Thursday, June 23, 2016

Post Cubbins: Hat 519 - Don't tronc Me Bro Edition

Black, baseball-style cap with adjustable Velcro closure in the back and white embroidery on the front that reads: "Los Angeles Times." Interior tag reads: "Apollo USA, made in China."

This hat came into my possession less than two hours ago at an employee town hall meeting. Since the meeting itself was off the record all I'm at liberty to say is that many of these hats were handed out - gratis - to other attendees prior to the off-the-record portion of said meeting.

Added benefit: Now I can now keep my head buried in the Los Angeles Times even when it's not .. you know .. buried in the Los Angeles Times.

Hat 316: Feelin' Festival of Bookish
Hat 276: Hark the Herald-Examiner
Hat 227: The (Late) Great Outdoors

Q: OK, fun hat. But what is -- or was -- Project Cubbins, exactly?

A: Project Cubbins started as one man’s attempt to pay homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," during its 75th anniversary year in 2013. It documented the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days with no do-aheads, no banking of hats and no retroactive entries. Hat One was posted on May 27, 2013, and Hat 500 was posted on October 8, 2014.

While headgear is no longer posted on a daily basis, the occasional cap, hat or bonnet – if deemed worthy and non-duplicative – is sported here for the amusement of all.

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