I'm raising money for Chicago's Off the Street Club by lifting things with my beard. The more money we raise, the heavier the objects will be!
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Lift 3 will be 20 pounds!

February 25th, 2009 9 comments

Holy cow! A HUGE last-minute surge cracked $2,000 just in time for Friday’s lift on the WGN Morning News at 8:45am! So come on, people, put my beard to the test: what 20 pound object should I lift on Friday?

For reference, this is what a 20 pound hamburger looks like:

First Cut of the Beardumentary!

February 25th, 2009 No comments

Here it is: the first cut of the Beardumentary by Katelyn Bogucki!

Wait, what? Beardumentary? Oh, yes. Katelyn contacted me the day I launched ThingsMyBeardCanLift.com to ask if she could document the process, so she’s been there from the beginning, recording all the ridiculousness. Here’s her bio:

Katelyn is a senior at DePaul University, majoring in journalism and digital cinema. Throughout her course of study, she has documented a variety of interesting characters and has shared their stories through print and video.

She considers Eamon an interesting character and has enjoyed chronicling the beard lifts. After graduation, Katelyn hopes to find a job in media so that she can keep telling stories.

Katelyn would like to thank Morgan Gemeny for assisting her during the filming process.

Things YOUR Beards Can Lift!

February 24th, 2009 No comments

All right, people: we’re a third of the way to our goal, so I think it’s time you showed me what YOUR beards can lift! And as added incentive, I’ll donate a dollar of my own to Off the Street Club for every person who proves their beard is worthy! Here’s how to participate:

  1. Download a beard and some heavy things.
  2. Cut out the beard, hang some things off of it, and take a picture.
  3. Upload your picture to the Facebook Group.

I’ll keep donating until we have 1,000 big, bushy, beautiful beards! Join us today!

UPDATE: Need some inspiration? Here are just a few of our hairy helpers!

Typographers and Beards, Together at Last

February 24th, 2009 No comments

TimYarzhombeck’s beard alphabet.

Beard ABC's

Toothpicks are a Thing!

February 23rd, 2009 No comments

A fellow beard-wearer lifted a couple thousand things:

The payoff at 2:16 is absolutely worth your time.

Beard Buzz

February 22nd, 2009 No comments

Zoomdoggle: Beard + Weight = Cash (for charity)

Examiner.com: Eamon Daly takes the mustache for charity meme a step further: he will endeavor to lift successively heavier objects using only his beard, all to raise money for the Off the Street Club.

Dave Makes: I had the pleasure of meeting a man named Eamon Daly and his incredible super-powered beard. Now he is harnessing the power of his beard for charity… Go make a tax-deductible donation now so we can all see Eamon’s magnificent mane tested to its limits.

The Secret’s Out: Lift 3 on WGN Morning News!

February 21st, 2009 7 comments

Well, we couldn’t keep it a secret any longer: my third official lift will be Friday, February 27th on WGN Morning News! I’ll be joined by some of the kids from Off the Street Club, so there will be plenty of help on hand when my beard fails in catastrophic fashion live on television.

wgn-morning-newsYou can help make my worst nightmare come true! Donate today!

UPDATE: WGN is running promos already!

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 2 will be 15 pounds!

February 18th, 2009 16 comments

It’s that time again: midnight on a Wednesday! So far, we’ve raised an incredible $1,545.00, so that means I’ll be lifting a 15 pound object on Friday!

Even more insane: I’ll be doing this lift in front of 3,000 people at the UIC Pavilion! Tickets are available online or at the door, so if you want to see my beard fail in spectacular fashion live and in person, come on out!

Now the real question: What will I lift? That’s up to you! Make your suggestions in the comments! Can you beat the hilarity of last week’s Millennium Falcon? I’d like to see you try!

Welcome, The Third i Listeners!

February 18th, 2009 3 comments

Thanks to Abie for talking to me this morning on Ireland’s i105-107 FM! The man sports a pretty good beard himself, so it’s always a delight talking to a man who knows his beards!

Go ahead and add your lifting suggestions in the comments!