2/24/2008

The New Christian Beard & Hat




It has come to my attention that certain people groups or religions have very distinctive beard styles. It is easy to spot a man of Jewish faith or a man of Muslim faith by their beard. Feeling a bit left out I have attempted to come up with a beard to represent myself as distinctively Christian. With the help of Christian brothers everywhere the new Christian beard can thrive. Christian brothers stand united and start rockin' the christian beard!!!







26 comments:

nanc said...

THAT'S FLAT SCARY!

i like a fu manchu, however...

*8[

Bar Kochba said...

What about a Christian hat? All the other religions are doing it...

Eitan said...

That's def. a very cool beard, Jason! I applaude you for engineering a Christian revolution!
Beard power!

The Frank Family said...

I'll work on the Christian hat next! Beard power!!!

Jungle Mom said...

I'll pass!!!

Yehudi01 said...

I'm laughing so hard I'm having a hard time typing this!!!!

Eitan said...

Jason: thank you very, very much! I appreciate your kindness. I'll try to keep in touch and keep everyone up to date from Israel.

The Frank Family said...

Take some photos if you can and post them when you get back or from there. I'm curious what typical neighborhoods look like there. We've all seen the highlights but what are every day places like?

Jan said...

Jason, Jason, Jason..I hope I don't have nightmares! :)

Eitan said...

Ok, I'll do that, Jason. And your pic's will give some nightmares, I'm telling ya, buddy!

The Hermit said...

Hey, looks like you got a picture of my drivers license photo and just air brushed the gray out!

Yehudi01 said...

Just so you know, my friend...when you come visit us in Israel, you'll have to tone-down the look a little. They probably won't let you on the plane. :)

Joe Gringo said...

looks like Eddie Munster all grown up!

Nice hat Eddie

Brooke said...

Dang estrogen keeps me from growing a wicked-kewl beard... ;)

The Frank Family said...

I just thought everyone could use a little laugh!!!

Z said...

brooke..thanks GOD for estrogen, if that's the case!
Jason: ummmm

yuck!

The Frank Family said...

Okay "Z" -- maybe it was just the hat. Hopefully you like the new hat better. It sort of says "John the Southern Baptist" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Elmer's Brother said...

I recommend a goatee and a Pittsburgh Steeler ball cap.

Everyone knows the Steelers are God's team.

Ever saw the Immaculate Reception?

The Frank Family said...

I did see their playoff game where they had three INTERCEPTIONS. Does that count?! :)

The Merry Widow said...

Jason...you either just made my day, or ruined it forever. I'll get back to you later on the results...ROTFLMSS!
I needed the laugh though!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Elmer's Brother said...

how many titles do the Giants have?

and the Steelers?

Z said...

WHY does that big hat remind me of "The Flying Nun meets Crocodile Dundee?"

ya, Jason....better. a little!!
:-)

The Frank Family said...

elbro -- sorry to hear the news today about the death of Myron Cope.

Elmer's Brother said...

My son and I got to go and watch a Steeleres game in Oct of 2004...made some great memories...on the trip home we listened to Myron

Eitan said...

I'm not from Pittsburgh and right now I'm certainly a way's away but I love the logo. And that Superbowl run they had a couple of years back was amazing.

Elmer's Brother said...

The Steelers logo is based on the Steelmark logo belonging to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Created by U.S. Steel Corp. (now known as USX Corp.), the logo contains three hypocycloids (diamond shapes).

In the 1950s, when helmet logos became popular, the Steelers added players' numbers to either side of their gold helmets. Later that decade, the numbers were removed and in 1962, Cleveland's Republic Steel suggested to the Steelers that they use the Steelmark as a helmet logo.

When the Steelmark logo was created, U.S. Steel attached the following meaning to it: Steel lightens your work, brightens your leisure and widens your world. The logo was used as part of a major marketing campaign to educate consumers about how important steel is in our daily lives. The Steelmark logo was used in print, radio and television ads as well as on labels for all steel products, from steel tanks to tricycles to filing cabinets.

In the 1960s, U.S. Steel turned over the Steelmark program to the AISI, where it came to represent the steel industry as a whole. During the 1970s, the logo's meaning was extended to include the three materials used to produce steel: yellow for coal, orange for ore and blue for steel scrap. In the late 1980s, when the AISI founded the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), the logo took on a new life reminiscent of its 1950s meaning.

The Steelers had to petition the AISI in order to change the word "Steel" inside the Steelmark to "Steelers" before the logo was complete.

The Steelers are the only NFL team that sports their logo on only one side of the helmet. At first, this was a temporary measure because the Steelers weren't sure they would like the look of the logo on an all-gold helmet. They wanted to test them before going all-out.

Equipment manager Jack Hart was instructed to put the logo only on one side of the helmet - the right side. The 1962 Steelers finished 9-5 and became the winningest team in franchise history to date. The team finished second in the Eastern Conference and qualified for the Playoff Bowl. They wanted to do something special for their first postseason game, so they changed the color of their helmets from gold to black, which helped to highlight the new logo.

Because of the interest generated by having the logo on only one side of their helmets and because of their team's new success, the Steelers decided to leave it that way permanently.

Today's helmet reflects the way the logo was originally applied and it has never been changed.