Monday, March 2, 2009

Seven Beards in Seven Days: Day One - The Mountain Man

Day One of Seven Beards in Seven Days is the simplest possible beard I could have considered and the most obvious starting point for a progression - "The Mountain Man". Basically, I just didn't tend to the beard (at all) for three to four weeks. It's overgrown, ill-defined and pretty much... gross (realistically, it's what all of the male cast members of Lost should have looked like after the first season, but apparently they happened to have found any tool they might have needed for proper grooming). Oh yeah, and damn you Joaquin Phoenix! If he hadn't just been on Letterman, my beard would have looked pretty long. Anyway... tomorrow, the cutting begins.




Coming up... Seven Beards in Seven Days: Day Two - Controlled Chaos

4 comments:

Mike said...

Hey...don't badmouth the mountain man. That's what I've got going. It's too cold up here. That said, I am, of course, looking forward to further installments of this long-awaited series.

Andrew said...

I wasn't trying to badmouth "The Mountain Man". I've worn that beard many times and I'm sure I'll wear it again. It is a great cold weather beard... except when you get ice crystals from condensation from exhaling in the bitter cold. That gets annoying fast. As a fellow Mountain Man, you know what I'm talking about, right?

Mike said...

Ok, then. I agree with you about frozen mustaches, though that is a problem with just about any mustache aside from the creepy pencil-thin kind. So long as you're not at war with the "Mountain Man." I was about to retreat to my Unabomber-style shack and compose my anti-anti-beard manifesto. Thankfully, now I don't have to.

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