Introducing Beardbombing, Featuring Seneca Crane’s Beard from The Hunger Games

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March 2 2012 5:23 PM

Everything is Better with Seneca’s Beard from The Hunger Games

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Still of Seneca Crane's beard in the trailer for The Hunger Games.

In The Hunger Games, Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) is “The Head Gamemaker,” the man who runs the battle-to-the-death that Katniss Everdeen attempts to survive. To me, though, he is above all the dude with the most amazing beard in Panem.

Frankly, we at Slate think that more people should consider sporting Seneca’s finely trimmed whiskers. To help everyone get started, we’ve created the handy cutouts below, plus some examples for how to use them.

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Mitt Romney

Original photo of Mitt Romney by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie

Original photo of Angelina Jolie by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

LeBron James

Original photo of LeBron James by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images.

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Still of the plastic bag from American Beauty by DreamWorks SKG.

The Dowager Countess

Original photo of the Dowager Countess by PBS.

Don Draper

Original photo of Don Draper by AMC.

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Product shot of Bud Light Platinum courtesy Budweiser.

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Original photo of Mount Rushmore by Ron Chapple/Thinkstock.


Who do you think should try out Seneca’s beard? Send your own beardbombed images to senecasbeard@gmail.com, or upload them to the Flickr group Put A Beard On It. We’ll  round up some of the best ideas in a future post.

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Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

Holly Allen is a Web designer at Slate. She lives in Atlanta.

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