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General Chat Thread, Edugeekers & Their Facial Hair (or lack of) in General; clean shaven but often designer stubble by end of the day. As previous post I get told by both other ...
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    clean shaven but often designer stubble by end of the day.

    As previous post I get told by both other half and 3 year old says "go have a shave" including pointing with hand to make well the point..

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I've had my beard longer than many of the other members here have been alive, this summer it will be 28 years old.

    Wow... it's almost as old as me. I'm seriously impressed! Do you trim it? I wish my wife would tolerate no trimming, but she doesn't like it, otherwise I'd give the gandalf style beard a shot, you know?

    Incidentally, the bearded lady comment reminded me of a wonderful scene from blackadder...
    "I've heard of the Bearded Lady, but the All Over Body Hair Lady simply just isn't on."

    hehehe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Incidentally, the bearded lady comment reminded me of a wonderful scene from blackadder...
    "I've heard of the Bearded Lady, but the All Over Body Hair Lady simply just isn't on."

    hehehe....
    Never did like Black Adder - must be a man thing

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    I can't stand the BlackAdder shows - completely unfunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    Never did like Black Adder - must be a man thing
    What, you mean only real men like it? :P

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    Great shows Even was a fan of the first series which most people don't. Very Peter Cook

    And just to show that Blackadder as a TV series was happy with either genders, Nursery's first name was Bernard She probably had to shave.

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    You may have guessed I quite like Blackadder ...

    As for facial hair, mine varies from clean-shaven, a few days of stubble, a stubbly goatee, a thick goatee, a goatee with stubble on the side ... through to a month of goatee with 2 weeks of growth on the sides.

    I just like to surprise people when I come into work.

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    I haven't any facial hair, so I can't be a geek either..

    (And a ginger, too - is there no hope)

    But MrwITch, who is of course a geek as well, has had a full beard ever since I have known him which is 25 years. It was a full-on jet black pirate beard in those days, now it is a very short, grey, nearly stubble-type thing.

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    FTR I've had a beard since I was 18 and I'm now 46....

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    I had fully intended to keep my long hair and big bushy beard for good. However some time ago I was persuaded to have half the beard and half of the heair on my head shaved off [opposite sides] and the quarters sprayed four different colours.

    All this for charity. On that occasion we raided over 2000 [in conjunction with a Beaujolais run.

    We have had several shavings since with the amount raised going down each time.

    I shan't do another charity event bas I expect it would raise very little but I do not regret cutting off the hair and beard even though it has never really grown back properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Anyway, what have you got (or not) facial-hair wise, just out of interest?
    There's a vital option missing from the poll... "Van Dyke"... so I can't vote!
    I think that many of the blokes who voted "Goatee" may also have a "Mo", in which case they've voted incorrectly...

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    I'm happy to admit I'm lazy so it gets done once or twice a week when I can be bothered so if its a lazy week its very designer, but it does get annoying if i leave it too long. Should keep it as designer and keep it that way but takes effort and I'm lazy.

    How can a geek's facial hair contribute to anything related to our "geekyness" though goodness only knows its as bad as the hair debate on length.
    Last edited by john; 30th March 2010 at 10:27 PM.

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    holiday here and so is my beard :P

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    Whatever happened to the pony-tail as proof of geekiness then (optionally co-ordinated with a PGP in perl t-shirt)?

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    Now back to clean-shaven (ok ... a day or two stubble) and grade 1 hair. I look almost thug-ish .... if I wasn't so cute

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