Saturday, July 05, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 405 - Crossing the Four Oh Five Edition

Day 405 / Hat 405:  Black, snapback trucker-style hat with plastic adjustable strap and green underbrim. Details include "The  405" embroidered in green on the front panel and "SO LA" embroidered in gray on the back just behind the left ear. Interior label reads: "The Classics, Yupoong, 80% acrylic, 20% wool, made in Vietnam."

The third hat in the Project's freeway series from the fine folks over at Sisters of Los Angeles, I've had this hat waiting in the wings for today to roll around ever since my someone (I think it as my buddy Fred Z.) pointed out that my featuring of one embroidered with "The 110" -- for hat number 114 - was a missed opportunity of epic proportions. 

So this hat was salted away and its use for day number 405 makes throwing in any additional digits wholly unnecessary.

While we're at it, here are a few factoids about my least-favorite freeway (its traffic is legendary and it's routinely ranked as the busiest and most congested freeway in the country) officially known as "Interstate 405":

-- It's a north-south highway that's technically a bypass of the I-5.

-- Often referred to as the "San Diego Freeway," it doesn't technically extend further south than Irvine -- where it joins back up with the I-5 (which does, in all fairness, go through San Diego) To the north it rejoins the I-5 in the San Fernando Valley.

-- The 405 was the site of the infamous slow-speed freeway chase on June 17, 1994, involving a white Ford Bronco occupied by O.J. Simpson and his former USC teammate Al Cowlings.

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A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

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 celebrated 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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