Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Men Are Not Women, Part I

So last week me & some buddies are sitting around at work and one of the guys says "Hey, let's have a game of 'beard chicken'."

So we're going to have a pool and buy-in, and the last guy to shave off his beard wins the pool. We can trim for upper lip and "even-ness", but not for length. We're going to do a small monthly "re-up" pot as well. If someone has to drop out due to Real Life (i.e. Wife or GF) and he wants to try and get his "re-up" dues back, he'll draw from a wild card bin, a couple of which will be minor penalties like "Fu Manchu mustache only for 3 days" or "soul patch only for 3 days". But most of the wild cards will be things like "full muttonchops", "lightning bolt sideburns", or "checkerboard pattern" for 3 days.

So, we essentially agreed to see how ugly we can get over the course of the next six months. It's good to be a guy.

7 comments:

Lissa said...

If I were one of the wives/GF's involved -- I'd start up my own pot, on who could get their husband/BF to fold the quickest ;-)

Anonymous said...

Just remember. Don't go calling for your dues back until you have a three-day weekend coming.
Have at least 72 hours worth of projects that don't require you leave the house...at all.

Atom Smasher said...

Nope - at least 2 of the days have to be Work Days so we can enjoy the spectacle.

Ed Rasimus said...

Just one word for you:

Lysistrata.

Atom Smasher said...

Being terminally single, I don't have to worry about that now. I figure I can outlast the married guys easy.

Tangalor said...

Picture/Video should be included for anyone who happens upon a wild card. I hear clippers in the background.

Sabba Hillel said...

My excuse for keeping my beard is that when my eldest daughter was three, I shaved it off and she did not recognize me. As a result she was scared.

Of course, her youngest (of five) is now three, which hints how long it has been.

Note: my google avatar picture is not me, it is my great-grandfather.

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