Peak Beard

edited July 2013 in General chat
Come on @emine - where did you get the idea for the peak beard article? Or do I have to screengrab my facebook page?


  • edited July 2013
    Well, since I have never seen your Facebook page, I can't have nicked it from you (if that is what you're implying?). I'm sensing an accusatory tone, Andy. I've seen your beardy Twitter page - are you just angry that you're so mainstream now?!
  • edited July 2013
    Far from it:<div><br></div><div><img src=""></div><div><br></div><div>I think either @Liz or @Pete coined the phrase "Peak Beard" a day or so later.</div><div><br></div><div>I'm prepared to blame coincidence. It's not like that time Oliver Burkeman stole a blog post I wrote. </div>
  • I don't believe Oliver would do such a thing. <div><br></div><div>As for beards, that only confirms that my thesis is right. I have written the words "peak beard" in a notebook full of what are, quite frankly, the best ideas ever to be conceived. Beneath which are the words "turn cat into internet star, like Grumpy Cat (see movie)" which I believe will date the "peak beard" coinage to around May.</div>
  • edited July 2013
    <div>Stole might be strong. "Coincidentally used lots of the same ideas and some similar words in a similar order". But that was in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.</div><div><br></div><div>My list of the best ideas ever to exist is equally epic. I'm pretty sure I invented Moleskine in about 2002. Pete I have spent years talking about a Police Academy style film set during the fall of Communism/rise of the Internet called "Pesky Russians". There's an Indiana Jones style time-travel film that is too good to even describe here. Also, handwriting classes for adults.</div>
  • Why handwriting classes? I always told my teachers during those that, by the time I was grown up, I wouldn't ever need to hand-write anything for anyone else to see. And I was basically correct, except that I forgot about birthday cards.
  • The only thing worth saying to Buzzfeed is physician, heal thyself. How many NSA scoops has a buzzfeed had recently? Here's an article for Buzzfeed: 67 Reasons why Buzzfeed is the worst thing on the Internet. It's not even lazy journalism. It's the turkey twizzler of the Internet. Reduced, regurgitated, repackaged, no nutritional value, but packaged to do well in focus groups.
  • "The turkey twizzler of the internet." I might actually have to steal that. <div><br></div><div>Alas, you're well behind on the handwriting classes though:</div><div><br></div><div>Unless they stole it from you?</div>
  • edited August 2013
    @ADGS - people don't need to be good at handwriting anymore, but there will be a group of people who value it as a craft.<div><br><div>That Idler thing is exactly what I was thinking of. <div><br></div><div>You can have the Turkey Twizzler of the Internet. I hate Buzzfeed. </div></div></div>
  • I value good handwriting as a craft, but also think that if you are going to bother to handwrite a letter or postcard, you might as well write it neatly.
  • I haven't handwritten a letter this millennium. For the odd postcard, I go very slowly.
  • I had a holiday postcard for the first time in about ten years yesterday. I was so surprised I put it on Facebook. I couldn't read it though. It certainly made me think about the geezer who sent it to me.
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