Monday, November 26, 2007

Facial Hair Wigs - Let the Fun Begin

In October I did a post about the fake facial hair craze in Japan. Today I present information about a company right here in the USA that offers a wide selection of male wigs, beards, and mustaches. I do so because I find their website so entertaining.

The site itself is interesting for several reasons, the first being that they utilize a computer-generated greeter on the home page. You know those annoying ads you run across online for a talking avatar thing? It instructs you to type anything in the box and the avatar will say it? Well, International Wig uses that technology, and seeing it actually in use versus just a typed sample, is pretty impressive.

The fake hair they offer ranges from really simple and nice looking to the really bizarre. One more reason it is worth the time to peruse the site - you just won't believe some of what you will see.

Then, the piece de resistance - the cyber wig try on section which allows you to upload a picture of yourself and then 'try on' some of their wigs. I couldn't get it to work when I tried to upload a picture of myself, and it doesn't let you play with the facial hair 'wigs'. But, my system is buggy, so for you it may work. There is a male and a female face in the tool which allows you to 'try on' various wigs the company offers.

On the topic of wigs, generally, here is a clip from the Letterman Show that is just too funny not to share:

Video from Youtube user gazooblebork

The video brings up a point that needs to be made: fake hair of any type is fine if it makes the wearer feel better and look better. But some fake hair just really is best done without.

This begs the question: if you don't have facial hair, for whatever reason, and your significant other wished you did, would you get some fake facial hair to wear for them?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What are YOU Thankful for?


Photo by Chance Agrella

Every year on Thanksgiving Day we have a tradition in my home to share a few of the many things we are thankful for. I would like to hear what YOU are thankful for, too. Here are a few things I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day:

I am thankful for being able to do a job that I love. I am thankful I am living my dream.
I am thankful for being blessed with this amazing son to raise, care for, love, and learn from. He is one of the greatest blessings in my life.
I am thankful for the roof over our heads, our utilities, food in our bellies, and clothes on our backs. I am thankful I have a reliable vehicle.
I am thankful that every year my health gets a little better and I get a little stronger after being so desperately ill and immobile for so very long. I am thankful I can now walk on my own two feet – and in 4” heeled boots, no less!
I am thankful for the technology which allows me to make better use of my time and work from home so I can be with my son. I am thankful for technology being in place which allows me to work, period.
I am thankful for all those who love us, care about us, and pray for us – who are so good to me and my son.
I am thankful for my friends who are always there to help me when I need it, to set me straight when I mess up, and lift me when I fall and cannot get back up. They are amongst the greatest blessings in my life.
I am grateful for the men who have blessed my life with love, laughter, and learning. There is not one of you who have not taught me something about life, relationships, or myself. God Bless You All.
And, I am thankful for you, my readers, who give me the motivation to keep writing and to keep perfecting my craft. You challenge me to be better and to work harder. You inspire me with your words and insight. You are amazing in your own right, and I am so very grateful for the glimpses into your world, life, and heart which you have allowed me.

Here is a little Happy Thanksgiving Treat for you, from me:

Thanksgiving Prayer by Johnny Cash from YouTube user cwag03

So, now that I have shared my list: What are YOU thankful for?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving: Say a Prayer for Facial Hair

I found this gem of a blog post, and I had to share it. Witty, educational, and brief, it is truly delightful and fun.

Say a Prayer for Facial Hair by Zane Ecklund

So, in the spirit of praying for facial hair, how would YOUR prayer go?

Speaking of Thanksgiving and Facial Hair, ever seen a bearded turkey?

Video from YouTube user wildstar1 who includes the following in the video description, "A look at the North American wild turkey. The first group foraging are females, called hens. The second bunch of running birds are a group of males known as gobblers. You can tell the difference between the two by the "beards" on the males. A clump of long thin feathers hanging from the base of their throats."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Get Your FREE Star Trek Goatee

As I was trolling the internet highway for something interesting to share with you, I came across this fun website and free offer.

FREE Star Trek Mirror Universe Paper Goatee

If you are not sure what the 'mirror universe' reference is to, the following may help:
1-Star Trek Mirror Universe

2-Star Trek Mirror Universe Chronology
Compiled by Edgar Governo:

"The only direct sources used in constructing this chronology were the eight episodes which have dealt with the Mirror Universe:

* "Mirror, Mirror", written by the late Jerome Bixby;
* "Crossover", written by Peter Allan Fields & the late Michael Piller, from a story by Peter Allan Fields;
* "Through the Looking Glass", written by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe;
* "Shattered Mirror", written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler;
* "Resurrection", written by Michael Taylor;
* "The Emperor's New Cloak", written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler; and
* "In A Mirror, Darkly", written by Michael Sussman (Parts I & II), from a story by Manny Coto (Part II), including the alternate opening credits sequence used in those episodes. "

3-Star Trek Mirror Universe TV Episode: Mirror, Mirror (1967)

4-'Mirror, Mirror' Episode Information From The Official Star Trek Website

More About Star Trek Facial Hair (Pics included)

And, last but not least:
A video tribute to the women of the Star Trek Mirror Universe:

Video from Youtube user DangerMouse14

Now, I realize there was virtually no facial hair in that musical tribute - question is, if I hadn't revealed that, would YOU fine gentleman have noticed? *GIGGLE*

Monday, November 12, 2007

Movember - Grow a Mustache - Fight Prostate Cancer

Just like October and Pink Ribbons are about Breast Cancer Awareness for Women, November and growing a mustache have now become about Prostate Cancer Awareness.

In this SFGate Article, all the details, origins, and some of the rules are covered for this original and creative move towards better men's health.

In this short video, Rove and Pete take the Movember Challenge with a twist - Loser gets theirs WAXED off!

Video from YouTube user GivesYouWings

Be sure to 'sign in' below in the comment section if you are taking part in 'Movember'.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Happy Birthday to the Electric Shaver/Razor

US Army Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Schick invented, patented, and sold the first electric shaver. The first Schick electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928.

They say necessity is the mother of all invention, and in the case of the electric shaver it is very much true. Needing a shaver which could be used without water, Col. Schick was motivated to come up with a solution to his dilemma. In doing so, he changed forever the way men would shave. Without his inventiveness, men could not shave in the car on the way to work. *WINK*

In honor of this special birthday, here is a sexy birthday song dedicated to all the sexy men out there and their (well-groomed) facial hair.

Happy Birthday by Marilyn Monroe

Video from YouTube user DumbBrunetteGal1


Schick Website – History Section
Accessed November 5, 2007 – Inventors Section
Accessed November 5, 2007

Jacob Schick Biography (Online)
Accessed November 5, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

How Fast Does YOUR Beard Grow?

According to, the average beard grows 14 cm in a year; and in an average lifespan, a clean-shaven man will trim off nearly 3.5 kg of whisker hair.

Today I came across this video which documents, 'every waking hour over the course of 7 weeks', one man's evolution from clean-shaven to having a full beard.

Evolution of a Beard by YouTube user RedEyeChicago

How fast does YOUR facial hair grow? Does it grow in full and thick, or is it sparse and fine?
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