Whiskerino 2009

Lord Matthew J. Murphington Esq.

enjoys a cool breeze...

Whiskerino: The Final Chapter
by: Matt Murphy

Chapter 1
In the beginning, @Mackle created the idea and website. Now the site was userless and empty, shaven faces throughout the pages and the Spirit of Beardedness was not located upon our faces. And @mackle said “Let there be beards,” and there were beards.

Chapter 2
For four months, beards were grown, beards were shown. They grew in all shapes and sizes. Some long, some stubbly, some full, some patchy, some thick, some thin. In special cases, such as my good friend @frog almost no beard was grown at all. Most of us stayed strong, regardless of the condition of our beards; alas, not all of us were able to stick with this, for one reason or another. These people, while bringing shame upon themselves, and all of us with them, are still to be respected in their own right, as they have still made an effort to compete with us.

Chapter 3
I, personally, have had a wonderful time. From the moment @Tomcat was placed into the Hall Of Shame, until tonight. I have thought long and hard, as to what my pictures should be, and I feel I bring shame upon myself, for I have not realized all of the pictures I had thought of. I also feel shame, in that on more than one occasion, I brought myself to the brink of being shamed. I have stayed strong, and I have loved every moment of it. For this, I thank you fine gentlemen. I thank all of whom I have talked to. I thank all of whom have commented on me (although I have fallen short in the comment department, this has several reasons, none of which make me feel the least bit better)

Chapter 4
Do as you shall with your facial hair, but keep in mind; a true man embraces at least some form of beard.

Special thanks

The Protomen – Your song of “Beard's Going Nowhere” from Whiskerino 2007, introduced me to this fine place, and encouraged me to join.

@furricane – You've quickly become a friend who I wish to become closer with in the coming months and years

@frog – You said months (perhaps even a year ago, now) that you would join Whiskerino with me, you stuck to your word, and you've done a fine job of sticking with it, despite your lack of bearding ability.

@justjamey – What can I say, every night I stopped in on the chat box, you were there to provide words of encouragement... You also wrote a beard rap, what isn't there to love?

And finally

@Mackle – You created Whiskerino, you let me join after you had closed the doors. You've single handedly done everything you possibly could to become a personal hero of mine in some capacity. You have my eternal gratitude.

Contact Information:

AIM: Pyrokineticdew
MSN: hyliandude901_8@hotmail.com
Yahoo!: pyrokineticdew
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hoperidesalone (link only works if you're logged in *shrug*)
E-mail: cactusjack901@gmail.com
Google Voice: 201-472-0670 (don't abuse this, please. I mean, I can block people with this number, but I don't want to have to do that)

Finally: For all of you who wish to keep in contact with all of us, rather than individually. I have created a forum for us all


Goodbye, I shall miss you all. I leave you all with a final Pose, and a song.
posted: February 28 @ 7:05pm


runningantelope says:
nice tribute man. i think the shame upon yourself is a little like humility. i get like that too. i guess its all about giving an honest effort, which you and @frrog have done, and theres no reason to shame that
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:14pm -
runningantelope says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:14pm -
mattyc says:
dude.. this song owns. for real.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:18pm -
mattyc says:
i love the original too... i think i'll leave your window open for a bit.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
Pip says:
Great work this year, man.

See ya.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:19pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Awesome parting shot!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:20pm -
Frog says:
You're the best, man.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:47pm -
Phil says:
great song. I'm crying now. thanks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:13pm -
mackle says:
It's been a pleasure sir. I am glad you stuck through it despite some struggles. Having the accomplishment of Whiskerino under your belt might not make any sense to anyone outside of our little playground but it DOES mean something. I think you get that.

Godspeed and good luck sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:21pm -
gragaband says:
I like long goodbyes.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:44pm -
wondermade says:
Ending on the pip pose is a smart move.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:00pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Nice pip. It was a pleasure. Thanks for growing a beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:56pm -
robberfly says:
Great @pip.

It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:45am -
zbolin says:
The music made me slow down and soak in your words.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:56am -
Eric the Beard says:
I am watching my fair lady right now and the music really doesn't go together! Thanks for the good times!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:38pm -
l_etranger_ says:
have a great summer!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:27pm -
l_etranger_ says:
seriously, I enjoyed bearding with you. bon voyage sir!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:28pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.