We really must draw your attention to today's Weekly, in which Lauren Smiley pens a thoughtful profile of Thomas Bruso, a.k.a. Epic Beard Man. One choice quote: "Bruso is not one to walk away from a challenge — just ask the North Beach cops who drove up to where he was yelling obscenities at cars on Columbus Avenue one day, and billy-clubbed and pepper-sprayed the 6-foot-1, 225-pound hulk until he cracked up and cried." [SF Weekly]