If you’re looking for some light reading material during your holiday break, sit yourself down, crack open a cold one, and enjoy this week’s Best of the Web grab bag. We start off with an unsettling story of a man who tries to fool cops while robbing a gas station by (shoddily) drawing on a fake beard, and move to happier news with Brian Bates, an Australian man who is asking the public to make a donation to Victoria’s homeless while voting on whether his beard should stay.

For those of you who are newly-minted beardsmen, check out The Washingtonian’s article on how to have a beard that’s not a total mess. And both new and old beardsmen will learn something new with our blog post, 7 Alternative Uses for Beard Oil. Did you know that, in a pinch, you can use beard oil to heal a wound, and even to grease a squeaky door hinge?

All of us at Zeus hope you have an epic holiday season!

Merry Everything,

The Zeus Team

Upsetting and insulting: a man in Florida robs a gas station, trying to fool cops with a drawn-on beard. (Fox News)

Considering growing out your facial hair for the first time? Then get your beard care primer at The Washingtonian, with tips from local barbers. (The Washingtonian)

Yet another article on how the beard trend is over. Read it, stroke your beard, be amused. (Independent UK)

Swimming World Magazine does an interview with Michael Phelps’ beard. (Swimming World Magazine)

A Victoria, Australia man is putting his beard on the line to raise money for the homeless. (Vancouver Sun)

A profile on one of our favorite heritage menswear stores in L.A., General Quarters. (Zeus Beard Blog)

7 alternative uses for beard oil. (Zeus Beard Blog)