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It’s been a family day

I’m neglecting the blog because I’m hanging out with my mother and sisters, which means…getting all sentimental and going through the old photo albums. I’ve now got a whole series of photos illustrating the evolution of the beard. I thought you might be amused to see what I looked like in my teens going on twenties.

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I used to be adorable before I got all grizzled and homely.

Comments

  1. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Wait, what?

    One pic?

    That’s all we get?

    You spend a whole afternoon with photo albums *plural* and all we get is the embroidered work shirt?

    One word: No fair.

  2. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Look, Tony!, the atheism is fine. Just don’t flaunt it and for GOD’s sake, don’t say a word about it around grandpa!

  3. carlie says

    Whoa, those are dreamboat eyes in that picture!

    Also, that shirt is the best shirt.

  4. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Sigh, at that age, I still had a full head of hair.

  5. says

    The back of that shirt had a giant embroidered roaring tiger on it — so it was even more awesome than you can know.

  6. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    The back of that shirt had a giant embroidered roaring tiger on it

    Yes!

    Also, dibs on the band name “Embroidered Roaring Tiger.”

    PZ, I don’t know that I’ve ever been happier to read one of your comments than I was to read you describe that shirt just now. I’m in multiple-nerdgasm land.

  7. plainenglish says

    Holy shit. You are one scary dude. All animals and eyes….
    Al Dente @ 5, speaks ultimate truths….
    Well done, PZ, I loved this ‘exposure’. Visiting with blood kin kindles so many memories.

  8. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Also, it was done by hand by my mother.

    Best. Mother. Evahr.

    I hope she gets serious thank-yous every May. Damn.

  9. magistramarla says

    Awww – My daughter’s fiancee looks so much like this picture. Now I know what he will look like when he’s in his mid-fifties.

  10. says

    The back of that shirt had a giant embroidered roaring tiger on it

    Oh, I’m sure. Photo or it wasn’t so.

  11. says

    Oh, wow. What’s French for “Remembrance of cuteness past”? Several of us could contribute to an anthology with that title. At least now you have proof that the beard isn’t a remedy for chinlessness.

    You have only one pen tucked into your pocket, but at least you have a pen. (I always carried—still carry—two.)

  12. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Oh, I’m sure. Photo or it wasn’t so.

    I might question PZ, but his mother???? NEVER!!!

  13. says

    Also, it was done by hand by my mother.

    Whoa.

    So, was there a problem with the predator on the back trying to get to the herbivores in the laundry?

    Also, your expression is priceless.

    But back again to your mother’s embroidery: Whoa. That’s really amazing.

  14. says

    Wow, I didn’t know you were an early member of Blue Rodeo.

    Seriously, does anyone else think he looks like he was a member of a country rock band in this shot?

  15. chigau (違う) says

    I have a denim shirt, of similar vintage, with a snake wrapped around the left arm.
    Embroidered by myself.
    .
    PZ
    Your Mom does nice work.
    You haven’t changed your hairstyle.

  16. rq says

    Not much of a beard, thar… obviously an early stage in evolution.
    I’m impressed by the shirt. Seriously. Wow.

  17. Stacy says

    Aw man, who’da thunk that angelic lookin’ kid would grow up to be the fearsome Tentacled Overlord, Scourge of Creationists, Slayer of Trolls, Loathed of Slimepitters and peabrains everywhere!?

  18. satcomguy says

    I can’t believe we had to go 19 comments before someone mention Asimov…

  19. opposablethumbs says

    The embroidery is stunning – and I want to see the tiger too!

    Also, I hate to have to break it to you PZ but you haven’t exactly ceased to be adorable now. Sorry, old chap, but there it is.

  20. petemoulton says

    Stacy @ 27: I can tell. PZ already has that quizzical tilt to his head that says, “What manner of cretinist horseshit is this?”

  21. David Marjanović says

    Come on, one transitional form isn’t a transitional series! We demand a series!

    Piling on the astonishment at your mother.

  22. John Horstman says

    Huh, we have that same clock, but without the text over the pendulum window.

  23. ebotebo says

    I don’t mean to burst any ones bubble, but that shirt is not denim. It is a pseudo-chambray of 50/50 cotton/polyester. I’m aware of this little known needlessness by the fact that I wore these at one time, yet my mother didn’t have the embroidery skills PZ’s mother had.