Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Work overload from not being able to refuse any paying jobs has made me miss a few days of posting. Not sure if anyone noticed but if you did here’s another beard for ya and an apology to go with it. This one was drawn by my good friend Nate Van Dyke (I call him Munkee), artist extraordinaire.
The swirl around the eye and hanging tongue might represent alcohol consumption during dinner, however, a feeling of confusion and general annoyance is pretty normal for us so it could just be representing sobriety.
Beard #57 = 9.5 CCs of beer for looking like a Dr. Seuss beard with Nate’s shaved head.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Jose is here from Germany visiting my neighbor. Nice guy. Nice salt n pepper stubble. Nice shirt. Nice ink. Nice metal. FABULOUS PANTS. Nice garden he's sitting in too. That’s our garden, also fabulous.
Nice pants, beard #56 = 8.0 CCs and a salute for every inch of his vessel.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Crashing now. What a week. I’ve still pulled off a post each day and trust me when I say it wasn’t easy. Enough about me, let’s discuss the “we” in this photo. It looks slightly New York sexy, but they’re just regular melting pot, in a large city folks waiting for the street light to change while the sunlight is burning their retinas. Either way this guy...qualifies!
#55 = 9.0 CCs cuz it be da bomb.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Yeah I know, my beards are not super exciting this week. It's been close to impossible to get out due to making money for food and camera supplies. Luckily dogs still need to poop and other peoples dogs have beards. I was kind of hoping this Scottie would beam me up onto the Starship Enterprise because Calgon hasn't been listen lately.
#54 = 5.0 CCs because I can score lower on those that can’t sue me and because his beard is shit.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
If it's super hot outside your color palette should match. This city totally embraces the rebirth of 80s fashion so this makes him über cool. It’s 100 degrees out. He's not F'ing around. Fashion first. The rest of the city is practically naked.
Beard #52 gets 7.5 CCs because it’s barely there but his ensemble makes him blog worthy.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I found this a few days ago in with a bunch of old drawings and paintings I did over a decade ago. This one is of a guy I knew in Los Angeles that was so into herbal extasy he rarely left his home. The man's house had almost no furniture but couldn’t have cared less. He seemed stark raving mad and almost scary but high enough to know you wouldn’t die by his hand as long as he had his herbal stash.
Beard #51 = 7 CCs. I could have done a lot more with his beard. Who knew I’d need it 10 years later?
Sunday, August 22, 2010
There are many parts of town in SF where you can easily spot hipster herds. I would consider this one of average size. The skinny jeans are an instant give away. If you could zoom in you can see the guy on the far left has a toothpick in his mouth which makes them extra serious about their hipster status. The dual beards here are saving my arse because I am so busy right now I can barely find time to pee, hence no post yesterday which I almost lost sleep over but was so exhausted I crashed anyway.
Beards #49 and #50 are getting a collective 17 CCs. They have average beards (sorry hipsters) but because of them I have a little more time for a bathroom break.
Friday, August 20, 2010
This is one of my dogs, Kai, and this is what you would look like if you were captured stoned and eating ice cream or if you had just been woken up from a canine siesta. Is it just me or is her beard remarkably similar to yesterday’s beard, Diego Maradona?
My sweet Kai, Beard #48, gets 8.75 CCs, Diego’s score + 1 because that tongue would make even Gene Simmons jealous.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Today’s photo was like when you clean out a drawer and find that old Purple Rain T-shirt. This happened while looking for an advertisement for a friends business that I had recorded back in June. I rediscovered this beard because my friend’s ad was during a World Cup game. This would be the manager of Argentina’s football team, Diego Maradona. What instantly made me hit pause a grab my camera, even though it’s on a TV screen, was how shwarmy and dramatic he was. The man clearly loves himself.
Diego, Beard #47, deserves 7.75 CCs for some pretty dramatic beardage to match his dramatic personality. Thanks Diego for letting your fancy black n white fall into my lap today...and thank you DVR.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This guy, Eddie, owns this crazy looking art car that was often parked by our house. Sadly the car just got impounded and he’s decided to let it go so I was pretty happy I had already taken a ton of photos of it so I can show you guys the madness. When he told me he spent 10 years collecting the items on the car I had a vision of his place being on an episode on the TV show, Hoarders before art car assembly.
Eddie, Beard #46, deserves 9.25 CCs of whatever he wants for being free and for buying me a Maker’s Mark and coke. Cheers my friend.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A drive by of the right kind happened. No one was hurt and my subject couldn’t sign a photo release because his hands were full. I live in the Mission district area of San Francisco where the streets are full of beautiful murals so you’ll probably see more of the bearded ones from me. I can't remember how long the whole mural was but I'm thinking it was at least 1/2 a block.
Note to self: Try to find a way to spend a day in this artist’s head.
Beard #45 gets 8.5 CCs for being blue and extremely cooperative.
Monday, August 16, 2010
We were at a pet store because we adopted another dog and needed some floor diapers. When we walked in Dusty was there to educate us on chinchillas. Soft...both.
I'm going to give Dusty (beard #44) 8.75 CCs for having a beard that might actually be a chinchilla, although, I should probably call it a chin-heata.
And to answer your question, yes, everyone in San Francisco does have tattoos.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I’m not going to talk about the guy on the left because he’s already been in one of my photos. He's basically an accessory this time. The guy on the right is representing those with neck beards. I’m not sure if he tried shaving in one of those fish eye garage mirrors and couldn’t see properly or if he just can’t grow hair on his face. I’d bet you a nickle (or two) it’s the latter.
Beard #43 = 7.0 CCs because it's a bit of a hidden treasure.
p.s. This project is making me realize this city is like a giant jail with all of it's gated entrance ways.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
This is what happened to the Cheshire Cat after he was snatched by the crazy Russian cat lady with 130 cats. The blood he has on his teeth happened when he eventually started gnawing on his own tail due to stress and hunger. It’s also what happened when he became a character in American McGee’s Alice.
Beard #42 gets 7.5 bowls of milk and CCs of morphine. Here kitty kitty.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Here we have Craig, a furry light and sound tech. The key to his success is the pole coming out of his head that holds up his umbrella hat. This way when it rains he can protect his equipment. The downfall is his broken back from always leaning over his board. You can see the pain in his eyes. I’m thinking a back brace is in order
Beard #41, Craig, gets 9.0 CCs for a good beard and making the song Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles be stuck in my head indefinitely.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
One of my favorite games in the world is Plants vs. Zombies and I was lucky enough to get invited to one of their parties. Crazy Dave is the inspiration for one of the main characters in the game. To switch it up today I conducted a little interview for you folks...
Me: So...how did you become Crazy Dave?
Crazy Dave: I was the founder and general manager of PopCap Games San Francisco studio where the game was created.
Me: How long?
CD: From 2005-2007.
Me: Where did the pot on the head come from? Please tell me it was from a drunken moment.
CD: I’m pretty bald so I usually wear a hat outside in the summer, but the team took a few liberties ;)
Me: Do you wear a pasta strainer when it’s warmer outside so you don’t overheat.
CD: No, that would just give me a polka-dot sunburn on my scalp.
Me: Have you ever dated one of the flowers from the game?
CD: Sadly, I think they’re out of my league.
Me: Thanks Crazy Dave (Beard #40), let’s go ahead and give you and your cartoon character 8.5 CCs. It looks like I caught you after a trim but your cartoon clearly has a good thing going on.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I count on my errands and daily outings to get me amongst other humans, hoping to run into my beard prey for the day . Two birds with one stone* so to speak. Shop, seek, shoot.
It probably goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, today might be one of my favorite finds thus far. Another super nice participant to boot...love those.
Beard # 39 gets 9.0 CCs for an overall brilliant arrangement.
*No birds were harmed in the making of this post.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I would like to introduce one of Farmer Ted’s friends from Sixteen Candles. You can also call him Ryan. He looks like the guy that played John Cusack’s ray gun wielding brother in the movie. Ryan might look like he's in his natural gear, but I actually made him wear the props.
Beard #38 gets 8.0 CCs for the chin only red beard, night vision goggles, and for taking my abuse.
p.s. Molly Ringwald is across the room ignoring us.
Monday, August 9, 2010
This may have been the nicest human being I’ve ever met. Not kidding. His name is Gerard, or Gerry if you will, and is originally from Northern Ireland. He was oozing a beautiful energy that was so heavy I almost got some on me while talking to him.
Beard #37, Gerard gets a glowing 9.75 because he has super “hug me” powers and lucky charms.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I’ve had an off day so to continue the groove let’s do today in words starting with “D”...
Does David do Dallas? Disreputable, dysfunctional Debbie does. David’s dignity defers dosed disdain. Distasteful doings deal dreadful developments. Der!
D-beard dumber 36 = 8.0 DDs due 2 dually distinctive degrees dof darkness, do design, + dome dressing
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Does Steven look wasted to you too? I don’t think he was. We were just in such a dark setting it was causing “NAKS” (need a kip syndrome). Kip — a common Australian word for nap. Steven is from Oz...at least he sounded like it.
Beard #35 — Let’s go with 7.25 CCs. It could use a little more nurturing but still quite nice. Also you can't ignore the Curl-gasm that's happening on his head.
Friday, August 6, 2010
I’m feeling particularly artsy so I picked my Cappiello poster for today’s beard. This poster of “the green fairy” which is also a nickname for absinthe. Looks like a little devil to me.
My reflection might look like I’m waving to you but what I’m actually doing is going for the absinthe bottle. After all it is Friday.
Beard #34, la fée verte, gets 9.5 CCs. I need to find some beards like this on humans. RIP Cappiello.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I’m not sure where the fire is but I don’t think these two made it there on time with all the yelling they were doing at the pedestrians. Some of the peds were so scared they gave these two money and got in the back. Who knew volunteer firemen had to actually pay to play.
Beard #33 is getting 9.0 CCs and big-ass American high five!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Back to Charlie’s Cafe again. I had to take a photo of this guy that works there, Nadeem, before he shaved his beard off which apparently his girlfriend was begging him to do. I can’t say I blame her because I could image kissing him with that stache feels like kissing a mini bed of nails.
Beard #33 gets a solid 8.0 CCs because I don’t want him to drop my bagel on the floor.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Some days = good, some = dog eggs. This day started out dog eggs but was saved by ‘Peanut Butter’ who was created by Desi. Desi’s 5th birthday is coming up September 18th and if his dad would let me I’d buy him a puppy. He totally earned it.
Since I have to take the photo myself I did it on screen (Desi lives in Illinois). I figure this way it still counts. My blog, my rules :P
Beard #32, Peanut Butter, gets 9.5 CCs because he’s absolutely beautiful. Who else do you know that has a golden glitter beard?
XO’s to Desi
Monday, August 2, 2010
Hey buddy! I’m not sure if this guy was high or not but he was the happiest homeless guy I’ve ever encountered. When I approached him he immediately stuck his hand out to shake mine...which I did...which was followed by running to the car for sanitizer. Sorry dude.
Beard #31 = 9 CCs. Nice beard, nice guy.
Three bucks goes a long way with some people.
I wonder if he has any hair under that hoodie.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This project is going to turn me into an alcoholic. People at bars are always more willing to have a stranger take their photo. So here we are again at a bar. While sitting there sipping away my friend saw a large spider crawling on his murse and he gently flicked it off. Not knowing his own spider flicking strength the spider flew 3 feet away and stared a hole in use as it dramatically died. Overcome by guilt we needed to relocate. As we were fleeing the crime scene this fellow walked by. I’m calling him Spider Man because the corpse is literally right behind him in this photo.
Spider Man, beard #30 (woohoo), gets 8.0 CCs because he’s a good ‘ole southern boy that looks the part and because he handled death so well