Tuesday, October 09

Stop Trying to Make Beards Fun

by Randall Cleveland

I have a beard. I don't make a big deal of it, but some of you may have noticed it in the occasional podcasts in which I appear, leering like a crazed overweight viking, but other than that I don't make a big deal about it. I don't talk about my beard. I don't spend much time styling my beard, aside from washing it and combing out the tangles and beard mites. My wife likes it, but if she didn't I'd probably still have it because it's my face; and to be honest the beard is a good look for me. It goes a long way towards hiding my horrible visage, it negates any reason I might have to address my increasing number of chins, and it keeps me from getting carded for R-rated movies, which totally happened the last time I went clean-shaven (I was 26).

But I'm noticing a disturbing trend in internet culture: beard humor.

Sguar Cookies - Beards and Mustaches
Who doesn't look at a huge mass of hair and think, "Delicious!"?