Whiskerino 2009


enjoys a cool breeze...

Our beards are but playful children.

I've really and truly enjoyed the challenge of creative photography and I love the camaraderie and friendship that happens through the site. Thank you, Mackle, for this wonderful gift called Whiskerino. I'd also like to give a shout out to Megan, Jeremy, and Jessica for being awesome supporters/participants/collaborators during the entire 4 months. Thank you so much!

Keep in touch everyone!

Cheers to everyone who did "The Mackle!" Here's a desktop wallpaper I made to share with the rest of you. Click to enlarge.

posted: February 28 @ 12:41am


mackle says:
a most excellent finish. This embodies the Joy of Whiskerino to a T. Love that you managed to get @hale to act like a jackass
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:42am -
Noelix says:
@mackle: zoom in on his face for great effect
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:43am -
Just Jamey says:
PERFECTION. You are a king in my book. Kingfav'd!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:44am -
mattyc says:
this is seriously amazing... thank you.. I always love photos with those statues.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:48am -
Army of Whiskers says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:52am -
c dub says:
excellent! i never mackled except in the portrait booth deal at the throwdown. awesome that you put all this together. your post up top looks like pure fun. thanks @mackle for making such a thing that we all get to feel like kids again. kinda weird for something that's supposed to be all 'manly'
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:09am -
whiskerbert says:
NICE WALLPAPER!!! And a great end to a great event!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:24am -
kidstatic says:
i think you missed this one. clame.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:58am -
Furricane says:
Most excellent. I'd make one for the pose, but the photos would have to be TEENY tiny.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:59am -
flainez says:
The original photo was memorable and this one is even better. That's what happens with beards, they make things awesomer.

Thanks for the wallpaper, I really like it!

Well, it's time to say goodbye, I wish you the best... you will be missed... take care!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:05am -
BURNEY says:
Noel, you are a fine man. Take care of hale and AZ. It's a half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown but that's just the way that the world goes round.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:19am -
Dschonn says:
@hale's face just made my night.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:53am -
ThatGuy says:
I absolutely love this shot. I don't know why someone isn't doing this everyday. That statue is begging for this treatment. So great. It's been a pleasure following you for the last 4 months. And I have to say again that I absolutely LOVED the spy v. spy type seried you did with @armyofwhiskers. You guys completely killed that. So much greatness.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:08am -
falfa says:
Great shot. Great growing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:19am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I love this shot and others like it.
Thanks for bringing our attention to "The Mackle" it made this whole thing a little funner for me.
So long, my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:27am -
El Barbudo says:
Joyousness indeed.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:59am -
R E N A U D says:
@mackle: "get @hale to act like a jackass"???

seriously? it's not that hard (TWSS)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:36am -
bobafred says:
awesome photo! i love the wallpaper too. thanks1
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:43am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
It was excellent to meet you all at the Bob Evans Big Beard Breakfast. Thanks so much for coming out.

Peace and love to you and your beautiful lady.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:04am -
Phil says:
Wonderful and joyous. It has been a pleasure to follow you. Stay awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:07am -
tedford says:
loved this shot then, love it now. been a pleasure bearding with you sir!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:09am -
Terry Masters says:
this is a GREAT shot! hope to see you in Moustache May!

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:24am -
Jaymz! says:
kate! and i! were in chandler. sorry we couldn't make it. though i am afraid my ugly mug would have ruined this beautiful shot. you're faces, all of yours, are priceless. Miss you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:01am -
keifel says:
thank you for your awesomeness over the last four months.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:30am -
sariebell says:
This shot is terrific! You kids just lit up my day. And, @mackle's comment about @hale acting like a jackass made me chuckle. Take care...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:55am -
shularbrau says:
I am saddened that I never got around the the mackle.

But this photo makes me happy again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14am -
robberfly says:
Great @Mackle wallpaper. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47am -
Jar says:
Weee! Thanks for all the good images and fun Whiskery times! PS love The Mackle wallpaper.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:04am -
Vanbert says:
too much fun in phoenix. come visit us again in LA. you're always welcome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:05am -
Twisted Sistare says:
Great shot, dude. It's been a pleasure growing and showing with you.

Also - I mackled for the last day. Please add me to your list.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
@Noelix !!!!!!!

The @mackle tribute poster is amazing & i have saved it!!

This is a WONDERFULL photo really love it!!
i havent commented on you all the way through simply because theres always so many photos to go though & you upload after i sleep sometimes...

You need to know that i LOVE your beard both in colour & coverage its truly AWESOME and one of the best.

I think you are a top guy from what i have seen, and like you a lot.

I will miss you just like i miss everyone already from Whiskerino.

& finaly i have THANK YOU from the innermost depths of my heart whole heartedly and passionately for the comment you left on my ac/dc angus photo in 07,
it was the first comment on it & you need to know how MUCH I APPRECIATE IT. it brings a real fire to my heart & soul when i read it in response to the song i wrote for how i was feeling at the time.
it brings a tear to my eye always.

Bless you and all that you do.
I love ya dude!!!!! Your photos have ROCKED!! all the way through brother!!!
see you around!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:36pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
That's the way to celebrate Whiskerino!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:58pm -
Yogi Beard says:
The proper way to end anything is with frolicking. You took some quality shots, friend. Best of luck to you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:06pm -
GrizzlyDex says:
that is a superb wallpaper for my future enjoyment :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:18pm -
Grower&Shower says:
You rule. I watched you in '07 and I was honored to be a part of this with you especially. I hope we meet again Noel.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:28pm -
EdwardTeach says:
I'm glad you did this again. thanks for being a part of this. you're awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:08pm -
yourfavorite says:
haha always love shots with statues. Great stuff man. I never did the mackle and for that I'm a sorry. Have a great rest of the year man. Hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:12pm -
Pip says:
Everything here is great.

So glad to have been here with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:22pm -
hankbobs says:
I kinged you for making my desktop awesome!! Thanks so much for including my mackle, I got more snow in my pic than anyone, I think that's important.

I'll see you next time you grow facial hair and post it online!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:16pm -
damnweather says:
i feel like we should have had more time at the throwdown to hang out and talk. it went so fast and there were so many people etc etc. you're a great guy noel and i hope you see you mackling it up in may.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:40pm -
Jaymz! says:
hi noel. bye noel. good thing we did this fast, cause i have to shit. =)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:40pm -
pcain says:
DUDE! that wallpaper ROCKS. will most def keep in touch
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:52pm -
jnonfiction says:
Hey, I'm in there!

Thanks, @Noelix. It was a pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:03pm -
themightyjones says:
What an amazing shot. Be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:41pm -
zackle says:
I only have one question... will there be a Noel hole redux this time around?

Take care, friend. It's been a pleasure. Until May...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:03pm -
ilikeschool says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:38pm -
wondermade says:
Excellent way to wrap it up, and the desktop is stellar.

Until May!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:02pm -
jonshell says:
an awesome ending to an awesome four months. see you in may!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:23pm -
Kevin! says:
Your picture captures my overall feeling towards this years Whiskerino. It was an honor growing with you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
this is brilliant. very well captured.

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:32pm -
Eric the Beard says:
You are giving the children the power of the beard! Best wishes to you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:55pm -
BryanHunter says:
Perfect. Kinged and Faved.

Also thanks for putting together the great desktop image.

All the best.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:32pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Dec 7-11 was great, but I loved all your stuff. Take care out there!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:53pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
Noel, it was fantastic speaking to you and your lady at the TD. You sir grow one of the best beards ever! I'm glad to be a part of this with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:54pm -
kidstatic says:
Noel, i suck at this but just know my heart swelled when I saw you again at the throwdown. You're a really good dude and a man I count as a friend.

I also can't believe you missed my Mackle yesterday. I hear it was spectacular.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:08pm -
mattyc says:
make sure you check muy photo out... I forgot to @ you in a comment but I did a where's waldo shot for you... You ruele
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:13pm -
David Knapp says:
haa, love the desktop, it surely was an honor to make your friendship. I will definitely let you know if I am in Phoenix, hope you do the same if you come up to L.A.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:36pm -
Ace says:
so ive always meant to tell you this... but your beard is RAD.

and im jealous.

also, im coming back through arizona on my way home so lets hang out. thats a good comment to leave on right? i think so.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:39pm -
Chinfropro says:
See you round the internets man. You and your boy take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:40pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Thanks for amusing me so much! ill see you on the internets! Im on flickr and probably other places soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:41pm -
Fofe says:
This just spits happiness. Great to grow with you. I hope to see you again in May. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:45pm -
MrMaggie says:
popularizer of the Mackle™, darer of being a wearer of the donut, and esteemed participant of whiskerino, Noelix it has been a pleasure. we shall facebook.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:50pm -
MrMaggie says:
also, please tell me you are on team disgusting right now and for the next 24 hours.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:50pm -
Chad Pugh says:
At first, it looks like just a group of people having a great time, but once you zoom in on @hale's face, you realize most are victims.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:11am -
Chinese Wildman says:
It was great meeting you and sharing these four months of beard-growing nuttiness. I'll definitely keep in touch, and I'll see you online for some gaming. Definitely let me know when you're in Atlanta and we'll get together. Until then, take care of yourself!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:25am -
Presto Beardo says:
@Noelix there was no one better to bring The Mackle to the forefront than you. I might make it to Phoenix this year, so don't be surprised if I try to rearrange a meetup sometime this year
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:36am -
Just Jamey says:

Man, you are one awesome guy. Let's def keep in touch.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:42pm -
jonnyblueoval says:
great picture man!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:30pm -
hale. says:
noel, it has been a supreme pleasure to have gone through this with you. i thank you for sharing with us your creativity and your humor. and despite his dislike for it, thank you for the mackle. it is an honor to call you a friend, and i am happy we live in the same city so that we can hang out every couple of years.

take care my friend, and see you soon.

like in a few days hopefully.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:28pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.