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Offline Matthew

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« on: May 22, 2014, 07:52:03 PM »
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  • I think beards should make a comeback for the same reason hats should make a comeback --

    There's something dignified and becoming about a man with facial hair.

    How/why did America get the notion that a proper man must look like he's 12? Perhaps this is symptomatic of the general "immaturity" epidemic affecting modern American men? Part of the worship of youth?

    Because most (ancient) cultures strongly believed that men should wear beards.

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    « Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 07:55:12 PM »
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  • Of course, there are some strange ones:

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    « Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 07:59:43 PM »
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  • I couldn't agree more.
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    « Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 08:13:12 PM »
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  • Mith you have a beard? Come on now, leave some manliness for the rest of us.

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    « Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 08:35:31 PM »
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  • Speaking from the feminine side I must say I don't like beards, and I'm glad my husband does not grow one.  It has nothing to do with "manliness", just personal preference.  I don't like the feel of facial hair.

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    « Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 08:37:40 PM »
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  • I think it is unfortunate that the custom of Roman priests is to shave.

    A beard, besides being dignified and inherently masculine, is ferocious and makes it so that one cannot but help take the bearded seriously.  

    Those who cannot grow beards have my sympathy.

    But those who refuse to grow them do not.
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    « Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 08:40:26 PM »
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  • Quote from: Marlelar
    Speaking from the feminine side I must say I don't like beards, and I'm glad my husband does not grow one.  It has nothing to do with "manliness", just personal preference.  I don't like the feel of facial hair.

    Marsha


    Not going to give you a hard time or anything, but this is a sad thing to hear.  Women had bearded men for nearly all of Christendom.  There has been no substantial change that has suddenly made them less tolerable than they were before.

    ETA: Though I do understand that, especially in the embryonic stage of beard-dom, short whiskers are sharp and can actually cause damage.  However, a good full beard does not have the coarseness and sting of the developing beard.
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    « Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 08:42:25 PM »
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  • Some of the best famous people have beards.

    in NO particular order:
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    « Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 08:47:50 PM »
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  • In case anyone is wondering, the pictures are (from top to bottom):
    Uncle Si (from Duck Dynasty)
    Sepp Holzer (the Permaculture genius from Austria that can make anything grow in the Alps)
    Ronnie Drew from the Dubliners
    Ronnie Drew (younger)
    St. Matthew
    Gandalf (I purposely didn't use the Gandalf from the movies -- the actor who played Gandalf in the movies is a sodomite)
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    « Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 08:53:06 PM »
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  • My beard looks a lot like the older Ronnie Drew, although  the edges aren't quite that crisp.

     :gandalf: :geezer:
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    « Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 08:53:42 PM »
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  • One of my favorite beards:


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    « Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 08:58:15 PM »
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  • Alec Guiness wore a good beard:








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    « Reply #12 on: May 22, 2014, 09:00:31 PM »
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  • Though for the most part, I think beards should be fuller, longer and bigger than the pictures I've linked to.  
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    « Reply #13 on: May 22, 2014, 09:34:40 PM »
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  • Men shave for the very same reasons women wear pants.

    1. Shaven is more comfortable/convenient.

    2. Shaven looks better/in fashion.

    I keep my beard.
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    « Reply #14 on: May 22, 2014, 09:51:23 PM »
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  • Speaking from the feminine side, absolutely love hair in men:  :rahrah:

    Long beard in men, Yes!
    Long hair in men , Even Better!

    Even when men age, white long hair and beards look fascinating and most dignifying, as long as they are kept clean and tidy.

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