Show Notes: Episode 16

Episode 16: Beardo Fans


It all began when Kirsten and Stephanie stumbled across Whisker Wars. Take a gander for yourself:

Please help Aarne and Rita Bielefeldt! You can find their GoFundMe here!

Learn more about all the various categories here! We're big big fans of the freestyle categories.

We weren't sure about where 'Fu Manchu' comes from or if it was offensive. So we did some googling and it turns out yeah, it's not great.

The Fu Manchu moustache derives its name from Fu Manchu, a fictional character created by British/Irish author Sax Rohmer, who is shown wearing such a moustache in film adaptations of Rohmer’s stories. The literary Fu Manchu did not wear a moustache. The famous facial hair first appeared in the British serial The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu (1923); the Fu Manchu moustache then became integral to cinematic and television stereotypical depictions of Chinese villains.
— Wikipedia

Read up on the history of competitive bearding at the WBMA website.

Interested in attending this year's Great American Beard and Mustache Championship in Richmond, VA? Check out their website!

Stephanie and her yarn beard.

Stephanie and her yarn beard.