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  • May 31 @ 11:45am
Over the last four years, countless people have asked me about my beard or moustache, and to try to explain this place to them is nearly impossible. But I have to assume most or all of you understand exactly what I feel, without my saying any words about it. What's on my face is a surprisingly small and unimportant piece of what this place is about, even if it’s “the point” of the event. It’s not the point. You guys are the point. We’re the point.

I’ll miss this place. A lot. But the website isn’t what makes us a great community. We are. We have to stop growing moustaches and beards on the internet, but we don’t have to stop being awesome. Let’s not.

If you’re in North Alabama, come find us. Our house is small, but we’re in it. When I’m in your town, I’ll be looking for you. Let me buy you a beer.

The End. (But not really.)

P.S. Love y’all.


pidge says:
Glad we finished up as Neighbors!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:46am -
Robfrenzy says:
@Pip. You're a great guy. Loved that we got to hang out a bit at the Bash. Northeastern Ohio awaits you, the wife and dog with open arms if you're ever up this way.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:47am -
Hodges says:
That is perfectly said, and I too wish we would have had more time to talk to each other Friday. If I am ever that way I will give you a ring and look forward to you doing the same. It's been fun. You will definitely be missed!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:50am -
derble says:
you're an allstar and super swell guy. wish we'd had more time to hang at the party but I think you had a great time, nonetheless! ha!

See you soon. You're awesome
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:52am -
Dannz says:
Great words Pip. I feel the same.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:52am -
The Straub says:
Okay, for reals. I really enjoyed getting to know you since Whiskerino '09 and especially hanging out at the Stache Bash. I know that some day soon we will run into each other. Until then you and your lady and that pup take care. I'll keep pippin' and I suggest you do the same.

Also, thanks for the kind words on marriage, I am so excited
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:53am -
andy says:
Great finally meeting you at the Bash. Next time I go to the Space Museum, I will holler at you. Good times. Good times.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:54am -
jnonfiction says:
Feels a little like I've watched you grow up here. I'm looking forward to that beer. Lots of love to you both. See you there.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:54am -
Aliciarosie says:
I'm so glad to know you two. You are such a lovely pair of pips.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:55am -
lactarded says:
You two might just be the greatest couple I've ever met. And the best looking! Two years in a row with some pip hang time...I feel honored. Huntsville, AL, I'll be seeing you someday soon.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:56am -
Jason says:
This is a fantastic portrait. You know that think you are great. I'll see you when life tells us it's time (I hope that's soon).
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:59am -
Senator Johnson says:
And we all love you! So glad we all got to meet up at the bash and take ridiculous photos. I'm sure our paths will cross again, much sooner than later. Take care, Pips and pup!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:01pm -
miguelito says:
what is not to love? you guys are great fun. pip, i'm so glad to have gotten to know you through this site and running into you last september at the Menomena show and this past weekend. being able to hang with you really made me feel like i was "in". true story. you're so revered here and while i agree with that sentiment - the take away i have is knowing you in person and the honor of calling you 'friend'.

let's hang out.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:02pm -
android says:
Dude, well said - thanks for everything. You are a real champ.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:11pm -
mooka says:
thank you for saying y'all Pip …you would certainly fit in down here in Texas. If you're ever down my way, please do not hesitate to gimme a shout! …and thank you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:14pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
If you are in my town, the tab is mine.
You two are a great team.
thanks for all you do
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:17pm -
Phil says:
When you're in my town I'm going to make you buy me a beer!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:17pm -
Phil says:
...and seriously. You guys are so god-damned cute.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:24pm -
*Boy*Wonder* says:
well said pip, it's been fun
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:27pm -
Capn J says:
Love y'all too!! Come back to Stacheville anytime!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:33pm -
revgoomba says:
Just look at you two... look at you. You are the sweetest pair!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:49pm -
teenagerobot says:
great growing and showing with you!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 12:51pm -
C Dub says:
GREAT seein you two at the bash. I loved it when you guys came to our throwdown in atlanta at the studio. I'd love to set up a road trip and hang out with you guys again. Maybe we should all plan a trip to the beach : )

Going back through the years of your shots, it's just amazing how consistently rockin and wonderful your pictures have been.

See you again soon, my friend.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:07pm -
cody says:
Thanks for being a part of all these sites. You're one of the people I always wish I would have had more time to hang out with at the Throwdowns.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:12pm -
Zea says:
Pip! Thanks for being so welcoming and consistently awesome in your posts. A pleasure to get to know you some!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:19pm -
Captain Redneck (Ret.) says:
Take care!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:23pm -
jmathias says:
love this picture.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:33pm -
Kippercat says:
Bye, cute people
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:35pm -
kimmie says:
@pip aka brando aka my new best friend. You have infiltrated every aspect of my life in the last week and a half and I know you had a Kimmie sized hole in yours. We are totally gonna hang out and make shirts for our posse (the Unf**ckables) as well as matching tattoos/belly chains. You and the lady better come visit me, or hell....just move up here so we can start working on these million dollar ideas.

GLTS. KIT. LYLAS (...assorted other yearbook day sentiments.) See ya on myspace, sucka!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:36pm -
Dschonn says:
As you say, each member here contributes to the gestalt of Moustache May, but it would be wrong to ignore individual greatness. Your photos had direct influence on how I thought about photography in both Moustache May and Whiskerino. Not only that, but having met you a couple of times I can tell you are a wonderful human being in all other ways as well.

Thank you, sir. For being who you are.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:41pm -
Lurky Parka says:
Take care sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:42pm -
brokenchopstick says:
You've been killing it with quality photos all month, hitting it out of the park by the end. For that, you have my thanks and admiration!

Godspeed to you both, good sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 1:59pm -
Chalkdog says:
All the best to you, and what great words to sum up this whole experience. So glad to have "met" you here and seen your great postings each day.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:14pm -
Chalkdog says:
Absolutely beautiful shot above, by the way.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:14pm -
silentbobuk says:
I know what you mean, trying to explain this community gets me a lot of funny look. All the best to you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 2:46pm -
Vanbert says:
lovely just lovely. take care man. it has been great following you these past few years.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:00pm -
snuffsmcshuggy says:
Hear Hear!!
Awesome last picture!! :)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:24pm -
Keith says:
you are an all-star of the Moustache May. Glad to see your work for another year!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 3:28pm -
andrea says:
It´s been nice getting to know you on this site. I´ve been highly impressed by your output.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:07pm -
thecontinuumtransfunctioner says:
Amazing photography on a consistent basis.
I will always remember your Indiana Jones sequence from years ago. Epic, and still etched in my memory cells.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:17pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
It was good meeting you back at the Whiskerino Throwdown and even better actually hanging out and getting to know you and your wife. It was a heck of a lot of fun, and I really hope we can do it again in the future. Until then, take care!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:18pm -
Kylieboo says:
I was a terrible "active-lurker" this May, but I was always lurking...

So nice to meet you and Mrs. Pip the other night. I hope that Shatrick and I can be graced with your presence again.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 4:38pm -
Slor says:
@Pip you are a...well a pip actually. Please look me up next time you are up in Nashville. We will grab a beer, but we will NOT go to Fish and Grits.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:27pm -
specialshoes says:
@Pip you and MrsPip have become two of my most favorite people ever! I can truly say that I think of the two of you as friends, in the least, and family (if it were my choice). You two are always welcome wherever I may call home and there is always an open door and a cold beverage with your names on it.

I hope that our paths can cross in the real world again in the very near future. I will do everything in my power to not be a stranger and I hope the two of you will do the same.

Nothing but the fondest of memories for the two of you.

Love you guys!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:52pm -
Brian says:
Consistently creative all month. I looked forward to seeing what you created every morning. If your ever in Boston......
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 5:58pm -
Chavo Del Ocho says:
You have said it best
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:04pm -
pseudonymous says:
you guys!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:27pm -
renaud says:
beautiful shot, beautiful family you got there.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:28pm -
Well said, and we definitely need to get our families together. It has been a blast, my friend.

Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:50pm -
Boaz says:
Brandon, you and the wife take care of each other. I hope we do get to share that beer together again soon!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:10pm -
mrs. hungarian says:
Brandon and Laura, thank you for sharing your treasured lives with us. you are dear in our hearts.....thank you for sharing with us your beautiful images, madskills, willlingness to aspire to creative betterment....but most of all the charming, enchanting enticements of your family......We have adored you for sure all these years...feel so blessed to have met...and hope that later moments build strata for deeper friendship.
We love you guys...see you soon!

Happy soon to be anniversary too!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:50pm -
Mackle says:
your sentiments echo my sentiments exactly. I know it will be tough to keep in touch without the Moustache May / Whiskerino sites to bond us together but, as far as I'm concerned, it's well worth the effort. You and MrsPip are two of my all-time favorites. Hanging out with you guys at the Stache Bash just confirmed even more that you are legitimate FRIENDS of mine - and not just people I know from the Internet.

Not that you were trying but thank you for being totally awesome. The Pip™ will always live on anywhere there is a beer and a small dog.

As you well know, the invite is wide open anytime you're in Nashville.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:24pm -
Easy Rider says:
Well ... If i was at all unsure if you were one of the most Fonzarelli-like people I had ever got to "know" then that caption puts it all to rest! Thanks for being that Uber-guy that I always could wait to see the next thing from!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:35pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
Such a pleasure to finally meet up with you both. I think the only person that understands this site besides Annie are my parents.

We'll shirley be having beers together again.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:38pm -
The Fat Nasty Himself says:
Let me just compliment you one more time on your honey badger pic . . . freakin awesome!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:51pm -
yourfavorite says:
Pip, what can I say, your job amazes me, your photos amazes me, your life amazes me. I guess what I am trying to say is that you're amazes. So amazes. In all seriousness though I've thoroughly enjoyed your presence these past few years and you have honestly been one of my true favorites. Thanks so much for all that you've brought to these parts, I will definitely miss it. Until we meet again friend. -- Casey
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:52pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Farewell Pip thanks, i enjoyed everything you do, you are such a positive influence on this place. take care!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:01pm -
jbarr says:
you've been a favorite since i started whiskerino. congrats on your greatness! see you on the interwebs.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:06pm -
Eric says:
You and the Mrs. are quality people. Crazy talented and genuinely nice. I need to head south and actually start meeting people in person. You'll know about it. In the meantime, be well.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:07pm -
B. Michael Underhill says:
come down to Mobile and I'll buy you a beer as well. its been a pleasure.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:12pm -
gunsmoke says:
Mr. Pip, it's been extremely great seeing your brilliance here. If you're in town and hanging out with wondermade, maybe I can tag along. Take care!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:22pm -
Philiciousness says:
Dude you are the best. You have been one of my favorites the entire 4 years I have participated. Everyday you have brought the awesome. Thanks for being you!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:23pm -
Stachtastic! says:
thank you for the kind words pip. I have enjoyed your shots all month and honestly have run into the same thing with my moustache or goatee and peoples reactions.. if they havent participated, they just don't get it... Good Journey my friend!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:36pm -
hale says:
Brandon, you're an amazing person, and I look forward to a number of future get-togethers, wherever they may happen.

You and the Mrs. take care of yourselves.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:47pm -
Binkleberry says:
You two . . . I . . . I just don't have the words. I love you both.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:50pm -
Binkleberry says:
So much.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:50pm -
Binkleberry says:
Also, you better sharpen your scissors . . .
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:50pm -
Binkleberry says:
Because Jorts June starts in a few minutes.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:50pm -
damnweather says:
come back out my way some day and i'll treat you to some stone. yeah, you know what i mean.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:52pm -
the Velvet Hustle says:
You are the honeybadger of staches and I mean that. It's been way awesome sir. Sorry i did not get to meet you and the Mrs at the bash. So many staches, so little time. Thanks for making the month EPIC. Peace out.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:04pm -
Shablazm says:
Well said sir! It's been a pleasure to stache with you. Keep in touch and stay well.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:12pm -
Savvystache says:
your kind comments and awesome pix have inspired me this month, and I wish you and your family the best! I do come though Alabama on occasions but if your ever in the Tampa Bay area, let me know! Thanks friend and I hope our paths cross again sometime soon!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:16pm -
JeremyOkai2.0 says:
It was my pleasure. I'll see you guys along the road I hope.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:17pm -
Andrew says:
Yeah. I can't stress enough how grateful I've been for the stuff you've brought to this whiskerfam. It's been entirely unique, simple, (and mindbending at times.)

I'm looking forward to this not being the end of it all, we'll stay in touch via the intertubes and if I'm ever in or near Huntsville you're getting looked up.

Take care, and be blessed.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:24pm -
J Dub says:
I almost posted a photo of me and my girl on the last day. It wasn't nearly as good as yours. Cheers brother. Keep on growing and showing.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:27pm -
alijoon says:
It is always fun to follow people's live online and yours is no exception. Keep it classy. We will meet again one day.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:45pm -
jeremy says:
It's been a true pleasure following your photos throughout the years. Take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:48pm -
justjamey says:
Damn right. I want to get that beer, and I want to return the favor.

And you guys are cute as could be. I hope to visit again soon.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:49pm -
Hope says:
This is adorable. Thank you so much for the comments and awesome pictures. I've enjoyed my time here. Take care good sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:26pm -
Ace says:
my feelings for you have already been expressed on facebook, so i will leave the gushing comment not on here to relieve both of us from further embarrassment. but i will miss seeing your awesome photos every few months... but ill see you around im sure.

oh also, tell your dad i said hey. ok bye.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:56pm -
Simcoe County Chopper says:
Great parting shot. Always loved your in a tree shot from back in the day. Take care.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 3:50am -
Clever Chester says:
Pip, that was some great senitiment, and a good end to a nice run. I have enjoyed yor photos, and all that you have offered us over the years. It has been fun, my friend. Take care.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:25am -
Twisted Sistare says:
You're awesome, Pip. Be in touch if you're ever in Boston. Thanks for sharing this with me and all of us. It's been awesome.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 6:43am -
KimJongIllness says:
Not seeing your face once a day is going to be a sad thing for me. How many people have a pose named after them? Not many. Not many at all. You, sir (and your lovely wife) are fantastic. Thank you for keeping me excited to pull up this page every afternoon.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 7:16am -
PAT says:
Pure wonderful.
That's how i describe your month.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 11:18am -
zackle says:
Ah, Pip. One of the all-star alums. "The Pip" pose will live on forever in our memories.

I must admit, I'm a bit jealous of both your watch collection and your job. Some day, I too will ride in a helicopter. It's on my bucket list, so it has to come true, right?

In any case, I'll see you around on flickr, and hopefully again in-person some day. Be well, friend.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 7:39pm -
CurlyMcGee says:
Pip, you are a delight. I concur with your sentiments above. Thanks for your wonderful photography and great attitude through years of facial-hair-Internet silliness. You're welcome anytime!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 9:29pm -
Site closed!
Unfortunately, Moustache May can't last forever.. the site is closed until 2011.