Whiskerino 2009


throws caution to the conventions of everyday society.

And I can feel the Sweet Illusion coming
Sweet Confusion, honey
Sweet Illusion coming down

And I ain't got nothing but love for you now

(I don’t think I could fully express what I feel about the whiskerino experience. My only regret is that I didn’t participate sooner. Everyone has been so amazing and positive. I of coarse thank @mackle for providing such a great place for so many people to come and build a community together. His work here has been unbelievable. I also want to thank each and every individual here for putting in their part of the whole. Everybody is important, and I’ve loved following all of you for the last four months.

From what I’ve seen and read along the way, I’m positive that I’m not alone when I say that participating in this “online facial hair website” has undoubtedly made me a better person overall. You just cannot spend this much time with so many amazing people and not be bettered by it. I sincerely thank each and every one of you. Much love and respect to by bearded brothers, and non-bearded supporters. You will be missed…until we meet again anyway.)

posted: February 28 @ 7:27pm


watchyourface says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:30pm -
mattyc says:
why hello sir.. you set out to do something and you did it.. you totally kept up with me for comments. and you made it fun for me.. it was fun playing with you and you are hella awesome in person. I hope you do moustahe may again tooo. that'll be good times. Thank you for being a huge part of the site and being nicer than me to everyone while still comenting on practically every photo ever.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:30pm -
RyRy says:
Thanks for all the comments, sir. You kick ass.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
Poe says:
sometimes... 1 is all you need.

You helped make this 1 great.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Your level of participation in this is astounding and you proved to be an excellent person when I met you. Let's keep up on the FB side. I'm glad I made a friend in you.

This shot is gorgeous and an instafave.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:35pm -
mims attack says:
ending strong, I love it~!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:37pm -
EdwardTeach says:
you were one of the nicest guys on here.

thanks for being a part of this, it wouldn't have been the same without you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:37pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye dude. you are a nice man for including everyone.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:42pm -
wondermade says:
Unbelievable job involving yourself in this community. I have profound respect for the effort you put in. Great to have met you here, and in person.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:43pm -
DogCowHair says:
Farewell! Thanks for all the comments :).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:45pm -
runningantelope says:
yes! yes oh my thoughts exactly! oh man my back and side hurt so bad because i just had surgery but i just keep thinking about how enthusiastic you were at the throwdown. i dig it man, i dig your honesty, i dig your consistency. its been real. keep in touch.

jeff.r.wilkerson (at) gmail (dot) com
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:45pm -
KnoxAndy says:
i love that we are forever side by side. let's meet up sometime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:46pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
Beautiful sunset and water in this shot.

Thanks for all the comments. You attention made me feel special on some of the harder days - yet the days you didn't comment also made me happy because it made me think you were actually out doing something. :)

Thanks for the high-5 collab - that was sweet. It's been a pleasure, dude. Your participation here has been nothing short of amazing. I'll see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:48pm -
Frog says:
Great to be here at the end with you, ThatGuy. Wouldn't have made it without you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:48pm -
Zach says:
awesome farewell shot! thanks for everything. let's seriously keep in touch.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:49pm -
jonshell says:
awesome. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:54pm -
hale. says:
your photo is a powerful closing image, and your words beautifully express the nature of this community.

i don't think i've ever read a better summary of this than what you wrote here:

"From what I’ve seen and read along the way, I’m positive that I’m not alone when I say that participating in this “online facial hair website” has undoubtedly made me a better person overall. You just cannot spend this much time with so many amazing people and not be bettered by it."

you are one of the nicest and most sincere people here, and i'm thankful that you joined us. we will definitely have to hang out again, be it in VA or AZ or somewhere else.

take care of yourself.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:56pm -
OhMyGoshman says:
Thanks for commenting on my photos, it made me feel special. Have fun growing out your stache.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:57pm -
mackle says:
Based on the level of comments you left I would have assumed prior to meeting you that you'd be fairly awkward and CRAZY about Whiskerino. When I did meet you I was instantly, pleasantly, surprised to be incredibly incorrect. You're hilarious, you're far more attentive to the site than I am sometimes and you embody the spirit of this whole thing exactly as I wanted it to be.

I WILL see you in May and it will be a glorious time. Thanks for everything you did for this site. It will not be forgotten.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:00pm -
elldub says:
So cool to have the chance to meet you and your lady this year. Like I expressed to you in person, I'm ashamed at my level of involvement this year, but it was all for the best.

Whiskerino brings people together. I hope our paths cross again soon. The next time, we'll be hanging out outSIDE of the tattoo shop as well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:02pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Loved your creativity, lyrics and massive commitment to commenting. Great meeting you at the Throwdown and if I'm ever back in my old stompin' grounds of Norfolk/Chesapeake/Nags Head/Knotts Island, I'll let you know.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:07pm -
El Barbudo says:
Ah, sweet release. Been good following you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:10pm -
Phil says:
ditto, brother. See you in the future!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:23pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Beautiful shot! It's been awesome doing this alongside you and that beard. Stay classy! Thank you for forever causing me to associate the phrase "Don't be 'that guy'" with Whiskerino
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
pcain says:
getting hyped for an ultra long disc throw? over that body of water? do it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:28pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
thanks for all of your comments man. you rocked it right.
this photo is amazing. all of your photos are amazing.
thanks for spending so much of your time with us for the past 4 months.
happy trails my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:38pm -
hankbobs says:
almost 16K comments, is incredible. And, like I mentioned in person, you never took a comment off, never posted crap, and never comment-bombed anyone. You are the king of participation, and a cornerstone of what was great about being involved in this run. I am really happy I got to meet you, and it was a no brainer what pic I wanted to post the following day! I really hope to see you in May, and to meet up someday again. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:39pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Maan i am going to miss you a lot.
we have been sharing this thing the whole way through & i thank you deeply for that.

Your participation has been ASTOUNDING!!! highest respect to you my friend!!
& i hope we can grow together again sometime.

good luck & god bless!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:48pm -
jclutch says:
Seriously glad we rocked Team #DiscGolf and it gave us a chance to hangout, you're a solid guy online and in real life and you brought so much to this for alot of people. Cheers to a great 4 months, it was a daily pleasure sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:50pm -
Red Beard says:
It was great participating with you and even greater meeting you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:54pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. great sunset. great beard.

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:21pm -
Barefoot says:
goodbye my friend. Thanks for making my life better. I hope yours has been even better after whiskerino.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:28pm -
XscatteredshowersX says:
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:31pm -
Jarrett says:
What a great shot to end with. It's been a pleasure!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:31pm -
Fofe says:
Others have said it and its true for me as well...the daily experience and TD would not have been nearly as interesting/fulfilling/gratifying/ exciting/fun without you. Thanks for following me early on. It was nice to know that there would be at least one comment each day. Fortunately, like you, I found that the best way to connect with folks was to engage them and I'm so glad I did.

I will really miss checking in here each day and seeing what's going on with you and the other beards. After 120 days, it will be a little like going cold turkey. Glad we could grow together for this final chapter.

If you get out to Northern California, drop a line and we'll grab a beer, burrito, or both. I wish you all the best.

So, for now, take care and I hope to see you in May. If all goes well, I'll have the biggest stache I've ever had by then.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:32pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
You were an amazing participant. I'm blown away by the shear number of comments you gave us. Even on some of my lamest photos, I knew I could count on a @thatguy comment. Thanks for growing a beard. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:51pm -
Karl says:
You were a comment-generating MACHINE! Always out there, making yourself seen. It was something that I could only dream of aspiring to. Thanks for being so excellent! So long!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:12pm -
yourfavorite says:
It truly has been a pleasure @thatguy. I have really enjoyed your presence on the site and your encouragement towards my photos was appreciated more than you'll know. Thanks for being a part of this journey and I hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:25pm -
Boaz says:
Pleasure sir, growing with you!

Til May...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Thanks so much for your commenting and encouragement through the months. It was great getting to Whiskerino with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:43pm -
Ace says:
thanks for being here @thatguy. haha... that sounds funny but really though... i appreciated your comments on here and getting to chat with you at the throwdown. youre all right in my book. catch ya later.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:43pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
You didn't find Whiskerino - it found you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:48pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
That was awesome. Cool.

Man, I've loved your enthusiasm to do this thing right from day 1. Glad to see you a part of this.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
Noelix says:
You are a stellar example of why this community is great. Congrats again on your king and it's been a blast to grow a beard with you. I am honored that you chose to follow me and comment quite frequently. I attempted to reciprocate as much as I could. You will always be a king of beards to me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:38pm -
revgoomba says:
Don't be a stranger buddy! Catch you in May if not before!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:42pm -
Absolutely says:
15k+ comments given. you pwnd whiskerino. Take care bud.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:42pm -
damnweather says:
your participation has been off the chart and i thank you for all the comments. sorry we didn't get to chat a little more last weekend, but it was pretty nutty, i think you will agree. take care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:20am -
sariebell says:
I am so glad I got to meet you on here and in person at the TD (photo to prove it is in existence!!) You are such a sweet guy with great music taste, with whom I hope to continue a friendship. NC is but a skip away and we go there too often, as both sets of parents reside there. Plus there's always fb or whatever entity is cool in the future. Take care and thanks for changing your life and mine.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:22am -
robberfly says:
Thanks for always commenting. I really appreciated it.
It's been great growing & showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:56am -
miguelito says:
see you around man. it was nice meeting you, and growing and showing with you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:57am -
tedford says:
you really took participation to the next level, my friend. so glad i got a chance to hang out with you. truly a pleasure. take care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:49am -
brandon says:
I'm so glad to have made your acquaintance. You've always killed it, and I can't wait until our paths cross again.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:31am -
Furricane says:
killller shot. You're the boss.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:17pm -
S. P. Dinsmoor says:
It's been great. I loved your lyric series (somehow I missed the Five-Eight week though, they are so underappreciated)
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:01pm -
HiImTerry says:
Dude, Virginia's not that far away, right? Right?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:06pm -
Just Jamey says:
@ThatGuy! You are an inspiration. Your involvement and effort is nothing short of impressive. God bless you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:50pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Cheers for all your greatness and your amazing amounts of comments!!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:09pm -
mOtke says:
He said a lot of things to a lot of people. They watched, wondering what he was thinking. He was thinking about animal fats cooked in a skillet. He was thinking about bears meandering through the meadows, playing tag or freeze tag or TV tag with the neighborhood children. The loser got to eat the children. I mean the winner. Who knows what any of that means? Not bears, I'll tell you that.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:57pm -
John-O says:
For sure man, do keep in touch! When every you see some one cruising around on a board, there is a little of me in there!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:06pm -
johnatcollege says:
Glad to have met you. One of the stand out guys at throwdown.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:19pm -
Eric the Beard says:
You! Thank you for your comments, your spirit, and you great pics, it was great bearding with you!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:44pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
You played a huge, huge, huge part in this whole 4 month journey. From the very get-go, you provided everyone with so much positivity and support, and we are all better because of it; we all appreciate it more than you know. Each day I looked forward to your comments -- not just on my page, but also on each and everybody's photos. Your humor and friendly banter kept each one of us feeling great on a daily basis. When I was in my little faltering stage, it was thoughts of you (among other strong members) that made me want to keep on going strong -- and I want to thank you for that, even though you probably had no idea you played a big part in my decision to stay. And trust me, you did.

And as for you changing my name to @johnnypopular -- you needn't apologize. If you didn't do that, I honestly would not know the full impact that I actually made here. So thanks for opening my eyes a bit. Does it still make me uncomfortable? Yes. But that's only because I'm still shocked and weirded out that little ol' me actually made a dent here... I still feel like a little speck in this HUGE bearded realm, so it's still difficult for me to compute. The strangest thing about you giving me that nickname is that it is YOU who deserves such a name. EVERYONE knows who @ThatGuy is, and next to @mackle, you are the most well-known person here -- that's no joke. But I think you know that already.

So thank you, @ThatPopularGuy, for all that you've done -- for me and for everyone. Any time you find yourself near Chicago, you best let me know -- just as I'll let you know when I'm out near my sister in NC. It's been a pleasure, and I know we'll continue to keep contact after this is through.

Here's to you, sir. You ARE Whiskerino.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:03pm -
l_etranger_ says:
so good to meet you at the throwdown man. you are truly a class act. hopefully we can hook up again sometime. peace!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:37pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.