My friend, Atom, has an EPIC beard that is so epic, his wife commissioned a song from Molly Lewis to celebrate it. That song is called The Year of the Beard.
I have had a beard in some form or another since the writer’s strike of 2007, when it started out as a solidarity beard, and quickly grew into an NHL playoffs beard, and finally into a “I’m lazy and this saves me literally minutes a day” beard.
I like having a beard, though I’ve always kept it very neat and short, mostly because I’ve been working on camera in some way or another, and I’ve needed to keep a constant appearance.
See, always I’ve never been able to drastically alter my appearance in any meaningful way, because for most of my life I had to either look like my headshot, or stay in continuity for the show or movie I was working on. Sure, I’ve done colors and even shaved it (which was awesome and I’d do again in a second if I could), but I’ve never been able to even consider a mohawk or sweet juggalo tattoo on my neck or bifurcating my tongue and changing my name to HISSSSSSSSS.
But I’m not really doing anything on camera at the moment, and I’m primarily working as a writer and voice actor, so what I can do, and am doing at this very moment, is let my beard just grow until I feel like doing something about it. At the moment, I don’t feel like doing anything about it until at least after JoCo Cruise Crazy, and I may even keep it through the production of Tabletop’s RPG Show, because I kind of like the idea of having a big old GM’s beard for that show.
Some people think it’s great, others think it’s horrible. I don’t particularly care what anyone else thinks, though, because it’s The Year of the Beard and mine is almost big enough to hide stuff in it.
60 thoughts on “it’s the year of the beard!”
I have a sort of opposite problem in that I’ve always had very long hair, which my husband loves. Every time I even want to trim it, he complains… LOL At this point, I’ve been lazy and broke so I haven’t had it cut much at all and it’s longer than it’s ever been – a few inches above my knee. Trust me, past the point where it gets to one’s waistline, long hair is a pain in the tuckus to care for and have! At least he knows that it takes time to deal with and is tolerant of that when I can’t just impulsively up and leave the house on a jaunt somewhere without tying it up or braiding it or whatnot. 🙂
With that beard, you and Riley are legally required to cosplay as Jon Snow and Ghost.
Dude, does the rest of your beard have something agains’t your soul patch? There looks to be a serious case of segragation happening here. Let’s start a protest movement. “One chin, one beard!”
You, sir, are definitely working toward a truly epic beard.
Wil kinda looks like he’s going to make demands and possibly behead the people at the the Discovery Channel who made the Megalodon fake-u-mentary if his demands aren’t met. Normally, I’d be on board with this but given the current climate….not so much.
what is unusual to me is that I’ve seen some episodes of TT and there does not seem to be a single strange of grey anywhere, not in your facial hair or head or anywhere. Do you use just for men or something? Or just good genes? Serious question. Btw I’m 4yrs younger than you and I’ve got lots of grey. Makes me sad/jealous of your still-youthful color.
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