Embrace the beard

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Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:59 pm

Every man has a face full of hair every day, so every day we are given a fresh opportunity to cope with this eternal reality in accord with what is important to us as an individual. How we choose to embrace our inevitable beard tells others about who and what we are, and what our beliefs might be.
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by Squire » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:57 am

It's good that I find cropping whiskers a pleasure rather than a chore but my beard has nothing to do with my self identity or beliefs.
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:14 am

I believe I'll just whack 'em all off every day, and enjoy the process. But I do have options. There are some folks who might receive feedback from some other folks depending on what they do or don't do with their daily crop of whiskers.
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by changabang » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:16 am

However, if one were a patriarchal Jew, for example, razors would never be a concern at all. There are religious concerns for some ethnicities, but for most of us, as Squire intimates, shaving is a more or less daily ritual we either do or don't look forward to.
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by Squire » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:19 am

Heck, some of us even reflect back on it and discuss it in detail.
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:30 am

There is power in the manipulation of the innate tendency to grow whiskers. Power to motivate, to aggravate, to intimidate, or to get a date.
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by changabang » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:52 am

As the great David Byrne of the Talking Heads once sang, "This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around!"
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:26 pm

James Hardin . . . Fear the Beard!
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by Araner » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:49 pm

Embrace the beard
Watch it grow
Then slice it off
With flourish
Brandishing a razor
Like an Italian opera
Shave with gusto!

Yes, embrace the beard

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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:26 am

:D Bravo! =D>
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by joe mcclaine » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:26 am

Been shaving for nearly 30 years now, either because it was the law (military) or because it was the 'done thing'.

Now I've stuck two fingers up to all that cobblers and truly am embracing my beard.

Not touched it for a few weeks and am thoroughly enjoying the new me.

Aiming for at least 3 months growth and then? Who knows? Maybe gonna grow me a Yeard.

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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by changabang » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:08 am

"Pictures, or it never happened!" :D :D :D
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:34 am

I've always been in favor of "letting your freak flag fly!" How's it looking so far? :D
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by joe mcclaine » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:05 pm

brothers wrote:I've always been in favor of "letting your freak flag fly!" How's it looking so far? :D
It's nowhere near as full as my old handlebar tache. Scary how white it is too.

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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:50 pm

OK, Joe, it's been several months now. Do you have a photo of your bushy beard to show us?
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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by Zemlya » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:55 pm

I go through phases. Sometimes I like to let it grow, other times I just trim it and then there are the months where I shave. I don't shave every day (I don't need to), but maybe every 2nd or 3rd day if I want to keep it clean.

I love shaving and I also love having a beard (not really thick and long though).

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Re: Embrace the beard

Post by brothers » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:21 pm

joe mcclaine wrote:Been shaving for nearly 30 years now, either because it was the law (military) or because it was the 'done thing'.

Now I've stuck two fingers up to all that cobblers and truly am embracing my beard.

Not touched it for a few weeks and am thoroughly enjoying the new me.

Aiming for at least 3 months growth and then? Who knows? Maybe gonna grow me a Yeard.
OK, Joe, as the man says, pictures, or it never happened! How's it looking these days? :D
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