By April 19, 2010

Beardaggedon 2010

I don’t know what I enjoy more: the warm feeling of a bearded fluffyface, or the fanfare associated with cutting it off.

This marks my third official Gibberish “Beardaggedon,” but this year I added a twist:

I asked my friends and readers how I should cut my facial hair.

I am excited to announce the winner, capturing 27% of the votes.

Freebird

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Freebird received just a few more votes than the Van Dyke, which I mistakenly referred to as a goatee. The Deadwood and Magnum P.I. tied in a distant third.

I got some interesting write-in votes as well, including:

Shave the entire thing off on one fell swoop, and the glue it to the back of your head….

Go Ming “the Merciless” with it.

It’d be tough to best Freebird, but you haven’t ever tried Mutton Chops

I vote Deadwood, but only if you promise to holster up and amble down the street with a flinty glare…I’ll be in my bunk.

Oddly enough (to me), only four people stated I should shave the whole thing off. This does not count my friend BushPutin, who was the fellow who suggested I glue my shavings to the back of my head. ;)

Enough with the jibber-jabber, here’s Beardaggedon in all of its gory glory:

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Starting point, full beard

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Norelco G390 going to work

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Halfway done

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Doing this last year was easier because I didn’t care if the center was even.

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This was approximately when I started to wonder if I’d cut too far.

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Checking the width of the “skin strips”.

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Beardaggedon — this is about half, the rest hit the floor.

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Finished — now to get a little bit of sun and we’re all set.

I have no idea how long I’m going to keep it. Originally I thought I’d just sport it for the weekend and then cut it off to go to work.

But I have to admit … it’s kind of growing on me. :P

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  1. the Accountant (tm) says:

    The Horror! The Horror! This was written of in the books of Prophecy!

    Time to start worshipping the Old Ones so I can be eaten first by them.

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