Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Post Cubbins: Hat 515 - In-N-Out Seeing Double Double Edition

Today's lid is a white, disposable paper overseas cap with an all caps IN-N-OUT printed in  red along with a yellow boomerang-style arrow edged in red. Additional exterior detail includes red palm trees in silhouette. Interior red-printed details include the name Cellucap, a toll-free number (presumably for re-ordering said Cellucaps) and the the words "made in Mexico."

This cap comes to the Project by way of one of our favorite families -- the Fogarty four-pack. Of its provenance, Heather John Fogarty writes: "[We were] at the Blackstone [Avenue] In-N-Out in Fresno on our way home from Yosemite around 1 p.m. last Sunday! The manager came up to us and offered the boys hats. In-N-Out is a staple on every road trip to/from  St. Helena or Yosemite but this is the first time we were offered hats. and the boys were totally into it."

In case you're one of the readers who has never had the noshable Nirvana that is an In-N-Out burger, it might just be one of the best quick-serve (for God's sake do NOT say "fast food") hamburgers I've ever had the pleasure of stuffing into my pie hole (make that burger hole). Each burger is made fresh to order. My standard order is a "Double Double" -- two burger patties and two slices of cheese -- but you can infinitely customize your burger thanks to a not-so-secret secret menu that allows you to build a 3 X 3 (three patties, three slices of cheese) a 4 X 4 (you guessed it, four of each) and ask for your burger "animal style" -- topped with mustard, pickles and grilled onions -- or "protein style" -- wrapped in lettuce instead of served on a bun. (If you do an Internet search for "In-N-Out 100 X 100" you'll find photos of something that looks like a skinned, cheese-drenched python.)

Today's hat-tip goes to the Fogarty boys, George (at far left in the above photo) and Freddy (far right), with an assist to Heather.


PC 514: Sir Laugh a Lot
PC 501: Dairy Dan
PC 170: The Forestry System

Q: OK, fun hat but what is -- or was -- Project Cubbins, exactly?

A: Project Cubbins started as one man’s attempt to pay homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," during its 75th anniversary year in 2013. It documented the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days with no do-aheads, no banking of hats and no retroactive entries. Hat One was posted on May 27, 2013, and Hat 500 was posted on October 8, 2014.

While headgear is no longer posted on a daily basis, the occasional cap, hat or bonnet – if deemed worthy and non-duplicative – is sported here for the amusement of all.

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