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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Petaluma Whiskerino: ‘Beardo Optico’ Video

Why you shouldn’t mess with beard-enhancing drugs …

[on an iPhone?]

Every year gentlemen far and near seek new ways to gain an edge in the great Petaluma Whiskerino beard and moustache contest. Some even turn to beard “Fibering.” A practice frowned upon by judges for reasons of ethics and risk. Watch what happens when I dabble in this forbidden-follicled art.

Music: Dan Deacon “The Crystal Cat”

Huge thanks to Beau Bouverat at TINBIKE for filming and editing; to my wife Melissa for having a dream about this particular beard; and to Paul Francis for letting me get hairy in his bathroom.


Saturday, October 9th 2010
at the Petaluma Farmers’ Market



CamStache: Augmented Reality Moustache
Pic: Tiger Woods Shank Shot & Cigar ‘Stache Guy
Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino

3 Responses

  1. DK says:

    Oscar material.

  2. Matt says:

    Looks 5D to me, is it? Great job. Footage is great, beard is great . . . all systems are go. Stay on target.

  3. For this great achievement, the maker of this product should be nominated for the American Mustache Institute’s “Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year” honor. Nominate here:


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