Thursday, August 25, 2011

On Facial Hair

I'm hoping that you can click on this picture and make it bigger. If not, click on this link here.

Anyway, just something shown to me by a friend, who suggested that I blog about it, and I thought it was a pretty good idea, as I'm working on growing out a beard. The beard I'm working on is at the very top of the trustworthiness scale, as I like the full beard, and I've actually been told that I look good with it when I shave the hair off of my neck. Anyway, that being said, I think I may have discussed this topic a bit before. What is it that makes a person with a beard look more or less trustworthy than a person without one? I have a couple ideas.

1. Historically, people have had different types of facial hair. Thus, the Hitler is on the bottom of this trustworthiness scale (which I actually think is pretty accurate, though I think that they have really put the Horseshoe mustache in the wrong place on the scale. Unsavory? Really? I have dreams about having one of those someday, and can you really call Jamie Hyneman unsavory? That guy is the shizzle, but I digress.). Also, it explains why others are closer to the top, such as the distinguished man beards of the past.

2. Having hair on one's face makes one automatically more manly and more awesome. Trust me, it's true. Some are jealous. In fact, I would submit that some women find facial hair unappealing because they're jealous that they can't be as awesome. That is, most women can't be, but I won't go into that.

Actually, I think that those may be my only two ideas. Really, it's mostly arbitrary. I personally think that I look just as trustworthy with a beard as I do without one, which is why I'm not uncomfortable with growing it out. That being said, I'm not that impressed with this post. However, it has given me an idea.

My idea is as follows. As this post came from a suggestion, what if other posts came from suggestions? While I do enjoy blogging (somewhat ambiguously) about what's going on in my life, I also like blogging about random crap and sharing my opinions. So, if any of my readers have anything they want my opinion on published, go ahead and put it in a comment! Putting it in a comment does not guarantee that it will get published, of course, as I am my own man. Also, as this is at the bottom of kind of a long post, I won't be shattered if I don't get a lot of suggestions. But, if you have suggestions, shoot them my way, and it's possible that you could receive the amazing wisdom of Captain Danger on the topic of your choice!

That being said, I make an end. Here's the usual excellent picture of me:

This is Captain Danger out.


  1. I think you should write a blog post about how awesome I am. The end.

  2. Yes! I love the beard spectrum. My own man has been beardy most of our dating/married life and I find him doubly, nay, triply attractive as a result. That being said, there are some guys that just can't make the beard thing work.