“No Fake Beards!” shouts Christian Bale

I haven’t seen the Exodus movie with Batman…err Christian Bale as Moses, yet, but I’ve got to give him props for this little tidbit I saw in a magazine. Fake beards are why I lost all respect for Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending. Well, one of the reasons.

Moses-Exodus-Christian Bale-beard

This message was written by the beard of Dr. David Powers. You can always find it at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Published in: on July 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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I’m Sikh of Hearing “No Beards in the Military”

A good bearded friend of mine recently joined a military organization, and one of the first things he’ll have to do is shave off his man fur. Isn’t it about time the military and public safety communities had another look at their policies? Isn’t it about time we quit doing things just because it’s been done that way for a while?

Groups allow beards for religious reasons, so I’m wondering if we should just establish a faux religion that would allow the rest of us to stay hairy. Maybe I’m on to something here.

This message was written by the beard of Dr. David Powers. You can always find it at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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Published in: on April 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Grow a Beard. Your Face Will Thank You.

It wouldn’t surprise me if this came up again…
Beard Tax
Here’s me holding a lovely sign my wife made for a beard competition…
no beard equals woman
A guy that came across me online sent me a pic. Could Graham Henry be my long-lost beard brother?
Graham Henry_Beardioso

This message was written by the beard of Dr. David Powers. You can always find it at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Published in: on September 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Down with the Beard Tax!

My wee son of 9yo, although beardless at that age, is still a great respecter of the facefur. In one of his recent homeschool assignments he came across the onerous beard tax of Tsar Peter the Great.


In honor of putting down that tax, he drew a lovely beard comic featuring beard ninjas and a beard monster called the Beardatron.

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My little dude loves selling his art, so if you’re interested in a signed copy, get in touch. All proceeds go straight to him. I think he’s saving up for a new game.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Published in: on June 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm  Comments (1)  
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A Beardly Review of UFC 154

My dad got the pay-per-view for the latest UFC fight a week or so ago. Normally we won’t shell out for the fights now that they show most of the prelims on cable tv and the fight itself usually shows up on a highlight reel within a year. This one was different though. It was time for St Pierre to make a comeback. We’ve always been big fans of the Canadian neighbor to the north and were anxious to see what happened.

The fights were great, but I noticed a very beardly aspect to the entire proceedings. Almost all of the fights featured fighters sporting anything from scruff to full beardness. I thought I’d review the affair from a facial hair point-of-view.

In the first two prelim fights the bearded fighter won.

In the third fight Cyrille Diabate’s beard beat Chad Grigg’s lambchops.

Pablo Garza’s goatee beat Mark Hominick’s clean shaven face.

Francis Carmont’s tiny goatee beat Tom Lawlor’s full beard. I have to wonder too, because I never could see it clearly, does Lawlor have a tattoo of a raccoon with a sword?

Johny Hendricks massive beardness beat Martin Kampmann. Kudos to Hendricks for the Beard of the Night honors!

Almost better than the beardliness, the quote of the night had to go to Joe Rogan when he said, “How fat can you be and still be a referee?”

From what I can tell, the advantedge provided by fierce facial hair gives the fighters an edge over their smooth-faced counterparts. In other words, the moral of the story is that a beard makes for a better fighter.

Published in: on November 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm  Comments (1)  
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The James Beard Awards for Food Experts

I’m not a professional chef, but I follow a lot of the foodie shows. I read Food Arts magazine to get an inside scoop on the industry.

I see the winners every year for the James Beard awards, and it concerns me. Professional foodery is anything but beard friendly, so why name the Nobel prize of food after Mr. Beard. Beards just aren’t welcome in the professional kitchen. Something about hair in the food. I would think a beard hair from a prominent mane of hair would be a badge of honor, like the chef’s signature on the dish. Instead, when beards are in the kitchen they are shackled with facial hair nets.

Is that right? Isn’t that discrimination? I think it’s time to free the beards in the kitchen.

Oh, by the way, here’s a pic of James Beard. He did his best, I suppose, by rocking the mustache.

Published in: on October 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Please Don’t Punish the Beard

One thing I really hate to see is when people abuse the beardness. It’s like a weird form of beard-rape. Here’s an example from the Bible involving my namesake King David…

2 Samuel 10:1   And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead. 10:2   Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon. 10:3   And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it? 10:4   Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, and shaved off the
one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away. 10:5  When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.

Published in: on August 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Walt Disney OK’s the Beardness

Looks like Disney employees, or castmembers, can finally have a bit o’ beard. Good news!

Here’s the LINK to an article. Wait till you read Walt’s words from way back for the previous beard-ban.

Personally, I think Mickey would look much dude-lier with a beard.

Published in: on August 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A Bearded Mee-Maw

My son handed me a picture that he drew. He said, “Look Daddy. It’s Mamaw with a beard.”

Well played, son. Well played.

Published in: on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Emergency Moustache Kit

In case all of your facial hair goes away by accident…

Published in: on February 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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