Thursday, September 10, 2009

Week 9

And the catching up begins! yesss! I finally have Photoshop back on my computer at work, and I even had a few free minutes today to start catching up!

I've noticed that many people who are following the Duel of the Beards blog don't have a full understanding of the lifestyle of these Bearded Men. Thanks to the cooperation of BBC Science & Nature, I am able to provide you, my faithful blogspot followers, with a rare and unique peak at the mating dance of the wild photographer (pictosnapus nerditae; L.)

"Can you feel the love tonight?"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

catching up soon!

My computer at work broke, and since I only get to do my photoshopping on the random days when I actually get o take a full lunch break, that set me back a bit. I now have a new computer, though! So just give me a little more time to find those stupid installation discs hidden in my box of stuff from the old office before we moved (a year ago...) and I'll have this site back up and running!

In the meantime, keep following Duel of the Beards and just try to guess what I might do next :-D

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Week 8 - Blow it out Your Fridge

So this week's theme over at Duel of the Beards was "Stick it in the Fridge." The plan: literally, stick your camera in the fridge and shut the door. It really gave the world a nice view of what to expect from our friends The Bearded Men. (p.s. Tyler - cats? really?)

I was most surprised to find that Tony's fridge had one of my childhood icons! I always wondered what happened to that Teeny Little Super Guy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Week 7 - The Force

Ok, so this week's photo contest theme on Duel of the Beards was "Anti-Gravity". I gotta give mad props to Tony for the awesome Star Wars reference. (caption "Beth questions the force.")

So I, being the sick dork that I am, went with the next logical Star Wars reference, but with a sick twist.

What can I say? It's the little things in life that amuse me.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Week 6

I like to imagine that this is the way Tony managed to land a girl as cool as Amanda.

(original photo)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Week 5 - I Am Jack's Photoshop

This week's Bearded Theme was "in the bedroom", and Tony's very awesome wife agreed to help him with this sick rip from Fight Club (original pic here).

Since Tyler punked out on Week 4's panoramic, he went for a nice pano-in-the-bedroom pic, which of course I had to steal and use.

"You wanna finish her off?"


Sorry for the skipped week folks! Blogspot isn't letting me upload animations the way I want to, so I'm still looking for a way around it. I'm going to have to concede temporary defeat to Blogspot though, and skip Week 4 for now. Don't worry though! I'll come back later to post this photoshop.

In the meantime, the remaining weeks will continue! Mwahahaha!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Week 3

Ok, so maybe I had a liiiiittle too much fun with this week's photo! The Bearded Men's theme for the week was 4th of July party photos, so naturally two guys dressed in prom suits having a bullfight was Tony's entry... (seriously, wtf?)

Well, as it happens, I recently visited the Seville Bullfighting Museum and Hall of Fame in Spain, so I had some good material to work with. Below is a photo tour and history behind El Toro Kevino, the most controversial bull in Seville's history.

Son of the legenday bull Earl, Kevino was bound for greatness. People traveled far and wide to see his debut against famed matador Senor Tyler:

The match lasted all of 3 seconds. El Toro Kevino was spared the humiliation of being taunted by Senor Tyler in his cut-off shorts. The epic battle was captured on canvas by the great artist Carlos Dealio, and hangs in the Seville Bullfighting Museum below the head of his father Earl.

Another portait of the historic battle hangs on the opposit wall, and is visited by as many as 2 or 3 people each year.

As is apparent in this portrait, El Toro Kevino does not bear the typical physical traits bulls are most proud of. His horns are somewhat short, and nubby... and smell like cabbage. For this and other differences, he was often seen as an outcast by other bulls. The mounting of El Toro Kevino's stuffed head upon his induction into the Bullfighting Hall of Fame caused some controversy, but since he was son to the legendary Earl, very few openly protested.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Week 2

Week 2 of Duel of the Beards was themed "storm photos". Tyler punked his coming just short of digital piracy, and Tony didn't find a storm quite bit enough for my taste (original pic). So I decided to amp up the storm a bit.

I'll photoshop you my dearie! And your little dog, too!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Week 1

So a friend of mine decided to blog a weekly photo competition with one of his friends at I've decided to spend my lunch hour at work photoshopping his entries to post them here for your entertainment. Make sure to keep up on their competition and give the guys your two cents!

Here is the first week's submission. The original photo can be seen here: I haven't figured out enough about blogspot to insert it here, but maybe I will someday.

Hope you enjoy my stupidity as much as I do! :-D