Beards are now so cool, even kids are sporting them, or apparently that's what the minds at Coolfire Studios and DreamWorksTV would like us to think.
On March 9 -- which marks the passing of late U.S. President William Howard Taft -- the American Mustache Institute unveiled perhaps the most important Hall of Fame in history: The Mustache Hall of Fame.
When did bearded men start getting all the babes? We've done our own research on the history of beards in America to shed some light on this hairy situation.
The International Mustache Hall of Fame, an endeavor of the American Mustache Institute and Wahl Grooming to canonize the superior attractiveness of people of facial hair, today unveiled its inaugural class.
A scientific study conducted by the Official Journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society also indicated that specific types of facial hair have a major impact on how others perceive individuals with a beard.
Any cursory scan of cable TV programming will demonstrate that there is no evidence that consumers and the ad agencies that love them are suffering from beard or mustache fatigue.
Have you been watching sports this year? Has it occurred to anyone else that this is now the hairiest profession? Who put out the word that every guy on every team should grow some sort of facial hair?
I used to think beards were gross. That they were only appropriate for Jon Hamm, Abraham Lincoln and Santa. Then I tried growing one and went native. I don't advocate for every guy to grow a beard. However, it's definitely something you should try once... like wearing an all-white linen suit.
There are times when events come full circle. After a recent MBA program on Professional Protocol, a young man stayed afterwards to ask a question. ...
My wife and I -- especially my wife -- have been shocked at the proliferation of long shaggy beards obscuring the faces of baseball players.
Finalists for the 2014 Goulet Award -- once noted by the late Walter Cronkite as, "perhaps the most vital signal of all that is good, sexy and clean in America" -- include the Cleveland Indians pitching staff, Utah Mayor Dan Snarr, Richmond-area facial hair advocate Stephen Dash Brown, Bernie Brewer and others.
In order to meet the hairless, pre-pubescent body ideal that the American society sets up for us, women must engage in a constant war against their hair.
We can all be heroes flying in stealth mode, capturing the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans, leaving no room for Osama's ghost and the racism and xenophobia that continues to haunt us.