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Lift 6: 2 20-lb Gyro Cones and Another Jar of Rocks… And our first FAIL!

March 20th, 2009

YEE-OUCH! You knew this day might come: The Beard FAILED today’s lift! The bracket actually folded in half, tearing out a giant patch of beard in the process! OH NOES!

But did The Beard quit? No! I took a deep breath, shuffled the chains a bit, straightened out the bracket, cinched the winguts as tight as I could, and…


Thanks to the Greater Chicago Chapter of Friends of The Beard for coming out, Jackie and Brian from Metromix and Katelyn and Morgan for filming The Beard in its darkest and proudest hour, and Matthew from Wild Dogz for hosting this spectacular event! I’ll upload pics and video this weekend, but you’ll be able to gather the family ’round the glowbox to see the lift on Metromix next Thursday to witness the pain in the comfort of your own home!

One final note: I don’t think I have two more lifts in me, so if you were waiting for the golden moment to donate, NOW IS THE TIME! Let’s hit that $5,000 and put this baby to bed!

  1. Lindsay
    March 20th, 2009 at 20:19 | #1

    What if your whole face pulls off? What if we have to feed your wired jaw pudding for 6 months?! What if you never sing “Gimme that fish!” again?!

    And really, have I ever been the voice of practicality? (Did I even spell that word right?)

    I say this whole thing becomes thingsmybeardandasneakyhandcanlift.
    (Good, good, so impressive luck anyway.)

  2. Athena
    March 20th, 2009 at 21:49 | #2

    You’re a good man, Eamon Daly.

  3. Aunt Kathy Daly Basco
    March 21st, 2009 at 23:09 | #3

    My Dear Nephew, We are all proud of your beard and what it can lift and especially the donations you have collected for Off The Street Club. However, I think the time has come to shave! It pains me to see you lifting, I can’t imagine how it must hurt. I am sure you will reach your goal at which time perhaps you can shave rather than lift? Love you, Aunt Kathy

  4. Mathew Douvikas
    March 22nd, 2009 at 22:42 | #4

    Way to go Eamon!!

  5. the real mom
    March 27th, 2009 at 07:37 | #5

    very funny !!! @Lindsay

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