Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Quentin Tarantino was being interviewed on the telly the other day. I presume he was talking about his new film but to be honest I wasn't listening to a word he said. I was too busy staring at his hat.
What was he wearing it for? He was inside a TV studio under spotlights, he must have been sweating litres so why the need for a hat?
It looked like the sort of hat that kids selling newspapers on New York streets wore in black and white films from the 1930's. Maybe he was wearing the hat to try and look like Samuel L Jackson who has been known to sport similar headgear. The big difference is that Samuel L Jackson would still look cool wearing a paisley dressing gown and fluffy bunny slippers whereas Quentin Tarantino sort of looks like a banana.
I own three hats. One is a woolly, double lined one that keeps my head warm when hiking in the mountains, another is woolly hat that I bought at a Diamond Head concert years ago that I wear when running in cold weather and my third is one that my friend bought for me on my birthday and my wife hates.
This is a sort of camouflage baseball cap with a camouflage mesh that hangs under the peak and is supposed to hide my face when hunting. As I don't go hunting I wear this back to front when hiking in summer to keep the sun off my neck. My wife says it makes me look as though I should be driving a pick up truck around Alabama while throwing beer cans out of the window and shooting critters.
My argument in my defence is that my three hats serve a purpose, they are protection against the elements.
Whereas celebrities seem to wear hats for hat's sake. They are a fashion accessory much like carrying a ratty little dog in a handbag or giving their children stupid names.
There seems to come a point when celebrities common sense just switches off and they start looking at hats and thinking how cool and cutting edge they would look in them. and because they are surrounded by sycophants feeding off their success there is no-one to tell them how stupid they look.
Or maybe I am just a cantankerous, intolerant bastard who looks rubbish in a hat.
I have also put two pictures in my post rather than the usual one as it is a whole new year and I decided to make some changes. I'm spoiling you lot.