luck in your journeys Paul. You will be missed.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:08am -
jonshell says:
biggest bummer of 2010.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:10am -
hale. says:
ah, wow. already something seems missing in Whiskerino. this is a sad day for beards everywhere.

all the best paulie.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:11am -
miguelito says:
PAAAAAAAIIIINN!

argh. i wish you well, sir. wish we could've met.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:12am -
mackle says:
This is certainly a travesty for the Whiskerino at large but, as I have noted before, there's almost something pleasant about some of the biggest and brightest Whiskerino "Stars" departing before the very end. With this being the Final Chapter and all it sorta makes it extremely fitting and a proper way to close things out.

You will be missed (particularly on the forthcoming Mugshot Day) and I hope to see you again in May... the Internet / World needs your ridiculous photography skills.

Good luck out there Paul.. you're missed already.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:14am -
Daniel says:
So disappointing. Great exit but it's still a huge let down. You sure you can't just glue that thing back on and stick around?
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:14am -
Le Duncan says:
The greatest always fall the hardest. This is pretty damn hard.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:17am -
benfrank says:
i am seriously saddened by this. the main reason i did this again was because of the awesome time i had with you, @eli, @mOtke, @obeymaach, @davidbean and @marko. knowing that that great time won't be had again brings great dismay to my heart. i will miss your photos, yes, but most of all i will miss seeing you in person and hanging out with you and your embarrassment as a room full of bearded men take pictures of you in a too-tight captain america costume that was meant for a 12 year old. i hope to see you again in some capacity soon. you, sir, are the definition of teh awesmoe.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:18am -
jnonfiction says:
I have a tiny you on my wall. More than one. So in some ways, you can never leave.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:19am -
j.goforth says:
this is more than a little sad. After seeing your work in 2005, I starting following you in your various online outlets. It makes me feel more than a little like a stalker, but I have been so consistently impressed and inspired by your work that I can't help myself.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:20am -
R E N A U D says:
Sooo, does this mean you'll be participating in Vaginarino now?
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:22am -
McDooDoo says:
You will be missed. Good luck out there.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:23am -
robberfly says:
Sad to see you go.
SHAME
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:23am -
Zach says:
bumfizzle.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:24am -
Robfrenzy says:
I can't.....I won't.....shame you. this is sad.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:29am -
Grower&Shower says:
Tears falling...
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:32am -
MrMaggie says:
@mackle this is like the star player coming out of the blowout game early to a standing ovation...we'll enjoy the rest of the game, but right now we get to recognize a hero.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:36am -
JamesC says:
good for you putting your family first, no regrets, but much respect to you buddy.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:37am -
Brian says:
Stunned... Wish I could have met you. Loved your pictures. Wish you well.

... ... ...

What I do now, I do in service of Team HOBO...

SHAME!!!! Shame on your baby smooth face! SHAME SHAME SHAME.

Oh, and clame for a parting gift.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:38am -
Sir Walshington says:
@wiseacre, your captions made me laugh and smile several times throughout the past 2 plus months. thank you for that. i will miss them.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:39am -
Brian says:
Also, that was a crazy awesome farewell shot. Well done!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:40am -
damnweather says:
i don't get it. even without being able to make the throwdown, or put as much time and effort into the site as you'd like... surely having a beard is simply preferable to not having one?
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:42am -
Davis says:
ah man. amanda told me you were out and i was gutted. i was looking forward to seeing you again in feb, too bad about scheduling.

stellar photo, as always. this man deserves a king.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:46am -
Gavin says:
Generic compliment on your photo today!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:47am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Best wishes man! I'll never forget your varmint murdering GIF.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:53am -
Gavin says:
seriously though, i'm sad to see you go.
take care of yourself Paul.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:55am -
zbolin says:
I've enjoyed your photos over the past two months. Thanks and take care.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 10:55am -
rodohmes says:
this is so sad...I will miss your incredible photos
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:00am -
tedford says:
@gavin MVC

but seriously, this is a big loss to everyone who looks at pictures of men with beards on the internet.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:05am -
mattyc says:
oh...thanks for the overly wordy totally devoid of meaning comment on my photo yesterday. I laughed.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:12am -
Vanbert says:
darn
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:15am -
Paragone says:
Oh the sadness. Not about your beard, but more about the fact that you will not throwdown with us this year. You will be missed
You have been a great photographic inspiration to me and I'm sure to others as well. Good luck out there.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:23am -
Dave says:
wow man... sad to see you go!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:24am -
9schwander says:
this is the saddest shame yet. damn.



this is also the best shame picture in existence, however.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:26am -
Twisted Sistare says:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! YOU'RE THE AWESOMEST!!!!!!

sorry to see you go, man. I love your pictures. I am currently debating whether or not I will be doing Moustache May this year... but if I do... will I see you there?
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:31am -
Just Jamey says:
Pretty sad. But what a classy way to go out. All the best to you and yours. I hope your wife has fun.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:33am -
jeremiahx says:
I am sad that you have does this... and I am sad that we will not get to meet... and I am sad that I have to say this...

SHAME...

and King'ed.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:43am -
Jar says:
I just cried a little.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:51am -
sethro says:
bye paul. i'll miss your shots — hopefully we'll be in touch
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:53am -
Mat Wiseman says:
All the best Paul.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:57am -
falfa says:
SHAME HIM!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:57am -
FeXd says:
This makes me quite sad.

All the best Paul.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:58am -
falfa says:
(did the moustache have to go, too?)
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 11:59am -
Ace says:
obviously the spirit of whiskerino has left you. for shame. goodbye cousin.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 12:03pm -
chrisauel says:
CLAME!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 12:09pm -
ben says:
bye paul...it's been all my pleasure seeing you again.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 12:19pm -
Ploafmaster says:
I was looking forward to more pics from you.

I was looking forward to more commentary in the chat sidebar.

I was looking forward to meeting you at the Throwdown.

This is a bummer, but still the kinda shot that earns a king-fave from me.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 12:19pm -
DogCowHair says:
I'm sad. I most likely won't be able to make it to the throwdown either, but I'm still growing & showing.

With regret I must say, it's a shame you shaved. I've enjoyed following you.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 12:29pm -
gfmorris says:
SHAME! SHAME HIM! SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 12:29pm -
western dave says:
right behind you.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 12:53pm -
pcain says:
NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOO!

same...

hopefully I ll see you next 48hour in nashville
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 1:08pm -
pcain says:
same=shame
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 1:08pm -
Phil says:
Shame to see you go. You're one of the reasons Whiskerino is great. I'll keep following your amazing photography and I hope we cross paths some day.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 1:28pm -
mrpbody33 says:
Goodbye sir. I have enjoyed every photo you have put up on this site.

SHAME!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 1:35pm -
revgoomba says:
But... but... Paul... you've made me cry. I won't get to see you at Throwdown? This sucks! Promise me you'll visit me.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:15pm -
brandon says:
WHAT? NOOOOOOOOO!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:26pm -
BURNEY says:
This pretty much ruin's my day. I was looking fwd to meeting you as well. You are a champ at this thing and you made it seem effortless. May we cross paths at some point. you are always ( AS ARE ANYONE HERE ) to come see a show at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Be well.
Now go live out the rest of the term in the SHAME category.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:30pm -
BURNEY says:
*welcome to come see a show
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:31pm -
BURNEY says:
Its' a great last shot too. damn.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:31pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Wow. Sorry to see you exit early. Now crank up some Over the Rhine and unwind with a can of your baby's favorite beer.

And lol @Gavin's initial comment! Memories are long and revenge is sweet! haha
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:33pm -
Caronna says:
wow another Vet leaves us...
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:36pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
Fare thee well. And just this morning I was hoping to meet you again. Perhaps another day.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:51pm -
Nate Frog says:
Hate to see you go. I loved your pics and found out about Whiskerino via one of your pics on Flickr.

Godspeed to you sir.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:51pm -
Sir Squire says:
Shame.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:52pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Really I am so sad……, farewell…
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:56pm -
Patrick says:
To the HALL OF SHAME with this one!

Don't let the hairy door hit you on the way out.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 2:57pm -
stephen says:
this is a crying shame.

excellent shot to go out with.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:21pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
Though we've never met, I am very sad to see you go. You were one of the few I was following as your photography was great to look at. Will be pity that I will never have met you in person.

And with that, SHAME!

I King Beard being shamed, this really hurts.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:25pm -
Sageish says:
Paul - you were one of my favs from '07... espicially the collabs you did with eldub. You'll be missed for sure.

Kinged.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
Dschonn says:
Lame.

@damnweather is right. Beard is always better than shave.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:34pm -
sariebell says:
Heartbreaking. You will be missed.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:36pm -
Shanks Keating says:
Kingfavshame. Farewell Sir.

Give our love to the Natti.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:37pm -
Jarrett says:
This is a very sad day. Your shots from 07 were one of the reasons I wanted to participate this year. I'm just glad I got to finally grow and show with you for a two months. Best of luck to you...
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:48pm -
El Barbudo says:
Your face looks hurt. Thanks for the pictures!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 3:55pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
Paul, thank you. I will miss your shots.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 4:29pm -
j a t says:
shit. you rule, sir. we'll always have the balcony.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:01pm -
wondermade says:
This hurt us too.

You are missed already.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:03pm -
Caffeine Addict says:
At least leaving you leave in style.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:04pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Great shot. Horribly awful circumstance. Sorry to hear you can't make the Throwdown. I was looking forward to meeting you.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:09pm -
Greybeard says:
Pray tell you didn't shave the legs too.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:27pm -
Jaymz! says:
Bye Paul, You'll be missed ... and remember some of the great words that Piotr Fijalkowski of the great british band Adorable once sang... CLAME!!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:30pm -
Seabolt84 says:
NOOOOOOO :( aww man what a bummer. You were the first person i followed on here. Steve Rodgers is weeping right now!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:36pm -
whiskerbert says:
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Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:44pm -
bear! says:
oh dear... farewell, your photos and face and self will be missed

SHAME
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 5:55pm -
mackle says:
for the record, you have received an inordinate amount of King votes today (currently in 2nd place). While I got nothin but love for ya Paul I must say.. that stirs a bit of disappointment in me for the Whiskerino masses. This is about beard growing! You should be SHAMED! Why's everyone gotta take it so easy on you? Even @jamesc left a nice comment!!!

You are an all star and a gentleman but in the spirit of a proper send off - I say SHAME!

All in good spirits, you know.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:08pm -
ewagoner says:
As with every last photo you've put on here, you're going out in style. You'll be missed.

Though... you'll be at our fingertips on the Hall of Shame, so we can easily look back at the good old days.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:09pm -
whiskerbert says:
oh… and for the record… your weakness shames my own heart!!!! TO THE SHAME CAVE!!!!!!!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:14pm -
mackle says:
I am rallying the community to give you a proper Shameful send off. For the man that practically invented the Zing - it's only appropriate.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:15pm -
Marko Lady says:
Booooo. I just don't like this.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:15pm -
abar says:
shame him already. please.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:16pm -
yourfavorite says:
awww, you will be missed...

oh yeah... SHAAAMMMMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:18pm -
Ploafmaster says:
Okay, I'm done giving you a comment massage.

For SHAME, you bacon-eyed weasel with a velcro face!

May your toenails grow inward, your eye lids go bald, and the pores on your knuckles clog beyond all hope!

SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!!!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:19pm -
Cruise says:
Cap! NOOOOOOOOO, tis a shame, America's losing hope
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:19pm -
Pip says:
Epic way to end it, sir.

You'll definitely be missed.

Farewell, and enjoy your shame.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:20pm -
Yogi Beard says:
To paraphrase Tuco Ramirez from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: There are two kinds of people in this world, my friend - those who have a beard and those who don't. You don't.

SHAAAAAME!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:24pm -
Poe says:
Today is dedicated to all you have done for the Whiskerino. I have always been a fan of your work. Best of luck and you'll be missed.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:32pm -
zackle says:
Shame how? Shame wow!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:33pm -
zackle says:
(I'll miss ya, Nancy)
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:33pm -
wiseacre says:
Yeah, seriously people -- shame me. besides the fact that I shaved, I also used Photoshop! Come on now! I'm a mule. A clam! A smooth-back whale-worm elbow greased cake! SHAME ME! Sadly, there is no button for that; merely vacuous and impotent words



Though deep in my heart I'm in awe of all you're wonderful kind, honest heartfelt comments you all have left. This was far more difficult and sad than I would have ever thought, and I honestly shed a tear or two today. This wasn't some passing thing for me, Whiskerino has been much much more to me, and deciding to end it was no simple or easy decision, but one I felt I had to make. Some men love having beards all the time, I'm not one of those. I will do my dammedest to try and see as many of you as I can in the future - either in actual visits (be prepared Nashville) or online.

Also, shame me. Shame. On. Me.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:36pm -
LG3 says:
looks so painful.

all the best buddy!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:47pm -
Dunkle Swiftkick says:
Shaved and Photoshop!
Shame, shame, but it's still a pretty great picture.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:48pm -
Corey says:
Awww - this truly sucks. It's been great, sir.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 6:49pm -
The Bandito says:
I really hate to see this. I kinged you anyway.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:07pm -
Wilcoxjd says:
sad to do this.

SHAMESAUCE!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:11pm -
brobro says:
really sad for me. you were my "gray patch" mentor.
enjoyed your work while you were here.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:16pm -
elldub says:
@burney - I can go see Jimmy Kimmel Live for FREE!?

awesome.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:17pm -
keifel says:
farewell sir. my son is still in awe of you from the 07 throwdown.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
you will go down in shame fame.

shame a lame shamity shame shame shame.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
folliclejuju says:
sad to see you shamed. i love this photo, though. take care, captain.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:39pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you will be missed.
It has been my pleasure. Kiss your family for me.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 7:39pm -
Dschonn says:
Also: A soul patch? Really? You left that but nothing else? Not even a moustache?

Come on.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:07pm -
flc says:
Fare thee well, this requires Amazing Grace played on bagpipes or something
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:17pm -
hankbobs says:
A shame beef pattie with a shameful sauce, shameful cheese, shame pickle, shame lettuce shamely onions on a shameme seed bun!!!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:25pm -
Katie says:
Why didn't I think of this before.....

@mackle Can we have the throwdown at Paul's house, please? I hate to see a grown man so sadface-y. I know he already shaved but.....this is just too sad.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:26pm -
Katie says:
Also, you will be missed. Your photos are always some of my favorites so I'm just really really sorry it ended like this for you. Hopefully someday in the future I will run into you because I seriously fangirl over some of your stuff. And I mean that in a sincere and not creepy way.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:29pm -
hankbobs says:
I am bummed I'll never get a chance to meet you. You have provided me great entertainment in this and Moustache May. I'll miss your photos, although I've been missing them since the 17th of december or so, when you started to slow output down. Take care and send letters from time to time!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:29pm -
hankbobs says:
@Katie, why does it need to end, @wiseacre, just glue that beard back on!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:30pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Sorry I didn't get to see more of your stuff... will have to check out 07 and 05. SHAME to see it go.

Take care...
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:35pm -
Laura says:
You shaved because you can't go to a party? SHAME!

Best of luck to you.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 8:38pm -
mattmarch says:
generic comment about your shame today
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:04pm -
mattmarch says:
just kidding. this is probably the best shamed photo that Whiskerino has seen.

godspeed.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:05pm -
Taylor says:
Such a shame...

Especially because i'm also not able to attend the throwdown... I understand your reasons, but to me...the process of growing and getting to know you all has been worth it.

I desire the best for you...
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:08pm -
XscatteredshowersX says:
farewell kind sir
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
Creative Liberty says:
KING

SHAME

LOVE

SHIT!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:17pm -
Frog says:
Oh, so sad. godspeed with whatever you choose to do next
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:26pm -
9schwander says:
well at least you (surely) got the record for most comments on one shot before you went out...
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:27pm -
flainez says:
So, I came back just to find this was not a trick... you really shaved... SHAME!!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:35pm -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
You will be greatly missed, it is a sad, sad day for Whiskerino.

Best of Luck in the future
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:42pm -
Danimal says:
this is the worst year EVER.

ill miss you :(
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:42pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
Bye brother!!
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:44pm -
l_etranger_ says:
farewell there.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:48pm -
Blastro says:
Never thought I'd see the day. Good luck with everything.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:52pm -
mackle says:
You've been shamed and I get the last word in. You are missed. You are awesome. You truly are a King in the Whiskerino world. You "get it" like few others.. in fact, you helped DEFINE what "it" is. People like yourself are what have always driven me to continue with Whiskerino.. your creativity and wit are appreciated beyond your comprehension.

Long story short, you are missed. Please do not hesitate to hit me up for a commentors account in case you want to drop in and harass some old buddies some time. Please.
Posted: Jan 6th, 2010 - 9:56pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.