Whiskerino 2009

Chuck Damage

throws caution to the conventions of everyday society.

I'll apologize in advance for whatever I forget to say here.

If you read other beards' comments, everyone had the most amazing time. It's been an amazingly supportive community and I truly feel Whiskerino has had a profound and positive influence on the way I look at life and the way I live day to day. Everyone on here has been so encouraging and sincere, and Whiskerino has been one of the last places on the Internet where people are actually nice to one another. It's going to be hard to go back to a life where I'm not always subconsciously thinking 'Hey, that would make a cool picture...' However, Whiskerino has taught me that every day truly is an adventure, and I plan to take that with me.

To all fellow growers and showers, users, friends and family who helped out, I can't thank you enough. You have made this a beautiful and inspiring experience for me. I am touched by your input.

It's funny to think how I thought Whiskerino would be a silly, quirky thing, and now I'm tearing up knowing that it's over.

If anyone wants to stay in touch, just shoot me an email. Tetracycline_kills@yahoo.com I write a weekly bad joke thing on Tuesdays, so if that sounds neat feel free to have me sign you up.

It's been real.
posted: February 28 @ 5:40pm


Grower&Shower says:
It has been real, Chuck. You finish strong. Take care and be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:42pm -
jnonfiction says:
@ChuckDamage, you don't even know the joy your Wonder Woman shot brought to our household. If nothing else, thank you for that. Thank you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:43pm -
Presto Beardo says:
I am just happy knowing now what your email is, hilarious
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:00pm -
mateo says:
It sure was a great bit of beard growing wasn't it. Thanks for helping make it great! See ya.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:08pm -
ilikeschool says:
i am still in the area so we still need to get the burrito from your truck in oakland.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:42pm -
rachel says:
chuck damage, you changed my life. mwah.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:49pm -
mattyc says:
chuck d.. you always bring he nois...thank you for that.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:00pm -
Grown Unknown says:
I am glad for every mild shot I did there was an equally wild one from you to bring balance to the Whisker-verse. Take care and thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:39pm -
Phil says:
Chuck. you rock. Sign me up for the bad joke thing. I love bad jokes. phil [dot] barbato [at] the gmails.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:41pm -
zooky says:
Take care, be safe, make wonderful in the world.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:32pm -
mackle says:
For the record, Whiskerino IS a silly and quirky thing.. that's what makes it work.

I am happy to hear that it's enlightened your personal life to some degree. I know you had some dark times there and it's good that Whiskerino could maybe, possibly, shed a bit of sunshine for ya.

Good luck and godspeed to you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:35pm -
Chuck Damage says:
@jnonfiction I really liked YOUR Wonder Woman picture.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:16pm -
jracecar says:
I really got a kick out of you, your pictures and your blog. And the caption to the Wonder Woman shot was one for the ages.

I am cheering for you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:48am -
hale. says:
chuck, you were easily one of my favorite new participants. i'm really glad you were here, and i really respect you sharing your unfiltered thoughts and stories.

take care, be well and thank you for including me in the tuesday joke series.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:36am -
robberfly says:
It was great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:58am -
Pip says:
You're a hell of a guy. We'll definitely see you again.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:20am -
Ace says:
i gotta say that hale isnt joking when he says you were favorite new participants. we actually had a discussion about you in person once. it was pretty funny... but i enjoyed your photos chuck, no matter how strange or peculiar they were at times. haha... glad you were here to grow and show with us. see ya later.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:05pm -
Ace says:
also, you have a tiny phone.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:05pm -
Eric the Beard says:
great bearding with you! It was amazing, and thank you for the good times!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:10pm -
l_etranger_ says:
ah, chuckie, it has been SUCH a pleasure bearding with you. I know you wish you could have made it to the throwdown, I wish you could have too, but alas. If I make it back out to the west coast I'll have to hit you up. Until then, you should totally Mustache May!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:48pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.