A moment for a beard

Today is the day. My pal Ian “Jerko” Cann, national treasure, international man of metal, collector of toys, sayer of funny things and Foosballer extraordinaire has laid down the law. Halifax will be losing one of it’s most famous and beloved landmarks, his trademark beard. Anyone that has met Jerko remembers his laugh and his beard. Just look at that thing.

The plan was made ages ago and he’s not backing down. 6 years in the making, it comes down to this. His reasons are his own and maybe he’ll share them here. Or maybe not, he’s a complex man. Either way, today the beard is coming off and the Signalnoise HQ has his back.

A moment of silence for Jerko’s beard, and another moment for the poor pair of shears that will no doubt be destroyed by that behemoth.

12 Comments

  1. Hey this is funny do you know that : http://www.dirtymouse.co.uk/design/buro-destruct/

    Buro destruct is a swiss based graphic studio. ;-)

  2. Wait!! Before you cut it – How long was it?

  3. We will defiantly need a photo of it cut off!! 6 years! AMAZING!

  4. AKnott

    Kitchens around the province will be baking beard-shaped cookies in support of this event. They will be metal flavoured.

  5. Am I understood correctly, he is got to prison?

  6. james (Author)

    Mat, I’m sure Jerko knows the precise length of that beast.

    Fill, haha! No Jerko is not going to prison. The authorities could never catch him. He’s shaving off his beard today.

  7. BeardPolice

    Sorry to burst your bubble but that is not a beard. A beard includes the upper lip and cheeks—this is merely a long goatee.

  8. james (Author)

    How much does a BeardPoliceman make, after taxes?

    We call Jerko’s beard “a beard” because “goatee” is far too small a word to cover his construction. Even if you put “long” before it. That’s like saying “giant Volkswagen Beetle”.

    It WAS a goatee 5 years ago. Coverage be damned, It’s a beard in our world. Arrest us if you want.

  9. Nick Flynn

    Today is a sad day for the beard-loving females of the world; but a glorious day for dear Ian. He can rejoice in the sight of the bottom of his chin, an area previously thought by most scientists to be forever lost to the powerful creature known as the beard. Well done, old friend ! \m/

  10. Matthew

    After some intense research, here is an artist’s depiction of Jerko post-beard (or goatee, to the Beard Police): http://bit.ly/jerkobeard

    But seriously though, a great guy, and the beard’s going for a great reason.

  11. Jerko

    Matthew: Bhahahahaha!!! And yeah, pretty acurate.

    Beard Police: My goatee/beard/demon is actually a King James, as King James was the first royalty to rock this style.

    Mat MacQuarrie: About a foot long, and five inches around. Now that that is written, it looks weird…

    mylau-mo: Buro’s stuff looks awesome!

    James: Thanks for the post! Can I get a t-shirt of that graphic?

    Thank you for the support, everyone! Jerko!

  12. james (Author)

    I’ll make you a shirt once you grow it back, so in 6 years. Need accuracy!

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