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Post by Fan » 06-20-2013 11:25 PM

Fascinating article.

Read such nuggets as "Some scholars assert that it is not yet established whether the sexual selection leading to beards is rooted in attractiveness (inter-sexual selection) or dominance (intra-sexual selection)"

and

"Presence of a beard makes the owner vulnerable in fights, which is costly, so biologists have speculated that there must be other evolutionary benefits that outweigh that drawback."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beards

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Post by Riddick » 06-20-2013 11:56 PM

No doubt some guys are into it. Never been big on bearded ladies myself.

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Post by Fan » 06-21-2013 12:29 AM

and yet your avatar is distinctly more hirsute than mine... coincidence?
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Post by SquidInk » 06-21-2013 12:39 AM

some good beards:

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Post by Riddick » 06-21-2013 12:43 AM

Fan wrote: and yet your avatar is distinctly more hirsute than mine... coincidence?
Yeah, it is. Personally, I've tried to grow a decent beard but I just don't have the facial follicle density for it.

As it is, with the gray I've got any scrubby looking cover I can come up with only has people guessing my age to be even HIGHER than 65 (which is a dozen years too high already).

I hear I look in my 80's, I can say it's not extremely flattering to know I'm my own grampa.

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Post by Fan » 06-21-2013 12:45 AM

so... pirates and terrorists is how you see the bearded?

How about

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Post by SquidInk » 06-21-2013 12:46 AM

if by 'terrorists & pirates' you mean folks I can respect (and criticize, simultaneously), then yes! :D I am well aware that Gottfrid has a drug problem, and Teddy has... well, a murder problem...

Now, this is a beard I can not criticize, it's purely respect.

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and a couple more for which I have great admiration:

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Post by Fan » 06-21-2013 12:52 AM

one of my favourite guitarists

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Post by Fan » 06-21-2013 12:53 AM

Teasing ya Squid :)

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Post by SquidInk » 06-21-2013 12:57 AM

Fan wrote: Teasing ya Squid :)

Ppl should watch http://watch.tpbafk.tv/
I know.

Disclosure: At heart I am a terrorist and a pirate. Some days I lack the courage, maybe I simply lack the beard! Down with razors!
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Post by SquidInk » 06-21-2013 01:01 AM

and of course:

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Post by Fan » 06-21-2013 01:02 AM

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Post by SquidInk » 06-21-2013 01:05 AM

Fan wrote: Ppl should watch http://watch.tpbafk.tv/
Yes... I agree!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTOKXCEwo_8
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Post by Fan » 06-21-2013 01:07 AM

People often do double takes at me, both for my size (first) and then my close-to-ridiculous beard.

The beard is both reviled and revered in our society. I have been told to shave it off for work, refused and been fired. I do not part with my beard, unless I just happen to want to, which has been on average 3 times a year when I shave it off. However, I am cultivating a real doozy recently, about 4-5 months worth and I can hide at least 25 wooden matches in it now (this is my pseudo-scientific new beard volumetric measurement system, how many wooden matches can it sustain).
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Post by SquidInk » 06-21-2013 01:11 AM

I was once asked to fire a hard working man under my supervision because he wore a beard similar to the one depicted in post #8 (thanks, bobbo). In fact, the guy was a French Canadian named LeBlanc, who was the leader of a punk band styled after the Dead Kennedys. I refused, and in fact laughed at the idea (literally, & loudly). Did not go over well.
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