Tag Archives: pogonophilia

Russian Church Leader: Beards Protect From Gayness

The Moscow Times reports: A religious leader for Russia’s Old Believers has called on Russian men to stop shaving to “protect themselves from homosexuality.” Metropolitan Kornily, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church (RPSC), said that men with beards were less likely “corrupted” by same-sex relationships. “God set down certain rules. The Lord created everyone with a beard. No …

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At The Beard & Mustache Championship [VIDEO]

PBS reports: On Saturday night, hundreds of men competed for the title of best facial hair in the nation. Around 300 men paraded on the Kings Theatre stage in Brooklyn, New York to show off their coiffed beards and mustaches for evaluation in categories like Musketeer (a mustache of the long and slender variety, along with a small, pointed beard) …

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Ad Age recaps: Marketers have completed the pink breast cancer awareness promotions of October, but now it’s officially Movember, which means lots of brands doing promotions around mustaches to help raise money for “men’s health.” The Maytag Man this year gets in on the act, growing a mustache to raise $15,000 for the Movember Foundation and to encourage people to …

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We’ve Reached Peak Beard Frequency

According to an Australian study, we’ve reached peak beard frequency and the style pendulum will now swing back to clean shaven mugs. “Big thick beards are back with an absolute vengeance and so we thought underlying this fashion, one of the dynamics that might be important is this idea of negative frequency dependence,” said Prof Rob Brooks, one of the …

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Beards, Baseball, Boston

“There’s no point to a trimmed and well-groomed beard, which resembles exactly the sort of suburban lawn that often led to the growing of the beard in the first place. (That’s why my hero among this year’s pennant-winning crop is Mike Napoli, whose dense and colorful beard is as gonzo as his all-or-nothing, free-swinging style at the plate.) One of …

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Mustache Transplants Offered In Turkey

If your facial scruff grows in a sparse or unsatisfactory pattern, you might consider a trip to Turkey, which is seeing an increase in medical tourism from men seeking mustache transplants. The procedure uses a technique called follicle-hair extraction, in which doctors remove clusters of hair from the more hirsute areas of the body and implant them along the lip …

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Stubble Makes You Sexier

Heavy stubble, that is. According to one study. Men may now think twice about reaching for a razor. A new study shows that facial hair says a lot about a man and that attractiveness peaks at the “heavy stubble” phase. Researchers photographed 10 men at four stages of beard growth: clean shaven, 5-day “light” stubble, 10-day “heavy” stubble (shown), and …

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PAC For Bearded Pols Launches

A political action committee was launched today to support candidates with beards.  The group has already filed with the FEC. Andrew Sullivan will be thrilled. The Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy (BEARD) was founded by 30-year-old Jonathan Sessions, who sits on the Columbia, Mo., Board of Education, according to his website. “With the resurgence of beards …

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Saturday: NYC Beard Championships

While I have not yet shaved in 2009, I will not compete. I’ve never really had a “full” beard before, always done the #1 or #2 crop. Gotta learn how to do the “shaping” thing.

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Beard Song

I thought this was too silly for the blog yesterday, but this morning I found myself singing “beard and soup, beards and soup, they don’t go together, beards and soup.” What’s that bit at the end about “beards and man dates”? Apparently they do go together.

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