Thursday, January 16, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 235 -- Fly Like an Eagle Edition

Day 235 / Hat 235: Navy blue, 100% cotton baseball-style cap with gold embroidery in the shape of a U.S. Interstate Highway Shield that reads: "Eagles" above the number "72." Additional gold embroidery on back of hat reads: "Eagles 2014."

I purchased this hat at last night's Eagles concert at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. It was opening night at the renovated venue and the first night of the Eagles six-night run there.

During the show (which was truly too fabulous for words), Glenn Frey said of the Forum: "it's the best-sounding big room in the world - and we've played them all."

The "72," in case you're not an Eagleophile (Eagle head? Eaglet?) is a reference to 1972, the year the band released its debut self-titled album.

And, because I'm kind of obsessed with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Interstate Highway System, I can't help but mention that according to the Federal Highway Administration's website, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a trademark registration for the shield in September of 1967.

The actual Interstate 72, in case you were curious (I was), runs between Hannibal, Missouri, and Champaign, Illinois and is just shy of 180 miles long.

For some reason we were really, really hoping to find out that it ended on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.

PC 234: Tschornado / Sharknado
PC 233: Montana Moose
L.A. Times: Don Henley talks about upcoming Forum shows

Q: 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
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