Hi fellas. Sowkkyama??
Thank you for your love and patronage, for the last post i made on Vasan Eye Care was the most commented one so far. It means only one thing- நான் கண் தெரியாம கஷ்டப்பட்டா அத பாத்து சிரிக்க நெறைய பேர் இருக்கீங்க... Good.<:|
If you haven't noticed, i changed my hair-do and ripped off my moustache this year [fiscal]. This has raised a lot of questions among my dear menfolk. So, i asked myself a couple of questions- why did i do it, why didn't i do it before... Just as i attempted to answer them, i went deep to do a preliminary research on facial hair and its various implications and manifestations the world over, and the result? This post. Before getting on to that, let me tell you, THIS POST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE HUMOUROUS. So if you wanna laugh, read your Ethics book written by Mike Martin. Oh, sorry. That book gives you nausea, not laughter...
Basically, I'm a man who loves nature, and go with nature on most things. So, i used to have a haircut and a shave only once a season. So, roughly i'd shave about 4 times a year. I'd look perfectly neat on January 1st and like an uncivilised barbarian on March 31st. Then neat again, and a couple of months later- barbaric. It's a natural cycle. And like nature's cycle which has changed due to global warming and all, i have changed my style too. Now i shave on random days no matter when i shaved last. Doing so, i was able to pluck some hair and some truth from the deep follicles of the male face. These, my dear friends, are what i feel the stages of the beard.
10-point some dudes
• Sand-paper தாடி: This is possibly the day next to the one you shaved, or the next. This day is when all your hair studs start showing up and your skin is displaced by 2 shades on the FAIR & LOVELY's FAIRNESS METER. Today is definitely NOT the day to get kissed by a woman. She could bruise her lips or worse, tear them. So, abstain from kisses, coz today is aptly called Sand-paper beard day.
• Toilet-brush தாடி: People who reach this stage are often mistaken for bears and are often left out. Those who are styled this way permanently are possibly those depressed guys who lost all hope in life and surrendered themselves to beer. If you don't know it already, drinking Horlicks may not make you grow taller, stronger and sharper, but drinking beer makes your beard grow denser, stronger and faster. From this stage onwards, you should understand that no woman with the smallest proportion of common sense left will look at you.
Just like all groups, societies and communities of people have some exceptions and outcasts, even this CULT OF THE BEARD has some exceptions. Below are some i could find- Wolverine, Tony Stark, Jack Sparrow and Fernando Sucre. From our own land come Asal அஜித், Pokkiri விஜய், Singam சூர்யா and the best of all- Thillu Mullu ரஜினி.
Also, from my research, i was able to find out that most men prefer to hang out with men who have a different style of beard. A few famous couples include- Jules & Vincent [Pulp Fiction], Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker; [Rush Hour], Kamal & Arjun [குருதி புனல்], Kamal & Prabhudeva [காதலா காதலா] and so on...
Some people do not have a proper beard and get an excuse with a small goatee. Don't worry guys. You'll definitely grow one. I mean, this is not like getting a six-pack ab, you don't have to work hard for this... And I must not forget to tell you about the rate of growth of the beard. Some people [including myself] have their facial hair grown so fast that it's visible to the naked eye. One gives the right cheek a neat sweep with his Gillete Mach-3, and even before he finishes with his left cheek, hair starts growing again on the right. This leads to an infinite process, analogous to an improperly terminated for loop.
I dedicate this post to my class கைதி [Thirunavukkarasu], who asked me very nicely. Ciao ciao all!!!