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A guide to Acceptable and Unacceptable facial hair

SAYS artist Mike Mitchell of this guide to facial hair featuring Nick Offerman:

Here is one of the illustrations I did for Nick Offerman’s new book Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living.

So stoked to be sharing this with everyone. Had a lot of fun working with him on it. He’s the best. 

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Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

John Steinbeck on the male beard versus the female beard

**FILE** This 1965 file photo shows author John Steinbeck winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for literature. A son and a granddaughter Steinbeck hold the publishing rights to 10 of his early works, including "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men," a federal judge has ruled, turning away a publishing house and others who claimed the rights. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen said in a 10-page order dated Thursday that the rights properly belong to the author's son, Thomas Steinbeck, and granddaughter Blake Smyle. (AP Photo/File)

JOHN Steinbeck on the beard:

I cultivate this beard not for the usual given reasons of skin trouble or pain of shaving, nor for the secret purpose of covering a weak chin, but as pure unblushing decoration, much as a peacock finds pleasure in his tail. And finally, in our time a beard is the one thing that a woman cannot do better than a man, or if she can her success is assured only in a circus,” – John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley.

Photo: This 1965 file photo shows author John Steinbeck winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for literature. 


Posted: 21st, June 2013 | In: Books, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Russian I.V. Pugach trademarks his beard against genocidal maniacs

TO Russia, where I.V. Pugach has trademarked his beard, “the type with no sideburns that covers just the chin and the patch above the upper lip”. Mr Pugach says his beard is exclusive to him and a “racial attribute” of the Russian people. On his  website he says any non-Russians sporting his look are committing  “genocide” . As he writes:

“I reprimand Barak Obama for delaying the punishment of Muammar el-Qaddafi, enemy of the Russian people, for illegally wearing the beard.”

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Posted: 25th, April 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0