Will you participate in the Beard Fun Challenge?

Yes, for great justice!   6 votes - 40 %
Yes, I solved your tetrahedra problem!   1 vote - 6 %
No, I am lame and weak.   4 votes - 26 %
No, I am afraid of the havoc it will wreak.   4 votes - 26 %
Other (please write in)   0 votes - 0 %
 
15 Total Votes
I'm unable to grow facial hair, sadly. by toxicfur (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:08:57 AM EST
Stupid XX chromosomes. Can I participate by not shaving my armpits? I can post pix at the end of the month.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
You're covered! Read the diary. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:18:36 AM EST
Just tie your hair in front of your face like a beard.

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My hair is far too short for that. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:28:41 AM EST
And there's no way it would get long enough in a month. That's why I need special dispensation, or, sadly, I will not be able to participate.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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fine by gzt (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:37:37 AM EST
though maybe you just haven't really tried to grow a beard before. it's harder than it looks. give it a go and i'll give you an A for effort.

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nick says no. by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #58 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 03:33:16 PM EST
because you're cute, and that would not be.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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C'mere. by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #59 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 03:44:55 PM EST
I have a secret -- I only rarely shave my armpits. Usually just in the summer, when I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt. I haven't shaved my legs in years. Maybe for my wedding -- I honestly can't remember. I am fortunate to not be very hairy, I guess.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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okay, you win by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #70 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 01:02:36 PM EST
i guess it's fine as long as he doesn't have to see it.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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Is this in competition by Phage (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:16:11 AM EST
Movember ?

It's no competition, but, yes, I suppose! by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:25:14 AM EST
What better month to have NO SHAVE NOVEMBER in?

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i wont wax! by moonvine (4.00 / 2) #3 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:16:39 AM EST
good then!

Eagerly awaiting the pics... by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #36 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 09:14:07 AM EST


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well, you asked for it! by moonvine (2.00 / 0) #43 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 10:31:23 AM EST
this is what happens to desi girls within two hours of NOT waxing...

muhahahahaha!!!!!

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They go out of focus!? by mrgoat (2.00 / 0) #44 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 10:50:01 AM EST


--top hat--
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lol! by moonvine (2.00 / 0) #45 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 11:31:06 AM EST


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I've got a head start on you -nt- by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:27:54 AM EST


You could call it NaNoShaMo by gpig (4.00 / 8) #8 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:30:40 AM EST
Easier than writing 50 000 words, anyway.
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you, sir, are a genius. by gzt (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:34:21 AM EST
And so it shall be. I give you +10 Beard Points.

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I need no advantages! by gpig (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:21:24 AM EST
My beard grows pretty fast, so I should put up a good fight in the beard-off at the end of the month. Plus, I'm in Scotland, where the beard provides welcome insulation at this time of year.
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(,   ,') -- eep
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It's not a competition! by gzt (4.00 / 1) #20 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:11:46 AM EST
Beard points are just, like, awesome things to have. They make your ice cream colder and give you a little more justice in your dealings with fellow earthlings (sadly, most extra-terrestrials are immune to their sway).

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You're in Scotland? by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #32 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:43:39 AM EST
Tell RogerBorg we said hello.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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It might be a while before I see him by gpig (4.00 / 3) #50 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 12:41:55 PM EST
I think he drinks in the other pub.
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(,   ,') -- eep
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Wouldn't it be by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #51 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 12:54:55 PM EST
HuNoShaMo?
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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HuNoSha? by gpig (2.00 / 0) #54 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 01:06:34 PM EST
WeNoSha!

Just think -- as you work, eat, rest, and surf the web, beards are growing all over the world. Magnificent.
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(,   ,') -- eep

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no. [nt] by R343L (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:40:29 AM EST


"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
Okay. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #24 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:28:20 AM EST
Then you get to solve my tetrahedra problem:

How many congruent regular tetrahedra can be packed around a vertex? Proof required.

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I audited high school geometry by R343L (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:52:37 AM EST
For no credit. All I took was the district final (which I passed). Odds of me solving that much less with proof? Near to zero without a few weeks of catching up.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
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it's actually an open problem. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #28 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:58:30 AM EST
the current result is "between 20 and 22". 20 because a d20 indicates how to do that, 22 because of simple area considerations (IIRC the upper bound that method gives is 22.53).

guess I'll have to come up with a better alternative option now, I should've just said, "well, you have a month!"

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Beards are itchy. by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 05:50:51 AM EST
And so is leg hair - which is why I shave my legs every other day.

I'm not willing to give up my comfort.

Any other suggestions?

"It means more if you have to earn it, even if it's by doing something as simple as eating a meal." Kellnerin

You *should* shave this morning. by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:07:34 AM EST
Levels the playing field. Sort of a starter pistol. Everyone must shave once between midnight and noon.
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The three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
it's not a competition! by gzt (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:14:42 AM EST
It's a challenge! Like, is walking across the country a competition? I submit that it usually isn't. It's just awesome to actually do it. It's like that National "Write-a-Novel-in-a-Month" Month. Nobody wins anything, they just write a lot of words in a month.

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I've got about 3 days going already... by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:18:25 AM EST
but sadly it'll have to be shaved for an Important Meeting tomorrow. So I guess I'm out :(

Anyhow, I can't really grow a proper beard. Too many bald spots on the face, it comes in all patchy and gross-looking.

Depends by blixco (4.00 / 4) #16 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:43:23 AM EST
on how harsh the criticism will be.

"That's a pathetic effort at a beard.  I want the eight seconds back that it took for me to look at it.  It's not all one color, and there's simply nothing compelling about it.  There are people out theere who relish the idea of growing a beard, but can't, and you've insulted every one of them.  Bored now.  Go shave."

Heh heh heh.

I have a goatee, because I started facial hair when the 90's started.  Does that count, or should I let the rest of it grow in?

Come to think of it, the last time I had a full beard I looked ridiculous and my face itched.  Babies would fly from various baby conveyances and grab onto it, and try to rip it off.  Plus I live in the tropics, so a beard is a bad idea all around.

I'm totally going to do it.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin

Don't fill the rest in by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:04:49 AM EST

Shave your whole face today and start from scratch for an even, natural tan^Wbeard.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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I can't do that. by blixco (4.00 / 2) #19 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:05:52 AM EST
Just, no way.  Last time I shaved, I was mistaken for a serial killer.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
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That's reason enough to do it, right there! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #22 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:23:58 AM EST

Though I had the opposite problem; my serial killer mystique became more apparent with the beard.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Let's look by blixco (4.00 / 3) #40 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 09:52:05 AM EST
at our classic serial killers:

Dahmer had a mustache at one point, but was clean shaven.

Gein was stubbly in most photos because he was in jail, but maintained clean shaven-ness.

Gacy had a mustache sometimes, but clown makeup sucks with a beard.

Bundy was a cleanshaven ladykiller.

Berkowitz had the sideburns.

Mengele and the Zodiac both clean shaven.

Yet the Good Guys (Santa, Trotsky, the Special Forces, Jesus, Moses, Grant) all have beards.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin

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Interesting who you left off the list by lm (4.00 / 1) #42 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 10:19:26 AM EST
Kaczynski, Manson, Gilles de Rais ...

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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not really by garlic (4.00 / 1) #46 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 11:53:17 AM EST
just a type change. Your current look is a chain them in the basement look. Your bearded look is more of a send them bombs in the mail look.


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Some of us can't win for losing by lm (4.00 / 1) #48 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 11:58:06 AM EST
One late winter, I shaved and went out to get a hair cut. When I came back home, my wife said, ``Wow, you  gone from looking like Johnny Walker Lindh to looking like Timothy McVeigh.''

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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VS2FP by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 3) #17 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:02:30 AM EST

Bring the justice! Or rather, let the chin follicles bring the justice!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
i must like shaving by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:28:03 AM EST
its not like i give a crap about work and its pretty impossible for me to get less pussy. so i don't know why i wouldn't do this. i suppose i have to see my mom for thanksgiving, that's probably reason enough.

followed by by cam (4.00 / 2) #25 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:41:24 AM EST
as long as your name is $CamNameBackwards by R343L (2.00 / 0) #26 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 07:51:55 AM EST


"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
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tempting by MillMan (4.00 / 2) #29 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:16:53 AM EST
I don't think I've ever gone beyond 6 days. Maybe 7.

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

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fair enough! by gzt (4.00 / 2) #34 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:56:02 AM EST
I don't always (ever) finish off my MFC or WFC entries, so why should everyone be expected to finish off their BFC entries?

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I'm in. Not like I'll be kissing this month. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #31 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:40:04 AM EST


Here's some inspiration by Greener (4.00 / 2) #33 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 08:53:58 AM EST
I tried this last winter and lasted 6 and a half months.

I present to you Manbeard and Manchops.

I will be participating this year and already have a 3 week head start.

Manchops == Teh AWESOME!!! by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #35 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 09:10:04 AM EST


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indeed. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #47 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 11:55:04 AM EST


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I'm in by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #37 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 09:33:48 AM EST
Hell most of my state doesn't shave during November anyway.

Gedvondur
"It is virtually impossible to effectively aim a jellyfish, a creature created by God almost solely for the purpose of not flying."- CRwM

I'm in. by mrgoat (4.00 / 1) #38 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 09:34:22 AM EST
Of course, I never shave my beard, ever. It helps that my facial hair grows in exactly how I want it, naturally. No shit.

Not-so-ironically, it's a goatee.

--top hat--

I'm going to start half way through the month by lm (4.00 / 1) #39 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 09:51:13 AM EST
Nov 15 marks the day.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
same by cam (2.00 / 0) #56 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 01:14:09 PM EST
I already have a beard... by Roaming Philosopher (4.00 / 1) #41 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 10:10:34 AM EST
Should I just post a picture now?

I started a month early by Herring (4.00 / 1) #49 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 12:02:40 PM EST
And I'm not starting again.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

i'm in! by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 2) #52 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 12:56:20 PM EST
if i'm allowed to get around the fact that i'm a girl and all by using the rest of my hair, i'm already about a foot ahead.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
If by that you by blixco (4.00 / 1) #53 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 01:06:30 PM EST
mean your feet are hairy, then ew.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
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i agree by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #55 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 01:09:51 PM EST
if that's what i meant, then indeed, eew. also, if that were the case, i'd probably be able to grow facial hair, but i can't.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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I'm in. by Horatio Hellpop (2.00 / 0) #57 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 03:17:54 PM EST
Until I freak out and tweeze myself to death.

"You can't really know something until you ruin it for everyone." -some guy who used to have an account here

QUESTION by joh3n (2.00 / 0) #60 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:03:42 PM EST
My goatee is quite long, but I was considering trimming it.  If I opt not to, and LET THE JUSTICE FLOW, am I allowed to shave the surrounding regions?

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I just ate about 7 pounds of meat
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WELL by gzt (4.00 / 1) #61 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:07:09 PM EST
the spirit of the game is full-beardedness, but, i mean, it is a free country after all, so why not. you'll just have to know that it'll be just a little bit less just than it could've been.

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Fun challenge alphabet soup by riceowlguy (4.00 / 2) #62 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:22:53 PM EST
I think we're going to have to come up with a fun challenge for every possible TLA that matches .FC.

Too bad MFC is already taken because I was really looking forward to the Masturbation Fun Challenge.  That'd be something I could dominate.


Have you ever seen Conspirators of Pleasure? by gzt (2.00 / 0) #63 Thu Nov 01, 2007 at 06:27:19 PM EST
I don't think there's a point in having a competition when you compare it to that movie.

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Orgasm Fun Challenge. by mrgoat (2.00 / 0) #71 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 01:42:48 PM EST
OFC. The goal would be to get off in the most creative/satisfying way possible.

--top hat--
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KFC ... FC [nt] by Herring (2.00 / 0) #75 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 05:02:59 PM EST


You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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I shouldn't do it. by dark nowhere (2.00 / 0) #64 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 05:12:44 AM EST
I've been making an effort to give up being so damn hairy. My beard used to be so huge people would assume I was insane... instead of assuming it for other better reasons.

OTOH, I'm good at being lazy, and I might be an unwitting participant. We'll see how it goes.

Chill out, snowflake.

um by ana (4.00 / 2) #65 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 05:30:22 AM EST
i last shaved my face easter morning of 1980. so i think this'll be my 27th straight november of no shaving.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

rockin'. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #66 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 06:40:19 AM EST
I approve. My father last shaved sometime in the 80's, I remember it, but he claims I can't possibly, it was so long ago.

Also, wouldn't it be 28 straight Novembers?

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28 would be right. by ana (2.00 / 0) #67 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 07:58:27 AM EST

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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uh... that was scary. by garlic (2.00 / 1) #68 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 11:22:11 AM EST


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Fencepost errors ARE scary. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #72 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 02:11:40 PM EST
they can seriously mess up your finances!

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Not to mention your gardens! by mrgoat (2.00 / 0) #74 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 04:55:10 PM EST


--top hat--
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I never shave off my beard. by vorheesleatherface (2.00 / 0) #69 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 12:23:29 PM EST
This'll be fun.


excellent! I like fun. NT by gzt (4.00 / 1) #73 Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 02:12:41 PM EST
NoT shaving.

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I proclaim this comic by joh3n (4.00 / 1) #76 Mon Nov 05, 2007 at 04:52:58 AM EST
OFFICIAL COMIC FOR THE BEARD FUN CHALLENGE

http://www.qwantz.com/archive/000853.html

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I just ate about 7 pounds of meat
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DONE by gzt (4.00 / 2) #77 Mon Nov 05, 2007 at 09:08:02 AM EST
Though I encourage the ladies to give beards or villain moustaches a shot!

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