Knarly beards as something to aspire to? Yes. With Movember fast aproaching, Austin-based photographer Dave Mead put out a series of portraits from his time spent at the World Beard and Mustache Championship (there is such a thing!) in Anchorage, Alaska. Each of the contestants strike a pose in flashy gear, hats, and accessories such as smoking pipes. Captain Hook, is that you? [Flavorwire]