Monday, August 29, 2005

A myriad of topics--some hairy, some sexy (or not)

My plan tonight was to begin with a request from Ariel to me over the weekend. She asked me where my beard went and claimed that she liked it when I grew a beard.

Currently I don't feature a beard, but I did have a full beard this past winter.

So, my plan was to give you the opportunity to vote on what sort of beard I might grow to appease Ariel, because you know I love to give you, my loyal readers the chance to make me dance like a puppet on a string.

Ariel claims that she prefers a goatee style rather than the full facial model, so that is what I am limiting my choices to at the moment.

But before giving you photographic choices, you must learn about the various styles.

I won't use all these tedious names but will give you a few choices (complete with my own personal names) to make the voting simpler.

Should I got with what I call the traditional modern goatee? How about one of my personal favorites . . . the Red Sea goatee (because the moustache and chin are separated)?

Or maybe the chin model?

How about the reverse T?

Let me know what you prefer by providing a comment. I'll give the votes due deliberation and begin growing soon . . . as long as you don't make me look like a fool. I can do that on my own with no help from you and besides, I do have a public career to consider.

And, oh yeah . . . Ariel and I thank you for your input.


In a COMPLETELY unrelated bit of posting, I found this story on Slate tonight that just demanded discussion amongst the MFJF 4-square (and all of its subsidiary members). But I will give you a HEADS UP WARNING at the start--this article deals with sex (but doesn't have any graphics, so don't worry about that). If you are turned off by such things, then don't venture down the link above.


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David said...


Comment spam hit me like a brick this time.

I wonder if it is worse when posting at a certain time?

At any rate . . . this is very troubling and I think I am gonna have to implement comment verification.

Sorry everyone, but I can't take this kind of crap.

Jack Thunder said...

yes, that's unacceptable.

and, besides, i've been trying to give you cranio-facial hair suggestions for years. i can't miss my chance, now.

i'll await your verification scheme.
. . . wait, i just scrolled down. . . . that's the verification method? that's not a problem.

okay, let me think about this beard situation. i need to go to the library to do more research. . .

Sven Golly said...

Where to begin? At the end! Yes, definitely unacceptable. One of the pitfalls of popularity. Glycoflex ii 4 cats? Pet health solutions? Cold fusion? Do key words lure these people in? Then why don't I have comments from sophisticated literary types, spiritual seekers, and international men of mystery? Oh yeah, never mind.

I just e-mailed Sigmund Freud during a break from the science fair, and he wonders whether the Slate article is REALLY so unrelated. But I can't say anymore in polite company.

On your manly square jaw, I'd say the reverse T would be quite becoming. And what the heck is Attilio?

Raisinette said...

My vote is to nix the facial hair completely, but I suppose that's not an option. If I had to pick, the reverse T is probably the best. (Stay away from the chin one, whatever you do!)

Jack Thunder said...

here it is:
handlebar 'stache, with a narrow braided chin.
come on! just for a few days!

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But she feels strongly about this, as she does about many things. I honor that.

And besides, the post's title warms my heart.