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The Beard No More | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Beard No More

Not the Beardy Weirdy

Here is the Penelope Cruz, in the relationship that seems more heated than the previous one.

17 Responses to “The Beard No More”

  1. enygma April 6, 2005 at 9:35 am #

    Wow, you’re right, I haven’t seen her smile that widely in previous pictures.

  2. Anat April 6, 2005 at 2:13 pm #

    This is because the camel is actually straight.

  3. Anonymous April 7, 2005 at 12:51 am #

    Got his hump on.

  4. AugustFalcon April 7, 2005 at 6:25 am #

    I don’t think I have ever seen a camel smile quite like that either.

  5. Eric Scheie April 7, 2005 at 7:15 am #

    I’d walk a mile . . .

  6. Jabba the Tutt April 7, 2005 at 7:18 am #

    What about the shoes? There aren’t any shoes. ;^)

  7. skokorat April 7, 2005 at 7:38 am #

    Hey Penney …

    There once was a hump in “Sahara”
    who liked to wear heavy mascara
    He pumped up his chest
    with a subdermal vest
    But alas he just couldn’t bear ya

  8. Dan April 7, 2005 at 9:09 am #

    The Manolo he got a link from the Instapundit! The Manolo he has hit the big time, indeed!

    The Dan he wonders why the straight girl posing as a girlfriend to the gay man, she is called the “beard.”

  9. Manolo the Shoeblogger April 7, 2005 at 12:19 pm #

    The beard, like the beautiful woman on the arm, it is the supposed proof of “masculinity”.

  10. Nichevo April 7, 2005 at 12:50 pm #

    “Beard” has also applied (see Lawrence Sanders novels) to a situation where a married man with a lover has another man accompany the happy pair to say a restaurant or a play, so they can appear together in public without being detected–ostensibly she is dating or is “with” the other man; the other man is the ‘beard.’ In general I think it applies to anyone who allows somebody to pose as other than what they are.

  11. Anonymous April 7, 2005 at 12:57 pm #

    And here I thought we were going to see camel toe.

  12. Robb April 7, 2005 at 1:39 pm #

    Interesting. I always thought the term “beard” referenced a disguise. Like the gay man keeps a beautiful woman on his arm to disguise his homosexuality. In other words, she masks his true identity like a fake beard and mustache would.

  13. Cordelia April 7, 2005 at 3:05 pm #

    P. Cruz is fantastic. And I’m sure her new friend can go a lot longer without water than her previous beau.

  14. gearweasle April 7, 2005 at 4:21 pm #


    Fweee! Fweeeeee!
    Eecheee! Ichee! EEECHEEEE! ehchee!

    Oh, so close.


  15. Robin Goodfellow April 7, 2005 at 9:19 pm #

    Actually, I think that’s a baby camel.

  16. Dr. Graham Laszlo April 9, 2005 at 4:41 pm #

    A beard is the fellow that accompanies a friend’s lady/man (there are variations, of course) whilst he is out of town on business.

    The beard is a manly chap, with Honor solid as gold who accompanies his friends’ lady around town and keeps a truly platonic relationship — s/He is there to keep an eye on him/her for the friend.

    Is only my opinion, is all.