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Mackle said on Feb 28 @ 10:50am Thank You Whiskerino
Whiskerino said on Feb 28 @ 10:51am no, mackle, thank YOU.
dubstiltzed said on Feb 28 @ 10:52am I think Whiskerino said it best.
C Dub said on Feb 28 @ 10:52am I just got my delivery from Tiny Showcase. Great piece. Thank you. Great shot today with the background and the beard and the tie and what not.
Paul said on Feb 28 @ 10:54am way to bring it all back around. Thank you Michael for a thing such as this that has done more than I can say. I'm glad that I know you ...
Blankenship said on Feb 28 @ 10:54am It was a pleasure.
bobby said on Feb 28 @ 10:55am respectable, very classy!
Benjamin said on Feb 28 @ 10:58am We should set up a collection for shaven beard hair to give to people who can't grow beards so they can make beard wigs. Kind of like when you cut your hair and give it to kids who have cancer but not quite as noble.
eightbitonline said on Feb 28 @ 10:58am thank you mackle for all your hard work. stellar beard.
Benjamin said on Feb 28 @ 10:58am bye the way, you've started something great here.
eightbitonline said on Feb 28 @ 11:01am wow. perfect attendance. impressive.
ByronRaphael said on Feb 28 @ 11:11am 2007 will be even crazier. Great meeting you.
Green Jacket said on Feb 28 @ 11:13am Thank you for everything! Your hardwork, hospitality, kindness, and beardability is much appreciated.
Chris Mikesell said on Feb 28 @ 11:14am Yes Yes Michael! We made it! congrats on the perfect attendance!

You seriously did a really great job as curator and I would not have anything that happened on this site, as a result of this site, or off this site any other way.

"I'm doin ya, I'm doin ya"
James C said on Feb 28 @ 11:15am massive respect to the man named Mackle
Creative Liberty said on Feb 28 @ 11:19am Godfather,
What once was just a small dorm room contest has grown into the worlds largest beard gathering in North America. Thank you for the opportunity to grow again. Thank you for running a smooth ship and thank you for the many memories. Until 2007...grow well my friend.

C-Lib.
damnweather said on Feb 28 @ 11:22am mackle, thanks so much for everything
Liam said on Feb 28 @ 11:26am Keep growin' and showin', bud
Dr. Jones said on Feb 28 @ 11:27am Thanks for all of your hard work. Truly appreciate it.
Wells said on Feb 28 @ 11:32am Amazing. Though I have shaved my beard, it will shortly make a triumphiant ruturn.
ben said on Feb 28 @ 11:36am thank you Michael for everything, you've changed all of us...
J Andrew Taylor said on Feb 28 @ 11:37am good game, mackle. see ya in 07.
Josh said on Feb 28 @ 11:38am Thanks, Michael.

We've all learned so much as we suckled at the teat of your beard.
Mitch said on Feb 28 @ 11:43am Thanks Mackle. It has been awesome.
KC said on Feb 28 @ 11:44am Mackle, thanks for all you (and your team) did to make this the best beard contest ever!!! Can't wait for 2007! If it's anywhere as close to the magic of this round, it'll be great for sure!
Poe said on Feb 28 @ 11:44am The best ever! congrats and thank you all around
Corey said on Feb 28 @ 11:46am Thank-you, Michael! And big thanks to Daniel and Jaimie as well.
Jim Elliott said on Feb 28 @ 11:50am Great final photo. Thank you, Michael. *****
jakob said on Feb 28 @ 11:54am until may? you're insane.
Womack said on Feb 28 @ 11:59am Thanks! The radness becomes you!
Cody said on Feb 28 @ 12:28pm Michael really validates his status as head-beard. It's an honor to live with so much hair.
blaine said on Feb 28 @ 12:40pm this whole deal has been amazingly great to witness. looking forward to participating in 07. you all rock, especially you, mackle.

thanks!
Scrivener said on Feb 28 @ 12:49pm Mackle, just wanted to let you know that I was scrolling past your pic with my daughter next to me and she stopped me, pointed to this final picture and asked, "who's that?" I told her "That's Mackle" and she said "Oh, he's very nice! Daddy, he's our friend. He's a nice Mackle!"
Paragone said on Feb 28 @ 12:54pm Thanks for the good times. remember ... we live in the same town. It would be a shame if we didn't hang out.
Davis said on Feb 28 @ 1:35pm thanks for setting this whole thing up... it's well-appreciated by everyone.

any word on if you're still going to do that book?
Mackle said on Feb 28 @ 1:41pm Davis, the work on the book begins tomorrow - couldn't really dive in until all the pics were posted and we knew who made it until the last day. There will be a mass email once it is finished and ready for ordering.

Paragone, agreed.. hanging out needs to happen. Also, get a blog and write about all the insanity at your recording studio.
Paragone said on Feb 28 @ 1:47pm got one ... but I havent posted to it much ... your right ... I should write about the insane things that happen here more often ... here it is (clame)
Ozzy Nelson said on Feb 28 @ 2:12pm Mackle, I've seen that background in a public restroom somewhere.
Thanks again for putting this thing together. It is a sad day.
Thank You said on Feb 28 @ 2:57pm
Contributors:

Michael Eades
Curator, Code
Daniel Box
Design
Jamie Holland
CSS

Officials:

Keith Parish
Professional Beard Groomer
Daniel Box
Can spot a Photoshop beard a mile away

Special Thanks:

Grady Eades
Manifesto
Mason Poe
Brainstorm Frenzy Feedback
Michael Madrid
Code Advice

Thank You said on Feb 28 @ 2:58pm All Beards that made it till the end, and even those in the HOS.

Thank you for the fun!
j.goforth said on Feb 28 @ 2:58pm enjoyed. See you next year Professor.
jac said on Feb 28 @ 3:33pm well done beardy man..u have done whiskerino proud

may you continue to grow.....
molls said on Feb 28 @ 3:40pm i've enjoyed the daily dose of laughter this site has provided. thanks mackle! keep growing, guys!
Jaymz! said on Feb 28 @ 3:52pm Mackle you're a great man. I don't know exactly what I could say to you to show my appreciation, but I just want you to know that it's there, and I wanted to thank you for that, for this, for the last 128 days. It was the best of fun. Yay!
Herr Neas said on Feb 28 @ 3:57pm in a world of people who talk aboot it, you be aboot it
nuff respect! rudeboy run tings!
B-mom said on Feb 28 @ 4:31pm I will miss you lots. I have enjoyed yr sense of humor as well as the growth on yr face. May love and luck be with you til next year.
Brandee
(Josh W's mom)
Paul's sis said on Feb 28 @ 5:23pm Great work, Mackle!
It's been entertaining to watch all you guys and great to hear about my bro having so much fun. And finding out yet ANOTHER talent of his (the photography. Not the beard-growing. I already knew he was hairy!).
jgalep said on Feb 28 @ 5:25pm What can I say...thanks for putting this together. This web site should be used to study building online communities and their impact on the users. Also hell of a beard.
Robozo said on Feb 28 @ 5:48pm Thanks Michael. You manage to look classy even with all that stuff on your face.
Jimbolaya said on Feb 28 @ 6:32pm Thanks Michael for making all of us feel welcome and truly caring for us beard members. The whole expo and closing ceremonies were awesome and we know give you permission to sleep!

I got to meet so many cool guys. Friendships have grown, collaborations are growing and I even got some side work out of this. Awesome experience.
Brigham said on Feb 28 @ 6:41pm Now, just give up shaving and/or trimming for Lent.
TheNewt said on Feb 28 @ 7:36pm thanks!
Patrick said on Feb 28 @ 7:42pm Thank you, Mackle. Sorry for all the pestering suggestions throughout the contest, it's just my way of letting you know that I enjoyed it so much.
You've put a whole lot into this, and I'd say it couldn't have been a bigger success. Kudos again to you.
Chad Pugh said on Feb 28 @ 8:29pm you made a web site! I liked it!
Rick Kwan said on Feb 28 @ 9:15pm Mackle... thank you so much for making this happen. I had a blast and I met some really great people (like yours truly)

I can't wait for whiskerino 2007... and moustache may!
Josh Cole said on Feb 28 @ 9:25pm Mackle...thanks a ton for this think called Whiskerino. It has seriously been one hell of a time. I appreciate all the time and effort you (and team) have put into this thing. The whiskerino was incredible as was the Throwdown. I have met some great friends and hung out with one hell of a group of guys. Again, thanks man.
T-Hog said on Feb 28 @ 10:14pm i want to look you up in the dictionary and see this picture of you and read the definitions

mackle: 1. v. to inspire beard comaraderie (Hey, you wanna go over there and mackle the defensive line?)
2. adj. ginormous hairgrowth (Students, as you can see, the mackle mamoth is the father of the wooly.)
3. n. a favorite hangout (I was at my mackle, when all of a sudden I remembered I forgot to turn the oven off.)
ryanhale said on Feb 28 @ 11:57pm michael, i just can't ever say thank you enough. you have been a continual inspiration and a friend in the truest sense of the word since ever since 2003.

thank you for this Whiskerino and for all else you do.
Whiskerino 2005 Comments Closed.
Mackle
had been growing and showing for 120 days
age: 27
location: Nashvegas, TN
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Throughout a majority of college my friends would hold a beard growing contest. While never overly competitive in nature it did create a comradery between those of us participating that I could never put my finger on. After graduating college I decided that maybe it would be possible to extend the contest beyond my immediate friends and on to the Internet.

The rest, as they say, is history. The outcome of Beard Contest 2003 was beyond anything I would have ever imagined. I assumed the contest would be fun but I couldn't have predicted that it would bring people from around the globe to participate and befriend each other.

The only drawback to this whole affair is that I am now the official facial hair guy. You wanna talk shop about beards, you come to me. You want to see someone excited abut a quality moustache or pair of mutton chops, I'm your guy.

As your Whiskerino 2005 curator, I pledge to do my best to make things as entertaining as possible. Though really, that task lays just as much on you as it does on me.

I officially look like a hobo.