Paul Bunyan. Vincent Van Gogh. Karl Marx. What do these historical figures have in common? The hairiest of chin accessories. Yes, I’m talking about beards. And whether you’re pro beard or vigorously against, I think we can all find it in our hearts to appreciate the effort it takes to sprout and cultivate follicles from the facial region. So buckle up, beard aficionados, because here’s your Kenyon beard of the week:
Where were you six months ago? Were you at the beach, face down on a fluffy towel to ensure that every inch of your back gets properly bronzed? Or perhaps you were cruising down Route 66, wind whipping through your hair to the point that you get too cold and have to roll up the window? Or maybe you were at home, frolicking to and fro through your neighbor’s flowerbeds? That’s a little disrespectful. But while you were being carefree and sucking up the summer sun, this man was hard at work harvesting hairs on his chin. So,without further ado, here’s your beard of the week:
The Man: Michael Harris ’14
The Look: “The Only Thing I Can Grow Consistently”
Grow Time: 6 months
The Man: Henry Heuck
The Look: The Chinpact
Grow Time: 1 month
Inspirations: Ambrose Burnside
Quote: “This is more of a necessity than a choice. My work requires me to take many falls onto my chin; this Chinpact beard helps cushion my head.”
This week, a slew of Kenyon men have taken it upon themselves to honor the annual month-long marathon of virility known as No-Shave November. For the next 30 days, Kenyon is about to get a whole lot fuzzier. While some people find the sudden onslaught of scruff to be sexy, others (a.k.a. mothers and DFMO’s) aren’t as receptive.
And while most folks participate in No-Shave November for the sake of demonstrating their superior hair-growing skills, those with more charitable aspirations might want to consider being a part of Movember, a month-long charity event during which men grow mustaches to raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
But be it beard, mustache, or mutton chop; all facial hair is welcome here on The Thrill during these cold winter months.
But for now, check out the Beard of the Week after the jump!
Coming back from a week-long hiatus after allegedly “compromising the identity of an individual under witness protection” (emphasis on allegedly!!!), one would believe that people just don’t grow beards anymore. While we’re no Virginia City, rest assured that in these cold winter months, the scruffy faces of Gambier are still steadily putting up shots in the chin-blanket department. So without further ado, here’s your beard of the week:
The Man: Will Quam ’14
The Look: “The Nord”
Grow Time: 2-3 weeks