Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 28, 2015, 01:16:30 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Atlas Hardware Upgrade complete October 13, 2013.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Forum Community
| |-+  Off-topic Board (Moderators: Torie, The Mikado, Badger)
| | |-+  thoughts on washing hats
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: thoughts on washing hats  (Read 901 times)
tweed
Miamiu1027
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 36622
United States


View Profile
« on: March 16, 2012, 06:05:06 am »
Ignore

as a kid I really loved baseball.  now it's just part of the furniture of my life, I'm not really sure if I like it anymore, but I do understand it and it speaks to me so I keep up with it.  I've referred to it as a 'medium of existence'.  there was a Boris post in early Oct 2011, I think it was Oct 1 or Sept 30 maybe, when Kelly Shoppach went OFF vs Texas in the ALDS, about how it's nice when things get "uncomfortable or awkward" or something, how it's nice to be able to temporarily slip into a world where Kelly Shoppach has two home runs and six runs batted in.  which is the same idea, in Borist rather than Tweedist phraseology.


and so, some baseball players are mad superstitious about their hats.  some don't give a flying sh**t, but some never wash their hats, go years without it, even intentionally dirtying their caps with pine tar and dirt and saliva and so on.  Steve Kline was notorious for this.



and so I took to not washing my hats.  even when my grandmother, may she rest in peace June 1 2010, purchased me a special device that preserved the hat through a run in the dishwasher.  I gave her a few 'courtesy hats' as to not offend her, but made sure not to wash the hats I really liked wearing (and thus the dirtiest).

so now I'm 21, no longer a kid, don't wear caps that much anymore since I saw that Tequila commercial with the "someone to aspire to in your alcoholism" dude as my mother put it, talked about how guys "prance around in shorts and baseball caps like boys", that and the influence of my friend Patrick who puts mousse in his hair and dresses nicely and even shaves daily after his internship at GE Capital.  but occasionally I do wear a hat, when my hair gets long and unruly, which is now the case as I am out of shampoo and have been for a week, typically my Quebec Nordiques hat, which is white in the front.  and it is dirtied, and I am wondering, should I wash this hat?
Logged

I wanna contribute to the chaos
I don't wanna watch and then complain,
'cause I am through finding blame
that is the decision that I have made
dead0man
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 23002
United States


Political Matrix
E: 6.84, S: -4.52

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 07:46:59 am »
Ignore

I don't wash mine, but sometimes the wife steals one and washes it.  It's amazing how much crap a cap will absorb over time.  I recall a time when I had a particularly dirty one, she washed it and it weighed noticeably less.  Was kind of creepy.
Logged

I believe the simple truth is that they became somewhat alarmed when they realized that I really meant to write what I believed. There is a peculiar parallel between some of our great Northern "liberals" and some of our outstanding Southern liberals.

Some of the people in both classes share the deep-seated convictions that only their convictions can possibly be the right ones. They both inevitably say the same thing: "We know the Negro and what is best for him."
🍁 Hatman
EarlAW
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 22108
Canada


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 08:23:10 am »
Ignore

Quebec Nordiques hat

FF, I have one too! Although, it's blue.

Surely it's meaningless to wear it in the US? When I wear mine I get comments all the time, of course. (usually in French, which is awkward because I can't speak it well) I also notice a lot of people wearing Montreal Expos stuff, especially Black people. I'm not sure why.

Also, the other day I was on the bus, and there was someone with a Hartford Whalers hat in one seat and someone with an Atlanta Flames hat in another. Bizarre.

ETA: Me and my hat:
« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 08:27:20 am by Hatman »Logged

D-ON avatar so people stop confusing me with Holmes.

http://canadianelectionatlas.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter @EarlWashburn
tweed
Miamiu1027
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 36622
United States


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 08:33:33 am »
Ignore

I rarely get comments but when I do it's an instant bond.  and I have multiple times.  this is operating within the framework of policies hashed out in my 'Developing Social Signals in a Low Compatibility Universe' sub-entry in my eDiary on November 1 2009:

Developing Social Signals in a Low Compatibility Universe

ideal social signal reaches a lot of people, illicits high chance of reaction from those likely to be compatible.

Facebook is useful for this.  marketing me is a weird concept but I think it represents a good chance of not being alone in this, which is, for some reason, what I want.

Intelligent conversation in party setting is good idea.  perhaps not great.
Logged

I wanna contribute to the chaos
I don't wanna watch and then complain,
'cause I am through finding blame
that is the decision that I have made
opebo
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 47555


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 12:28:13 pm »
Ignore

I only wear fishing hats, as I call them.  Definitely not 'ball caps'.
Logged

The essence of democracy at its purest is a lynch mob

I'm JewCon in name only.
Klecly
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 922
United States


Political Matrix
E: 9.61, S: 6.52

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 12:31:36 pm »
Ignore

I wear hats like people wear underwear and socks. (Only sports ball caps though.)


I never, ever, ever wash my hats. LIKE EVER.


Although, them getting dirty don't seem much of an issue since my hats have an average life span of about 2-3 years max before I give them away or throw them out to buy new ones.

Logged

opebo
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 47555


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 12:36:51 pm »
Ignore

I wear hats like people wear underwear and socks. (Only sports ball caps though.)

I never, ever, ever wash my hats. LIKE EVER.

Um.. you mean you never ever wash your underwear and socks either?

Logged

The essence of democracy at its purest is a lynch mob

I'm JewCon in name only.
Klecly
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 922
United States


Political Matrix
E: 9.61, S: 6.52

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 12:39:57 pm »
Ignore

I wear hats like people wear underwear and socks. (Only sports ball caps though.)

I never, ever, ever wash my hats. LIKE EVER.

Um.. you mean you never ever wash your underwear and socks either?



No lol I wash my underwear and socks.

I meant to say that I wear my hats almost everyday (like people wearing underwear and socks everyday)
Logged

Joe Republic
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 31822
Kiribati


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 07:32:38 pm »
Ignore

The only hats I wear are a fedora and a Samuel L. Jackson-style hat I bought on a whim in Albuquerque one time.  I own a few beanies too but they always look stupid on me.  Baseball hats are too bro/redneck.

So in summation, I don't wash my hats, and I didn't even read the OP.  You're welcome.
Logged



Real Americans (and Big Sky Bob) demand to know.


[Y]ou are not going to change my mind or even cause me to think.
memphis
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 16150


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 08:22:43 pm »
Ignore

My dad always wears a cap. That way nobody knows he's bald Roll Eyes And he always matches to the shirt he's wearing. Blue shirt, blue hat etc.  It's the dad look. Wonder if he washes them. Never really thought about it.
Logged

I cannot do anything good under my own power. 
I don't want my women talking to people
Хahar
Xahar
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 39012
Bangladesh


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 10:24:47 pm »
Ignore

Tim Lincecum had the World Series patch placed on his regular hat in 2010.
Logged

Update reading list

The idea of parodying the preceding Atlasian's postings is laughable, of course, but not for reasons one might expect.
Napoleon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 15395


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 03:08:29 am »
Ignore

If I were you I would focus on washing my hair first. That's borderline disgusting Haha.
Logged

Yeah, after four years of being a non-disruptive poster on the forum, never considered a troublemaker, even someone who was liked well enough to be elected Atlasian President, Napoleon should be allowed to stay.


tweed
Miamiu1027
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 36622
United States


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 07:54:12 am »
Ignore

it's been washed many times since.  I actually have not had a drink since the bout in which I wrote the OP: working on my 18th day, most since June 2010.
Logged

I wanna contribute to the chaos
I don't wanna watch and then complain,
'cause I am through finding blame
that is the decision that I have made
Lief 🐋
Lief
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 37288
Dominica


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 09:03:27 am »
Ignore

I wash my clothes, yes.
Logged



I get a rotisserie chicken and find the strength to saute some asparagus.
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines