Equal Time: Hats from the Derby

Posted on May 9th, 2011

Remember a week or so ago, when we had all the hats from the Royal Wedding? Well, it’s not the Royal Wedding, but we Americans have our own hat-o-riffic event, the Kentucky Derby.

I don’t know much about the Derby. I believe it has something to do with horse racing. I’m not a big fan of horse racing, although I did go once and I made bets based on characters from soap operas. Hello? I was totally the big winner that day, coming away with a profit of $3.  I couldn’t celebrate that, though, since the people I was with were huge racing fans who owned one of the horses. One I didn’t bet on. What can I say? The name did not match my betting strategy.

Anyhow, the Derby is about horse racing, mint juleps and hats. So now, to even the score, here are some of my favorites from the Derby.

How many flamingoes had to die for this hat? I’m telling you, I’m going to start a Save the Flamingoes campaign and stop the senseless de-feathering of flamingoes all across the planet. Also, it will shield us from ever having to see a hat like this again. Don’t thank me. I’m honored to do it.

Dude, seriously? Um, you have something in your hat. And it looks like…is that “My Little Pony?” Yeah, you might have a few issues.

It’s a bird! It’s a nest! It’s a woman in an insane, feathery hat!

Why yes, I am a middle aged woman trying desperately to be Lady Gaga, why do you ask?

Run, people, run! It’s the Pink People Eater hat and it will swallow your face!

I just flew in from Cleveland and boy, is my hat tired.

It’s Betsey. It’s Barbie. It’s pink. Honestly, it’s my favorite. Well, except for the next one.

Yeah, um, I might have that exact hat in my closet. Might. Don’t judge.

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3 Responses to “Equal Time: Hats from the Derby”

  1. RaisingOrleans Says:

    It seems to me that at some point someone will be wearing a hat with a mint julep attached to it!

  2. Laurie Says:

    OOH, like one of those beer hats. Yummy :)

  3. Pictures of lighthouses Says:

    Well done to the young princess Beatrice for placing her unusual royal wedding hat up for auction on Ebay. It’s too bad her skint mother Fergie doesn’t have the same keen grasp of what something’s worth LOL!

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