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From: Marc Thomas
I imagine this is too late for the one you were recording on March 6th unless you wanna paste it in post. It was intended to accompany the 'Lockes Beard' art. Oh well, now it's in the medicine cabnet, apply as needed... "See my beard aint it wierd? Don't be skeard it's just a beard." George Carlin 1971 Hi Trek TV Friends, I stopped watching Happy Days, the nostalgia addled 70’s sitcom about the fifties after it spun off Mork and Mindy then failed to further explore issues relating xenobiology but the rest of America waited until the iconic 'Fonz' engaged water sports to 'jump the shark'. This evolved, eventually, into the idiom frequently employed to mark the point of decline for any serialized intellectual propery. Conversely “growing the beard’ has come to represent that moment in a shows history where the trajectory begins it's qualitative climb. The funny thing is, beards were really uncool in 1988. Beards were all that in the seventies, they had a hard time keeping beards offa the cast of happy days I’m sure but in 1988 the free world was still enamoured with the clean shaven Margaret Thatcher look. Today young men hide their handsome under such topiary growth as was previously only seen in daguerreotypes. Real Chester A Arthur stuff. Darwin, Marx. As I think I’ve said before, I failed to notice TNG’s season one suction at the time. I was so gratefull for the very existance of Stra Trek TNG that ..well.. It wasn’t better after the beard. It was EVEN better. In some TOS novels Sulu had a beard. Cisco grew a beard. McCoy grew a beard, Spock grew a beard in the mirror I don't remember if any one on Voyager did, Manu? No. Mulgrew? no. Enterprise would have lasted longer if they all grew beardsor if maybe T’pol stopped shaving her legs. Well, thats enuff about nothing for now.