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World Beard Championship [02 Oct 2005|06:25pm]
Dear hearts,
After an exhausting day I am now in a position to report on the splendid World Beard Championships in Berlin. Oh! It was all so beautiful. None of the vulgar competitiveness of so many "sports" nowadays. Seventeen categories ("the English moustache", "the musketeer" etc, etc). Splendid fellows to a man, although I did have some concerns about some of the Teutonic contestants enthusiasm for wearing Boche Imperial get up. A great selection of fancy dress all round. The British came in a respectable second. Every reason to believe that home advantage will secure victory in Brighton in 2007. I even bumped into friends of mine that I hadn't seen in years. They had come over specially for the contest and had no idea about my exile. I took a whole film's worth of pictures. It was all so exciting that I am going to have a lie down now.
I remain, etc, etc
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