The Unicode Consortium released its much-anticipated Version 10.0 of the Unicode standard. In large part the new version is an unexciting iterative release, documenting changes to the technical standards documents and other boilerplate business: save one important item.
U+1F9D4 bearded person.
It may seem difficult to imagine, but Unicode canonicalized codepoints for more mundane things like Slightly Smiling Face, the Taijitu symbol, and the letter W before it did so for Bearded Person. Better late than never, Unicode.
The final results of the 2016 US general election are in, and it's safe to say: everyone should be disappointed. Yet again we have a shaven president elect. That's right. In a disappointing and frankly shocking shift of the fickle electoral tides, Joe Exotic did not win the popular or electoral vote and will not therefore be our nation's 45th president. So get cracking, people. We have but four years to bring back the beard.