11/18/2013 01:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Let's Check In On How The 'Today' Beards Are Growing

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It's been a while since we checked in on the state of "The Beards Of 'Today.'" That's a made-up thing, you say? Well, we say phooey to that! Don't you remember that all the men on the "Today" show have foregone the act of shaving for the month of November, for reasons we can only vaguely remember?

As the month is just over halfway through, it's time to judge how these beards are faring.*

Matt Lauer

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Wow! Mr. Lauer is growing himself quite a beard! It appears fairly evenly proportioned, and quite full for this stage in the game. In addition, it's moved past the phase we've seen Lauer's facial hair get into in the past, where he looks a little bit like a man who hasn't eaten in a while.

Al Roker

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Mr. Roker's beard is slightly more pointillist than Mr. Lauer's, but it still looks striking on him.

Willie Geist

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Willie Geist's beard, though it's probably the least bushy of the three, is also the most intense. Just look at his face! He's practically shouting, "this beard is lending me an extra layer of intensity."

Savannah Guthrie

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Now it's your turn. Which is your favorite beard? Tell us in the poll below!

*Note: we are really referring to literal beards, not the other kind.