In the city of mighty facial hair March 27, 2009 6:09 AM   Subscribe

Will this man's beard lift a real live human being?

They thought he was crazy... maybe he is. Tonight media icon and fashion leader eamondaly will retire as the holder of the world's strongest beard when he attempts to heft a fifty pound boy through pure follicular might.
posted by ardgedee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:09 AM (20 comments total)

Thanks for the heads up ardgedee, I'd missed the earlier post. Good luck on lifting the child with your face eamondaly and well done.
posted by Elmore at 6:15 AM on March 27, 2009

The event tonight is now officially a meetup! Join us if you can.
posted by misskaz at 7:46 AM on March 27, 2009

I predict much screaming.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:26 AM on March 27, 2009

Good job, and good luck!

Oh god.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 9:39 AM on March 27, 2009

I call dibs on the first patch of hairy skin to hit the floor. (I need to re-upholster my mouse-pad.)
posted by wfrgms at 9:51 AM on March 27, 2009

whefreeegmess: you are weird, but you're welcome to it. I do not foresee a bridesmaids-on-the-bouquet pile-on for the patch o' the Beard. Although, come to think of it, I might have an unused reliquary in storage.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:55 AM on March 27, 2009

Go eamondaly! Can't wait to see the pictures!
posted by ugf at 9:58 AM on March 27, 2009

I would be remiss if I didn't point out that the event is being thrown by, helmed by MetaFilter's Own Andrew Huff.

Thanks for thinking of me ardgedee, and thanks to everyone who donated! Over $5,300 raised!
posted by eamondaly at 10:16 AM on March 27, 2009

Good luck and god speed, beardy.
posted by Damn That Television at 11:37 AM on March 27, 2009

You might want to stealthily jab the kid in the thigh with a tranq dart, so he doesn't spazz out mid-lift and impart dynamic loads on The Beard.
posted by CKmtl at 2:19 PM on March 27, 2009

...and impart dynamic loads on The Beard.

This is but one reason I haven't shaved since 2003.
posted by troybob at 2:30 PM on March 27, 2009

I'm sure that boy will bounce back from this.
posted by longsleeves at 3:20 PM on March 27, 2009

A photo of a related stunt.
posted by Tube at 5:08 PM on March 27, 2009

I was unaware that eamondaly was gay.
posted by Eideteker at 4:01 AM on March 28, 2009

This sort of behavior, of course, makes the rest of us bearded men look bad. Mrs Enormous turned to me when this went front page and asked "so what are you doing for humanity with your beard?" And I had no answer (other than trying to terrify small children, but they seem to like me anyway, so that's a non-starter).
posted by Dr.Enormous at 7:22 AM on March 28, 2009


Thanks to everyone who made it out last night. We managed to completely drain two kegs and make a significant dent in the third -- which should stand as testament to the power of the beard. (As well as the power of free beer.)
posted by me3dia at 12:10 PM on March 28, 2009

It was super super dark at Emmit's, but someone was able to capture the lift on video:

Thanks again, everyone!
posted by eamondaly at 8:12 PM on March 29, 2009

Eamon, you are an amazing and thoughtful man, thinking of that boy's safety above your own and providing him a helmet. I am in awe.
posted by ardgedee at 6:40 AM on March 30, 2009

So much fun! I was there, but it was too crowded to see anything so I'm appreciative of the video.

I blame me3dia and his free beer for my raging headache Saturday.
posted by misskaz at 12:17 PM on March 30, 2009

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