Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Post Cubbins: Hat 520 - A Dot Dam Edition

Black, 100% cotton snapback cap with gold all caps embroidery on front that reads: "A. HAM" with additional gold embroidery on back that reads: "Hamilton: An American Musical." Interior tag reads: "Otto, 125-1038, One size fits most, made in China. Additional details include flat brim with contrast gray underneath and sticker on top that reads: Otto 3030 Pro SNAP, The Premium Snapback Cap."

This lid, which was waiting for me when I returned from my recent voyage to the 802 was procured by the Bride whose love for the Broadway musical "Hamilton" rivals my own. (We've had to institute a strict no-dueling policy in the house.)

The "A. Ham" is a reference to a line from the song "Your Obedient Servant" in which Hamilton (the genius Lin-Manuel Miranda) raps the closing and signature of a letter to Aaron Burr thusly: I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant / A dot Ham. 

I could go on and on about how uh-mazing this show was (I saw it last September as part of an over-the-top birthday excursion that started in New York City and ended in Berlin) and I still weep uncontrollably every time I hear Jonathan Groff sing "You'll Be Back" on the soundtrack album) but will simply leave it at: "GO SEE IT ANYWHERE AND ANY WAY YOU CAN."

I close with a hat-tip to the Bride and a deep bow of respect to the genius of "Hamilton" and all those involved with it.

I have the honor to be
Your Obdt. St.
A dot Dam

Hat 519: Don't tronc Me Bro
Hat 109: New Amsterdam State of Mind
Hat 52: Two Tschorns and a Tricorne

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.