From [The Record](http://news.therecord.com/arts/article/512523)
> It’s hard to link people across so many thousands of kilometres, so you have to sort of dig deep sometimes to find those common threads, and I think (it’s) maybe facial hair. Perhaps in the beginning it was a response to the elements, but certainly over time, a fashion statement is one of the unifying themes in Canadian culture.
I mean, Brian Blessed… Richard Stallman… these guys, whoever they are… Maybe I should grow a beard. Throw in [peace and harmony](http://www.holybeard.com/Home.php) and I’m sold.