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  • posted: February 28 @ 7:49am
What I've learned from Whiskerino:

- I can, in fact, grow a beard that I am reasonably proud of
- I am more creative than I give myself credit
- I took much fewer "perfect attendance" shots than I thought I would
- Don't explain Whiskerino as a beard contest, it just makes people ask "What's the prize?"
- One can make legitimate friends (and be very sad about not seeing them) through an internet beard contest
- You can get choked up while shaving
- I WILL make an honest effort to meet as many of you as possible in person

Seriously, you guys are the best. The shots, the insults, the absurd facial hair, and especially the people are things I'm going to remember for the rest of my life. Thanks everyone. And thank you, @Mackle.

If you haven't already, add me on Facebook (link's in the about me).

Email: WardEricT [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments

Seabolt84 says:
Love you man!!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:50am -
gragaband says:
Goodbye, Yogibeard, and good luck. I will miss that shirt.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:52am -
Birch Beard says:
The only thing I can really say to you with that ridiculous handlebar is, "THE ACE OF SPADES!" Oh yeah, Motorhead.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:58am -
Fincannon says:
this really has been an amazing experience and i'm glad to have shared it with you. thanks for posting awesome pictures and commenting so much.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:02am -
El Barbudo says:
Yes, you're rocking what I'm going to next!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:19am -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
You are so right about that "beard contest" thing. I still struggle to explain it. Take care, man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:35am -
michaeljstraub says:
Dude man ... it's been awesome growing along side you. You're a hilarious individual and I hope to stay in contact. Maybe one day the lady and I will make it up to Kutztown. She's adding you on Facebook since I don't have one. Just be looking out for it
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:48am -
Roo says:
great growing with you and i agree with all the things you learned!!!! peace out and see you around man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:27am -
Douggal says:
When I think of the top 5 shots this year that made me laugh outloud and marvel at the creativity, your Christmas Eve rough trade elf is right near the top. You're too much fun, I'll look you up on the facebook.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:27am -
HiImTerry says:
Man, you are creative. Your drinking elf picture made me laugh almost as much as any picture during this entire Whiskerino. Your exploding barbecue picture made me laugh more than any other picture during this entire Whiskerino.

Thanks a whooooole lot for making this what it is.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:28am -
robberfly says:
It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:36am -
Jarrett says:
I wish you would keep this look.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47am -
miguelito says:
great paisley
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:12am -
falfa says:
yellow chair is yellow.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:27am -
Fofe says:
You, my friend, were awesome! Give that beard a few more years and you might even give @gavin a run for his money! The Franz Joseph suits you. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:33pm -
Andrew says:
awesome shot man. It's been a pleasure getting to see your stuff every day. my advice: get a flickr account, keep taking photos. add me as a contact too.

We'll be in touch!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:02pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Your King shot was brilliant and one of my top-five shots of the year. Take care Eric.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:03pm -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
you should keep that look. its lookin good for you
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:06pm -
keifel says:
farewell sir, it's been an honour.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:09pm -
Jar says:
Later dude! The drunk elf shot is still one of my all time favorites. Thanks for being awesome!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:24pm -
mattyc says:
this site would not have been the same without you....lets face it...you are a POWER user. without you there woulld have been 10,000 less comments made.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:43pm -
mattyc says:
oh...and ther have been roughly 410,000 comments on the site so far... you do the math.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:43pm -
mattyc says:
lastly... NICE FUCKING SHIRT
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:44pm -
miguelito says:
that's a great lookin stache too
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:02pm -
GrizzlyDex says:
Seeya Yogi, I want YOUR SHIRT!!!!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:31pm -
irishsquire says:
yogi thank you for all your super comments,
you are one of my fav'd, i love all your shots,
i'll never forget you, all the best an good luck,
the kennedy family.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:58pm -
David W. says:
I miss you already.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:12pm -
Phil says:
farewell sir!


...some sunny daaaaaayyyyy!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:26pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Finishing it style.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:32pm -
revgoomba says:
What I've learned... YOU'RE AWESOME! Only kidding... I already knew that!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:35pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Thanks for the song. Rad couch. Till we meet again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:44pm -
mattyc says:
First impressions are always right.. I am a dick.




a nice dick




but still a dick.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:52pm -
Pip says:
So nice having you around. You've won.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:10pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Yogi Beard, ive enjoyed yourcompany all through this! thankyou so much!
love the song!

Peace be with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:33pm -
zackle says:
Hey pal, your caption is spot on. It's been a pleasure. Hope to see you in May.

Say hi to Gavin for me if you see him around. Tell him I miss him already.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
hankbobs says:
Great caption. You do grow a great beard, and you have a great movie collection too. Plus you have a beard wall. So there is no more evidence needed: you are an awesomehogger!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:52pm -
Moo says:
I love you description of this time we have had together. It has been a blast growing with you! Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:13pm -
themightyjones says:
Brilliant! Be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:17pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
You totally rule sir, please keep in touch and I hope to see you in May
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:56pm -
jclutch says:
You're a champ man, thanks for bringing it this whole run, you've cracked me up so many times it's ridiculous! Cheers bro!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:57pm -
Eric the Beard says:
your song is making me laugh!
Good luck!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:44pm -
l_etranger_ says:
I'm gonna hold you to that goal of seeing me in person. Let's make it happen!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33pm -
Vanbert says:
i dig what you have done with the beard. good times these months. give @gavin a high five for me in kutztown
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:43pm -
yourfavorite says:
Haha, nice trim down and lovely music! Anyway so long for now sir. I've had an amazing time here and I'm really glad you were a part of it. Hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:31pm -
JamesC says:
does Barry Gibb know you raided his closet?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:40am -
JamesC says:
"Nah, no one will notice my huge erection, it's fine" - heard moments after this photo was taken.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:40am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
I don't even know where to begin here. Your presence has been thoroughly enjoyed by all, especially be me. Your photos have been great, your comments sincere, and our tastes in music, movies, reading material seem to be the same... and that's always a treat to find. Hope we actually get a chance to meet sometime in the future. Until then, see you in the FB realm.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:30am -
wondermade says:
I'm still sad team #kutztown couldn't make it to Nashville. I was looking forward to exchanging pleasantries and hanging out. But even without the Throwdown you brought it throughout Whiskerino. Great work!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:15pm -
Kevin! says:
At least you replaced your awesome beard with an awesome shirt.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:23pm -
Just Jamey says:
You're a cool dude. It's been great getting to know you!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:38pm -
hale. says:
thank you for the kind words and for being here. i need to visit kutztown at some point in my life, so when i do, let's hang out.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:44pm -
jonnyblueoval says:
great point about telling people it is a beard contest! I got so many of those questions! It has been fun man. great music!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:08pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.