As if by conspiracy, boys are encouraged to shave off their beards as soon as they start growing them. Beards have become a sort of a taboo (for lack of a better term). Shave for your first date, shave for your graduation speech, shave for your job interview, and so on.
i know, right?? this conspiracy MUST END!
But the more people are trying to promote the clean shave culture, the timeless beard is also seeing a devoted increase in its fan club.
down with the clean shave culture!! down with them, i say!!!
There is no denying the fact that a well-sported beard is a really special thing. When maintained properly, a beard makes a man stand apart just as effectively as a tailored suit. The best part is that a growing a beard doesn’t cost a thing. It’s all natural.
too long have i been a slave to the razor!!! never again will i let them tell me what is appropriate or elegant!!! thank you for showing me the way, and say hello to the new ME!
incidentally, this is the author’s photo
which makes me question his commitment to the bearded lifestyle.
he is also the author of this book:
Seventeen-year-old Sally Feather is not exactly a rebel. Her super-conservative parents and her treatment at the hands of high school bullies means that Sally’s about as shy and retiring as they come – but all that’s about to change. Accidentally ending up in the seedier side of town one day, Sally finds herself mysteriously lured to an almost-hidden tattoo parlour – and once inside, Sally is quickly seduced by its charming owner, Rosita, and her talk of how having a secret tattoo can be as empowering as it is thrilling. Almost before she knows what she is doing, Sally selects sexy pin-up Molly Sue, and has her tattooed on her back – hoping that Molly Sue will inspire her to be as confident and popular as she is in her dreams.
But things quickly take a nightmareish turn. Almost immediately, Sally begins to hear voices in her head – or rather, one voice in particular: Molly Sue’s. And she has no interest in staying quiet and being a good girl – in fact, she’s mighty delighted to have a body to take charge of again. Sally slowly realises that she is unable to control Molly Sue… and before long she’s going to find out the hard way what it truly means to have somebody ‘under your skin’.
of which katbyrdie rightfully opines:
“HOW IS THIS NOT A LAWSUIT YET?!”
UPDATE: goodreads had mistakenly merged the records for two different authors named james dawson, so the man who wrote this beard book (and who did NOT write the x-files rip-off) may very well have a beard. i apologize for my outrage.