Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 247 - A Colander for my Homies in Kiev Edition

Day 247 / Hat 247: Silver, two-handled kitchen colander "borrowed" from an undisclosed location and unaware donor at the urging of co-worker Tom "Current Affairs" Curwen for inclusion in the Project.

Why a colander you say? Here's Tom's explanation (from last week's e-mailed entreaty):

"We had a story in the paper yesterday about the protests in Kiev. To discourage these protests, the Ukrainian government has initiated a number of restrictions, one of which is to ban the wearing of “construction helmets” (what I imagine to be hard hats). The story continues to say that in response to the ban, protesters showed up on Sunday wearing their construction helmets – and those who didn't have construction helmets, wore kitchen pots. 

Seems to me there are at least two hats here for you to wear in solidarity with the protesters in the Ukraine. I think you’d look great in a kitchen pot." 

Tom also mentioned that Stephen Colbert had donned a silver colander for comic effect on a recent episode of the Colbert Report so I went that route (we discussed the blue Le Creuset pot -- which went perfectly with my eyes -- but both of us agreed it was a bit heavy and would hardly have been practical on the street).

A tip o' the colander to TC for the suggestion.
In Ukraine, protest turns violent as opposition defines government
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
Got hats? If you loan 'em, you'll get e'm back safe and sound!

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