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by Sven Triloqvist Sun Dec 25th, 2011 at 07:57:33 AM EST


Social scientists have researched the effect of facial hair on the electability of Presidential candidates, and currently consider facial hair to have a negative effect on candidates. Today, the existence of facial hair on potential presidential candidates is regularly noted (albeit somewhat jokingly) as a harmful factor.

I was just thinking Edwardian and wondering whether to have a point on my beard (established 1968). It would be a sort of hat tip to Anonymous (though none of that RC Fawkes nonsense)

Then I thought: what if pointy devil-unlikely-to-care facial hair would become a meme for all men of the leftist persuasion. It would have a number of benefits.

  • a finger to the clean-shaven elite
  • anonymous solidarity
  • greater acceptance by the Islamic community
  • identification with explorers
  • save time in the morning
  • identification with jazz
  • solidarity with the homeless
  • a badge(r) of honour
  • permission to wear sandals

What other benefits might there be?

Have you got something to hide?

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Dec 25th, 2011 at 08:45:13 AM EST
Like long hair, it's been done. And has become nothing more than an individual (lifestyle) statement. No content any more.


by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Dec 25th, 2011 at 10:09:42 AM EST
If you're going to wear sandals they have to be Birkenstocks and you have to wear the appropriate foot covering apparel:

A lace collar completes the "Sir Walter Raleigh" look:

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Dec 25th, 2011 at 03:56:41 PM EST
It hides a weak chin.

Some women just LOVE facial hair on men. (My hand shoots up.)

Uhm, it's great if you live in a cold climate.

That's three from me, 'nuff said.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Dec 26th, 2011 at 04:59:34 PM EST
one can twirl a single finger in it whils looking thoughtful, and its a pose that looks better than a tongue between the teeth when thinking.

Its environmentally friendly to not use shaving products.

It's two (or one depending on culture) fingers up to the inventers of disposable consumerism

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Dec 26th, 2011 at 09:54:43 PM EST
you can be tickley and scratchy at the same time.
by sgr2 on Tue Dec 27th, 2011 at 09:07:43 AM EST
But it is strange how few modern politicians sport facial hair.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Dec 28th, 2011 at 03:47:46 PM EST
The appropriate adage from politics is "Offend no one."

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!
by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Sat Dec 31st, 2011 at 04:55:36 PM EST
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So that is why they don't like him!

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Jan 8th, 2012 at 10:26:40 AM EST
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