green wool hat

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Thank you for 2,000 followers! I’m very busy busy this month on work on a Christmas show but here are some photos of my Third Year Final Design piece from my degree, Papageno the Bird-catcher from Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ all of the elements for this costume were put together in less than a week!

besame-mucho  asked:

Tell us the story of Mike and his wool hat please

Hmm…not 100% sure to which Mike/wool hat story you’re referring. If you mean the actual origins of the hat, it’s simply that Mike wore it to the Monkees audition and it became part of his character on the show, thus passing into the annals of history forever. The hat went missing at some point–apparently Nez threw it into the audience at one of his solo shows–and he’s said that it was returned to him many years later (though where it is as of right now, who knows).

OR…Are you referring to another story of the wool hat? A slightly less well-known, tawdry little tale that will tickle your toes to the top and bottom and back? Would you like to know what the story is?  Well, here you go…

Why does a man change his hat? Why does a leopard change its spots…to other spots, that are still spots? These are the great unsolved mysteries of the universe. Luckily, you have NP here to answer at least one of ‘em.

Now, as some of you out there may know, the teenagers of today have this system of rubber jelly bracelets that they use to communicate certain ‘messages.’ Mainly, these messages deal with sexual activity, and the wearer’s willingness (or not) to engage in specific sexual acts…and the bracelets are used so as to keep this knowledge far from the eyes and ears of their supervising adults.

Of course, nonverbal communication has been around for a heck of a long time, so these kids are simply following in the footsteps of their predecessors. Mike Nesmith, whom we know has always been on the ‘cutting edge’ of things, devised a system of his very own back in the ’60s. And since rubber bracelets didn’t exactly exist at the time, Mike sneakily went for the most subtle-yet-obvious object he could:

A wool hat.

So what, therefore, does each color hat mean? We’re so very glad you asked. Take a look below for our handy-dandy decoding of what we’ve taken to calling Mike Nesmith’s Hierarchy of Haberdashery Horniness:

Now, first we have Mike in the Plain Green Wool Hat. When Mike is wearing this hat, it means that he’s feeling vanilla—this usually indicates just regular “married sex” (missionary position, or what we call the “let’s make another Nezbaby” position), or hooking up only with his one or two “regular” groupies.

HOWEVER: If he does place the “Free Food” sign on the hat (as seen here in this picture), that means he is also open to blowjobs, and if you ask him for a hot dog, he will undo his pants and ask how you would feel about a “thick, meaty bratwurst” instead.

Next, we have the Green Wool Hat with Buttons. Buttons mean “buttoned up,” and for Mike, that means he’s looking to sleep around, but on the down low. These encounters could happen in parked cars in the dead of night, in a cheap motel room somewhere, or in his (locked) slightly creepy dressing room with the safety pins in one wall.

Also note that the number of buttons is crucial: If Mike is wearing a hat with four buttons, he only wants women; if he’s wearing one with six buttons, either a woman or a man will do just fine.

Finally, there’s the Blue Wool Hat. If you see Mike wearing this one, whoo boy…watch out, ladies and gentlemen. This tiger is on the prowl and won’t stop until he and Nine Iron have taken a swing at everything in sight. The blue hat is Mike at his horniest, and indicates that he will not tolerate potential blue balls, so if you’re apt to get his motor running, you’d be better be prepared to hang on for the rest of the ride.

(Note that the blue hat may also mean that, if he’s in a good mood, he will take you out for a Blue Plate Special dinner afterward and then throw some cab fare your way. Lucky you!)

So, there you have it! You are now privy to the secret code of Michael Nesmith and his wool hats. This code is one that has been extremely difficult to break, we might add, so we would like to give special shout-out to our incredibly fevered imaginations for helping us to completely make all of this up… 

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Close up details of a man’s waistcoat and ensemble. France, circa 1790. Silk taffeta, green. The coat is also made of silk taffeta. Striped breeches. 

The bicorne also dates to 1790 and is wool felt with a silk ribbon woven into the shape of a flower.  

In the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

limeslarkesandswans  asked:

Jily!! #4 and you know I feel like #5 could fit with it too if you wanted. ;)

  These prompts were wonderful - and this story wrote itself. (It only took so long because between buying a house and planning a wedding, writing is hard and i’m in a constant state of exhaustion.) I hope you enjoy this! :)

· “I’m flirting with you.”

· “Are you drunk?

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“Well if this isn’t an unusual sight.”

Her flushed cheeks might’ve indicated she had just come into the pub from the cold February weather – but her hair was void of snowflakes so he knew she had been in the pub for some time before now.

“Evans,” he greeted, looking up from the torn piece of parchment as she approached his booth.

“Potter,” she replied, sliding onto the seat across from him. “Here alone, are you?”

James nodded, taking a sip of his Butterbeer as she took one from her own amber colored drink. “And yourself?”

“Well, I wasn’t at first. Mary, of course, had a date already scheduled so it was just Marlene and I. But Davey Gudgeon’s just come ‘round to chat up Marlene.” She threw a nod in their directions, his eyes following obligingly. “Figured I should give them some space.”

James nodded. “Ah.”

She fidgeted with the rim of the glass before her fingers traced the entire thing, wiping the condensation off in full. James watched her curiously, but before he could comment, her bright green eyes jumped from the glass to his.

“What about you? It’s not often one finds you without your herd.”

“Are you drunk?” he asked before he could stop himself. Her reaction did not disappoint.

“What? Me, drunk? Potter, I’m a Prefect!”

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Hello, welcome to the Tumblr Monkees Awards Challenge! Over the next 12 days you’ll be given 24 questions to answer regarding the boys, the music, the show, and everything inbetween.

THE CHALLENGE WILL START 1ST APRIL!

HOW TO PLAY:

You can participate any which way you want! The best and most fun way will be to create your own post - just make sure you tag it with “#the monkees” or “#monkees awards”. Feel free to get deep with your answers and add pictures or videos or links or anything like that - this is about creating a discussion, after all!

If you’d like to vote but don’t want to make your own posts about it every day, you can message me OR reply to any of my ’#monkees awards’ posts.

If you miss a day out, don’t worry; I know not everyone can get online every day or has the time to respond right away, and if you want to answer 4 questions in one day then that is totally fine. I will announce the results a few days after the challenge ends, so you have until then to get your answers in.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Reblog this to get everyone involved! The questions are as follows:

DAY 1:

FAVOURITE ALBUM
MONKEE WITH THE BEST HAIR (60s)

DAY 2:

FAVOURITE EPISODE (Pick 4)
MONKEE YOU’D MOST LOVE TO HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE CONVERSATION WITH

DAY 3:

FAVOURITE MONKEES DOCUMENTARY OR BOOK
MONKEE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO BE STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR WITH (60s or present day - please specify)

DAY 4:

FAVOURITE SONG WRITTEN BY A MONKEE
MONKEE THAT LOOKS BEST IN DRAG

DAY 5:

FAVOURITE ICONIC TV-SHOW MOMENT:  “How?”, tearing each others clothes off, Princess Gwen, “You dirty rat!”, Other.
MONKEE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO PARTY WITH (60s or present day - please specify)

DAY 6:

FAVOURITE HEAD SEQUENCE
FAVOURITE ROMP (Pick 2)

DAY 7:

FAVOURITE MONKEES ‘SHIP’ (NOTE: if you’re not into this sort of thing, feel free to answer with your favourite Monkees BROMANCE instead)
MONKEE YOU’D LOVE TO SING YOU TO SLEEP

DAY 8:

FAVOURITE MONKEES FASHION-ERA; 1966: eight-button shirts and grey pants, green wool-hat / Psychedelic: table-cloth poncho, Nehru jackets, Nudie Suit, lovebeads / 1980s: baggy-trousers and mullets.
BEST ACTOR

DAY 9:

FAVOURITE SONG FROM HEADQUARTERS
WHICH MONKEE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET? // WHICH MONKEE DID YOU ENJOY MEETING MOST?

DAY 10:

FAVOURITE MONKEES-RELATED STORY (example: Micky singing to fans in Hyde Park, Mike’s fist through a wall, etc.)
FUNNIEST MONKEE

DAY 11:

FAVOURITE SONG FROM PISCES, AQUARIUS, CAPRICORN AND JONES LTD
JOKE OR STORY YOU’D MOST LIKE MICKY DOLENZ TO STOP TELLING IN INTERVIEWS

DAY 12:

FAVOURITE MONKEES SOLO PROJECT
ULTIMATE FAVOURITE SONG (Pick 5 - the song that gets mentioned the most will win)