Saturday, March 07, 2009

BTUSA pre-NYCBMC pig-outs

BTUSA members and fans in town for the New York City Beard and Moustache Championshps on March 14 will want to attend these pre-event events:

Dinner on Friday will be at the Fette Sau (German for fat pig) BBQ at 6 pm sharp.

This is a full-on carnivores' pig-out where we'll buy giant pieces of dead pigs, cows, and chickens by the pound, eat at picnic tables, and drink beer out of glass jars. Vegetarians are welcome but they should bring their own vegetables.

The address is 354 Metropolitan Avenue (between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Phone: 718-963-3404.

Afterwards (7-ish) we'll head to the Lazy Catfish, a local hangout of the Gotham City Beardsman Alliance where Southern Comfort Food & drink (or is that Southern Comfort, food, and drink?) are available.

The Catfish is at 593 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Phone: 718.599.9055.


As soon as we leave the Lazy Catfish we are moving on to the Third Ward, 195 Morgan Ave. (corner of Stagg St) where photographer Lisa Dillin needs us for a photo shoot. We may have to rush because Lisa needs us there by 1 pm on Saturday. This is the first time there has ever been a dress code for a BTUSA event. Lisa wants us to wear drab, monotonous, dull, and mundane-looking suits and ties. Don't get a haircut between now and then. If you are coming please let Lisa know and ask her for more details on the dress code. Oh yeah, Lisa is offering whiskey and beer.

General becomes King!

Fresh off his success in organizing the first ever St. Croix Beard Team USA contest, which drew a good crowd of locals and tourists during the Mardi Croix celebration in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, the General was chosen to be king of the Mardi Croix Parade for 2009.
As is always the case with royalty, the General was chosen for the honor purely by chance, in this case by having his name picked out of a hat. As is frequently the case with royalty, the General/King's primary responsibilities were to waive to the crowd and be drunk. Well done, your majesty!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Word from the prof

Sociology professor, head of the Holy City Beard and Moustache Society (Charleston, SC), and WBMC first-timer, Dr. Paul Roof, shares his views here: