Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Project Cubbins: Hat 205 - The Jingle Baller Edition [VIDEO]

Day 205 / Hat 205: Red and green polyurethane foam Christmas elf cap with red bell and Christmas light details. When a button on the side is pushed, a mechanism inside the cap starts playing the song "Jingle Bells" and the bell-festooned tip of the cap starts flopping back and forth like a beached carp. Interior tag reads: "Dan Dee Collector's Choice, made in China."

I chose this hat (which I believe was originally procured by 'Thleen)  for today since it's the annual  Features section holiday potluck lunch and this treads -- and then quickly crosses -- the festive/annoying line.

Since it's the motion of the millinery that makes this lid so magic, I couldn't resist including a video of it in full flapping glory (the fancy camera work is courtesy of the Bride).

It's embedded below, and if it doesn't put you in the creepy office party holiday mood then I don't know what will.

PC 204: Adam of Arabia
PC 202: Big Head / Tiny Cap
PC 189: Elf Off the Shelf

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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