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Re: The Beard

#21 Post by Slasher » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:39 am

Never been a bloke with a beard except when I've been too lazy to shave for anything up to a week. After that i feel like a bum and then suddenly I'll shave it all off.

I tried growing a moustache in my early 20s but couldn't get past the habit of facial twitches fiddling with it. Had sideburns though.

The missus can't stand even a 5 o'clock shadow on me. She says it scratches her face, scruffy, and other places.
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#22 Post by OFSO » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:39 pm

Hair is sticking straight out from face, not smooth and silky. Look like a hedgehog so will try what gypsies do with hedgehogs if I can find appropriate clay.

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#23 Post by Slasher » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:01 am

You can always rent out your face to acupuncture clinics OFSO! ;)))

I usually pull out any protruding nose hair(s) quickly using me fingers. Is it safe to do that? I mean I know blokes trim their nose jungles but I don't hear of anyone plucking 'em.
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#24 Post by OFSO » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:26 pm

Must be safe. I do the same. One good yank......oh God no, more anti-Trump sentiments...

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#25 Post by OFSO » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:29 pm

Well, The Beard gets taken out for the Medieval Supper tonight. Its not grown as long as I would have liked, but can't have everything as the man said......................

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#26 Post by Smeagol » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:08 pm

Currently have a beard, it has come and gone over the years, but it goes with the 'handlebar' moustache that I have had since fist attending university. Never shaved that off in 47 years. The overall look is akin to 'The Laughing Cavalier'. Without it I would not be 'me'.
It is white now instead of the almost black look of my youth, but who cares, we all age.

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#27 Post by OFSO » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:47 am

The Beard went down reasonably well at the Festival de Trobador. Several comely wenches not only gave the usual cheekly kiss but also insisted in rubbing their faces against it. I though the mem' would insisted on having it off afterwards but for the moment its being allowed to stay, although I may have to submit a written retroactive RTCS any day now (Request to Cease Shaving) involving compensation.

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#28 Post by OFSO » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:59 am

The mem' said today she prefers me with the beard "as it hides my face". (Obviously been married too long). Had another positive opinion from a mate at the gym yesterday so guess it is staying.

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#29 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:08 am

I see you went for my option 4. :D Wise choice, now that THE BEARD is to stay,do we get a photo?
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#30 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:06 pm

From his university days, my brother had a beard.
My mother was showing a photograph (which included my brother with his beard) to his toddler son and asked him to point out his father - which he did.
My mother asked how he had recognised his father amongst many others (without beards) and he said "Because he has his glasses on . . . "

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#31 Post by OFSO » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Sadly Mme Ex-Ascot, it's a stealth beard. Doesn't show up at all on photos. However from the ladies I have greeted recently in the Spanish style*, approval has been unanimous.

* Multiple cheek kisses and gentle squeeze of hand on the lower back.

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#32 Post by John Hill » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:49 am

Once upon a time on a beautiful sun drenched south pacific island paradise the colonial Head Of Post exceeded his authority by commanding me to have a haircut and shave before HM arrived, I held out two years on the haircut and I am still going on the shave.
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#33 Post by OFSO » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:33 am

Mem' now says my beard is 'dry' (which it usually is except in the shower) and needs 'conditioner'. WTF ? Never anticipated this when I started to grow it.

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#34 Post by OFSO » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:37 am

Walking around socialist Islington in the evening several complete strangers smiled at me and said 'good evening'. A friend then pointed out that with my grey beard I bear a slight resemblance to....no, I can't go on. Just hope I don't bump into the lovely Diane Abbott.

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#35 Post by unifoxos » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:48 am

I usually pull out any protruding nose hair(s) quickly using me fingers. Is it safe to do that? I mean I know blokes trim their nose jungles but I don't hear of anyone plucking 'em.

Well I hope it's safe, been doing it for years. And the ones that grow off the edges of my ears. Although I usually get all nose/ear hair kept in some sort of trim by judicious use of the hair trimmer incorporated in my electric shaver.
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#36 Post by OFSO » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:53 pm

Just make sure your nose is tightly attached when you yank the embedded nostril hair. Remember Michael Jackson.

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#37 Post by OFSO » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:27 pm

Again tonight, a complete stranger (but evidently of socialist leanings) called out to me across the road "how you doing mate ? Everything alright ?"

Either the beard must come off, or I shall stand for Parliament and marry La Bellissima Abbott.

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#38 Post by Hydromet » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:30 am

If we were meant to shave, we'd have been born without beards.

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#39 Post by AtomKraft » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:44 am

I'm another 'pull nose hair out by the roots' guy. Works for me, but I try to avoid doing it when my wifey is watching.

If you yank a few out each day, it keeps things under control.

My old OC, a certain Major J. Orde, used to have hairy cheeks, kinda under his eyes. He just shaved straight down from his sideburns and let the rest grow. I thought it rather suited him, but when I tried it, it made me look like a monkey.

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#40 Post by OFSO » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:48 am

At the Conference yesterday my New (ISH) Beard was fondled by the loveliest lady barrister I know, which made it all worthwhile. Then she said her father also has a beard, so it was probably paternal....I'm probably older than her father too.

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