Friday, March 2, 2012

Beard of the Day


Today's beardy fella is none other than Ernest Hemingway. Here he is rocking his literary-style beard, and snuggling with one of his weird 6-toed cats. (They still hang around the Hemingway House in Key West...I saw them there when we were visiting years ago).

This one's for you, Tom Andrews

Tom will be our illustrious guest on Sunday for The Martini Club. Don't miss it! He is sharing a cocktail-inspired piece, aptly titled Cocktail (the movie). He manages to pack in romance, disturbing imagery, a pot-shot at my beard fetish, and a recipe for a "holy manhattan" in one short piece of flash fiction. I laughed my ass off reading this bit o' brilliance!

Here's a nice quote from Ernie....(I think Tom will approve.....)

"A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book."

Ouch.

Happy Beardy Friday,
Penelope

12 comments:

Tom Andrews said...

OK. Papa has got a rockin' beard. Did you know that is was actually a prosthetic, made of fibers spun from the undergarments of Spanish nurses? Papa was given the false beard after his real beard was horribly injured by an exploding "adjective round". It changed him in many ways, they say.

'Just thought I'd share that with you...

Tom Andrews said...

I do approve, by the way.

Thank you! :)

Penelope said...

I'm picturing an AK-47 loaded with adjectives. Or....a N-Strike Nerf Gun with orange spongey adverb pellets. One or the other. Both could be deadly in certain situations.

He's lucky he only lost a beard.

Aubrey Watt said...

Men with beards, men with cats, men with beards and cats? Too sexy!

Penelope said...

Hey Aubrey...There is an interesting mystique with the whole beardy guy and cat thing going on. I agree.

Casey Wyatt said...

Nice - Hemingway beard!

Penelope said...

Hi Casey! Yeah, that's pretty much the big kahuna of literary beards. :^)

Tom Stronach said...

I thought it was a warning about beards and I was going to send you a photo of me and mine but didn't want to introduce another bad link LoL

All better now xx

Penelope said...

Heeeee....I should totally have a pop-up for my site that says...WARNING: Hot beardy guys ahead...enter at your own risk!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Hemmingway was my favorite character in the movie, Midnight in Paris. He reminded me of Jake, my dog. Always up for a good brawl.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

I'm on a computer that is as old as the hills. Maybe older...

Penelope said...

Hey Julia! As Natty would say "he lived a big life"!!!!

Good luck with your archaic computer. :^)