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GUEST,Minerva BS: What do YOU wear on your head? (169* d) RE: BS: What do YOU wear on your head? 13 Apr 07

I used to wear a cheap plastic "adventurer" fedora, but gave it up as soon as that movie came out & everybody started wearing them.

Don't wear hats often, & thought I didn't really care about them, but they started finding me - kind of the way I never find cats, but they find me. Some of them just click, with some out-of sync rhythm, and now I find myself using hats to send obscure and meaningless messages.

All-time favorite is a forest green "ball cap" from the El Cortez casino in downtown Vegas. (For those of you who don't know the El Cortez, it's pretty near the bottom of the casino food chain; It smells funny.) The cap has gotten totally salt-stained, dusty, and disreputable, so I tend to wear it to higher class joints. Walk into the Bellagio wearing it, & you can see all the pit critters reaching for their phones to call security. Especially if I'm approaching the check-in desk carrying my matched luggage set of two plastic grocery bags.

Another favorite is a deep-sea fisherman's number with an improbably long bill, with tar schmears on it. Looks like something Bogey would wear, but of course, with his looks, he could wear anything & look right. I just look schmeary.

When I am hanging around with earth friendlies, I wear a black CAT cap with a yellow logo. Kinda puts everybody on edge. The most expensive cap in the world, going for about $70 grand, USD.

When amongst glitterati, I wear an old, gaudy, black & aqua ball cap from the Bay Meadows race track. Get a lot of WTF looks.

Variety of balaclava helmets for winter. Favorite is baby blue that doesn't look quite so bank-robber-ish. The camo number raises some eyebrows (& hackles)

Hard hat in the mine. The beat-up look is a definite status symbol. You can go too far with this, however - one time a fellow worker threw mine under the tracks of a dozer, to give it that rough-& tumble look. Thus the pancake hat was invented. Also blew one up in a seismic exploration blast - biggest surviving piece was 2 inches square.

Another favorite is a quilted welder's cap, shaped like a pillbox with a teeny little brim slanted down over your forehead.

Didn't realize I liked these hats as much as I apparently do until I started writing this note. Also realized I never wore baseball logos, cowboy hats, military hats, beer logos, snap-brims, booney hats that scream, "Gun Nut!", NASCAR crap, or any kind of advertising (except as noted), or corn-seed hats, in other words, the same crap that 99% of the rest of our "culture " wears.

Speaking of which, I used to get almost nauseated watching every. Single. Gd yuppie chick in Sausalito Tiburon Monterey wearing those idiotic leather-brimmed ball caps with their dorky pony-tail sticking out the back. Eeeek! Don't they know how dopey that looks? It's the Stoopid Uniform.

One of these days, a red hat might find me...

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