Well Ray, the problem is the beard. You and I share much the same hair-do other than the smallish ponytail that I am endeavouring to grow for the simple reason that with my wife I lost my barber (she was my barber). A neighbour told me that they are having the same problem with their new grand-daughter whose hair is still pretty sparse, but she wants bunches. I explained that if you are patient, the shorter bits catch up with the longer bits and then, voilą, once in the rubber band you have enough spare material to cut the tail off at a thickish length and even the thing up.
From the tigers' point of view, the beard is the problem, particularly when of that choice, silvery disposition. As you know, those cats are well dosed with lysergic acid diethylamide and are thus not wholely to blame for any mistakes that they may make at a distance. The concern of the monks is totally altruistic, trust me.
Well, Rob, I guess I'm more practical than you. My partner is hopless at cutting hair (and sewing and operating the Blu-ray player etc) so I always had to pay to have my hair cut, a not unpleasant experience when the barber is female of course.
However, when one is at an advanced stage of baldness, it seems such a waste of money, and also rather pointless, to regularly cut the remaining few strands of hair that struggle to grow at the back of one's head.
On the basis that one would spend $20 every 4 months on a hair cut, that amounts to $60 a year, or, after ten years with compound interest, at least $1,000, sufficient to buy a small camera.
But that's not the full extent of the expense. There's the time involved in sitting and waiting. During the time it takes to have a haircut, I could process, color manage, and print out a multi-image, stitched, panoramic masterpiece.
A similar situation applies to shaving. 10 minutes a day for the rest of one's life amounts to approximately 8 whole working days per year (8 hours per day), doing nothing but scraping stubble off one's face.
Life is short and time is precious.
To get back to the original poster's question about whether nudes belong in a forum dedicated to landscape. My solution is, combine them both, as in the following landscape of a Himalayan dawn.
Let it never be said that I stray off the topic.