12-06-2019, 10:57 AM
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My wife and I do about 20 minutes of mindfulness meditation each evening, and last night while we were doing it with the sounds of Gregorian chants, my mind wandered (as it often does) and suddenly I was in a castle in the Middle Ages and I was Robin Hood, wearing green and carrying a bow and arrows while striding down a stone hallway.  I wasn't just an actor portraying Robin Hood, I was Robin Hood.  And it was great.  But then later, I began to wonder how Robin could have shaved while living in Sherwood Forest...  Or would he have shaved at all?  A brief search of the Internet found that a large number of actors had played the Robin role in film and TV, with varying grooming styles.

For example:
Douglas Fairbanks (1922) - mustache, goatee
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Errol Flynn (1938) - pencil mustache, goatee
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John Derek (1950) - pencil mustache
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Richard Todd (1952) - shaved
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Richard Greene (TV 1955-59, film 1960) - shaved
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Sean Connery (1976) - bearded
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Kevin Costner (1991) - shaved but scrubby at times
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Cary Elwes (1993) - mustache, goatee
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Russell Crowe (2010) - trimmed beard
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So I'm left still wondering and daydreaming about it.  But I guess I probably would favor the Sean Connery approach, with no shave at all.  Plus, I just like him the best.

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 12-06-2019, 01:45 PM
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My guess is that ol’ Mr. Hood would likely have found shaving pretty unnecessary what with the outdoorsy lifestyle he must have led in the timber and thickets of Sherwood Forest. And let’s not forget his band of merry men. I’ll bet they were a pretty scruffy lot as well! And anyway... a pencil mustache? Really?

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 12-06-2019, 04:07 PM
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This reminds me of a discussion of US photo portraits from the 1800s and the amount of beards

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 12-07-2019, 03:28 PM
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Had to have been a straight razor...... or maybe a sword

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 12-07-2019, 05:11 PM
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My only question is what kind of peyote or mescalin do you use for your meditation and how can I get some?

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