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Friday, September 7, 2007

Re: All About My Mustache

posted by on September 7 at 10:22 AM

The commentors in this post about my mustache and its raison d’ętre are right—I’m a jackass for neglecting to mention that this devastatingly dapper fellow…


…is Burke Kenny, the 22-year-old Olympia gentleman who, this very week, won top marks at the World Beard and Moustache Championship in Brighton, England.

After four years of nurturing his full beard and mustache with a meticulous daily regimen (which includes scrubbing it with Grandpa’s Pine Tar soap, paddle brushing and trimming split ends), Kenny’s own facial hair was deemed some of the best on the planet.


He is also obviously hilarious. This quote is the best sentence I’ve read all week: “I love to let the beard speak for itself.”

Huzzah, good sir! Godspeed, congratulations, et cetera.

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Wait, you mean his beard isn't saving any kids? For shame!

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 7, 2007 10:33 AM

I bet he got class credit at Evergreen for growing it, too.

Posted by Ari Spool | September 7, 2007 10:40 AM

Doesn't like to distract from the beard by wearing a costume. I hear you.

Saw this on Seattlest, must share.

Posted by vegetable lasagna | September 7, 2007 11:04 AM

This guy is a local!?! For real? Awesome!

Posted by SDA in SEA | September 7, 2007 11:13 AM

I work a handlebar/Dali kind of stache, and let me tell you, upkeep is a bitch,

I admire the hair farmer from Olympia, especially because he looks like an jolly insane Leprechaun!

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | September 7, 2007 11:18 AM

Hurray for Burke! He's an awesome guy and I'm still totally going to marry him someday!

Posted by laurney | September 7, 2007 12:01 PM

Cthulu Beard. Best in show '07

Posted by shhhhhteeuuupppps | September 7, 2007 12:05 PM

Mustaches are the hotness. I had no idea that there was a charity that encouraged growing them AND it raises money for kids to boot!?! This is now my new favorite charity of all time.

Posted by lilblackcat | September 7, 2007 12:18 PM

Are there any Greeners that are NOT embarrassing to look at? I think I was the only one there who didn't wear black framed glasses, a scruffy beard, and tight hipster pants from the second hand store that smell funny. Full Disclosure: I did have the swept bangs

Seriously though, i kinda grew to appreciate the look, some of them were hot motherfuckers (assuming they don't smell funny). This dude, is not one of the hot motherfuckers though.

Mustaches are not the hotness, a little scruff or a goatee maybe, but not the mustache alone. Way to 70's porn star/grandpa.

Just my humble opinion though.

Posted by Brandon H | September 7, 2007 2:52 PM

"Sometimes it tells me to burn things."

Posted by Kiru Banzai | September 7, 2007 3:23 PM

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