Did you grow out your body hair for No Shave November? ‘Cause I did. Send a photo of your furry self to corroborate your experience to staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the words “No Shave November” in the subject line. Include a little something about your body hair/November experience, whether or not you want to be anonymous, and maybe a fun fact or two. For inspiration, here are other examples of No Shave November and Novembeards (although all types of body hair are welcome).
I woke up from my finals-induced stress nap and opened the Wesleying Gmail account. I clicked on the label marked “NOVEMBEARD.” My heart leaped–then I realized that only five of the submissions were from this year. I’ll admit it: I was a little disappointed. But then I looked at them. And they were glorious.
We got five submissions total, and each of them is a winner. If this is an accurate cross-section of the Novembeard results this semester, then there are probably a lot of beautiful beards out there that will go unrecognized today–but this is how it has to be. Nevertheless, this is a good payoff.
Wesleyan students: FEAST YOUR EYES.
Don’t Be Shy. ;)
It’s that time of year. You’ve endured, you’ve prospered. You’ve sat through your grandmother’s complaints over Thanksgiving. It is time to reap what you hath sewed. Ye bearded men, ’tis the time to reflect upon what has grown upon your face. Snap a shot of your beard, ‘stache, fu manchu, or even neard (I myself won best neard two yeards in a row). The possibilities for categories are only limited by the possibility within your facial hair follicles. Help us make this roundup better than all the past years!
Before you shave, send your face to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and put “NOVEMBEARD” in the subject line so we know what’s up. Also include a brief blurb or reflection on your beard, and specify if you want to be kept anonymous.
Can you feel it in the air? That chill on your newly nekkid face? Mother Nature’s cold cold hands being wrapped around your soon-to-be-Chewbacca-level beard? Well,
winter is coming it’s No Shave November once more and we want to see your awesome, rugged, testosterone-fueled, punch-Chuck-Norris-and-his-ugly-mamma-in-the-face beards! I love beards, and over the years it’s become clear to me that if you have a beard, in most situations, you clearly just don’t give a shit. Even though, with nine months of growth, I still look a ninth grader that got a little ahead of the curb, I too will be submitting my excuse for facial hair, which, I know, ladies, is tantalizing.
But this year I wanted to try something new. If you’re interested: Take a picture of yourself erryday over the next month and then send them to Wesleying at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and I’ll compile them into a series of pic-a-day videos.
For all those about to beard, we solute you!
No-Shave Roundup: “My beard enjoys long walks on cold days, shampoo, and fraternizing with fellow beards.”
“As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affection if I were to begin it now?” So wrote a beardless Abraham Lincoln to Grace Bedell, the 11-year-old admirer who first suggested that he “grow whiskers” before ascending to the presidency. Had Lincoln taken up residency at Wesleyan, it wouldn’t have taken him so freaking long: this campus has got more great beards than Jamaica’s got mangoes. Some of them look like muskrats, some Karl Marx, and many of them are thriving and growing all year long.
No Shave November is a week past. We howled, you submitted: beards, beards, and porno ‘staches out the wazoo. We’ve finished analyzing texture, follicle count, ‘stache, and general beardliness, and we are ready to post. This year’s submissions far surpassed the volume of last year’s. I suspect that has at least something to do with the efforts of one Jake Schofield ’12, who recently hosted the first ever No Shave party and celebrated “an ancient tradition.” Schofield reports: “Everyone won something, but only one manly man won the Best Beard award. It was unanimously decided that the manliest man of them all, Mr. Ofer Levy ’12, should receive this great honor.”
Click past the jump for Wesleying’s finest beard submissions and a full photo gallery.
First of all, check out the video below. If you’re in a more musical mood, this song will suffice, with this diagram as a helpful reference point.
Anyway. It’s December 7. We’ve spent a week collecting beard photo submissions from you and your filthy glorious fur-faced friends—analyzing the stubble, measuring shape and form, processing color. We’ve received neck beards (“neards”) and porn ‘staches, full beards and adolescent stubble, blond beards and black beards. Every hair follicle counts. There are, to be certain, some exquisite WesBeards going on at this school—and no, they’re not all consigned to the month of November. Bravo, Wesleyan. You did good.
Without further adieu, here’s our long promised No-Shave Roundup: a photo survey of some of this campus’s finest Novembeards. Below is a quick photo slideshow, but click past the jump for more detail on some of the beards included in this post. And thank you, again, to all the lovely submitters.
or, “Wake Me Up When Novembeard Ends”
Guys. Look at the calendar. It’s almost December 1. No-Shave November’s coming to a triumphant end, and you’re getting psyched to pull out the razor and shave the decrepit muskrat off your face. From Hagrid to Bieber in ten minutes, amiright?
Slow down and share the glory: if you’re particularly proud of (or mortified by) what thirty days has wrought on your face, send pics of your beautiful dark twisted facial hair fantasy to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org. Put something beard-related in the subject line, and let us know if you don’t want your name included. If we get enough submissions (read: more than two), I’ll post a Wesleying No-Shave November Round-Up. Promise.