Welcome to today’s edition of Best of the Web! This week’s top story is Dave Letterman’s Achievement Beard, which one New Yorker writer calls the hirsute marker of ‘triumphant lassitude, the victory lap after a long job well done.'
If you’re unfamiliar with the Achievement Beard, it’s the relatively ungroomed, often graying beard recently seen on Jon Stewart after he stepped down from “The Daily Show,” and on Stephen Colbert in the hiatus between “The Colbert Report” and his current post in Letterman’s old spot.
Now that the Achievement Beard is a thing, Details has imagined fellow public figures Obama, Kobe, and more with well-deserved facial fur.
Read on for all this and more…
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Someone Photoshopped the facial hair off of Star Wars characters, and it’s just as creepy as it sounds. (Dork Side of the Force)
An ode to Dave Letterman’s well-deserved Achievement Beard. (The New Yorker)
…And here’s how Obama, Derek Jeter, and Kobe would look with said Achievement Beard. (Details)
Women love beards. But beard burn is real, and it sucks. Thankfully, GQ talks to three real-life couples about how they deal, and there are some excellent tips to be gleaned here. (GQ)
Lessons learned from Hugh Jackman’s ever-changing, distinctive facial hair. (GQ)