Aug 29, 2009

Smooth as a Baby's Bottom

"When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a matter of minutes, I went from hair to bare. Yes, I grow a terrible beard, but man, I look like a twelve year old now.



Here's the time lapse of how it went down (with some Guided By Voices for your listening pleasure). I almost stopped at the 'stache. Almost. (That beauty is on display at about the 1:40 mark.)



And check out this apropos gem I pinched from LiLu over at Live It, Luv It.

17 comments:

Trike said...

"Cue Ball" is a better nick than "Mad Bomber." Looking 12 is better than looking like a terror suspect.

Mander said...

You look even creepier without the beard!

James said...

This is all true, Doug. It was actually a repeated struggle to get into the mother/baby unit at the hospital to visit my wife and newborn - even though I had basically lived there for three days.

Beard prejudice is alive and well in America!

Anonymous said...

How long have you had that beard quote in the holster?

Anonymous said...

In case you didn't know, the previous quote was mine.

-kip

Anonymous said...

I mean post.

Jules said...

Wow! Both looks are good on you!!!

Chatter said...

Am I the only one that thought you looked JUST LIKE Kip! Again, I am left wondering how the hell you have the time to pull this off.

And Nathan asked if you shaved the rest of your body while you were at (he must have been thinking about Kip).

C

Anonymous said...

i agree - i kept thinking omg its kip! thanks for the time lapse me and my coworker were cracking up.

pity

Kirst said...

Entertaining, as usual.

Anonymous said...

I'm way better looking than that. And I would have kept the stache.

-kip

James said...

We actually just had the "you guys look alike" conversation at Andersen's birthday party. Kip may have gotten the looks, but I got the brains, charm, wit, creativity, endurance, virility, sense of humor, strength and metabolism. And I can fold a map way better than him.

And, yes Kip, I know your comments when I see them.

James said...

Chandra - Knock on wood, but Darwin has been the easiest baby ever. I feel like I've got more time than ever now that Julie is unpregnant and can finally pull her weight around here.

And you can tell Nate I'll send him the photos I didn't post which detail any other shaving that may or may not have taken place that night...

the projectivist said...

man alive!
you DO look young!

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing reading these comments because I thought "why the hell is Kip on James' blog?". It's almost frightening how much you two look alike. James the video was hilarious, thanks for posting.

Chand you should print out that picture of James, write Kip on it, and place it on the bathroom mirror for Nate.

Keel

rhan small ernst said...

i really like that double image photo - the before and after in one shot -

when you click on the image full size appears - it's really impressive -
it sort of reminds me of the artist robert gober for some reason - you should make more conceptual photos!

cheers

LiLu said...

God, I love that video. It must be shared with the world! :-)