We hate to break such difficult news to you so early in the morning, but sometimes, a blogger's job requires iron resolve. So it is with great sadness that we pass along the news that ... Jon Hamm's beard shuffled off this mortal coil. We have yet to hear an official statement as to the cause of death from either Hamm, NBC, or AMC, but we have our suspicions that the tragic demise of what was quickly becoming an iconic beard may have been thanks to America's general uncomfortableness with facial hair. While stubble may, indeed, be "in" (we have no idea, you'd have to ask our fashion-forward sisters over at The Cut), there seems to be a prevailing sentiment that beards are only worn by the slovenly and oafish. We were hoping that the unlikely success of The Hangover and Zach Galifianakis last summer would help America get past its personal prejudices, but we were wrong. We'll miss you, Jon Hamm's beard, but we'll always have the 2010 Golden Globes.
Thus Jon Hamm, who has shaved off this wonderful beard in preparation for his second hosting job on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, January 30.
Not many men could raise a beard as good as that one. But then, not many men are John Hamm.
We hope to goodness he leaves his socks around or watches the game when his girlfriend wants to talk. Because perfection cannot last forever, and we want Mr. Hamm to stick around for a long, long time. Goodlooking men get better with age (see Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Cary Grant...and then take a glass of ice water and sit down for a while.)