Sunday, December 01, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 189 - Elf Off the Shelf Edition

Day 189 / Hat 189: Green- and red-striped elf cap with white pomp-pom on top and beige pointy ear detail on each side. Interior is green (rayon? nylon? who knows) with tag that reads (I'll spare you the all caps): "Do not wash or dry clean, spot clean only. Not a toy, for decoration only. Made in China."

This is another of the holiday hats recently pulled from cold storage, and even though the hat looks nothing like the ones pictured, for some reason it always calls to mind the 12/10/2005 "Saturday Night Live" Glengarry Glen Christmas sketch featuring Seth Meyer, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Fred Armisen and guest star Alec Baldwin as an elf named Winter's Breath. (Favorite line: " Screw you, THAT'S my name! And you wanna know why, Mister? 'Cause you rode a hedgehog to work, and I got here on a talking moose. THAT's my name!)

You can watch it below or click here to read a transcript of the sketch -- in my opinion it ranks among the funniest of the shows many, many Christmas sketches.

PC 188: The Yamaclaus
PC 187: Binary Balaclava
Project Cubbins' First Video: The Road to 500

OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1

Got hats? If you loan 'em, you'll get e'm back safe and sound!

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