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Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition

via 50 Watts

In 1913, London bon vivant Upton Uxbridge Underwood published his masterpiece of Edwardian esoterica, The Language of the Beard, offering it by subscription to fashionable men of leisure. This prized bit of ephemera has attained a legendary reputation among bibliophiles and beard lovers around the world. Frequent 50 Watts contributor Gilbert Alter-Gilbert has worked with illustrator Mahendra Singh and Skyhorse Publishing to create the “Commemorative Edition” of this curiosity, retitled Poets Ranked By Beard Weight to reflect its central premise—that “the texture, contours, and growth patterns of a man’s beard indicate personality traits, aptitudes, and strengths and weaknesses of character.”

You gotta click through. There is a wealth of awesome stuff here. Oh, and the book is for sale on Amazon

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