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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    The Great 2009 Foo Beard Contest

    No prize, except for props.

    Here's mine in full winter mode

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    That's bigger than mine is right now. Here's a recent picture after a trim:
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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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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Here's last years

    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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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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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Aw, botto, just trying to show off the definition.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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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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    Ha! I lose to you all.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    put your shirt back on, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Stormcrowe.
    That has to be on the early list for post of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad cow View Post
    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.
    htfu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Cow View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Cow View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mad cow View Post
    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.
    htfu
    Basically, yes. There's a point at which it's just irritating as all get out, but if you're lazy enough, you can get by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    the normal winter beard

    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.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Cow View Post
    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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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    This is as good as it gets... before I have to attack the friskers.
    Which one is you, left or right?

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