By October 17, 2011, several events had transpired. At this point, David Prager sent an email to the participants of the contest along with the witnesses explaining what he had observed has having taken place along with the submission of several articles of evidence to support it (based on screen shots from email and “GroupMe” conversations.
Pasted below is that email, along with images of the evidence submitted.
“TO: Alex Albrecht, Kevin Rose, Glenn McElhose
CC: Ryan Vance, Dan Huard
DATE: October 17, 2011
To all ye gentleman of stature and integrity:
As some of you may have become aware within the past two weeks, the beard competition (hereto described in this message thread) has resulted in premature removal of significant amounts of facial hair of all participants (also as described in aforementioned message thread).
Pursuant to the clauses of failure so described as “bitching out” or “being a bitch”, I introduce a motion to provide the established legal and binding witnesses, Dan Huard and Ryan Vance, the power of adjudication and as arbitrators through a due process of discovery.
I therefore would like to hereby submit the following articles of evidence for the consideration of both those whom it may concern and those thusly empowered to adjudicate and “lay down the law to bitches”.
The key take-away from this piece of evidence (a conversation via the application for mobile computers call “GroupMe” (from this point further identified as GROUME) is the identification that trickery in turning someone into “a bitch” is fair game as participants in the contest identify that trickery is being attempted and boast their attempts at demonstrating an innate ability to identify it.
This piece of evidence is an email thread between participants in the contest, arranged in top down chronological order. In it, you will identify a proposed modification to the rules, as well as a series of photographs.
This piece of evidence returns to GROUPME, and the dissemination of a new group of photographs.
Finally, I extend my gracious appreciation of the acute attention to details and the due process with which the binding arbitrators will honor to render and un-biased judgment.