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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Busy Beard: Jack Passion in Short Film and Jeremy Fish Audio/Visual Piece

Jack is one busy, bearded guy. We met up in NYC this summer where he was hard at work promoting the competitive beard-growing reality show, Whisker Wars. Then he was off to Pennsylvania to host the National Beard and Moustache Championship. All the while being featured in a Jeremy Fish art piece and in a beauty of a short film, Passion. See them both below.

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Beard Spotting: Jack Passion in NYC

Look who was staying at the same hotel I spent 10 days at just the week before.

Our friend and Petaluma Whiskerino champ Jack Passion was in NYC for the premiere of his new show Whisker Wars on IFC. Small, hairy world.

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Gallery: Petaluma Whiskerino 2010 Pics

1st Place Moustache Justin Shurtz could easily hold a bottle of IPA in each curl.


Yup, that’s a moustache-shaped goatee. He won 1st place in the goatee category. (Pic via Wardinger)


The Kind Beard

This is Matt “Beards In A Box” Wilson. Yes, he’s holding up a bag of beard. Though absent from Petaluma Whiskerino for the last couple years, he’s been a contestant the previous dozen plus. After every year he shaves his beard and saves it in that Jack Daniel‘s box. This is the real deal, folks.


Tons more pics below …

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MP3: Friday Five ‘Rock Out With Your Beard Out’

… or your sideburns, moustache, goatee, or peach fuzz.

Special hairy edition of the Friday Five to celebrate tomorrow’s Whiskerino & Crafterino festivities. Holding the coveted Golden Chicken trophy for Best Overall (two years running!) is Jack Passion, a World Beard Champion, standing with MC Bill Hammerman.

Hit play and peruse a few pics from the 2009 contest below. Enjoy thoroughly.

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Bud Light “Mr. Handlebar Moustache Wearer”
from Real Men of Genius, Vol. 2

The Coasters “Down In Mexico”
from OST Grind House: Death Proof

Warren Smith “Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache”
from The Legendary Sun Records Story

Norman Greenbaum “Petaluma” from Petaluma

Wilco “Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard” from YHF EP

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Trailer: “Beardo” The Movie

The trailer for Beardo The Movie features several shots of two-time Petaluma Whiskerino champion, Jack Passion. Including a water shot … What the hell?!

The movie follows several hairy hopefuls in the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championship.

More info at www.beardothemovie.com or get updates on Twitter.

Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino
Ongoing: A Collection of Facial Hair Collections
Whiskerino: Jack Passion Does Regis, NYC


Whiskerino: Jack Passion Does NYC, Regis


Bay Area’s beardtastic, bass-playin’ wonder, Jack Passion came to last year’s Petaluma Whiskerino already a world beard champion. No surprise he left with yet another 1st -place trophy. This weekend he won best beard in the NYC Beard & Moustache Competition. Congrats, Pash!

Jack Passion & Champs on Regis YouTube vid
Beard Team USA SFGate article
Beards Around Town NY Times

Check out Jack’s new Beard Shirt and look for his forthcoming book.