VIDEO: Beer Geeks Can’t Resist a Magical Beard!



This video created by photographer Ben Garvin shares one very important life lesson – if you have a magical beard, one with a life of its own that can hide crayons and consume an entire cucumber – you’d best not let shaving cream touch it. That could kill the host. 

Garvin created this video when he decided it was time to (brace yourselves, facial-hair-loving beer geeks) SHAVE his awesomely bushy beard.  He used a stop-motion app for his iPhone and lots and lots of creativity and patience to bring his beard magically to life, even as he was in the act of killing it.

Garvin knew he’d created something special when he showed the clip to his seven year-old son and “he laughed so hard a small puddle appeared at his feet afterwards.”  While I didn’t quite pee myself, I have watched it several times and happily showed it to my kids, who didn’t pee either – maybe young Master Garvin has bladder issues.

At any rate, now it’s here for you to enjoy as well.

It’s sad to see a glorious beard die, but if you’re going to sacrifice your hard-earned facial hair, this is definitely the way to do it.



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11 Comments on “VIDEO: Beer Geeks Can’t Resist a Magical Beard!”

  1. August 22, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Reblogged this on Proper_Pour and commented:
    Beards Away!

  2. Diss Content
    August 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    The internet contains a microcosm of creative and astonishing talent at times, which amazes and amuses. But for every Yin, there’s a looming and menacing Yang which manifests in the form of Rebecca Black, and seems to dominate the technology.

    One could see that as allegory for a craft beer vs. AB InBev….

    It’s Bud Light, Bud Light, gotta get down a Bud Light;

    Everybody’s looking forward, to the, pretend uptrend…..

  3. August 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Loved it Jim, but I have to tell you that my beard was even lusher when I was that age. (They called me “Grizzly Adams”.)

    • August 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      I bet it was majestic, Wayne!

  4. August 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    You call that a beard?

    • August 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

      I know – it doesn’t even reach his nipples!

  5. August 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Alright Dude! Show us a picture.

    • August 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

      Here’s a recent one of The Dude, which also happens to be an epically interesting picture:
      Dan Flower

      • August 29, 2013 at 8:59 am #

        For some reason I just saw this. Not a bad one, Jim.

  6. August 29, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    Who doesn’t love a magical beard!

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