Beard or Weird?

Beards were popular in the 70’s and 80’s.

I remember. I’m old.

My dad had a beard when I was a kid and so did most of his friends. It was normal.

Eric Grothe, of my favourite team The Parramatta Eels, had a beard..

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Kenny Rogers had a beard..

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…so did Kenny Loggins..

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The dickhead coke-snorting colleague from Die Hard had one…

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The dad in ‘Family Ties’ had one..

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Mr. T needed one..

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At some point in the 90’s, beards morphed into a goatee…which is just a dodgy half-beard (I know. I had one)

Brad…(with added slicked bad hair)

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Kurt (with added dilated eyes)

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Ali G….you remember him, right?

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…and….me….all young and keen in the IT industry… 

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Now we’ve progressed, or regressed into the 2010’s

A new era of beard and I’m not sure if I can handle it much longer.

The beards now-a-days are just messy, unkempt, long and just plain weird. What sort of image are we trying to portray?

The hipster or the bum?

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The Antarctic Explorer?

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The wolf?

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The ‘ranga beard that grows a little too long..

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My wife’s favourite. The jebus.

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A quartet of hipster beards…

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So, what do you think?

Are beards here to stay, or are they just a passing fad that will see Gillette’s stock price soar over the coming years?

Are beards a defining feature of the modern man or just a way for them to show off?

I personally reckon the hipster beard look will start to fade over the next year and slowly, but surely, hipsters will disappear into a plume of hair and op shop dust…

4 years ago

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