Bloggers are Like Samson

We gain our awesome power from our beards.

Of course, this explanation may not cover all the facts, as Amy Welborn, Jennifer Fulwiler, Simcha Fisher, and similar estrogen-based life forms will object in that pettifogging, overly-attentive-to-detail way that women have. But it’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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  • Micah Murphy

    Thanks for the mention, Mark!

  • Sherry Weddell

    On the behalf of estrogen-based life forms everywhere, I dare to point out to the dreaded Dark Lord that he shaves his beard every summer. . . .

    Covering up the grim reality with that picture of you that I took during your Grand Da Vinci Tour of Northern Ireland a few years ago only goes so far . . .

    Minions and underlings, grovel no more. He who must not be named will be skinny and beardless this summer.

    • Mark Shea

      Silence, uppity wench!

  • Irksome1

    Could that also mean that bloggers are prone to toy with sin by seeing how far up against the line they can run before they’re ensnared by Delilah?

  • Dr. Eric

    Apparently, I am called to be a Catholic blogger. I fit all 10 of these criteria.

  • Brian Sullivan

    Did your beard type this post?

  • Infinite Grace

    I’m a Catholic Blogger! No beard, mostly clueless, capable of some wit, but am too an uppity wench! But when search words like “repentance prayer for abortion” or “does God forgive abortion” pop up on my stats page – I have to continue!

  • Joe Wetterling

    Perhaps there’s also a beard/biblical scholarship correlation. Dr. Hahn… The guys at The Sacred Page…

    Except for Dr. Bergsma, over at TSP. ‘Last I saw him, no beard. It’s like ZZ Top over there. Someone should warn him – do you know who no one thinks of when they think of ZZ Top? The beardless guy.

    He’s the Michael Collins of facial hair. The George Harrison of chin fuzz.
    I’m deeply concerned for him.

    • Micah Murphy

      Doc Bergsma doesn’t have facial hair. I can’t really imagine him with facial hair. He needs to keep the clean-shaven look so he can be confused by strangers with Christopher Walken.

  • Fr. Christian Mathis

    This is 100% truthiness.

  • Ted Seeber

    8/10 isn’t bad- I’m missing the facial hair (Shannon won’t let me have it) and I’m missing the sense of humor (or at least, so the Neurotypicals say- in reality Aspie humor is a lot like hacker humor and English humor- an acquired taste and very subtle). But otherwise, I’ve got the list.