Chapter 12

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The two-days-unshaven beard has reached the plague stage; replacing the previous plague, the toilet-seat beard.

Coming up in 2011 is the full Bluto beard. It is prevalent in the current rock bands and has been slowly hitting the streets here (probably faster elsewhere).


A fashion turns into a plague when it is adopted by significant and noticable quantities of people on whom it looks bad but they do it because it is in style, despite the fact that it isn't good on them.


Of course we can blame some of this on the Masculinity Race that some men feel obligated to pursue, but there's certainly a bit of Middle-Eastern chic happening here as well. Most of the national news is about something or other going on in Camel-Land, and beards are pretty normal over there.