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  • May 31 @ 6:12am
The mechanics.


For better or worse, the Mackle-curated Facial Hair Expos have been the only men's club I've ever felt I belonged to as an equal and not merely a pretender. That's a priceless gift, you guys, and I'm sincerely grateful to all of you.

I'm also completely bowled over that you let me play this month at all. Maybe you didn't know. No, you knew. Didn't you? Don't tell me.

I wish I could have printed, cut and tributed all of you. I've felt an affinity with many of you that goes beyond what Internet acquaintance should engender. Did you feel that too? You've got a permanent place in this heart in Detroit, and a couch to boot should you pass through this way.

Take it off. Lay it down. See you later.


Robfrenzy says:
You'll be missed brother. Wish you all the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:13am -
Hodges says:
You are a true genius! You always amazed is and I will miss your shenanigans. I wish you all the best!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:14am -
herrneas says:
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:14am -
ThatGuy says:
You are a master of the scissor and camera. It was fun to watch you pull this off. And thank you for revealing this. I mentioned it at one point thinking it was a very known quantity and I think you may be surprised to find that some did not know. It has been fun sharing the last w'rino with you and even getting to jnon a few images myself. Good luck in the world Good Sir.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:16am -
miguelito says:
jnon the revelator.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:18am -
ewagoner says:
You, sir, are a wizard of the highest caliber. You've never ceased to amuse and delight. My fave: the Talking Heads album cover from Whiskerino '09.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:18am -
Twisted Sistare says:
I thought so - but your participation and flaunting of the rules made it that much more fun. Thank you for being here and continually blowing all 9f our minds. See you around.

also - haha herrneas.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:19am -
wondermade says:
I'm pretty sure this means I've hung out with the president.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:23am -
mooka says:
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:23am -
teenagerobot says:
again you turned this into an art. And an art singular to its medium, which is a remarkable quality. thanks for the great shots as usual.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:29am -
Western Dave says:
well played this year. all the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:30am -
Ned Kelly says:
wha… the… … Dr z.… all along it was Dr. Zaius?!!!!!!

… seriously Incredible work Dr!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:31am -
The Straub says:
I still want to believe!

Your pictures have been spectacular and I am so glad that you were allowed to play along. It's been a great time and I hope to cross paths some time down the road!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:33am -
Lurky Parka says:

God bless you and yours.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:36am -
Eric says:
Genius. And kudos for staying true to the beard.

I always looked forward to your photos, my friend. Be well.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:36am -
brokenchopstick says:
Wow. This is like seeing the man step out from behind the curtain! All the same, your creations have been among some of the highlights this month, so thank you very much!

Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:39am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
You are a gem among gems.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:40am -
android says:
Thank You for bringing it hard everyday. Taake care sir.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:50am -
Lady Raymerian says:
i totally knew you were menonite. please CLAME to keep these shenanigans rolling next year
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:54am -
gunsmoke says:
Your genius ideas are what makes MM so enjoyable for me. I really hope the move goes well for you and family. We'll be praying for your adventure.

And caption win by miguelito.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:20am -
Binkleberry says:
Pay no attention to the man behind the cutouts. It's been great stachin' . . . well facial hairin' it up with you these last couple of years.

So long and thanks for all the cutout shenanigans.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:22am -
Capn J says:
Man, I have so enjoyed your pics all month. Fantastic idea, fantastic execution. Thanks for playing!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:27am -
revgoomba says:
@HerrNeas - MVP

Seriously though, you rock!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:30am -
miss_tache says:
great work this month. and i gotta be honest. not totally sure what you actually look like. in a good way.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:40am -
Aliciarosie says:
fantastic. i hope you hang these faces up all over your walls.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:43am -
andy says:
Thanks for the dedication and for the awesome photos. You get bonus point for the beard sans stache in my book. Take care!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:48am -
Pip says:
I've been sitting here for 20 minutes trying to figure out what to say, writing long sappy paragraphs in my mind. I'll go with:

I love you. I'll miss you. I'll see you again.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:02am -
derble says:
I'll be honest. I was hoping to get jnon'd, but I realize there are only so many days in the month.

Here's the deal. You changed the game, and you made it WAY better. You're a great dude, and we will have a taco together soon.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:09am -
chadmcclarnon says:
what pip said.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:17am -
alijoon says:
Wait what?

I don't believe in nothing no more!

One day before we grow old and forget facial hair related things I will come to Detroit. And it will be glorious.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:49am -
Mcburney says:
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:09am -
Vanbert says:
i will be completely honest. i've had no idea what has been going on this whole month. you amaze me with your papercrafts, slide of hand, forced perspectives. best of lucky buddy.

i hope one day you open a museum.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:22am -
MrsPip says:
Love you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:25am -
lactarded says:
it's like pulling the curtain in the Wizard of Oz and finding the best gift of all. it's been a pleasure.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:52am -
Jason says:
1. NedKelly's "Dr. Zaius" comment made me laugh out loud- there should be an acronym for that sort of thing.

2. I hope you know that I sincerely look up to you, and not because of your wizardry in forced perspective and cut-out fun, but because of the level kindess, encouragement, and genuine care that you exude.

3. I hope our paths cross again someday, but even if they don't, there's already Joshua-sized impact on my life that cannot be underestimated -even in the midst of all of the beard and moustache growing silliness of it all.

I guess Pip said it best, and I concur.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:59am -
Mcburney says:
Jnon, Please do take me up on that. you are a welcomed guest anytime. I could only be so lucky.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:15am -
mooka says:
@jnon …I really want to meet you, and break the proverbial bread (or taco) and have a nice chat, and be in one of your astounding works of photographic art.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:18am -
Zea says:
Masterfully done, sir. It has been an absolute delight to see what you come up with for a last few years I've been lurking. I hope you find every opportunity to do more.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:14pm -
Phil says:
You are kind and gentle with a razor sharp wit and an unnerving talent for exploiting a highly specialized medium to it's extremes. You are the father I hope to be and the model of humanity I aspire to. Thank you for the daily inspiration, positivity, and laughs.

May our paths cross again. I will smile on that day.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:23pm -
Dannz says:
So that's how it works ! I loved your photos, and wondered how you did it. I will surely try this one day. Great photos, all of them.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:27pm -
herrneas says:
@mackle #SHAME!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:30pm -
etcvisitor says:
im laughing so hard right now, i had no idea this is how it worked and i had pondered it many hours. im giving this a 5 and favoriting it because this is true genius. all of your pics have made me smile and maybe i would have felt duped had i figured this out earlier but i think this is great and wouldnt have it any other way.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:49pm -
C Dub says:
Sir, you're one of those folks who don't just participate, you pour yourself in and reshape the container. In doing so you've become just a force; so much to admire and to adore. I'll never forget our conversation by the photo booth at the bash in east nashville. It was your anniversary and your lady while you hung out with us whisker weirdos. Your perspective on life and dedication to your loved ones is incredible.

I'll see you again for sure, sir.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:51pm -
Rae says:
You deserve Mayor for this. Seriously.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:13pm -
jmathias says:
You're a wizard. And I love it.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:17pm -
revgoomba says:
LOL HerrNeas!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:22pm -
rnnbrwn says:
A cut out and keep genius.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:29pm -
Kippercat says:
A marvellous unveiling- thanks for making me laugh every day this month
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:33pm -
jbarr says:
i'm so glad you were a participant this year. it was a treat to see your cutouts every day. i'll miss that greatly, but i'm sure our paths will continue to cross.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:03pm -
silentbobuk says:
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:14pm -
keeperofthefort says:
You are a legend, plain and simple.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:19pm -
andrea says:
You may have never clamebuted me, but I still love what you do.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:33pm -
Brian says:
Thanks for the fun all month. I loved all the ingenuity that went into your photos. Thanks also for all the books recommendations. Your blog is bookmarked and I am following. I seriously hope our paths meet in person one day. Find me somewhere on the internet and keep in touch.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:18pm -
Dschonn says:
You are now a verb. That's probably enough to express your level of awesome. I hope we meet again.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:49pm -
MoustacheofDeath says:
Give that man the Golden Scissors!

Ok so I figured it out but what a coup, achieving a mass suspension of disbelief and becoming one of the stars of a moustache website...without a moustache! Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:06pm -
Daniel says:
You are a remarkbly creative genius and if you do roll through Florida I would love to meet you. God speed my friend.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:10pm -
pseudonymous says:
you're one of the reasons i kept doing this. i thank you for that. you're a kind, astoundingly creative person.

thanks so much.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:17pm -
renaud says:
i will always love you. CLAME
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:45pm -
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your creativity and sheer awesomeness made this month perfect.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:21pm -
specialshoes says:
you are AWESOME! a freakin' genius wizard of cutouts and photography mindgames. you have amazed me for the last few years...so glad you got to play this month. also, you are one of the nicest guys I have met through these shenanigans...and that is saying a lot.

take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:24pm -
Keith says:
great creativity from you as always. glad you could participate this month DESPITE. It was nice to meet you a couple years ago, hope to run across you again sometime.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:29pm -
damnweather says:
this theme never stopped being weird. thank you? your creativity here is unparalleled. wait, i take that back, it has a few parallels, but you're in good company. all the best to you and your family.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:33pm -
matt hale says:
it doesn't get much better than this.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:42pm -
yourfavorite says:
Hahaha, Best trick ever. You're amazing Joshua and I can't think of anyone who had a more iconic and unique style. You've brought so much to these facial hair festivities each year and I am so glad to have been here for it. Thanks man and I hope we run in to each other again one day. Until then.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:59pm -
Andrew says:
I could comment all night about how much your antics/greatness has left me changed for the better as both a thinker and an artist. I think sometimes there's a place in all this craziness for an analytical problem-solver to connect those natural talents/skills to the artistic realm. I think you've scratched the surface a little bit in these last 4 years and we're all better for it. I'm better for it.

It's given me hope for my analytical/practical mind to step outside the walls of the words I hem myself in with and join these visual wizards and match them toe-to-toe. This exercise, this project for you in May 2011 was to most what appeared as an example of genius but for you it was just great fun and proving you're worth your salt alongside the Bohemian painters, the artsy and technophile photographers, and the professionals all at once.

It may have been an exercise but you've more than proven your point. You've not only blown their minds but you've made them think. And it's something that will benefit everyone they come across.

Let's hang out sometime again. And I was serious about the tumblr. I'll even contribute.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:10pm -
sMOUSTACHErman says:
you did super fantastic dude

Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:12pm -
Boaz says:
HOLY SHIT! You sir are THE MAN!!!

I am speechless and blown away... you got me. I wondered why I couldn't find any of your setups... pure genius!

but anyways... Joshua you are so full of inspiration and creativity, it's overwhelming. You are the crazy glue that holds this community together. Thank you for being here and making life AWESOME.... you awesomehogger you!

I hope to cross paths on our journey once again; til then...
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:13pm -
miguelito says:
yeah yeah yeah. everyone knows you're a genius. sometimes i'm jealous, i'll admit. but you worked hard to get here. and i can't really say that for myself. not completely. but you know what. i know something that you know. and that's that this crazy thing has been more about getting to know each other as people (while maybe making them laugh and/or cry along the way). You know what i'll miss most of all about you? it's not the cut out of my face (which was awesome) or the tri-level jnon shots you'd magic into King Beard material during Whiskerino...

it's you wiping the snot and tears from my face when you prayed for me. i'll never forget that. I already miss you. and i love you. thanks for bringing me along in this and in turn getting to know you. i hope i made you laugh.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:16pm -
miguelito says:
i just lost it.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:19pm -
Andrew says:
@miguelito gets a clame
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:23pm -
Philiciousness says:
Thanks for all the amazing work you put out this year. You have boggled my mind so many times I dint even know where to begin. Thank yu and take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:50pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
Michigan City would find you well if you needed a layover.

You're images cracked me up this year. Of course we knew... but hey.. with so much creativy, who cares.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:08pm -
Shablazm says:
You tricked me! You tricked me good!

What can I say? You are a primary reason why I'm on this wild ride. Your photos and creativity never stopped amazing me. Take care and expect an email or two from me down the line.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:14pm -
Easy Rider says:
I don't think anything I have to say hasn't already been said except .... Thanks for helping to make this one of the most fun things I have ever done!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:24pm -
Blastro says:
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:35pm -
Blastro says:
Big Time.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:35pm -
Blastro says:
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:35pm -
Blastro says:
You know what I mean.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:35pm -
Blastro says:
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:35pm -
Blastro says:
Commentbomb is easier than earnestness.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:36pm -
Blastro says:
Plus, you know, see above.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:36pm -
Blastro says:
And, seriously, no moustache?
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:36pm -
Blastro says:
I mean, I knew, but still, wow.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:37pm -
Blastro says:
Because the moustache is kinda the whole thing.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:37pm -
Blastro says:
Wait, maybe it's not at all.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:37pm -
Blastro says:
Maybe it's all the other stuff.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:38pm -
Blastro says:
I'd clame, but you can't clame an everything else.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:38pm -
KimJongIllness says:
Up is down. Black is white. Dogs and cats are friends... I don't know where this is going other than:

I was shocked to think of you having a moustache without a beard. It was like a shaved lion. Somehow I'm comforted by your complete flouting of the rules and absolutely getting away with it.

I guess I know why you didn't come to the Stache Bash now ;)

Oh, and everything miguelito said... wow. What an amazing group of men. I'm honored to have been any part of it.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:45pm -
justjamey says:
I knew it! Exposed!!!!!

Just kidding. I admire you greatly. For now, I'll leave it at that. If I ever get the courage to hang out with you, I may say more.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:48pm -
jeremy says:
You're a cheater, but still the awesomest. It's been a true pleasure to follow your photos and creativity throughout the years. I tried my hand at many jnon's but always ended up saying, "It's kind of close to how he does it." Much props to your style and skills.

If you ever pass through San Fran, you'll have another friend to visit. Take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:08pm -
hale says:
jnon, i had a good idea, but didn't want to say anything. you've been such a huge part of this community, i can't imagine it without you. thank you for all you've done.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:35pm -
Ace says:
you never did like that stache. i understand.

also, call me again sometime soon. i really enjoyed it. goodbye joshua jericho.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:50pm -
JeremyOkai2.0 says:
what a genius. It's been so inspiring and fun keeping up with you. cheers.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 1:58am -
mOtke says:
I don't know if anyone has told you that you are a superwizard of wizarding magic with an affinity for good taste, a well balanced meal, and a penchant for the unattainable. That and you're a heck of a nice guy. Looking forward to the time when our lives collide in the near future, however that may happen.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 4:30am -
lurkin good says:
what motke said. my thought throughout the month was, "this dude has a really huge mustache or there's something else going on behind those cut outs." well played. you were totally meant to be lying on the floor amongst our other favorites but our haste ended up leaving a few people out. obviously including everyone would've been ideal. keep up the good work.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:49am -
Furricane says:
most excellent :) I see you made it to the end.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:51am -
PAT says:
Just as expected. It was ALL real. Really loved you creativity this month. REALLY loved it. Thank you for playing this game with such gusto. Take care.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 9:36am -
Grower&Shower says:
I miss you already.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 12:29pm -
mandy says:
the best. also, you turned my husband into a comment bomber.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 2:29pm -
zackle says:
Your dedication has been amazing, and inspiring. You're also just about the most genuine, decent person I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I wish you best in all of your Motown endeavors, and hope that we can be in each other's company again some day. Until then... be well, Joshua. Please keep in touch.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 7:32pm -
CurlyMcGee says:
I had a hunch... but I'm so glad you were along for the ride that I don't think it matters if you bent a few rules. Been a pleasure viewing your contributions over the years. See you around the Internet, and hopefully in person, too.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 8:53pm -
Site closed!
Unfortunately, Moustache May can't last forever.. the site is closed until 2011.