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November 16, 2013

lonelysandwich says: I made the Coin video, put myself in it, and I have a beard on my face, so eat a shit. I made the Knock video, and a whole lot of other bearded tech videos, too, and what have you ever done with your life? Jack shit, probably, besides scoring an Olive Garden ad for your weblog.

» SFB says: Dude, I was just trying to have a sense of humor about a demo video that was in the midst of going viral—to zig when zagging. (Three million views and counting! I’m just one guy, and I’ve viewed the clip a few times myself!) It’s what I do from time to time. That wasn’t even my best material—I should have saved it for this guy who will do anything to get you to watch his Vines. If I knew that my snarky two-sentence quips about Knock or Coin were going to tick you off, I would have stuck to making jokes about Rob Ford. So, I’m sorry. It wasn’t meant as a personal attack on you or your beard—just an effort to write something about your video that nobody else was writing. — Ernie @ SFB

(Disclosure: I have a beard too—a pretty scraggly one—which is why I have no place to talk.)

UPDATE: As it turns out, Adam says he was trying to make an effort at comedy and it didn’t read like it. Ah well; it happens.

15:26 // 5 months ago
November 15, 2013

sostark says: You leave Adam Lisagor and his beautiful beard alone. He's a national treasure.

» SFB says: Beards are beautiful. — Ernie @ SFB

9:35 // 5 months ago
November 14, 2013

More on beards

bryan said: Harsh. Adam Lisagor (Sandwich video) is great.

» SFB says: I’m just being goofy because it’s the second product demo video I’ve seen in like a week where the demo is done by a man with a beard. It’s a weird new trend in product demo videos, so might as well make fun of it, y’know. :) — Ernie @ SFB

18:04 // 5 months ago

theatlantic:

The Clever New Digital Wallet That Will Never, Ever Succeed

Sure, digital wallets look cool. But what happens if it’s 2 a.m., your phone is dead, and you need a cab?

Too much critiquing the product, not enough critiquing the dude’s beard, magazine of record.

17:57 // 5 months ago

New rule: You are not allowed to have a demo for your product unless the guy doing the demo has a beard and looks like he sleeps on a table at a pop-up coffee shop in San Francisco. If this trend keeps up I am going to shave my facial scalp in protest.

17:53 // 5 months ago
October 1, 2013
chrisafer:

At least someone in DC is being productive.

I expect half of DC to have beards this full by the end of the month. #ShutdownBeards

chrisafer:

At least someone in DC is being productive.

I expect half of DC to have beards this full by the end of the month. #ShutdownBeards

0:11 // 6 months ago
April 4, 2013
We, the largely-bearded staff of SFB, are excited about this news. Also, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn occasionally sports a beard; will this PAC support his reelection if he pinkie-promises not to shave it again? source

We, the largely-bearded staff of SFB, are excited about this news. Also, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn occasionally sports a beard; will this PAC support his reelection if he pinkie-promises not to shave it again? source

14:47 // 1 year ago
June 10, 2012
haaretz:

An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard. 
Former recruit Fishel Litzman of Monsey, New York, was fired Friday after multiple confrontations with the department over the length of his whiskers, he told the Daily News.
Litzman is Hasidic and believes that cutting his beard is forbidden by God.
NYPD rules usually require officers to be clean-shaven. The department makes exceptions for beards kept for religious purposes, but even then only allows 1 millimeter worth of growth. Read more.

So, who’s in the right here? Should the city change its standards?

haaretz:

An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard. 

Former recruit Fishel Litzman of Monsey, New York, was fired Friday after multiple confrontations with the department over the length of his whiskers, he told the Daily News.

Litzman is Hasidic and believes that cutting his beard is forbidden by God.

NYPD rules usually require officers to be clean-shaven. The department makes exceptions for beards kept for religious purposes, but even then only allows 1 millimeter worth of growth. Read more.

So, who’s in the right here? Should the city change its standards?

15:41 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2011

Rapper Matisyahu, the longtime Hasidic Jew who doubles as a reggae-tinged rapper, did something pretty crazy yesterday morning: He shaved his beard. This led to confusion and criticism over the decision, with many worried he left Judaism altogether. However, the rapper says that’s totally not the case: “For all of those who are being awesome, you are awesome. For all those who are confused: today I went to the Mikva and Shul just like yesterday.” For people curious about what Matisyahu looks like sans beard, there you go.

10:35 // 2 years ago
September 14, 2011
buzzfeed:

[19 Dogs With Beards]

Iron and Rawhide.

buzzfeed:

[19 Dogs With Beards]

Iron and Rawhide.

11:13 // 2 years ago