Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Decline of the Hat

This is a picture from Shorpy
, one of the great websites of all times.  It features hi-res photos from around the turn of the Twentieth Century.

Take a look at this photo fully enlarged.  I defy you to find a single person who is not wearing a hat or cap (or waving one).

no clicking; go to the link above

Damn that Kennedy: Bay of Pigs, Vietnam escalation, and the Decline of Hats. . . .


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

And yet there are those who abide ... i am gazing as i speak at a row of five count-em-five whoamusanyway hats from which i select one each morning ... yes, there are those who would say my hats are an affectation and they are the same to whom i would say, tough ... uh oh, i forget what the polite equivalent would be nowadaze? But in any event, my point probably is, since i have a presentation in 7.5 hours, and no I'm not proud of it: My hats photo must come manana, but come it will, ready or not ...

P.S. shorpy is the only blog that rivals the gunslinger -- odd or interesting? Probably both: that the muleboy & I both dig the same two blogs and that each of us came upon them independently ... even though we both are -- I hasten to add -- OUTRAGEOUSLY heterosexual (true story!) (with scars to match!) :-)

mister muleboy said...

(with scars to match!) :-)

I wanna party with you, cowboy.

But the two of us together? Forget it!. . . .

(Mule Prize available if correctly attributed)

I once owned a beautiful blue fedora. I named my first record company Blue Hat Records.

That company died a'bornin'

I now eschew hats, as they look wrong on me. I shop for them incessantly, but can't find the right one.

I seek a derby

a famed derby bowler

but need one that is of high quality, but not expensive.

This is impossible to find.

And I would look akin to Wimpy on the Popeye cartoons.

shame on me

mister muleboy said...

PS I now lack access to blogspot. I can't get around some kind of interesting firewall. If my own blog didn't have its own domain name, I wouldn't be able to read it.

So I am short some whoamus, some sutpen, some thingy, and some monkey

damn me

Little Johnny Jewel said...

An Army without leaders is like a foot without a big toe.

Now, what do I win

mister muleboy said...

Jewelboy wins a copy of the 30th Anniversary edition o' Stripes.

If one is released