Monday, March 14, 2011

Beard Madness!


The selection committee has chosen the best beards from this year's highly competitive field. The last four out were Leo Tolstoy, Zach Galifianakis, Ben Bernanke, and the dude from Iron & Wine. As this blog's resident bracketologist, I forsee some intriguing second-round matchups: Jesus battles Darwin over who has more convincing bumper stickers, Shel Silverstein challenges Dumbledore to see who brings more magic to the hearts of young readers, and Abe Lincoln and Kenny Rogers duke it out for control of The South. 

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34 comments:

Raw said...

This is awesome, it looks to me like Karl Marx will go far.

xutuluh said...

cant decide what would be better - marx vs jesus oder darvin vs jesus... though both of them tag teaming jesus could be a very exciting match :)
and i'm totaly missing charly manson... would have loved seeing him kicking the **** out of rob zombie xD

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.end transmission. said...

Bracket awesomeness! Nicely done, love it.

Uncle Skip, said...

It looks like somebody has Karl Marx confused with Jerry Garcia.

Tony Van Helsing said...

Classy beards, I thought Billy Gibbons would have ranked though.

Brad Dembs said...

I like how Jesus and Kenny Rogers are the only two with that anointed glow emanating from them.

Joseph Center said...

This is my favorite of yours since I've started following. Fantastic!

nycnic2305 said...

my guess is that Dumbledore goes all the way and Dad from the 80s makes it pretty far. too bad for Jesus...

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Etoile Filante said...

Absolutely tremendous!

Jacob said...

THIS IS AWESOME! I see Raffi and Karl Marx doing well here.

Tyler said...

My money's on Abe. His beard is fantastic. We're not talking size, we're talking good beards.

also, where is Tim Curry in all of this?

MadCap said...

Shel Silverstein will mop the floor with Rafi. Or at least with his beard.
http://transformergenerationdad.blogspot.com

One Gun Mitty said...

The Goat for at least one upset.

Anonymous said...

HMMMM - no Che or post Beatles John Lennon ?
(they must be in one of the other brackets [GRIN])

Anonymous said...

You forgot Chuck Norris! I would not want to be you now.

^riley^ said...

You going to fill out the bracket? Will the matches be posted on national television? Very important questions.

ScottD said...

Fuckin awsome!

Kristina said...

This is fantastic. I love beards so much. Good post!

Jean Caulfield said...

Hahah this reminds me of this stupid post I did about my favorite moustaches a couple of weeks ago. Only, where is Walt Whitman? I must say he is my favorite beard. Besides Shel Silversteen, his beard is totally spot on. I wish I could grow one, but I have a hormone disorder.

Leland Purvis said...

Was going to mention Walt Whitman, but jean got it. Also, I think Grizzly Adams should be in there and would easily take Lincoln!

S.Y.V said...

Ahahaha! Winner of play in is great!

bman said...

Amazing. You have to consider that Jesus somehow kept his beard in show-ready state at all times, even though there were no scissors or razors. That's got to be bonus points or something. But, Marx's beard is calling to me...

Grant said...

Thanks for all the comments! Just a reminder to get your brackets filled out - or make up a bracket of your own. The winner of Beard Madness will be announced within the next couple weeks, as "One Shining Moment" plays in the background. As for March Madness, Kansas Jayhawks all the way! Why should you root for Kansas? Because the Morris twins have identical beards and identical tattoos.

Sarah said...

Dumbledore vs. Jesus. Now that's a battle I would pay to see!

Nicole E said...

Dumbledore is innit to winnit

UncomfortableHug said...

I had Santa going all the way, but he didn't even make it to the sweet sixteen. There goes my $5.

Seriously, this is awesome. Well done. Why are you in Dental School?

Grant said...

UncomfortableHug:
Santa always seems to disappear after a strong showing in December.
As for dental school: it brings me very close to many beards. But not in a weird way.

Samantha said...

Dumbledore wins!

Samantha
http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com

Camron said...

I went with Shel Silverstein, Kimbo Slice, Confucius, and John Brown in my Final Four; and John Brown beating Kimbo Slice for the Championship

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Beard Softener said...

My money's on Abe. His beard is fantastic. We're not talking size, we're talking good beards.

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