yes yes I know the only guy in the band without the beard is the only one in the band with the last name of "beard" I'm just wondering why you don't like those types of beards?
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I think the problem is that beards like that are really out of style right now, and they look ridiculous because most people associate them with people who are old-fashioned or weird. Long beards used to be a sign of age and wisdom, but no one really thinks that anymore, and being "old and wise" isn't valued much by western society anymore, so all that's left is "old fashioned and weird."
ZZ Top did it for the attention just because it looked so weird. It'd be like wearing a powdered wig or one of those cage skirts...used to be acceptable, but now you'd get a lot of funny looks if you walked out of the house like that.1