Thursday, January 14, 2010

Vegetarian in Straw Hat

Wow, sometimes I think you all just sit around and whine all day. First, you complain because the hats featured had bird feathers on them. Then I search the world over to find an old picture of a woman with no feathers in her hat, and you complain that their are critter paws in the picture.

Sheesh, sometimes I wonder why I even bother with this blog.

But, bother I do, and today I have the picture that will offend no one. The lovely lady pictured above is a Vegetarian and she is wearing a straw hat. I have every reason to believe she is wearing canvas shoes, made by people earning a living wage. The canvas was made from organic cotton, grown by free people. Deer danced unmolested through the cotton field, eating only the weeds and never the cotton. The straw hat was woven by union labor with full health benefits.

So, I hope everyone is happy today.

37 comments:

  1. This blog always brings a smile to my day. Thanks!

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  2. Yes. but the hat is falling apart. Look at the poor workmanship of those union worker. LOL
    Very pretty looking girl.

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  3. From her looks, I would think she would rather be barefoot than wear shoes of any kind.

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  4. Love your photo and your comments today.
    How the weather been down there as of late. No more frozen chickies?

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  5. Great-Day-in-the-morning!!!!!! is there no pleasing these people?

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  6. Deer don't eat cotton. Well, they may eat cotton leaves or immature seedlings.

    Ok, they are stupid and sometimes do eat the cotton. But I can assure you they don't digest it.

    And that, children, is one way you find out where the scat producer is hanging out so you can put her in the freezer.

    -XC

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  7. Wow, PJM, you kinda went off the deep end here. Just think pleasant thoughts and tranquility will be yours again. Oh yes, the hat does look a little distressed. I bet it came from one of those right-to-work states in the South.

    Seriously, great picture series.

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  8. I have serious doubts about the young lady being a vegetarian. As one myself and knowing many others, I speak with the utmost authority when I say: we know how to iron our shirts! :-)

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  9. I've got to say... from the looks of this child, she's definitely a meat eater. If we could see her feet she would be wearing Alligator hide moccasins. Additionally, in this very picture she is on her way to the Chicken Coop to behead dinner.

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  10. I thought the animal paws were a nice touch, especially since the animal was a varmint.

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  11. scarcasim becomes you ;-)

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  12. Things are what they are! This gentlemen can't help that they put birds on hats in these old pictures, I'm just happy he puts them up for me to see.

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  13. Aaaaggggrhhh...something for me, at last!

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  14. Now this lady looks happy. How can it help but bring a smile to your face. Great job!

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  15. PJM, you have been critical the hat fashions this week so I don't know why you worry about complaints. Unless you are just trying to be cute. I have liked every photo and style this week.

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  16. I love your pictures! As far as complaints about bird feathers and other animals, whose hang up is that? That was style way-back-when.

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  17. The girl in the photo is charming, and the tattered hat adds to the allure.

    I can almost hear Creedence singing "Green River" in the background (which, by the way, is my favorite song!)

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  18. Love the picture and always enjoy your blog. I am a great advocate, of sarcasm and you are a master.
    I am however offended at the the blouse this cutie is wearing, she could have pressed it a little for the photo shoot.

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  19. PJM:

    Your comments are a riot.

    Personally, I was not offended at all by either the birds or the furs in this week’s photos. I just found the dangling fox feet to be a bit “over the top” as we say.

    I own two fur coats, and I enjoy wearing them on cold winter days. The hostile stares and comments I sometimes receive from the PETA crowd don’t phase me at all. I usually tell them to get lost and mind their own business. If someone doesn’t want to wear fur themselves, then they certainly shouldn’t. But I don’t allow other people to force their beliefs on me.

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  20. Why worry about ironing your blouse or the raggedy hat when you're out in that hot, dusty field, picking cotton.

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  21. I live in a mild climate where people can afford to be hyper critical of fur. I used to get criticized for my knee length rabbit fur coat. (I paid $40 and it was so cozy!) One particulary strident coworker was wearing calfskin shoes and said "shame on you" . I said, "Someone killed and ate rabbits and made a fur coat. I like to eat rabbit myself. You told me that you refuse to eat veal, yet you are wearing calfskin shoes. Don't you feel ashamed of that?" She said "That's different." I said "Explain the difference to me." She said I was evil. I said "F- you." She stormed off. I immediately told my boss what happened and that she might report me. I apologised for using such unprofessional language on the job. He laughed.
    On the other hand I wore my bunny coat on my winter trips to New Mexico, where women were wearing coats of fox and lamb and nobody cared. Yup, it's different in cold areas.

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  22. I think vegetarians are well know
    for their hat consumption.
    I saw it mentioned on Wikipedia.

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  23. When I was about six, my mother gave me a little red straw cowboy hat. I was very fond of it. The horse ate it.

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    ray uk
    Very good, you made me LOL

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  25. OMG, Mr. PJM, the straw! This woman's hat is made of straw!

    I can nearly hear the straw screaming in pain as it was hacked off near the roots just so the mean union workers could make a hat for the lovely lady.

    The humanity! And for you to post such a tragedy, I am shocked.

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  26. Anon:

    Your fur coat comments re your hostile co-worker remind me of my own experiences here in Rhode Island.

    I worked for a small law firm with a group of neurotic, jealous women, who had been together for years. So, when I was hired by a senior partner, I was treated as an outsider. There was one individual in particular who really hated me because I made more money than she did.

    That year my husband surprised me with a mink coat for our anniversary. At first I didn’t wear it to work (even though it was a really cold winter), because I was afraid of what the other girls might say - they were always so nasty to me. My husband noticed I wasn’t wearing the coat very much and asked me why - and when I told him, he said that they were probably all jealous because I was the only person in the office who was happily married (which was true). He said that if I didn’t wear the coat, he would return it because it was a waste of money. That wasn’t like me, so I said the hell with everyone and wore it.

    Well, the first time I wore that coat to work, I wound up riding alone in the elevator with the girl who really hated me. And I thought her eyes were going to pop out of her head - she had gotten in from the basement garage, and then I got in on the first floor. She didn’t even speak, she just stared at me all the way up with flames coming out of her eyes. And then, just as we got to our floor and the elevator door opened, she said to me “Well, that’s a beautiful coat, but I want you to know that I WOULD NEVER WEAR IT.

    So, I said, “well, you don’t have to wear it, because IT’S NOT YOUR COAT,” which of course was the problem - because it wasn’t hers, and THAT’S what was bothering her. She went off in a big snit and ran around the office telling everyone that I was wearing a mink coat to work. blah blah blah. So, after that, I wore it every day and left it where they all could see it. And then I got matching gloves and a second coat, too. It drove them nuts.

    Another time I was walking down the street to the deli for lunch when I was confronted by a rather large woman who was dressed in all black leather - pants, jacket, etc., including metal studs and fringe.

    She stepped in front of me and said “how many animals had to die so that you could wear that stupid coat?” Well, given the fact that she was wearing alligator-style leather boots with metal-tipped toes, I probably should have kept my mouth shut. But I was really angry and I couldn’t resist - so I said “well, how many animals had to die to cover you with all of that leather, you big fat pig?”

    Of course, the moment the words left my mouth I regretted it, but she was really taken aback - I guess she wasn’t used to having people stand up to her. So then I said “get the hell out of my way before I call the police” - and she did. Of course, in retrospect, I realize that I was really taking a chance.

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  27. The above post is me.

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  28. I think that girl is dancing on top of a bird AND a furry quadruped. She's obviously going to need something to replace that busted-up hat with.

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  29. hmmm . . .smartgirl is living a double life with mulyiple logon accounts,

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  30. Very funny story, s... SmartGirl... whoever you are.

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  31. I think this girl is blessed with natural beauty. She could be in furs and diamonds or this old straw hat and wrinkled clothes and she still shines.
    Al

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  32. I'm gonna go out and kill me a bird and a mink with my hat.

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  33. Hello "S", Bunny coat lady here.
    I love your story. Yes, you probably should have ignored the black leathered b---- on the street, but good for you. There are certain people who like to get upset and let us know about it. Every movement has a few fanatics: anti-fur, militant vegan or vegetarian, dieter, global warmist, smug college student, easily offended feminist. I call them the Indignation Brigade. They are frequently irony impaired. There really aren't that many of them, but they sure fuss a lot, and they really enjoy a warm glow of smug righteousness.

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  34. Joe:

    Thanks!! It IS funny in retrospect but I’m lucky that woman didn’t kill me. I really need to learn to keep my mouth shut sometimes.

    Anon:

    I agree. After all, it’s not as if I deliberately ran over someone’s dog or cat in the driveway and then made a coat out of it. Although

    PJM:

    Sometimes my login name comes up as “S” because this website makes my browser freeze and then everything crashes in a big way. I can’t vote in your polls, everything blows up when I try.

    It’s probably my fault as I’m running an older version of Internet Explorer. So I have to login fast. I usually look at the blog; close Internet Explorer; delete my browsing history; and then type my comments in Word. Then I re-open Explorer, and paste them in quick and get out before something happens.

    So, you can see how much I love this blog to go through all that trouble!!

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  35. So very happy, except for the use of "their" when the correct word was "there".

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