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Brian Wilson Turned Down $1 Million To Shave
Lifestyle Mirror ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013

Posted on 10/19/2013 12:44:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway

I said it before, and now I'm going to say it again: beards are so hot right now. Implants are a thing, and razor sale are down. And now, in breaking beard news, L.A. Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson apparently turned down an offer of $1 million to shave his famous facial hair.

According to Esquire, 800razors.com offered Wilson that outrageous sum of money to shave his aggressive, probably-dyed beard; to which he responded, "I don't care how much money's on the table— nobody's cutting me!"

I don't think anyone should sell out for their hair (or facial hair) unless it's for a good cause, so I think Wilson made the right call here. Since I'm not a huge baseball follower, I can't really speak to his playing skills, but the guy is so famous for his beard— how could he really afford to get rid of it? With one million dollars? Not likely.

Clearly, athletes, actors, musicians and normal guys alike are having a moment for their hair. Facial and otherwise, it's all about beards, buns and even fancy updos. Now those are priceless.


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1 posted on 10/19/2013 12:44:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; All

Turning down $1M to shave is probably worth more in gold in terms of publicity.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: nickcarraway

Beards reduce skin cancer and keep you warm in the winter.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 12:49:22 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

Allah wouldn’t like it?


4 posted on 10/19/2013 12:50:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: mountainlion

And believe it or not, cooler in the summer.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 12:50:53 PM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s kinda hilarious to see guys that in the IT field sporting beards like this.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 12:52:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought he shaved it off years ago.

7 posted on 10/19/2013 12:53:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: eastforker

And believe it or not, cooler in the summer.

Especially if you sunburn.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 12:54:12 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

IMO, he’s a fool for not taking that offer. It will grow back AND you have $1mm more than you had before.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 12:54:51 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: nickcarraway
i remember as a little shaver watching my dad shave and telling him i couldn't wait till i could shave, he said "Wait till you HAVE to shave everyday, tell me how you feel then"

i've had a beard since i was in my twenties of varying length from ZZ-Top to the the 1/2" i have today, but no fear of being offered even ten cents to shave it off

10 posted on 10/19/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nickcarraway
"I'd like to have a nickel for every joint he [Brian Wilson] smoked trying to figure out how I got the 'Be My Baby' sound."

-- Phil Spector

11 posted on 10/19/2013 12:58:27 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway
I said it before, and now I'm going to say it again: beards are so hot right now.



12 posted on 10/19/2013 1:01:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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13 posted on 10/19/2013 1:04:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: nickcarraway
Whenever I see the players with the beards of today, I reminded of these guys:


14 posted on 10/19/2013 1:05:03 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: nickcarraway

He believes his beard is more valuable on than off. Without he’s just an average closer with an elbow past its expiration date.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: COBOL2Java
I said it before, and now I'm going to say it again: beards are so hot right now.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 1:06:39 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Chode

I have a goatee with the moustache and chin hair connected, trimmed very close.

Some goatees have only the chin hair. And then there’s the van dyke, where you have a moustache and chin hair but they’re not connected.

Lots of variations.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 1:07:03 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: MUDDOG

Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies

Drove downtown in the rain
Nine-thirty on a Tuesday night,
Just to check out the late-night
Record shop.
Call it impulsive
Call it compulsive,
Call it insane;
But when I’m surrounded
I just can’t
Stop.

It’s a matter of instinct
It’s a matter of conditioning
It’s a matter of fact.

You can call me Pavlov’s
Dog,
Ring a bell and I’ll salivate -
How’d you like that?
Dr. Landy tell me
You’re not just a pedagogue

‘Cause right now I’m

[Chorus]
Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did
Well I am
Lying in bed
Just like Brian Wilson did.

So I’m lying here
Just staring at the ceiling tiles,
And I’m thinking about
Oh what to think about.

Just listening and re-listening
To Smiley Smile,
And wondering if this is some kind of creative drought
Because I’m

[Chorus]

And if you want to find me
I’ll be out in the sandbox,
Wondering where the hell all the
Love has gone,
Playing my guitar and
Building castles in the sun and
Singing “Fun, Fun, Fun”

[Chorus]

I had a dream
That I was three hundred pounds
And though I was very heavy
I floated ‘til I couldn’t see the ground
I floated ‘til I couldn’t see the ground
Somebody help me,
I couldn’t see the ground
Somebody help me because I’m

[Chorus]

Drove downtown in the rain
Nine-thirty on a Tuesday night,
Just to check out the late-night
Record shop.
Call it impulsive
You can call it compulsive,
You can call it insane;
But when I’m surrounded
I just can’t
Stop.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 1:07:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slyfox

Ok, you win post of the day....


19 posted on 10/19/2013 1:08:30 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Modern "Peace Officer" motto-"We have to go home at night, we don't care if you do.")
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To: Slyfox

Best comment to this thread!!


20 posted on 10/19/2013 1:08:50 PM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: nickcarraway

21 posted on 10/19/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by Seor Presidente
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To: Slyfox
Oh gee, thanks! Now I need to go get some industrial strength


22 posted on 10/19/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: dfwgator

Pretty much nails it.


23 posted on 10/19/2013 1:11:47 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Cyclone59

+1


24 posted on 10/19/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Amendment10

Well, he’ll have all winter to think it over. He won’t be going to the World Series.
Ha! Ha! that’s what you get for peeing in my D-backs pool.


25 posted on 10/19/2013 1:13:58 PM PDT by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah. I thought this was a Beach Boys thread. :(


26 posted on 10/19/2013 1:14:54 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Signalman
yup, at different times i've had that, or a Fu-Manchu and a John Wayne for awhile

daddy was right, i hate to shave

27 posted on 10/19/2013 1:20:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Amendment10

I found a photo of him. It appears he may have significant scaring on his left cheek and face. Assuming he does, I’d guess he’d rather not have it exposed.


28 posted on 10/19/2013 1:20:57 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Slyfox
And shaved beards are not hot at all.


29 posted on 10/19/2013 1:24:48 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: taillightchaser

His post-game theatrics at this years last SF/Doggers series was a disappointment as well.


30 posted on 10/19/2013 1:25:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

He’s ugly and he lost. Go St. Louis.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 1:44:30 PM PDT by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: Amendment10

And of course holding out for 2 million!


32 posted on 10/19/2013 1:46:51 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t like the beards that so many MLB players have. A lot of these guys look like imams, and I really think they should consider how they look to their real fan base: kids.


33 posted on 10/19/2013 1:51:59 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: nickcarraway

Now that the dodgers are out if it, maybe he’ll reconsider?


34 posted on 10/19/2013 2:06:17 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cyclone59

He should have done it and given the money to a charity like Locks for Love. Then he could have grown the beard back. Kinda surprising...but his decision.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 2:18:01 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bizarre. I’d take the million and give it to my old school.
But I guess that’s not how these folks think.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by golux
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To: Pit1
He’s ugly and he lost. Go St. Louis.

Right on & of course it was Bush's fault.

37 posted on 10/19/2013 2:46:30 PM PDT by Digger
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s lost it’s goodwill this year. Take the dough, you can grow another one.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 3:00:03 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: MUDDOG

Nowadays, Phil Spector would pay a nickel (if he’s allowed to carry cash) for every joint Brian now smokes, congratulating himself for staying out of a filthy jail in his old age like Spector. An ignoble last act for a music production genius. My, how the tables have turned!


39 posted on 10/19/2013 3:19:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Revolting cat!
"I'm not that hard up for bread, man!"


40 posted on 10/19/2013 3:23:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: lee martell

You bet, I’ll take Brian Wilson over Phil Spector any day.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 3:32:45 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: COBOL2Java
The funny thing with ZZTop.

The guy with the last name beard, didn't/doesn't have one.

42 posted on 10/19/2013 3:37:31 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man
Speaking of ZZTop, I think Gillette made a similar offer to the bearded guys, if they'd use their razor to shave them off. IIRC, it was a million bucks as well. Obviously turned down.

The beards would of course grow back, but it would take YEARS to get that long again.

43 posted on 10/19/2013 6:10:15 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop

I guess my time in the military had a lasting affect on me. After fifty plus years I am still clean-shaven and wear what little hair I have left high and tight.


44 posted on 10/19/2013 6:46:58 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

I was pretty much the same, until about 10 years out when I wanted to try it out ...my wife hates it but now I grow a beard (takes about 2 weeks to be decently full) pretty much every winter - I’m 4 weeks in now and just ready to trim it out and make it more “formal”. I’ll admit I still keep the hair at a #2 on the sides, but it works well if I keep the beard tidy.


45 posted on 10/19/2013 9:27:19 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Reeses

She still looks like a goalie for a dart team.


46 posted on 10/20/2013 6:19:10 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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