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Resolution 2 (of some): Chin

A couple of months ago, I fell off my bike and cut my chin open. While the stitches were in I naturally refrained from shaving, and was pleased and a little surprised to see my facial hair struggle resolutely past the 'wispy bum-fluff' stage and into the manly realm of The Beard. For the last couple of months, I have therefore been sporting a goatee.

Reactions have been mixed, ranging from "Well, at least tinyjo knows you're not on the pull", to "I quite like it". It's even been described as 'Lincoln-esque'. Me, I was pleased enough with it to keep it and show it to my relatives over Christmas, but it's now in need of a trim, so I have to make up my mind whether it should stay or go... As a mathematician and slacker, I have cunningly constructed my next resolution to be impossible to fail: do something about my beard. Slacker still, I have decided to let the all-knowing internet make my choice for me, in my first poll!

The question is simple. For those unfortunates who have not have the pleasure first-hand, I present some 'Before and after' photos (lovingly produced with help of tinyjo):

Exhibit A: Beatnik
VS.

Exhibit B: Post-apocalyptic
VS.

Should I keep the beard?

Yes
17(65.4%)
No
9(34.6%)


Each response will be weighted by the attractiveness of the respondee (so please comment with a representative user-pic), then tallied. Choose wisely: my facial hair hangs in the balance.

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( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
snowking
Jan. 3rd, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
If you keep it, you need to find a big dog that likes ridiculously tall sandwiches.
autodidactic
Jan. 3rd, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
This comment wins.
oxfordhacker
Jan. 5th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Like, zoiks!
I see what you mean. This bodes ill for the beard...
badasstronaut
Jan. 3rd, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm usually offended by beards, but yours is amusing for some reason.
lslaw
Jan. 3rd, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
Your beard apparently makes your eyes widen. This is strange. Also strange is that it makes you more closely resemble the usually clean-shaven Jeremy Hardy.

But what I really want to know is how you managed to get that second 'before' picture, which is clearly of you aged about fifty.
cleanskies
Jan. 3rd, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
two words
Burning Man
bluedevi
Jan. 4th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: two words
Yeah, I could tell by the encrustation of dust but have no memory of that pair of goggles, which concerns me slightly.
cleanskies
Jan. 4th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
Re: two words
They're the fashion goggles, so it must have been in a fairly undemanding environment ...
oxfordhacker
Jan. 4th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
The eyes have it
cleanskies is right. I didn't wear them for long, because they're far too impractical to wear in an environment in which goggles are a necessity rather than a fashion accessory...
cleanskies
Jan. 3rd, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)
hahahaha
But if you decide to keep it, you have to trim it closer.
tinyjo
Jan. 3rd, 2007 09:30 am (UTC)
Well, this is the most representative userpic I can find :)
iruineverything
Jan. 3rd, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
you don't have a "maybe" option, so I'm afraid I can't vote... I dunno!! You look kinda grungey with the beard thing, but that has a certain appeal, I s'pose. I think on balance I'd say lose the beard, but I think that, say 60% of the time. Maybe 70%...

jinty
Jan. 3rd, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
I quite like the beard (as registered in the main body of your post). Trim it closer, as Jrmy suggests. But whuddeva.
electricant
Jan. 3rd, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
I third the trimming suggestion, but otherwise encourage you to flaunt your ability to grow passable facial hair.
sparkymark
Jan. 3rd, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
my facial hair hangs in the balance
And in your beer.
vinaigrettegirl
Jan. 3rd, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Please don't say you *want* to look like Shaggy, please. Please.

Very, very few men look anything other than shifty, ageing, and/or ratbaggy in a beard; on urban men under forty it just looks pretentious.

But maybe I should just come out with how I feel, eh? ;-)

There is nothing wrong with your chin. Or your face, in general.
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