Archive for the ‘Things My Beard Can Lift’ Category

Lift 2: The Ivy King Cup and Rollerskates

February 21st, 2009 No comments

Lift 2 was a success! For my fifteen pound lift, I lifted the Windy City Rollers’ championship trophy, a pair of Reidell skates, and an extra 2-pound hand weight just to round the whole package out. Special thanks to the director of OTSC, Ralph Campagna, the assistant director, Arnett Morris, and the wonderful kids they brought with them to participate in the event! It was an incredible experience I won’t ever forget.

UPDATE: Some stills from the video, plus two great pics from crack photographer Ryan Horejs:

Lift 1: Millennium Falcon

February 13th, 2009 7 comments

Lift 1 is in the can! For my seven pound object, I lifted a Millennium Falcon model and an iron R2-D2 sculpture, graciously provided by fellow beard-wearer Brad Priller and originally suggested by Liam and Paddy May. There was some confusion as to who was filming what with what (and more on that later), but here are some screenshots from the video:

Thanks to everyone who made this first lift possible! Will I lift something even heavier next week? Ask your friends to donate today!

Training Collage

February 8th, 2009 No comments

Several people have expressed doubt that my beard can lift anything, much less the human spirit. Here’s a small taste of Things My Beard Can Lift:

My beard can handle whatever you throw at it. Go ahead: test me!