508 #178: Beards

posted by Mike on December 1st, 2011

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Brendan Melican.


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[1:04] We summarize the SMOC/PIP thing and offer a few comments.

[12:40] Some talk about Occupy Worcester. Next occupation plan: pontoon city on Lake Quinsig.

[18:48] Beard coverage in Womag and Happiness Pony, upcoming charity beard competition.

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  1. On December 2, 2011 at 10:04 Nicole said:

    Regarding Pirates — This could totally be a project in conjunction with the MA Pirate Party. (Which reminds me I really need to talk to them about an interview…) Also, Planksgiving.

    Regarding beards, I believe the case of Joseph “Persecuted for Wearing the Beard” Palmer was discussed in Albert Southwick’s Once-Told Tales of Worcester County, which I don’t have in front of me. While he was attacked (physically) for wearing a beard in Fitchburg in 1830, he was actually jailed for a year in Worcester because he refused to pay a fine for defending himself. The American Scholar has an excellent article about Palmer.

  2. On December 5, 2011 at 12:41 Shreena said:

    A person with an awesome beard who does a ton in the community is Scott Guzman.

  3. On December 5, 2011 at 12:43 Mike said:

    Scott’s is by far the most-requested beard.

    I continue to pine for a decent photo of Bill Coleman with a beard.

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