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08-05-2011, 04:49 PM


Bearding is a sport. (Also, apparently a word.) In the world of competitive beard and mustache growing, the competitors view themselves as Olympic-caliber athletes, only they don't luge or leap great heights or run really quickly. Instead, they grow the longest, wildest, and bushiest beards in the entire world. Welcome to "Whisker Wars". The unlikely show comes from the mind of Thom Beers who has made a career crafting compelling television out of less than interesting sounding subjects. Specifically, crab fishing in "Deadliest Catch" and equipment hauling in "Ice Road Truckers."

"Whisker Wars" profiles a group of men as they travel the country in search of top honors in a host of competitions, from the National Beard and Mustache Championship in Bend, OR to the World Competition in Norway. With Germany the reigning champion, over 80 local U.S. chapters attempt to come together to form Beard Team USA. Series personalities include Jack Passion (Calif.), a world beard champion and author of "Facial Hair Handbook;" Myk O'Connor (Brooklyn, NY), a member of the Gotham City Beardsmen Alliance; and Bryan Nelson and Allen Demling, of the Austin Facial Hair Club. Since the show doesn't premiere until August, you have plenty of time to start growing.

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Ace Gunner
08-05-2011, 04:59 PM
right up there with dog shows

Hammock Parties
08-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Did Slayer go pro?

Ace Gunner
08-05-2011, 05:04 PM
isn't that the five finger DP dude?

Baby Lee
08-05-2011, 05:11 PM
Andrew Sullivan is beating his meat with abandon.

08-05-2011, 05:16 PM

4th and Long
08-05-2011, 07:20 PM
Official CP goatee or GTFO!

I'm sporting one. You should too.
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Saul Good
08-05-2011, 07:42 PM
I'd have to compete in the women's division.

08-05-2011, 10:48 PM
I'm out. :(

08-05-2011, 10:56 PM
Men having body hair is cool again, that's nice