August 13, 2004

Cap Killa

I enjoy the thing where rebellious young people try to find brand new ways of wearing the same old articles of clothing. Recently, Rose and I saw a guy on the subway who had apparently decided that wearing a baseball cap backward or sideways was just not anti-establishment enough for him. He wanted to wear it perpendicularly.


As I asked Rose at the time, What exactly is the message he is trying to send with that hat? "I am so bad-ass, I don't care about anything that happens on my right side. Because I am sinister."

Rose was dying to take a picture with her cell phone/spy camera, but worried that they'd see us taking it and get angry with us. I was able to persuade her to go for it, largely because of the big hat visor blocking his field of vision -- how was he going to see her taking the picture? She was pretty sneaky about taking the shot, but Perpendicular Hat Man's friend seems a bit suspicious.

Anyway, since the quality of the cell phone photo is, perforce, not ideal, Rose took a couple photos of me at home sporting the same look. Somehow it's not quite so tough-looking on me.

cap1.jpg cap2.jpg

Posted by Francis at 09:15 AM

Damn, who ever knew the Heaney could be so gangsta? You're starting a new trend, the new postmodern gangsta that can look badass while using the word "perpendicularly."

Posted by: drew at August 13, 2004 10:00 AM

I don't know, you look mad scary, yo.

Posted by: Sean at August 13, 2004 10:23 AM

It's the MH logo that does it. Gotta step soft 'round those humorists. Word.

Posted by: David. at August 13, 2004 12:36 PM


Posted by: Doug at August 13, 2004 12:59 PM

It's perpendicular because it's waaaaay over to the right; the Bloods "dress to the right" while the Crips sinisterly "dress to the left." I'd watch out. Who know how many countless Bloods read your blog? And when they catch you frontin'...

Posted by: A Concerned Reader at August 13, 2004 02:50 PM

Uh-oh...I wear my tie clip on the right every time I leave the house. Are the Bloods going to think I'm imitating them?

Posted by: Francis at August 13, 2004 03:04 PM

Looks like they've already busted a cap in the "s" in "knows" in my comment.... Be careful with that tie clip.

Posted by: A Concerned Reader at August 14, 2004 11:35 AM