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Old 01-02-09, 05:07 PM   #1
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The Great 2009 Foo Beard Contest

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Here's mine in full winter mode

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Old 01-02-09, 05:13 PM   #2
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That's bigger than mine is right now. Here's a recent picture after a trim:
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Old 01-02-09, 05:24 PM   #3
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You've both got me beat. I just started letting things grow out past a #2 clipper a couple weeks ago when the cold weather set in.
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I vote for x's. He has a huge beard..
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the normal winter beard



which will most likely lead to a repeat of this 'stache.

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Old 01-02-09, 05:50 PM   #6
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Here's last years

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That is impressive. I'm working on the mustache this year. Most years I hate it because it gets in the way, but this year, I'm ignoring that hatred...
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put your shirt back on, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Stormcrowe.
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Aw, botto, just trying to show off the definition.
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sure you were.
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Can't grow a beard... not allowed per Uniform Regs. But once I retire....
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How the heck do you guys manage to get past the scratchy/itchy phase early on? Every time I have decided to try and grow a beard I end up sprinting to the bathroom to shave after nearly going nuts from the discomfort.
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How the heck do you guys manage to get past the scratchy/itchy phase early on? Every time I have decided to try and grow a beard I end up sprinting to the bathroom to shave after nearly going nuts from the discomfort.
I don't remember. Last time I was clean shaven was in '94. It lasted exactly one day. That was the day I got married.
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How the heck do you guys manage to get past the scratchy/itchy phase early on? Every time I have decided to try and grow a beard I end up sprinting to the bathroom to shave after nearly going nuts from the discomfort.
I went on a week-long bender after losing my job. When I came to, I had a beard. Apparently I missed the scratchy/itchy phase.
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which will most likely lead to a repeat of this 'stache.

I hope you have a monocle and a top hat to go along with that.
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How the heck do you guys manage to get past the scratchy/itchy phase early on? Every time I have decided to try and grow a beard I end up sprinting to the bathroom to shave after nearly going nuts from the discomfort.
I'm the same....I am on week two and am still in the hair shirt Thomas Beckett phase....a few days ago I was getting acute cranial pain from the helmet rubbing against short hairs....I think it's just worse for us swarthy coarse haired types.


I think I used to look good with a full beard, but now, not so much. Today after two weeks I chopped down to a goatee and I think it's better. We shall see......I am shooting for a monty wooley

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I'll have to be a judge...
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I hope you have a monocle and a top hat to go along with that.
That or a Doc Holliday Gamblers suit.
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This is as good as it gets... before I have to attack the friskers.

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