We’re a week over a month know in whiskery growth. Let’s take a look at this bearded progress.
Week Number Five
It’s hit the point where you can’t really see a lot of growth from last week. I have trimmed it a little, particularly in the mustache area at the bottom. It was starting to grow over my top lip and that bugs me.
It’s weird how the sideburn is much darker than the beard. I’m looking into getting it dyed in a few weeks, so stay tuned for that.
I’ve also bought a couple of beard grooming products. That’s Kave beard shampoo on the left and a bottle of beard oil on the right. Both of these soften the beard and help with nasty beard dandruff! Every year I buy these products and only use about half of them before I shave the beard off in spring.
Weekly Growth Chart
Not much change this week. I did hear about a product that’s not a beard dye, but I was told it blends the grey in with the dark. I think I’ll try that this week and we’ll see how that looks next Saturday! It’ll be something to do!
Famous Beards Through The Years: Karl Marx
Karl Marx is the least known sibling of the Marx Brothers. He was Zeppo’s oldest brother and he wasn’t part of their humorous troupe.
While he wanted to be part of their comedy team, the brothers felt he lacked a sense of humor and told him he should try other endeavors in life. Harpo suggested to Karl that maybe he should dabble in social revolution.
Karl ended up being a cough drop salesman and only briefly tried his hand at show business depsite his brother’s warnings. He had a one man show titled, “My Brothers Can Go Die, Fuck Them, Seriously.”
It played for one night in a lonely theater in Eudora, Kansas to three people who left before intermission. One of them was deaf, dumb and Ukranian.
His catch-phrase of, “Say the secret word and I’ll shit in your hat” never took off either.
He died in 1959 from complications of the common cold.
Basically his life was the definition of a very sad existence.