[TUHS] Bearded Fellow, Ken Thompson

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Wed Jan 20 04:45:54 AEST 2021

arnold at skeeve.com wrote in
 <202101190807.10J87Gh5009801 at freefriends.org>:
 |Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
 |> On Mon, 18 Jan 2021, John Cowan wrote:
 |>> (When I met my future wife I was 21, and she wanted me to grow a \
 |>> beard, so
 |>> I did.  Since then I have occasionally asked cow orkers who have \
 |>> complained
 |>> about shaving why *they* don't grow beards: the most common answer \
 |>> is "My
 |>> wife doesn't want me to."  *My* wife doesn't believe this story.)
 |> I actually had to shave for a while specifically because of my 
 |> then-girlfriend, so... ;p I can see that.
 |> -uso.
 |Since we've wondered off-topic...
 |There are two periods of time in the spring and late summer when many
 |Orthodox Jews don't shave (5 and 3 weeks long, respectively). The deal
 |I reached with my wife is that I have a beard from the start of the
 |first one to the end of the second one.  It's worked now for just over
 |30 years... :-)

This discussion reminds me of the Jiddish joke (as heard from
Jews, and badly translated from German, not to mention Jiddish)

  Two jewish men meet and greet each other
  Says the elder "ah, you had sardines for lunch"
  says the younger "no, sardines we had three days ago"

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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