Saturday, July 7, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
From javno.com: The former model and rising actress with her choice of Ryan Reynolds for a boyfriend definitely showed that she likes men with moustaches and beards. "I like guys with a beard. That is somehow masculine and sexy. I only do not like it when it looks neglected and when it tickles too much," said Jessica Biel. This sort of statement confirms her choice in men. First of all she was with the singer Justin Timberlake who then had a beard, and then after him came Reynolds who has even more whiskers on his face.
From the San Mateo Daily Journal: A pair of young men wearing fake beards and armed with a handgun robbed a Redwood City, California, store for the second time this week. Redwood City police are investigating whether yesterday’s midday robbery at the 99 cent store on El Camino Real near Broadway is related to a similar robbery Saturday night at a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop on Roosevelt Avenue, said Redwood City police Capt. Chris Cesena. In both cases, the duo had a handgun and wore fake beards, according to police reports.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
To live in the Arctic is to be at constant war with the cold. And men in this town take every advantage, including growing the biggest, bushiest beards this side of the Arctic Circle. Handlebar mustaches curled jauntily at the edges. Walrus whiskers that dip to the chin. Frizzy full beards that would make Grizzly Adams bristle with envy. Sideburns the size and shape of pork chops. The Beards of Barrow are sights to behold: wild, woolly attractions that inspire outsiders to point and snap photos. “Beards are a real Alaska thing. You’ll find more beards here than anywhere,” said Bruce Rittgers, 55, who grew a long white beard about a year ago and is frequently mistaken for Santa Claus. Because Barrow is among the coldest places in the country, Rittgers advises newcomers: “Get a big wad of wool on your face, see what it can do for you.” More from the Chicago Tribune.
Monday, April 2, 2007
One of our favorite fuzfaces, writer Lawrence Schimel, reveals via his blog that he's cut his hair - but he's still beautifully fuzfaced. "Here's a pic of me Isma took this weekend, after I finally cut my hair. It was really rather shaggy, but I am caught in the dilemma of my boyfriend liking me with longer hair and my liking the ease of keeping it buzzed short... It's a small sacrifice to not cut it for as long as I could hold out, but it got to a point where I just couldn't deal with it any more. But I did buzz it on the longest setting of my trimmers... And I also didn't shave yet, so as not to traumatize him with too much hair removal all at once..."
Saturday, March 31, 2007
From Pakistan's Daily Times: After Dir and Bajaur, barbers in Mardan have also received letters from a purported jihadi outfit to stop shaving beards. Sana hairdresser, a barbershop in the Par Hoti area, has received a letter from an organisation called Tanzeemul Mujahideen NWFP, warning barbers that they should stop shaving beards, otherwise their shops would be set on fire or bombed. The letter reads: “Our beloved Muslim brothers, listen and listen attentively and then think over it that shaving off beards is a great sin. This (beard) is the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH), but regretfully we have been shaving it off and throwing these blessed hairs at dirty places, which is a shame.”
Friday, March 30, 2007
From England's Daily Record: RAF airmen have been told to grow beards - to help them tackle the Taliban. A squadron is heading to Afghanistan next week to defend an airfield from attack. And the normally clean-shaven men from RAF Lossiemouth, in Moray, have been asked to arrive with a full set of whiskers. The move was made because beards represent strength and virility in Afghanistan, says Squadron Leader Tony Brown. And he hopes it will help them forge closer links with people in the country. He said: "The reports I am getting are that the majority of locals are friendly towards NATO forces. "They will also tell us when something unusual is happening so it is absolutely critical to keep them on side." An RAF spokesman believes it is the first time their personnel have been allowed to grow beards for an operation. The troops from 51 Squadron were being put through their paces at Lossiemouth yesterday ahead of their deployment to Kandahar and the south of Afghanistan. The 130 airmen will be supported by 20 part-time volunteer gunners from the 2622 (Highland) Squadron. They will conduct 24-hour ground patrols in the area surrounding the NATO airfield as part of Operation Herrick. In temperatures reaching 50C, the troops will deal with insurgent attacks, protect allied aircraft and co-operate with residents in nearby villages. The airmen, who have been training since November, will carry out their work in a 200-square mile zone surrounding the airfield. Squadron Leader Brown said: "We have been trained for the full threat spectrum of what we might encounter in Afghanistan."