... it would look like Jim Dalrymple's. The editor-in-chief of The Loop has been writing about Apple for more than 17 years, but growing his 15" beard since 2007. You must be somebody pretty special if Steve Jobs once recognized you (with or without facial hair). BaB had the esteemed privilege to speak with Jim about how his beard "kind of snuck up on him and took over his life," the craziest moment he's had playing with another serious bearded professional, what his beard likes to drink, and the best conference to attend for true facial hair scouting.
Entries in CES (3)
This year I was unable to attend the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but that didn't prevent me from scouting beards & staches on platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Thanks to the watchful eye of Mr. Jon Synder, I stumbled upon the following picture of this magnificent specimen rockin' not only a killer 'stache, but one hell of a kick ass shirt (note the strategic badge placement to show it off), over-sized glasses (I'll refrain from further commenting about that), and clutch water-bottle (an obvious trade show pro).
So whoever this mysterious gent is at CES.... if you see "Ronald" walking around as the show comes to an end -- run up & shake this man's hand. He's BaB's winner for The Best of CES 2011.
With the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show now days behind me, numerous publications and bloggers have been giving their two cents about the successes and failures from the floor... whether rolling their eyes over the saturated TV market news or jumping for joy over killer apps. That's fine to report, but Build-A-Beard's recap is ignoring all electronic device announcements - and simply showcasing the absolute best of #CES.
And where did we find the best of the best? Amongst a sea of cynical (and sometimes drooling) tech dorks (sorry, guys/gals - but let's be real - we're geeks), manufacturers, horrible convention center 'food', insanely overpriced Starbucks... we stumbled upon someone who caught our eye immediately at the Boxee party.
It wasn't so much that he was sporting 'the best' beard of the night... but God Damn... it certainly was the best overall look. Allow me the pleasure to introduce - Rob Spectre.
His hair is held up by 3 cans of Aqua Net, 2 glue sticks, and one pack of Bubblicious. His goatee is soft & friendly.*Unconfirmed
When a person has the power to capture your attention amongst the most major tech developments - to make you remove your 3D glasses to take another glance at him just to make sure he's real - well, that type of man deserves the recognition of B-A-B.
Congrats, Rob. You're B-A-B's Best of CES!