Baseball caps are such a pain. They cost too much, they mess up your hair, they blow off in the wind, and I’m constantly losing them because I leave them behind in the movie theater or wherever. But there’s a guy in Japan who has solved all those problems — see for yourself.
Kirsten spotted that vid about two weeks ago. Intrigued, I asked Jeremy Brahm if he could serve as interpreter. Here’s his translation:
Really, Danny has not taken his hat off in 20 years.
“Even when I’m eating dinner, I don’t take off my hat. Even when I enter the bath, I don’t take the hat off either.”
Why do you think this person hasn’t taken his hat off for 20 years? Well, here is the reason: Really, it is his hair that looks like he’s wearing a hat. He has had this hairstyle for 20 years.
When walking down the street? Surprising. When going to the temple? “That’s your hair isn’t it? You can do that to your hair?” Surprising.
When going to a public bath? “Take off your hat when entering, please… What is this? It’s your hair [laughing].”
Shampoo time. He’s really getting it into his roots. Right after washing, he gets started to style his hair. He doesn’t use any sort of styling gel, but it looks just right.
What’s the reason for him to have this hairstyle? In the past, he couldn’t [afford to] buy a hat, so he felt sad and chose to do this.
I know I speak for everyone here when I say that some MLB team really needs to sign Danny to a contract, just so we can see the team logo being shaved into his hair.
In case you missed it yesterday: If you’ve been looking for a bunch of overpriced 1980s and ’90s indie singles, I’m selling a bunch of them on eBay, and I’ll be adding more soon.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Did you know the Steelers have an annual fashion show? It’s true. … “Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo has decided to emulate Ed Belfour and Marty Turco, so he’s been matching his mask to his jersey depending on the game location,” says John Muir. “Through the first three games he’s paired his regular blue lumberjack mask with the home blue set, and the throwback ‘natural’ mask with the road whites. Seeing that he’s 0-3 to start the season, he might want to go back to preseason mode (throwback mask at home, went 3-0).” … You know how the Cubs use that felt logo appliqué on their helmets? Here’s a good view of how the Phillies used to do the same thing (with thanks to Chris Lamping). … Mike Bream notes that the town of Oak Park, Illinois, has updated its police car design, and likens it to the Vikings going from their old uniforms to their current set. Is this a nationwide trend? … Broncos coaching apparel and end zone design get some attention here. … Here’s a video of Patrick Lalime discussing his new mask (with thanks to Spencer Seaner). … Jeremy Richardson reports that the 2010 UEFA Futsal championships (that’s indoor soccer, kids) will be played on a black pitch. … Actual quote from some genius who thinks I didn’t take the NFL’s pink gear seriously enough: “Without women, there would be no marriage, there would be no ESPN, there would be no football, there would be no anything.” Yes, that’s why we need a cure for breast cancer — to ensure the survival of football. … Speaking of pink, here’s the stocking stuffer of the year: a swine flu plush toy (thanks, Kirsten). … Also from Kirsten: Ever wish you could draw a few stick figures and have them magically transform into a photo? Probably not, because it seems to good to be true. But look! … Want to turn your life into a giant product-placement infomercial? I hope not, for your sake (actually, for all our sakes). But if you’re determined to flush your life down that particular toilet, here’s how to do it. Further depressing details, featuring Darren Rovell’s patented lack of any critical analysis whatsoever, here (blame Brinke Guthrie).
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