The Beard.
Love Story.


  • November 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm
    Peregrine John

    She says “men want sex” like (a) it’s a bad thing and (b) it’s an unknown. I worry about lasses like her. Something ain’t firing right.

    • November 27, 2016 at 8:44 am
      Unca Walt

      Nah. She’s just stating the truth. We mens is easy.

  • November 26, 2016 at 10:06 pm
    Grunt GI

    I have been reading the ROK site for a while. Good articles generally and very insightful on the modern scourge that is feminism.

    Sam is a very wise woman. She knows how to get and keep a good man.

    And Zed, well, Zed is our hero. He knows just how to bring out the best “assets” in his woman.

    Jan is almost there. She just need a ROK shirt. Or, half a shirt, maybe.


  • November 26, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    “Men want Sex.” Well no shit Sherlock. So do Women.
    Though the younger ones have me worried.
    They need their eyes crossed and toes curled. On a regular basis.

    Have you ever met a woman like me
    Willing to extend to see passions need
    One who enjoys the smell, the feel, the taste of a man
    By the way I walk, the turn of my head, the blink of an eye
    My interest is piqued
    Will you watch
    Will you approach
    Will you pursue until I catch you
    A kiss on the cheek, a nibble of my ear
    Will your skin feel my nails as I scream your name
    As sweat slicked bodies cool and minds return to rational thought
    Has the frenzy eased its passing or met its match
    Is the hunger appeased or is this just the first course
    Will the years tell the tale
    So, what is the answer
    Have you ever met a woman like me?

    • November 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      I met her 25 years ago and she is still the love of my life.

      • November 27, 2016 at 8:47 am
        Unca Walt

        Ozymandias: Took me that long to find out which arm it is under. Fortunately, I eventually got it right… 57 years later with the same redheaded witchy-poo.

      • November 27, 2016 at 9:31 am

        The woman I have fallen in love with over the last year and a half…lives in Toronto! She’s a geologist by trade, minored in astrophysics (I kid you not!) when she graduated with her degree from the University of Toronto.
        And she’s a Tory at least. NOW that I have to work my ass off to convince her that #PresidentTrump will not blow up the world!
        She’s worth it. Carpe Diem!

      • November 27, 2016 at 10:36 am

        Carpe doubleD’em! 😉
        Just convince her that you should be together if it blows up. Met the love of my life in the Clinton years, married her, and can’t believe how fast the time has gone since then, with every day a greater joy than the last.
        Good luck.

    • November 26, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Yes’m, married her at 17, three weeks from Sunday will be 45 years…with a bun in the oven, the result of exactly the feminine passion you so eloquently describe.

      Are there courses? Will the years tell the tale? Again, yes and yes.

    • November 26, 2016 at 11:42 pm
      Grunt GI

      Very well said. It was 30 years ago that I met her. Married 28 years now.
      Still get sweat slicked a lot.


    • November 27, 2016 at 7:46 am

      Perfect, Pamela.

    • November 27, 2016 at 10:42 am

      “They need their eyes crossed and toes curled. On a regular basis.”
      Damn! I’ve been getting this wrong thinking it was ‘Eyelash’s curled and toenails polished’… 🙂

    • November 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm
      don in ak

      Not nearly enough!

  • November 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    “Fake” or “real”, news with an agenda is not news, it’s propaganda.

    I like Zed and Jan’s approach, take in the “news”, mix it with what you think and know, and use it to benefit your own “real” life.

    Liking Damon’s observation too…you make a pretty cool black dude, Chris.

    • November 26, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Er, Zed and Sam’s approach…but Jan should use it too.

  • November 26, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    It is said that the squeaky wheel get greased.

    Things are squeaking and it looks like a lot of mutual greasing is coming….

  • November 26, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Oh, I may be weary
    We ladies do get weary
    Wearing that same old tired dress
    But when I get weary,
    Try a little tenderness.
    (HT to Otis R.)

    • November 27, 2016 at 9:48 am

      From my memory:
      She may get weary, women do get weary,
      Wearing that same shabby dress,
      So while she’s weary, try a little tenderness.
      It’s not just sentimental, she has her grief and care,
      but a word that’s soft and gentle, makes it easier to bear.
      She may be waiting, just anticipating things she may never possess,
      So while she’s waiting, try a little tenderness.

      Love is her whole happiness. Coming up on 50 years next year. There may be a few thorns, but it is still a bed of roses.

    • November 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Yeah, well, my version is how I feel, sport.

  • November 27, 2016 at 12:15 am
    Aldo Cella

    ROK is … interesting. They could use the perspective of some older, more seasoned men regarding long-term relationships and the satisfaction gained therein. It’s hard to argue, though, that from a young man’s perspective marriage today is a bad deal for men.

    • November 27, 2016 at 1:45 pm
      Grunt GI

      I agree. The intricate and intimate dance of a long-term happily married couple is something that sadly, too many young men and women today just don’t see.

      My wife and I constantly amaze younger couples we know with our witty banter, occasional teen-age antics, and wisdom.

      After all, when you have literally been through hell with a woman…28 years of marriage, 11 years of military life, 1 1/2 wars, 4 deployments, and burying a child together, there is nothing the two of you can’t do together as a team.

      Sadly, far too many young people view a good relationship as too much work.

      Well duh, it is, and the rewards are worth it.

      • November 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

        Aldo and Grunt, both exactly on.

        As I said in another comment, new media is great and beats the fook out of the old. But choose and critique the material carefully; it can have its own agenda as I warned there, also it can be simply incomplete, lacking the experience that you reference and the depth of insight it provides. In the end, your beliefs and character are decided by your own God-given capacity for logic, reason, and self-determination.

        To the specific ROK referenced in the ‘toon, women are not just a challenge to be gamed (unless mutual and consensual as played by Zed and Sam!), but your mate becomes truly a single entity with yourself and fellow traveler through whatever life brings. I cannot and do not want to ponder my life without mine.

    • November 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Yeah, and the guy who runs that could use some spelling lessons. “manor” instead of ‘manner’????? Semi-literate blowhard.

  • November 27, 2016 at 12:23 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    If a member of the DemSM media were to tell me that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, I’d want to check a reliable outside source to verify it.

    I have this whole scenario mentally prepared in case I’m ever accosted by the media (hah! fat chance of that)…

    “Sir, may we ask your opinion…”
    (in best Val Kilmer/Doc Holliday/Tombstone voice)
    “Look, dear, it’s a presstitute from the DemSM. Pay it no mind, it just seeks to justify its unworthy existence.”

    It would be fun to have that recorded and uploaded to, say, you tube. How long do you think it would last before being deleted?

    • November 27, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Deplorable B Woodman, You’ve just said the very same thing I’ve said to myself numerous times over the years.

      I once heard a reporter on CNN say ” Pollution on Earth causes sunspots that contribute to global warming.” My reaction was; ” Did that dummy really say that??” I sat there and watched for a while. I wanted to see if they’d repeat that statement again. Unfortunately they did not. It did not matter. I stopped watching CNN shortly after that.

  • November 27, 2016 at 12:29 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Jan doesn’t know what a “red pill” is? (Facepalm)
    Damon, I put the blame for that on you. Take her to the movies. Buy the DVD/Blue Ray. Open a subscription to NetFlix. Something. Anything. Just take her out and educate her about the big, wide, outside blue collar world.

    • November 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      When a girl has made an incredibly good virtue beard choice, it became so much more, sometimes she never sees the rabbit hole, nor would have the desire to travel into it. She is quite happy as she is. We should have had, did have, a society that can tolerate such personal choices.

  • November 27, 2016 at 12:30 am
    Nom dePlume

    So with Skye skeedaddled and her being integral to the caculus of the DDQ waitressing staff, . . . what are we in for? Jan finally?

  • November 27, 2016 at 12:33 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “So where’d real news go?”
    The DemSM media killed and buried it, right beside Jimmy Hoffa.

    Fortunately, we have the internet and “alt right” to provide us with the news (not propaganda, not agenda).

    • November 27, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Brother BW, since I assume that parenthetical was aimed at my comment above, let me reiterate; any and all sources of information and opinion are subject to their own partisanship. It is up to us (as I think Zed knows) to consume and digest it, absorbing the truth and passing the waste.

      And there is plenty of waste, even at a place like ROK. Propaganda and agenda are dirty words and dirty deeds, ones we have learned to despise as alt leftists and their lamestream lackeys have plied us with their former to further their latter…but as we have seen with groups who have attempted to align with and hide behind DJT, the right is not immune; do not let their radical extremes replace the ones we are ousting. God gave us brains and logic and reason and self-determination. Let’s use it.

      It is however, like a reviving breath of oxygen and transfusion of fresh red blood to have the existence and outlet of this new right to counter and correct the crushing and ultimately fatal omnipresence of the old left; I am not criticizing the re-emergence of Patriotism, paternalism, and the open dissemination of the creed of the Founders, and the rediscovery of the word and the will of God, quite the contrary; those are things that I added my thanks for at the end of my daughters Thanksgiving Blessing.

      Ultimately each of us choose and form and embrace our own beliefs, learning and considering all that we see and are told, but making our own choices for our own selves. Always, ALWAYS, be suspicious and critical when one “movement” seeks to supplant the other in your heart and mind.

  • November 27, 2016 at 12:43 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “Men want sex.”
    “Ya think?”
    “You’re playing him too.”


    And thus it has been since the first amoebas (amoebae?) swam in earth’s oceans. Each gender needs the other for amusement, sustenance, sex, and continuation of the species (among other things).

    • November 27, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Jan needs to remember that sex is a whole lot of fun. Damon on the other hand needs to make Jan giggle, then gasp in a good way during.

  • November 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Pamela, you are that sort of woman of which I dream. Chris has done a damn fine job of characterizing others. I love this place.

    • November 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm


      Just an everyday woman and Chris is a genius

  • November 27, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Speaking of new life and blood, Metal has had a major young transfusion, nay say I invasion, that is being embraced by many for the newness, joy and vitality contained in it. I just like the singing and their jumping around, ummm, dancing. Jpop grows up into Metal. They know water is wet without the fake news. My new favorite Metal:
    BABYMETAL Catch Me If You can

  • November 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    And BABYMETAL with Rob Halford (Judas Priest) at the APM Awards 2016
    Karate, the with Rob Halford.
    Adorable. They sing for, about, and where they are in life. Excellent voices.

    • November 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      I’m not sure if that is legal.

      • November 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm
        Greg B

        Speaking of metal.
        Here are some other really talented kids.
        This cover is better than the original.

      • November 27, 2016 at 6:16 pm


      • November 27, 2016 at 8:08 pm

        They are good.

        And JTC. You were well married and a daddy when you were any of their ages. The lead singer SU (SAN) METAL is about 25.

      • November 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        Yeah, that’s what the whole Lolicon thing is all about; just being a tad facetious. 😉

      • November 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm

        That is friggin’ awesome..

  • November 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    John D. Egbert

    See? Site ads work. Completely OT, save for the superb cover art by our host (one reason I bought the Ebook), but The Future Rhymes, by Clifford T. A. Heseltine, is a good read and well worth Kindle’s price. A bit of tighter editing and some serious proofreading would bring it into “great” territory, I’m willing to give the sequel a try when it comes out.

  • November 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm


    You have a real cool hand

  • November 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Whoa. A stuffed pug toy? You mean one of these:

    or one of these:

    The ranch needs working dogs and I don’t mean Javier’s pets.

    Is the shirt Sam’s wearing available…

    • November 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      That’s the ticket.
      Bandit! A Johnny Quest fan!

  • November 27, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I will buy one of Sam’s shirts,and have you ship it to Pamela,if she will wear it and snap a pic for her new avatar.

    • November 27, 2016 at 9:58 pm


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