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(Irish Independent)   Man who proudly wore beard for five years considers shaving, thanks to hipsters and their outrageous beards. "I reckon the beard cycle is about 40 years. Irish guys in their 20s and 60s can wear a beard without looking out of place"   (independent.ie ) divider line
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2014-03-09 07:55:17 AM  
If you change yourself because of hipsters, you are a hipster.
 
2014-03-09 08:31:00 AM  
I've had a beard for over 20 years. I'm not about to shave it off now. The last time someone asked if I'd consider shaving my beard, I told them that it had been a pleasure working with them and wished them luck in their future endeavors. My daughter wouldn't recognize me without my beard--quite literally, considering that she's seen pictures of me from high school and college, and couldn't place me in any of them without me pointing. Then again, she can't place her Grandpa in the high school and grade school pictures for the same reason. I worry less about what other people are growing on their damn face. I the winter it keeps my face warm, in the summer, it protects my face from sunburn. It is as much a part of who I am, as the mild tilt to my eyes that my mother gave me, or the mild dusting of freckles my Dad left me with.
 
2014-03-09 08:32:12 AM  
That is the most un-Irish thing I have ever read by an Irish person. Turn in your harp, imposter!
 
2014-03-09 09:26:36 AM  
I shaved my beard because I couldn't trust myself with facial hair.  Every time I looked at myself in the mirror I was convinced I was trying to run away from myself, like I was on the lam and living a lie.  Who was this evil person looking back at me?

I probably could have gotten away with just removing the pantyhose facemask and  dropping the Uzi but I wanted to keep part of my roguish bad-boy identity.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-03-09 09:27:24 AM  

WTF?

How is this remotely news?


    BREAKING NEWS!!!
MAN CONSIDERS SHAVING BEARD

BECAUSE OF HIPSTERS!!!

 
2014-03-09 09:38:01 AM  

Speaker2Animals: That is the most un-Irish thing I have ever read by an Irish person. Turn in your harp, imposter!


Lyre!
 
2014-03-09 09:38:44 AM  
Goddamn hipsters, they should drink bud, eat at applebees, wear oversized football jerseys, and listen to smashmouth like normal minded people such as myself.
 
2014-03-09 09:39:05 AM  

NFA: WTF?

How is this remotely news?


    BREAKING NEWS!!!
MAN CONSIDERS SHAVING BEARDBECAUSE OF HIPSTERS!!!


Everything is news. It's important news if you place it on the internet. It's bad news if it's placed on FARK.


I blame Obama.
 
2014-03-09 09:42:31 AM  
Oh, you've had a beard for 5 whole years?  Well aren't you just the expert on beards.  I've had a beard since I was a junior in high school.

NFA: How is this remotely news?


i290.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-09 09:44:33 AM  
Every beard is not a hipster beard.

I have a can't-be-arsed-to-shave beard.
 
2014-03-09 09:45:04 AM  
LAUGHTER OF*CK YOU.

What the Ziplock baggy of vaginal cleaning vinegars.
 
2014-03-09 09:45:37 AM  
Forget this beard business, when the hell did Cookie Monster start eating biscuits??
 
2014-03-09 09:46:21 AM  
F this guy.  I've been rocking a sweet beard for close to 20 years.
 
2014-03-09 09:47:33 AM  
Biscuit Eating Cookie Monster is the name of my Four Non Blondes cover band.
 
2014-03-09 09:49:52 AM  
The word hipster has no meaning.
 
2014-03-09 09:50:19 AM  
Beards are for lesbians and men who want to hide their faces in shame.
 
2014-03-09 09:50:26 AM  
My husband has an awesome beard. If you can grow one, you can wear it and look good...unless you're a lady, I guess.
 
2014-03-09 09:54:46 AM  
so he's complaining he had a beard before it was cool?  sounds hipstery to me
 
2014-03-09 09:55:37 AM  
That's not a beard
That's a lazy asshole
 
2014-03-09 09:56:27 AM  

NFA: WTF?

How is this remotely news?


    BREAKING NEWS!!!
MAN CONSIDERS SHAVING BEARDBECAUSE OF HIPSTERS!!!


Its one of Fark's many circleje- I mean obsessions.

Others include: smoking bans, tipping, HOAs, George Zimmerman, school administrators, babies on planes, and internet humor from 2006.
 
2014-03-09 09:56:53 AM  
Tom and Katie were only married 5 years?
 
2014-03-09 09:58:22 AM  
I got my wife a beard for her birthday, I can't wait until she unwraps it.

She already has mutton chops though, so I saved the receipt.
 
2014-03-09 10:00:14 AM  
Man with beard have something to hide.

Which one is man with beard?
 
2014-03-09 10:00:48 AM  

hubiestubert: The last time someone asked if I'd consider shaving my beard, I told them that it had been a pleasure working with them and wished them luck in their future endeavors.


Kind of a non-sequitur.
 
2014-03-09 10:01:08 AM  
 "Why man cultivate under nose what grows wild in a**hole?"

www.biography.com
 
2014-03-09 10:06:21 AM  

NFA: How is this remotely news?


It's not news.
 
2014-03-09 10:08:34 AM  
beards.provocateuse.com

/Something for my fellow Farkettes
//Relavent and hot
 
2014-03-09 10:08:37 AM  

sendtodave: NFA: How is this remotely news?

It's not news.


It's Fark.
 
2014-03-09 10:09:12 AM  

Honest Bender: Oh, you've had a beard for 5 whole years?  Well aren't you just the expert on beards.  I've had a beard since I was a junior in high school.


Would you consider yourself a Beard Expert then?  I didn't know there was much to it other than not shaving.
 
2014-03-09 10:12:56 AM  

Porous Horace: Man with beard have something to hide.


Indeed.
It's called my foot in your ass.
 
2014-03-09 10:14:13 AM  

NTidd: Honest Bender: Oh, you've had a beard for 5 whole years?  Well aren't you just the expert on beards.  I've had a beard since I was a junior in high school.

Would you consider yourself a Beard Expert then?  I didn't know there was much to it other than not shaving.


Anyone can not shave.
You have to cultivate a relationship with your bread.

Stroke the beard. Love the beard. Mmmmmm.
 
2014-03-09 10:19:31 AM  
I've had my beard since birth, not shaving!
easyloungin.com
 
2014-03-09 10:21:34 AM  
If you care what other people might think of your beard, you're not worthy to have a beard.
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-09 10:21:57 AM  
What the hell did I just read?
This guy puts way too much stock in ads and trends.
 
2014-03-09 10:25:17 AM  

Epic Fap Session: The word hipster has no meaning.


Exactly.  Everyone is a hipster to someone else.

General comment to article: 

Why aren't people adopting looks or dressing in styles that they like, rather than what is in a "cycle" or considered acceptable at the time?  Fashions are chosen arbitrarily by a select few people who want our money, so it's all bullshiat no matter how you look at it.

I've had the same goatee for years because I like beards, can't grow anything else except a neckbeard, and consider it to be just the way I look.  I've worn the same kinds of clothes for 15 years, since high school, because they're comfortable. I also see no reason to buy a bunch of outfits to achieve certain looks or to send certain messages to others, since I *have* a look and couldn't care less about the opinions of those who judge based on fashion and hair style choices.

I don't get people like the author who grow a beard because they like it, but then shave it out of fear of being judged as a hipster.  Who cares?  Someone who is comfortable with their own appearance gives off more confidence than someone who isn't, and is naturally more likeable.  That's more important than how many hairs are visible on your face or which company's name is attached to the dyed collections of fabric draped over your skin.
 
2014-03-09 10:25:45 AM  
 

NTidd: Honest Bender: Oh, you've had a beard for 5 whole years?  Well aren't you just the expert on beards.  I've had a beard since I was a junior in high school.

Would you consider yourself a Beard Expert then?  I didn't know there was much to it other than not shaving.


Except for the 4 years I was in the Air Force, I've had a beard since I was 17. Sometimes just a goatee, sometimes a full long beard. There's a lot you can do with your beard, that it's a lot more than just not shaving. Men have so many valid choices with what they want to do with their facial hair. I pity women that have so much social pressure to conform with what the standard of the time says their body hair and eyebrows should be.
 
2014-03-09 10:26:52 AM  
I am farked, my hair is dark brown, but my breard is all salt & pepperish, where it isn't outright grey.
 
2014-03-09 10:32:29 AM  
I mean, do what you want, but you're full of shiat if you deny there's been a pointless cultural emphasis on beards as some sort of flailing attempt at "rescuing" masculinity in the modern age.
 
2014-03-09 10:34:21 AM  
I had a beard before hipsters thought it was cool. You probably havent seen it.
 
2014-03-09 10:36:19 AM  
Longer hair and beard in winter, shorter hair no beard in summer.  Don't care who else wears what.

/I developed a new nervous habit recently where I find and yank out the longer, crinkly beard hairs
//so I shaved it and declared winter over
 
2014-03-09 10:36:46 AM  
So, I was in Brooklyn Friday night visiting family.  We went to Barcade, which I found fun, because they had a few video games from my youth.  The place was filled with hipsters, flannel and beards, funny hats.  It was crowded, they all behaved kind of like young people having fun in a bar.  Drinking, standing in groups, squeezing their way through crowds.  A party bus showed up, and people in colorful party hats came in, and they stood around and drank and acted like everyone else.

It was almost like hipsters are normal people who were hanging around with their friends, I was so very disappointed.
 
2014-03-09 10:39:04 AM  

Epic Fap Session: The word hipster has no meaning.


That's what those that are hipsters, but either don't realize or want to acknowledge that they are, tend to say.
 
2014-03-09 10:45:01 AM  
I wear a full beard simply because it's a lot less hassle than shaving every day.  It ain't no farkin' fashion statement.
 
2014-03-09 10:48:34 AM  
No man who has proudly worn a beard would shave it because some other people have decided to have facial hair.
 
2014-03-09 10:49:41 AM  

imfallen_angel: Epic Fap Session: The word hipster has no meaning.

That's what those that are hipsters, but either don't realize or want to acknowledge that they are, tend to say.


This.
Much like the guy who wrote that blog.  He doesn't want to be a hipster, but writes a lengthy diatribe about having his beard, showing that he doesn't really have an opinion or preference, he'll go with whatever garners him the right kind of attention.(ie he is a hipster.)

I'd wager that he is a hipster and knows it, and is attempting to be meta by denying it.
 
2014-03-09 10:51:05 AM  
Changing my facial hair is fun. Goatee, 70's pron stache, full beard, 6 month long beard, soul patch- they are all fun. My wife likes it- I like it- who cares what other people do?

Silly, silly article
 
2014-03-09 10:51:41 AM  
I'm pretty sure beards come to you, not the other way around.

I've had to shave daily since junior high, evidently my family hasn't been down from the trees very long. I got 5 o'clock shadow by 10:00 am. Finally one day my electric razor jammed and I threw it in the trash and said screw it.

There have been some downsides to having luxuriant, flowing facial hair... Like every time you enter a room in college someone requests a ZZ-Top song, or having to crop it because it didn't fit in my passport photo (not making this up.)

I've been a lot more restrained since the advent of battery-powered trimmers you can use in the shower though. No muss, no fuss.

What I don't understand is the current "I haven't shaved in 2 days" look such as shown in the article.
 
2014-03-09 11:02:09 AM  
Well, I made it through the grunge years without getting rid of my flannel shirts. The Internet Atheist Brigade makes me want to lose my fedora, but this too shall pass. But I'm not shaving my Beard of Power for no fraggin hipster, no way no how. (Plus, with a face like mine, the more it's covered the better I look)
 
2014-03-09 11:06:33 AM  

SoupJohnB: I wear a full beard simply because it's a lot less hassle than shaving every day.  It ain't no farkin' fashion statement.


This, accept for the full beard.  I run a pair of clippers over it every couple weeks with no guard, it's perpetual short-to-long stubble.

I do admit though, that if it wasn't as well accepted socially, I'd be shaving.  There's a balance there, fitting in enough to get hired from a job interview, for example, or not presenting yourself in a way that could make a cop or judge want to give you more attention.  It used to be clean shaven or some precise take on "well groomed"...(IE a goatee would not exempt you from having to shave the cheeks and neck daily)

Marlboro man stubble is perfectly fine most places now, if you're consistant.(ie if you always shave, it's clear that you're being lazy when you decide not to for a day, gives you that slept in partied too hard look).

Now the "standard" is less restrictive.  As long as it's not long or straggly like someone glued pubic hair to your chin, or so thin as to look like you're overcompensating....jimmy's first experimental beard, pot-head goatee, or "Wow, does he have a skin condition that restricts hair growth?" kind of patchy... etc), a length of not shaving is fine.

/2 cents
 
2014-03-09 11:07:23 AM  
The beard in the article looks like Linux.
 
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