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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

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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Beer: Wild Hops in Abandoned Miner Cabin

See larger pic on Flickr

See larger pic on Flickr

My friend Shawn Spreng, who’s house had the vintage beer cans lodged in the wall, and  coincidentally had already been growing his own hop vines, spotted these wild vines in Walker, CA. Here’s the story:

“I went motorcycle camping in the eastern Sierras. On my way up the mountain above Walker, CA I found this crazy big hops vine growing out of an old miner’s cabin. The last two photos are on Sunday on my way down the mountain after a snow storm. I managed to dig up a root of this plant and brought it home with me. Soon i’ll have a piece of this old vine growing in Oaktown.”

See the larger pic on Flickr

See the larger pic on Flickr

Found: Vintage Beer Cans In Wall Of Lower Haight Apt.