Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Why Are Beards Evil?

How come whenever a character throws a nutty, he is forced to grow a beard?


Roy Anderson, The Office (Arrested for DUI in aftermath of breakup with Pam.)

Jack Bristow, Alias (Imprisoned for doing something involving Irina Derevko. I think.)

Fox Mulder, The X-Files: I Want to Believe (Disillusioned with "the truth.")

And of course, Jack Shephard, Lost (Obsessed with "going back.")

Is it just because messy beards signify that these guys have been too preoccupied with being crazy to shave? Or do we associate (either literarily--yeah, that's not a word, but whatever--or in real life) beards with something sinister?

4 Responses to “Why Are Beards Evil?”

mysticxf said...

Growing a beard shows a lack of concern for self, it makes people look unkempt, uncared for, like they don't care. And God, seeing that photo of Jack, I'd forgotten just how HORRIBLE that beard was... the one he had last night wasn't so bad, LOL.

I was thinking the same thing when I saw Mulder's Jack beard! You forgot Nathan Petrelli from Heroes though! (Depressed because he thought he killed his brother and almost killed half of New York.)


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Unknown said...

Oh, God, Athena--that's terrible.