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Hats from Madagascar. Paul Goldfinger. Rear view window. Jan 2, 2019 Lakes Park Market in Ft. Myers, Fla.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor @Blogfinger.net

SCENE:  These hats are supposedly woven by natives in Madagascar.  They are beautiful, well made, and with wonderful colors. But if you imagine some native women sitting in front of a mud hut producing them, you might have difficulty reconciling the price, because the average cost is $50.00.

Most of the  browsers are women, and the salesperson is a woman.  A gentleman came by, and she tried to sell him a baseball cap. But he walked away, and then I stepped to the plate:

Me: Which are the  hats for men?

She: We don’t have hats for men; we have women’s and unisex. You can look at our unisex selection over there.

Me:  I don’t like the term “unisex.” I won’t buy a hat that’s “unisex.”

Me, silently talking to myself:  I think the term is obnoxious, and it is rarely used to refer to clothing.

There were, in fact, hats in that booth that traditionally were designed for men—baseball and pork pies.  But here they are identified as being “unisex.”  If a man came by who loved one of their wide brimmed “woman’s” hats, then she would say that he would be buying a “woman’s hat.”  But if a woman buys a baseball hat, that would be “unisex.”

I was annoyed…so I left and headed for the French crepes food truck to take photos of those French girls in their winter clothes.

Besides, if I bought the Madagascar unisex model, I would not know which bathroom to use.

Maybe this is the start of something big:  another ridiculous example of political correctness in America.

MONICA RAMEY AND THE BEEGIE ADAIR TRIO:

addendum:   Here is a link from one year ago where I wrote about these hats:

St. Louis Woman

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Natives and Turtle 1-16

THE  YOUNG RASCALS

 

 

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BF cartoon drawn by Ocean Grove artist Sue Gioulis. ©

BF cartoon drawn by Ocean Grove artist Sue Gioulis. ©

LEON REDBONE:

 

Here is a link to the photo which this cartoon is based upon:

https://blogfinger.net/2016/08/26/north-end-redevelopment-new-information-new-questions-and-some-speculation/

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Our Porch 3

 

 

This cartoon was created by artist Sue Gioulis of Ocean Grove in collaboration with the editors of Blogfinger.  Reprinted with permission of us.

DANNY THOMAS AND DORIS DAY:

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By Ocean Grove artist Sue Gioulis

On Thursday, March 17, at 2:25 PM, we passed 200,000 visits to this, your little hometown blog. That’s 200,000 visits since June of 2009, when we first popped out of our digital cocoon. Readership continues to grow. We’ve averaged about 1,800 visits per day this past week. (But who’s counting?)

So thanks to Sue for the cool cartoon. And thanks also to our many contributors, and to all who’ve made room for us in your busy lives. It’s encouraging.   — The Editors

MUSIC  for the occasion by “The Voice”—Frank Sinatra

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