Ahem. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we are pleased to induct Sigmund Freud into the honored ranks of The Center for Beard Related Studies’ Beards of Action. Austrian born Freud is today widely recognized as the founding father of psychoanalysis, an approach to psychological treatment focusing on the guided convergence of conscious and unconscious portions of the human mind. Contributions to the field include: penis envy, the castration complex, the phallic stage, anal fixation, and other phrases we would not want to discuss with our mothers (surely an indication of something or another). For his life-long dedication to helping Man understand himself, we hereby name Sigmund Freud a truly analytic Beard of Action.