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Beard of Action: Kilgore Trout

Kilgore Trout

Though both profound and prolific, Kilgore Trout remained, throughout his career, an under-appreciated science-fiction visionary.  By some accounts, Trout penned 117 novels and over 2000 short stories that saw little commercial success or attention beyond a handful of select literary circles.  Despite the vast size of his catalog and the modest influence it had on contemporary writers, very little is known today of the details of Trout himself.  We do know, however, that he sported a fine, though unruly, beard (as depicted in the artist’s rendering above).

We will leave you with a surviving piece of wisdom attributed to this enigmatic Beard of Action that we think sheds a little light on the man and otherwise just sums things up rather nicely, in general: “Of course [life] is exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn’t meant to be reasonable.”

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“So much of Life is predicated on scarcity. Do not squander your chin’s natural abundance.”

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Beard of Action: Sigismund “Sigmund” Schlomo Freud

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Phallus.

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.

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LOW: On Free Will

Bleu Will existance as a wedge of cheese and the religious ramifications omnipotent free will

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“Before there was Time, we were the same Man. Though today we are individuals, still we are also but co-mingled whiskers in the loom of the Great Beard.”

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“Each whisker shall help you, in some way, to beard.”

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“May your chin be the Touchstone by which all things are measured.”

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