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