October 25, 2004

The all encompassing world of beards

Todays hot topic….BEARDS. I want to know what the public thinks. I myself have recently entered on a beard like venture. At first it was scary. You look scruffy, you get judged. But listen to me my brothers (and sisters, some women are in the same situation) the juice is worth the squeeze.

The world is completely different once you join the facial hair club. You can scare kids with a single glance. You can avoid the police by shaving it off as you will look completely different (yes, thats right just like in the fugetive with Harrison Ford). I feel more of a man. Some would say I look less like one. I would call them fools. Beard = Man, there are the facts.

However it is not all rosey and nice. They itch. Some people are not blessed with complete growth. I am one of those people. You just need to keep the faith. One day you will be the envy of all your friends. I hope to have a 25% increase in beards on campus by then end of this academic year. Remeber "Resist the Shave!" I know its hard…I know.

Tell me your thoughts. Ladies, Gentlemen let me know what you think….beard….good or evil.

Just as an aside thought…..george lucas has a beard…upon further thougth this could be used for either argument : )


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  1. I think the art of a successful beard is a very fine line indeed. Some people look better with small beards, some with larger beards. Then, some people (who shall remain nameless MY BROTHER) look like their face has been colonised by a yeti. The beard eventually sucked out his life force and assumed its own form. I believe its now enjoying the tax-free haven of the Caymen Islands. Anyway, the tip to maintaing a good beard is: 'never grow or shave one off just because a girl has said you should'. My brother did that and, after a few months of grow/shave/grow/shave, his face looked like somebody had done a small version of the Texas chainsaw massacre on it. And the girl…she vanished, proving the whole affair utterly worthless. And our bathroom plug hole was well furred up. Urrgh. In my opinion, 'tis not the beard that is evil, 'tis the reason behind it that is.

    25 Oct 2004, 21:02

  2. I personally think that beards are fantastic but only if you want to look like you have mould on your face. Also good for making you look as though you have nits or lice on your face if you insist on messing with it. I do not trust men with beards – why do they feel the necessity to hide their faces. Then there is the potential for food deposits – yuk! And as for a disguise; that's rubbish, having a beard for a prolonged period of time would mean that the colour of skin under the beard would be different to the rest so it would be obvious that a beard had just been removed. How would a man with a beard expect to attract any possitive female attention when they are unclean, untrustworthy and riddled with lice!?

    26 Oct 2004, 13:44

  3. Ok…so I guess this is where I defend myself. Well first off, the beard on my face has ZERO lice in it. I want that put on the record. As for food deposits some of us are capable of inserting food into the mouth and not around it. If you are a man incapable of this feat then I suggest merely trying a moustache or failing that regular grooming.

    The skin tone change problem wont affect those in England. I mean lets face it (get the pun…face it) England is hardly the sunny state of Florida. Depending on beard density and time spent on face, skin tone change can be minimal.

    Finally to deal with the female attention factor. I have had reports from more than one living human woman that a beard can be sexy. Even if this is not true then I push the point that this beard of mine is a right of passage. Like going into an 18 certificate film when you legally can. In reality nothing has changed but you feel a different person. These life changing moments are crucial to all living people and if you have not yet had yours then I urge you…nay pled you to try a beard. Maybe it is what you are missing….

    And to you Miss Rowley…thank you for your comments both sides of the argument need to be stated.

    P.S. you spelt positive wrong…..and yes I am that petty : )

    26 Oct 2004, 14:20

  4. A mate of mine only goes out with bearded men…

    26 Oct 2004, 14:24

  5. As a further note may I add that in the Simpsons God has a beard…

    26 Oct 2004, 14:31

  6. I dont think you should be commenting on spelling firstly as it was a typing error and secondly due to the fact that you spelled plead wrong.

    And as for women who like beards I'm sure there are a few rare cases but do you really want to limit your chances further.

    I think that you're protesting too much about nothing living in it. Even if you speak the truth in this matter everyone else will belive that there is something living in it. If that is the sort of image you wish to project then so be it.

    26 Oct 2004, 14:36

  7. I think you have beard envy…...dont worry rowley one day it will grow.

    26 Oct 2004, 14:38

  8. Ceige

    Pirates…pirates have beards

    26 Oct 2004, 14:44

  9. Regaine should theoretically induce hair growth Ruth

    26 Oct 2004, 14:48

  10. Long live the beard!!!
    (from robbie)

    26 Oct 2004, 14:55

  11. jen

    Don't grow beards just because you can…

    28 Oct 2004, 20:19

  12. why not?

    29 Oct 2004, 09:28

  13. Its the potential for food deposits that makes a beard so superbly economical – what better way to prolong the enjoyment of a truly excellent meal?

    29 Oct 2004, 11:14

  14. I have to say that being the master of beardage of warwick (as far as i have seen) id say that the worse situations for beards are :

    Being so drunk you throw up – it always gets on it somehow and you wake up with the most ridiculous stench right under your nose.
    Going for a swim and forgetting to ring out your beard = 1 very wet t shirt and lots of laughing kids.
    Chewing it as a habit – never good.

    29 Oct 2004, 17:09

  15. Thanks Ian, you have convinced me never to have a full beard!
    I shall be content with my perpetual three-day stubble.

    29 Oct 2004, 17:18

  16. Beards are fine, as long as it's full-on ungroomed facial hair; none of this coiffured nonsense. Real beards should be motivated by a dislike of shaving and a flagrant disregard for ones personal appearance, not a desire look like Craig David. If you’re going to shave, why not shave it all? I’m sure maintaining a neatly trimmed goatee and ‘tash combo takes far more effort than an all-over shave, yet it makes you look silly. What’s the point?

    29 Oct 2004, 17:30

  17. beards are scratchy, there's no getting away from it. And they look bad more often than good. However, a good beard can add much to the appearance. Each to his own I guess.

    29 Oct 2004, 18:56

  18. Anonymous Coward

    As a beard wearer I must say I am utterly apalled at some responses here. I stumbled upon this blog entry upon my search for beards of the world (as you may or may not have noticed various ethnic groups tend to grow facial hair in a unique manner). Utterly Apalled!

    06 Nov 2004, 11:16

  19. Russell

    As for the ethnic groups who grow unkempt facial hair I do pity them. Those of us who have Irish lineage we grow the most sexy facial hair

    09 Nov 2004, 23:17

  20. sarah breen

    all men with beards are hot. bar none. especially the picture boy for beards: conor deasy (the thrills). comedy moustaches are also much appreciated ala joe doyle from the frames circa hallowe'en night '04.

    24 Nov 2004, 18:10

  21. wooky

    beards are EVIL! they are taking over the world

    29 Apr 2005, 15:32

  22. beardmanmanman

    beards are good only for a certain amount of time. i, personally, enjoy keeping my beard at a length that's 2 weeks worth; that's it. anything longer than that is, not only irritating but, just too much. if you can pull off a beard, do it, but don't over do it.

    04 Jun 2005, 20:46


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