Friday, February 27, 2009

Intra-squad rivalry

Austin (Texas) Facial Hair Club MVP and Beard Team USA member Bryan Nelson, who sports a bright red Texas-sized beard, is on a mission to dethrone full-beard-natural world champ and BTUSA teammate Jack Passion in Anchorage this May. It seems Jack (known to his fans as "the Pash") had the audacity to suggest that his own beard might be better than that of Texas' patron saint Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. The AFHC and Bryan consider the honor of the Lone Star State at stake. Meanwhile 2003 FBN world champ and BTUSA member David Traver, who is a founder of the South Central Alaska Beard Club, host of the WBMC 09, reminds everyone that in Alaska "Texas-sized" means "small." Game on!

Misprint rap-up

Last week's Third Annual Misprint Beard and Moustache Competition in Austin, Texas which was a huge success. There were 87 competitors, 900 screaming fans, and a line around the block to get in. Pictured here is Allen Demling of the Austin Facial Hair Club, a local chapter of Beard Team USA, who took first in the "gnarliest beard" category. Meanwhile AFHC member Alex LaRoche won for the "best groomed beard." Past Misprint winner Bryan Nelson, AFHC's President and MVP, sat on the bench (in the judicial sense), serving as a judge so as to give others a chance. Besides, since the judges were allowed to accept bribes, judging was better than winning. The AFHC will be in Anchorage helping establish America as the premier power in world bearding. Misprint Magazine organized the competition and knows how to throw a party.

Here's an excellent gallery of photos from the Mispritn.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Don't mis the Misprint in Austin

Date: February 20, 2009
Time: 9 pm
Place: Mohawk Patio, 912 Red River St., Austin, Texas