Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stocking Stuffers for the Beard Lover

Is anyone else totally unprepared for Christmas?  We haven't even started our shopping yet.  If you're like us and wait until the last minute, here's a list of great gifts for the beard-lover in your life.

Moleskine Journal - $12.00 by fricdementol

Grooming the Beard iPhone case - $35.00 from Society6
"Sea Beard" by David Fleck $10 on Threadless
"Handsome Young Bearded Buck" canvas - $40.00 by utilitarianfranchise

Friday, December 2, 2011

How Well Do You Know Your Facial Hair?

Our friend from Matthew Fisher Photography showed us this link and we had to share.  
Take this quiz and let us know how you did!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beard of the Month -- December 2011

Sir James Murray
And you thought we were going to pick Santa, didn't you?
James Murray was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and worked on it for 36 years until his death.  The full dictionary wasn't complete until thirteen years later, encompassing 12 volumes and containing almost 500,000 words. 
Oh and in case you were wondering how we know this, it's all in an awesome book called The Professor and the Madman. You should read it.

The OED definition of 'beard':
beard, n.
Pronunciation:  /bɪəd/
Forms:  OE–ME beard, (ME bærd, beord, burde), ME–15 berd, (ME–15 berde), ME–15 beerd(e, 15 (Sc. baird, beird), 15–16 bearde, 15– beard.
Etymology:  Common Germanic: Old English beard   ( < earlier *bard  , *bærd  ) = Middle Dutch baert  , Dutch baard  , Old High German, modern German bart  , Old Norse *barðr   retained only in compounds as Langbarðr   (but cognate with barð   neuter, ‘brim, edge, beak, prow,’ whence sense 11 below) < Germanic *bardo-z   (not known in Gothic); cognate with Old Slavonic barda   beard. Kinship to Latin barba   is, on phonetic grounds, doubtful.
1.  The hair that grows upon the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of an adult man's face; now usually excluding the moustache, or hair of the upper lip.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Beard?

Happy Thanksgiving!
Before you chow down on some turkey, we thought we'd let you in on a little turkey trivia.
Did you know that Turkeys have beards?

"Wild turkey beards grow throughout the life of the bird and usually gain about 4 inches annually. Juvenile males or "Jakes" normally have a beard that is about 2-4 inches in length by their first spring gobbler season. Adult males or "Toms" commonly sport beards that are 8-12 inches in length. The overall length of the beard is regulated by wear as the beard drags the ground."[via]

So the question is, can we live with the fact that we eat our bearded brethren or no?
See that black tuft hanging from this guy? Yup, that's a turkey beard.  Image [via]

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

100th Post!


We've made it to 100 posts!  That's a lot of beardly goodness to look back on.
Here's to 100 more.
Enjoy your night before Thanksgiving celebrations!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gah! We haven't posted in a while.

We apologize for the lack of posting. 
Hopefully this epic smoking wire beard will make up for it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beard of the Month -- November 2011

W.G. Grace
The biggest badass in the history of Cricket.

And if you know anything about Cricket (which we don't) check out his stats here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Costumes for the Bearded Fellow

**Looking for more ideas? Head over to our new site:
 Bearded Halloween Costumes **

While Halloween is one of the best days of the year, it can be quite limiting for our bearded comrades. Sure, a bearded batman is 100 times cooler than a clean-shaven batman, but it still feels wrong to use the beard as an accessory rather than the main event.

We've pulled together a few of our favorite bearded costumes that are sure to make a splash at your next Halloween shindig. Also, since we know that you're busy with keeping your own beard awesome, to save you some time, we've provided links to all of the accessories that you need to make the costume complete.

Here's to unmasking the beard this year!

Forest Gump 

What you'll need:
Yellow Shirt
Red Shorts
Bubba Gump Shrimp Hat
Striped Tube Socks
White Running Shoes
Brown Wig

Want a Quick Fix?
Full Costume
Richie Tenenbaum

Rubeus Hagrid
Joaquin Phoenix
Kimbo Slice
Dude from The Big Lebowski


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tomas Tranströmer -- Nobel Prize Winner

The Tree and the Sky
There’s a tree walking around in the rain,
it rushes past us in the pouring grey.
It has an errand. It gathers life
out of the rain like a blackbird in an orchard.
When the rain stops so does the tree.
There it is, quiet on clear nights
waiting as we do for the moment
when the snowflakes blossom in space.

© Tomas Tranströmer

Darwin by Barry Bruner


Happy Birthday John Lennon!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Beard of the Month -- October 2011

 Edward Gorey

Writer and Illustrator known for his creepy and grim works.

“My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.”  

Read more about Edward Gorey and his work here

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beard Traveler


Etsy Book Favorites

Literature Art Print -- $14.50 from HesedBooksAndGifts
Nevermore Vinyl Art Print -- $17.50 from showcase66
Little Bird Nestled in Vintage Books -- $15.00 from ContemporaryEarthArt
Alice in Wonderland Canvas Tote -- $10.00 from Whimsybags
I Read Banned Books Bracelet -- $32.95 from CobwebCorner
Book End Tables -- $275.00 from tytie


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