Make no mistake: it is impressive, and it's most definitely a beard - and a beard attached to man. A man, in fact, whose beard was so impressive that someone made him a pipe in his own image, honoring his beard - then in turn honoring him even more by making another pipe, honoring him smoking the pipe that honored his beard. And all this before he'd even gotten around to eating breakfast, judging by the night-cap he was still wearing on both occasions. Now that is impressive, by any measure (of beard).
- Eric N. Squires