Saturday, March 07, 2009

BTUSA pre-NYCBMC pig-outs

BTUSA members and fans in town for the New York City Beard and Moustache Championshps on March 14 will want to attend these pre-event events:

Dinner on Friday will be at the Fette Sau (German for fat pig) BBQ at 6 pm sharp.

This is a full-on carnivores' pig-out where we'll buy giant pieces of dead pigs, cows, and chickens by the pound, eat at picnic tables, and drink beer out of glass jars. Vegetarians are welcome but they should bring their own vegetables.

The address is 354 Metropolitan Avenue (between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Phone: 718-963-3404.

Afterwards (7-ish) we'll head to the Lazy Catfish, a local hangout of the Gotham City Beardsman Alliance where Southern Comfort Food & drink (or is that Southern Comfort, food, and drink?) are available.

The Catfish is at 593 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Phone: 718.599.9055.


As soon as we leave the Lazy Catfish we are moving on to the Third Ward, 195 Morgan Ave. (corner of Stagg St) where photographer Lisa Dillin needs us for a photo shoot. We may have to rush because Lisa needs us there by 1 pm on Saturday. This is the first time there has ever been a dress code for a BTUSA event. Lisa wants us to wear drab, monotonous, dull, and mundane-looking suits and ties. Don't get a haircut between now and then. If you are coming please let Lisa know and ask her for more details on the dress code. Oh yeah, Lisa is offering whiskey and beer.

General becomes King!

Fresh off his success in organizing the first ever St. Croix Beard Team USA contest, which drew a good crowd of locals and tourists during the Mardi Croix celebration in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, the General was chosen to be king of the Mardi Croix Parade for 2009.
As is always the case with royalty, the General was chosen for the honor purely by chance, in this case by having his name picked out of a hat. As is frequently the case with royalty, the General/King's primary responsibilities were to waive to the crowd and be drunk. Well done, your majesty!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Word from the prof

Sociology professor, head of the Holy City Beard and Moustache Society (Charleston, SC), and WBMC first-timer, Dr. Paul Roof, shares his views here:

Friday, February 27, 2009

Intra-squad rivalry

Austin (Texas) Facial Hair Club MVP and Beard Team USA member Bryan Nelson, who sports a bright red Texas-sized beard, is on a mission to dethrone full-beard-natural world champ and BTUSA teammate Jack Passion in Anchorage this May. It seems Jack (known to his fans as "the Pash") had the audacity to suggest that his own beard might be better than that of Texas' patron saint Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. The AFHC and Bryan consider the honor of the Lone Star State at stake. Meanwhile 2003 FBN world champ and BTUSA member David Traver, who is a founder of the South Central Alaska Beard Club, host of the WBMC 09, reminds everyone that in Alaska "Texas-sized" means "small." Game on!

Misprint rap-up

Last week's Third Annual Misprint Beard and Moustache Competition in Austin, Texas which was a huge success. There were 87 competitors, 900 screaming fans, and a line around the block to get in. Pictured here is Allen Demling of the Austin Facial Hair Club, a local chapter of Beard Team USA, who took first in the "gnarliest beard" category. Meanwhile AFHC member Alex LaRoche won for the "best groomed beard." Past Misprint winner Bryan Nelson, AFHC's President and MVP, sat on the bench (in the judicial sense), serving as a judge so as to give others a chance. Besides, since the judges were allowed to accept bribes, judging was better than winning. The AFHC will be in Anchorage helping establish America as the premier power in world bearding. Misprint Magazine organized the competition and knows how to throw a party.

Here's an excellent gallery of photos from the Mispritn.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Don't mis the Misprint in Austin

Date: February 20, 2009
Time: 9 pm
Place: Mohawk Patio, 912 Red River St., Austin, Texas

Monday, January 26, 2009

Go Steelers!

BTUSA does not normally take positions on matters such as the Super Bowl, presidential elections, evolution vs. creation, etc. But this year our own Justin Hartwig will be on the field as the starting center for the Steelers. Good luck, Justin!

Friday, January 16, 2009

March Madness

The month of March 2009 brings three -- count 'em, three -- major beard contests on the East Coast.

March 6 -- Virginia Beard and Moustache Championships, The Waterfront Gourmet, Alexandria, Virginia. Wear green. It's St. Patrick's month. Contact the General.

March 14 -- New York City Beard and Moustache Championships, 8 pm, Public Assembly, 70 North 6th St., Brooklyn, New York. Info.

March 28 -- Dunedin Beard and Moustache Championships, 1-5 pm, Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas, Ave., Dunedin, Florida. Info.

Eagles, Mantooth Fly

The Philadelphia Eagles and many of their fans are currently growing beards for the WBMC in Alaska. Unfortunately, the press keeps getting the story wrong, reporting that the beards are for the Superbowl instead. Oh well.

Click here to watch our own Brian Mantooth talk beards with CBS3 reporter Anne Marie Green.

Monday, December 08, 2008

James on TV

Baton Rouge TV recently covered James de Breuys and his plans to compete in the WBMC in Alaska. See