Thursday, May 26, 2016

Post Cubbins: Hat 518 - Rudolph the Red Nose Day Reindeer Edition

Deer-shaped cap covered in brown faux fur with a pair of light brown antlers. (It's a 10-pointer if you're wondering.) All identification and manufacturing tags have been removed. This hat came to the project by way of Davis Alexander (see PC 513: A 'Mingo for the Moms).

The hat has been after-market accessorized with a red rubber nose that mysteriously arrived on my desk sometime in the last two months. According to the accompanying tag, sales of said schnoz (which is being offered exclusively through Walgreens) support the Red Nose Day Fund, a program under the Comic Relief umbrella.

More information on that program can be found at As for me, I've got to get moving -- I've got some serious sleigh weight to pull.

PC 517: Patty O'Furniture
PC 346: Under a Buck
PC 196: Antler Claus

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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