Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Flashback: Big, Burly, Liechtensteiner Beard

Earlier in the week, I read a blurb in the Chicago Tribune about how "big burly beards" are back in style. Don't believe me? Here's a video:



Later that same day, I happened upon some photos that were taken during a day trip to Liechtenstein on January 26, 2002 (Geez! Has it really been over six years???). At the time, I was the proud owner of my very own BIG, burly beard.

Anyway, I started thinking...

Seeing how big, burly beards are back in style, maybe I should take a few months and grow back another BBB. If I start today, I'll have a really "nice" BBB by the end of May. Hell! Come to think of it, I haven't shaved all week so I already have a head start - the BBB would be in full glory by mid-May. What do YOU think?

8 comments:

Jul said...

I guess we can deduce how Mrs. TBF feels about this from that first label...

CanadianSwiss said...

Uhm... Are you sure? Well, it's up to you... and a bit up to Mrs TBF... right?

Anonymous said...

In Holland they have an 'interesting' expression to describe that 'BBB' you are sporting in Liechtenstein: "Pratende kut" - Im sure you will find a Dutch speaker to translate :) (and btw - that would be a 'NO' vote

Expat Traveler said...

What do I think? less is better.. Is that a subtle enough hint?

I think you look a bit scary in that pic with your BBB...

My vote is no no no...

christina said...

No way, José! I like you better without it and it seems that Mrs. TBF does too. :-) That said, my husband has a beard, but only a smallish, well-trimmed one, NOT a big burly one and he looks way better with than without so it just goes to show you. Or something.

The Sour Kraut said...

Noooooo! Don't do it. I despise beards. You look so good without it.
(Just my opinion albeit a strong one.)

Kirk said...

As one who is partially bearded (or at least goateed), I say go for it. If you think the Swiss already stare at you excessively, imagine how much more you'll freak people out on the tram--you might even merit a writeup in Baslerstab or 20 Minuten.

The Big Finn said...

Sorry, Kirk....
It looks like the "no" votes have won out. I'll remain beardless...at least for the time being.