Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Bradley Cooper is on the edge of being really, really famous. I can feel it in my fame-o-meter and I think we all know why (hint – it’s the beard).
He’s seems to be all over the place at the moment. I see recently that he is even being touted as “Jen’s new Brad”. Which is a bit sad for him – though I guess there are worse ways to pass time than schtooping Jennifer Aniston.
I do have to admit that I had to look up Bradley Cooper on IMDB to find out whether I have actually seen him act. It turns out that I have. In quite a few things – which leads me to think that they were all pre-beard because I have absolutely no recollection of him. However, I will rectify that by paying rather close attention to what he does from now on. Particularly as he has been cast as “Face” in the upcoming A-team movie. Exciting!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Due to the fact that Wimbledon starts on Monday, I have decided to BWAB another tennis player. Which I have discovered is actually my third. I guess beards and tennis have been going hand in hand for a while now and who am I to scoff at tradition?
So here we have James Blake. While he certainly is slammin, he has never won a Grand Slam - which is a shame. I think that he can get close this year; he has overcome a fair bit to continue his tennis career. Did you know that a few years ago he slid into the net post and broke his neck! After that I would think overcoming the Teacher’s Aide (Roger Federer) would be dead easy.
Plus he looks very good when smiling and holding up trophies. Reason enough to let the man win Wimbledon!
Go James and mind the net post!
Oh James, even after being BWAB-ed you couldn't come up with the goods. At least you bought good beard, I guess.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Brandon Flowers I love the way you sing. To me. I know that mostly you are just singing to me. Why else would you have a song that says "He doesn't look a thing like Jesus"? Who else would care that their man doesn't look like Jesus apart from me? Exactly!
I do wish that you had carried over with the guy-liner and manscara to your beardy pic. It's hot. You're quite fashion forward aren't you? What next. A cape? Anyway, keep up the good work and try not to look so worried. You can totally carry off the ribbon tie.
Just as an aside I have figured out why Brandon looks so worried as a beardy. The man is scared of himself! Surely that can't be good.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Basically this BWAB meant looking at pictures of Ron Burgundy, looking at You Tube clips of Ron Burgundy and reading Ron Burgundy quotes.
I was feeling a bit blue about sitting around in an office by myself all day but Ron has cheered me up no end.
The reason that I think Ron is BWAB (not that he doesn’t have a mighty fine moustache) is that he managed to grow this beard in THREE days. He was going through a very hard time, he had lost his job and his beloved Baxter had been punted into the river - “Baxter... is that you? Baxter! Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee” – but through adversity he grew a mighty beard and decided that, in fact, milk was a bad choice.
You stay classy, Ron Burgundy.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
BWAB Beni: “A beard! The people need beards! Viva la beard revolution!”
Not only is Benicio Del Toro BWAB but he is also BACG (Better as Che Guevara). Doesn’t he look amazing? I am very much looking forward to seeing this film even though it is apparently a million hours long.
Friday, May 29, 2009
But in the name of balance I will present an exhibit of a man who, dare I say it, is not better with a beard. Whooo, that hurt.
Oh, Joaquin. We are waiting for the all mighty reveal. You know, when you say to us “Gotcha! Haven’t really gone insane. Was just all a big joke”. And we can breathe a sigh of relief because “Hehe…we knew all along that you were joking but there was just that teeny bit doubt in our minds when we thought that maybe you were crazy for reals. That was a good one, Joe”
But maybe the reveal isn’t coming? Maybe, Joaquin, you are going to be doing this for your whole life:
Maybe if you just, oh I don’t know, brushed your hair and had a shower you might look better with a beard. But most certainly not that one. I would suggest something that makes you look a little less....homeless. Please?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I have seen Eric Bana in real life with my own eyes twice. The first time was when he was a stand up comedian. He was supporting Jimeoin about 100 years ago. The other time was a couple of years ago and he was having a coffee at a pretty average café in Melbourne. There I was getting my morning caffeine fix and who should be there but The Incredible Hunk himself! That was exciting.
He is kind of a big deal these days and I think “Good on you, Eric” and then I think “Wow, your name is Eric. Eric. Eric. Just doesn’t seem to strike as the name of a big time movie star” and then I go on to think that it’s amazing that Bob Marley’s name is Bob and Bob Hawke’s name is Bob and isn’t weird that two men who are so different have the same first name? And then that’s me gone for the day, usually.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
MY EYES!But I didn't want to compromise my research by cheating.
You have been involved in so many movies that have given me a comedy heart-attacks. You know when you clutch your chest and your eyes water and you can't breathe because you are laughing so hard? Yeah? Well that's a comedy heart-attack.
Anyway, Paul Rudd (don't tell Johnny Depp) but I think I may be in love with you. You sure are funny and you seem clever in interviews and there is no doubt that you give good beard. So how about it? Maybe just leave the Sex Panther at home.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Martin Henderson is a slow burn.
He’s one of those guys that you can’t really say where you know him from. Could it be from one of the great Aussie dramas of our time “Echo Point”? Could it be from the other great Aussie drama of our time “Big Sky”? Maybe.
Or perhaps it’s from that awesome motorbike movie “Torque” or from his awesome motorbike riding in Britney’s “Toxic” video.
Maybe you recognise him from “The Ring”? But please don’t make me talk about that movie because otherwise I will have bad dreams.
What I will talk about is how I saw him earlier this year playing Brick Pollitt in “Cat on a hot tin roof”. And how I was in the front row. And how for the first 30 or so minutes of the play he was only wearing a towel. Yes. Better dreams now.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
He has sung Elton John to the Devil's Eyebrow (aka Nicole Kidman), dropped his pants, made some TV shows about riding around the place on a motorbike with his friend Charlie, has been Obi-Wan and he has dropped his pants.
I had to say that twice because he has dropped his pants rather a lot.
He also has that lovely ginger-ish tinge that the fair-heads get when they grow a beard which I find quite amusing. I also enjoy watching him being interviewed when he's beardy because he does that "stroking-of-beard-when-thinking" so well.
Nice work, Ewan. It's been a pleasure Bwab-ing you.
Liev has certainly come a long way in recent times ie since Wolverine was released. Who would have thought that Cotton Weary from Scream would have been the grrrr-tastic Sabretooth? Not me. He was good though. Very good. Even if the writers did make up a whole lot of stuff about Wolverine’s back story. Before you say anything , I do understand that in fact everything about Wolverine is made up because he is not a real person. But there is still some history there that needs to be respected.
I shall not dwell. Back to Liev.
I think he looks like a perfectly nice man. He is being rained on in his non-beardy pic and he still manages to give us a bit of a grin. But happier is Liev with a beard. Sure it could be that he is warm and inside and has a nice scarf. But for the purposes of the study let's just say its the beard.
Props to Matt Stevo for the Liev suggestion! We were SO on the same page.
Look everyone, it’s Pacey Witter and he’s all growed up!
This comparison is not really fair I guess. Joshua’s non-beardy pic is rather old and he has massive shoulder pads in his olive green (ick) jacket that make his head look stuck on. In his beardy pic he looks much more stylin and has also made you a cup of tea. How can you not say that he is better with a beard? He is actually rather delish and these days makes a rather lovely man-bag for Diane Kruger on her many red carpet jaunts.
Hmmm...that on sale box set of Dawson's at JB Hifi is looking pretty good right now.
So what is it that prevents me from thinking about Jason Lee as one of the great hot beardies of our time? It’s certainly not his ability to grow a beard – he looks like he could do that in an afternoon!
I think it probably has more to do with the fact that Tom Cruise got his Scientology hooks into him when they made “Vanilla Sky” together. It is very prejudice of me isn’t it? But I’m sorry. It’s like he’s been tainted with the crazy brush and no matter how good the beard or improved the eye-brow maintenance is, I just can’t get passed it.
That and he did call his son Pilot Inspektor. For reals.
But we’re not here to talk about all that. We are here to see the beard and say thanks.
That was until – you guessed it. He went all beardy.
For me, Keanu is the champion of the patchy beard. I love a patchy beard. To all those boys out there who say “I can’t grow a beard. It’s all patchy”, I ask you to stop whining like little girls and look to Keanu. It can be done! He looks great...if still a little "Huh?"
Ok – so back to Sawyer. I love Sawyer. I love 70s Sawyer with his funky glasses. I love jail-bird Sawyer. I love tree-chopping Sawyer. Lots of people do.
There is even a Sawyer nickname generator - http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=nickname
Apparently Sawyer would call me “Sheena” so you can too if you like. I barely recognised him as clean shaven and short haired. He looks a bit generic doesn’t he? Certainly not bad. But certainly no Sawyer.
1) He used to be in the Mickey Mouse Club with JT
2) He was in “The Notebook”
3) He was romantically linked to Michelle Williams just after Heath died
4) His name is Gosling – haha!
5) He looks a whole lot better with a beard
When did Ryan Reynolds get hot? This seemed to have happened without my knowing. He used to be the tall, skinny Guy in “Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place” and then (according to IMDB) he played a character called “Hams” in an episode of “My Boys”. This is not a joke. Have you ever seen that show “My Boys”? It’s truly awful. Now he is Big Buff Guy in the likes of Blade Trinity and Wolverine.
He has also bagged Scarlett Johansson. All of which has happened since bearding.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Jensen Ackles sure is good looking. But – without the beard I just think that he is a bit “Days of our Lives” good looking. Not that I would stop him from putting his name on my dance-card if he was beard-free. He most certainly is my favourite Winchester (for my money Sam totally overdoes the “clenchy-clenchy jaw” acting. It’s too distracting).
He does have a slight case of the “crazy-eyes” in his beardy pic. I think that that adds to the appeal.
I was quite disappointed to learn that the boys were recently in Sydney for a “Supernatural” convention. I actually found out about 5 days after the convention had been held. I then had to consider whether or not I was the type of person who goes to Sydney for “Supernatural” conventions and I decided that I probably wasn’t.
I think it was because he said "he has been a very good player over a long period of time. At the moment he is going ok - compared to the rest of the team who are playing like shizen - as you are well aware!" and probably didn't want that put on the internets. Oh. Whoops!
Anyhoo - it seems as tho JT has had some form of facial hair ever since he broke it off with Brits. It would hardly be fair to compare the 12 year old Justin to the grown up Justin you see here. So I have to compare Justin BWAB to Justin BWABB (Better with a Bigger Beard). Justin BWABB could be my most favourite Justin ever.
As you can see, Orlando Bloom is truly awful without a beard. I mean look at him. Those brown eyes, those defined cheekbones, the hint of dimple...hmm...what were we talking about? Oh yes. Well, obviously Orlando is equally as lovely with or without shirt, I mean beard. So why does he make it to BWAB? Just take a long hard look at those pictures. Now go and stand in the corner until you stop asking such silly questions.