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  • May 31 @ 6:16pm
I have replaced my moustache with steak.

I just realized that this is my 10th facial hair exposition that Mackle has run.

Over the past 6 years I have gained life long friends, gathered amazing stories, recruited like minded friends who have engrained themselves in this community, watched friends grow up, drank beers in various states with good people, donated money to friends' causes, cried reading their stories, laughed a whole bunch from the ridiculous photos they posted, witnessed my friend fall in love with a girl he met on Moustache May, prayed for friends going through break ups, gotten jobs from leads, bought music from bands recommended, saw babies being born (and a few of them not Wondermade's), got photography advice, had friends take photos of me in compromising positions and posted those photos online, employed friends from this site, been hit on by weird guys trolling this site, had amazing road trips with bros I love to death, been humbled and inspired by outrageous creativity, gallantly jumped over parking barriers, ate White Castles while ripped out of my mind and it was all amazing.

I can't thank Michael enough for the tireless hours he put into the site and the community.

Please stay in touch. AIM: stingthebee Email: me [AT] jimrenaud [DOT] com

Comments

Hodges says:
You are the man! You are a staple on these sites and you will be missed dearly! I only wish that I would have been able to meet you in person. Cheers to you sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:18pm -
jnonfiction says:
Thanks so much Jim. I'm on your team for life.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:19pm -
hale says:
I'm so happy you mentioned "The Jump."
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:19pm -
hale says:
All the best to you Jim. Now that you're west coast, I expect to be seeing you more often. We have never had the chance to hang out like I would have liked.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:20pm -
miguelito says:
i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. i wouldn't have signed up for Whiskerino 2009-2010 and in turn would not be living in Nashville with a woman who not only loves staches, but me. with all my faults and flaws. She's my biggest fan. I'm lucky to have her, and i'm lucky to have you as a friend - in so many ways. you've been a tremendous help to me in just about every way imaginable. i can never repay you. but i thank you. thanks for everything Big Red.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:21pm -
miguelito says:
oh - enjoy that steak. it looks amazing. say hi to the wife and kids for me. hope to make it out there again sometime soon.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:22pm -
Grower&Shower says:
You are a King among men. I will miss growing facial hair on the internet with you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:24pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Thanks again for the button. Seems silly but that was a highlight of mine from the Throwdown. It's been fun.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:27pm -
Brian says:
Your a lot of fun or so you seem. Your photos have made me laugh all month. Thanks and take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:29pm -
Eric says:
You are your own team for a reason. You're the man. Continue to be the man, and take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:30pm -
Western Dave says:
Thanks for growing and showing. I've been inspired by your photos and your design work. Cheers.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:32pm -
zackle says:
I enjoy the fact that I was eating that steak 5 minutes later.

Thanks for... well... everything. I always followed yewknee (not in a creepy way) but might not have joined the facial hair legions without you nudging me in the right direction. And then there's the jobs and all that. See you at work tomorrow!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:34pm -
ThatGuy says:
Dude, you are part of this site as much as anyone. If you're not directly commenting or posting at a given second, someone is clamebuting, commenting about, or referencing you and your greatness. I am and will always be Team Renaudicle. The button is on it's 3rd hat since whiskerino and still glowing strong. You rock. I know you won't stop. I like that. Til we cross paths again.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:38pm -
C Dub says:
JIM! you're in palo alto?!$@*

sweet! i aim to be there or near there in the next few years. you've always been a favorite of mine on here. You crack me up. Your series description of participation is classic and perfect. Hope to see you out on the webs and some day in real life too.

about.me/crswd
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:40pm -
Zea says:
Thanks for being awesome. I appreciate it.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:44pm -
Boaz says:
meat... the only thing that could replace such a stache. Be well sir, it's been wonderful seeing your creativity over these years. Til laters.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:46pm -
Mackle says:
Do I have your IM? Am I allowed to have your IM? Is there a Zackle / Vanbert mailing list I can get on?

I follow you on the Twitters and such but that's not enough. I need to remain close to RENAUD. Email me some infos please sir..
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:47pm -
wondermade says:
I've only had three kids since I started doing these things!
Ok, point taken.
It's been a pleasure and I look forward to many future random image IMs and conversations. I'll probably be in SF for some conference in the fall and I expect to hassle you and zackle whilst there.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 6:51pm -
Andrew says:
Man, it's been an absolute pleasure getting drafted into the Detroit whiskerfam. If I'm ever in the bay area you can bet your ass I'm knocking on your door. But mostly for free beers.

I had the best time being a part of this craziness with you and it was really cool getting to hang out more than just at the TD. Like that time we watched a World Cup match and drank Celebrator, then waited like 3 hours for a table at Slows. All for some serious amazing pork butt.

Let's get cher going again. I need some renaudcommendations. Be seeing you.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:03pm -
miguelito says:
come on, cher it.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:05pm -
hankbobs says:
10 facial hair runs is incredible. I wish I could see them all. If only there was a way.

Take care dude, you really are the biggest awesomehogger I've ever met. I'm honored to have spent a bit of time with you. If there is a heaven, its me in the back seat of kidstatic's car, and you two in the front. Take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:15pm -
damnweather says:
the jump, oh lord, the jump.

burned into my memory for all time.

california is sunnier with you here.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:23pm -
Easy Rider says:
Well ... If you have to replace that glorious stache THEN steak does make for an awesome choice! Glad to have shared some of our lives together!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:29pm -
mooka says:
replacing moustache with steak is one of the best ideas I've heard all day! Thank you renaud!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:10pm -
Jason says:
You have lived the legend.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:19pm -
derble says:
You are a huge part of why this site is a success. I got to SF about once a year at least, so we definitely must meet up next time!

You're awesome.



Til soon
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:43pm -
Pip says:
Deep down, I think we all wish we were Team #Renaud.

I hope that we get to hang out in the future, since we've really only done that briefly. It needs to happen. Let's make sure it does.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:48pm -
Ned Kelly says:
its been great again ! you rule, moustahces rule, steaks rule!

your bbq skills qualify you automatically for australian citizenship
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:48pm -
teenagerobot says:
i like reading your caption and thinking, "oh yeah, that was me. yeah, i'm one of those. yeah i did that."

take 'er easy.
clame if you don't know who the heck i am.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:49pm -
the Velvet Hustle says:
Ron Swanson was modeled after you! You win.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:57pm -
yourfavorite says:
So long renaud. This site would not be the same without you... or that delicious steak of yours. But more importantly, you've been awesome and you will be missed. Until next time friend...
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:19pm -
Chavo Del Ocho says:
Medium rare please. Enjoyed seeing your pics
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:28pm -
alijoon says:
I hope you aren't getting too spoiled by Sunny California.

I come by there now and then, so I will keep on pestering you until we can finally hang out.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:30pm -
Stachtastic! says:
nice steak lip!!! Good Journey!!! :)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:45pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
It has been a pleasure.. I will always remember your wings.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:59pm -
jmathias says:
Jim, please fix Facebook. :) I like you Jim, I'm glad we know each other.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:10pm -
Shablazm says:
That's not a bad trade. It's been great staching with you. Let's keep this west coast thing alive!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:21pm -
Dschonn says:
Ah, renaud. Far as I can tell, half the people on here are on here because of you. There was a Team Renaud before there were even teams. I like to picture you as a sort of facial hair mob boss, staying more or less behind the scenes but exerting powerful influence on what goes down.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:21pm -
sMOUSTACHErman says:
word^
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:23pm -
Ace says:
@dschonn is right. you are kinda like a facial hair mentor of sorts. i always wanted to be a part of your team, but didnt feel cool enough. but maybe now you can start a west coast chapter and i can tag along. maybe? plz? :)
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:33pm -
Vanbert says:
although we didnt hang out much in nashville we'll make up for that. i hear youre a legend. thanks for all the fun. keep in touch, dont be a stranger online aim:pokebob001 i have plenty of strange links to go around. i will hopefully be up there sooner then later. take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:53pm -
Daniel says:
You are a core part of moustache may and whiskerino. Thanks.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:30am -
Binkleberry says:
Renaud, I have heard so many great things about you from migs that I feel like I kinda know you. It's been a privilege getting to stache it up with you these last couple of years. You are a solid dude and a wonderful human being. I hope to finally get the chance to kick back and share a beer with you one of these days.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 10:48am -
Lurky Parka says:
It was a pleasure to meet you at the Throwdown. Be well sir!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 1:19pm -
CurlyMcGee says:
Epic recounting of the last 6 years. It was a blur but I'm glad that I can safely say you were the red streak in that blur. Been a pleasure occupying this corner of the Internet with you over the years. Cheers!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 9:48pm -
Site closed!
Unfortunately, Moustache May can't last forever.. the site is closed until 2011.