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(WGAL 8)   Larry Douthwaite is a simple man. He just wants to wear ridiculous hats to work. Like his giant corn-on-the-cob hat, or his hat with a giant model airplane on it. But some people won't let Larry do that   ( wgal.com) divider line
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2009-02-24 06:48:46 PM  
This makes Larry angry.
 
2009-02-24 06:50:21 PM  
Insta-green repeat. Yay!
 
2009-02-24 06:50:54 PM  
If only there was a profession that you could be as mad as.
 
2009-02-24 06:51:50 PM  
Sometimes your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
 
2009-02-24 06:56:25 PM  
dinjiin ftw
 
2009-02-24 06:57:16 PM  
Crazy Clown Hat
It's such fun to wear a crazy clown hat that you've created! This one looks so good, you might even be tempted to become a professional clown. But regardless of your career aspirations, this hat is definitely as much fun to wear as it is to make. (It also makes a great table decoration.)


A crazy clown hat is a fun project for adults
and kids to work on together.

What You'll Need

Paper grocery bag
Red acrylic paint or spray paint
2-inch foam ball
Green chenille stem
Construction paper or card stock (yellow, orange, green)
2 yards orange ribbon, 1-1/4 inch wide
Paintbrush
Serrated knife
Scissors
Craft glue

How to Make a Crazy Clown Hat

Step 1: Crumple and open up the paper bag several times to soften it. Roll up the bottom edge to make the brim. To make a tall hat, roll a smallish brim; to make a shorter hat, roll a bigger brim.

Step 2: Paint the hat red. (If using spray paint, make sure you have adult help.) Let dry.

Step 3: Ask a grown-up to cut a foam ball in half using a serrated knife. Discard one half. Turn the hat upside down so the opening faces up, and glue the foam piece flat side down inside the bag. Let dry; turn the hat right side up.


Glue the half-ball, flat side down, inside the bag.

Step 4: Fold a green chenille stem so one side is longer than the other. Poke the folded end through the top of the bag, and push it into the foam ball. (Use scissors to poke a starter hole in the bag if necessary.) Cut two flowers out of yellow paper, two orange circles to fit in the center of the flowers, and two green leaves. Glue the pieces onto the ends of the chenille stem to make flowers.

Step 5: Wrap the orange ribbon around the hat, just above the brim, and tie it into a bow in front.

Keep the sun out of your eyes with a decorative, flower-laden sun visor. Find out how to make it on the next page.
 
2009-02-24 06:57:34 PM  
I just need to start submitting repeats if I was more greenlights
 
2009-02-24 06:57:46 PM  
The survey for the wearing of the hats is something like:

237 yes,

7 no

so there are at least 7 douches taking that survey. Kind of small for the internet, really.
 
2009-02-24 06:58:00 PM  
I heard about this guy on the local AM station last week.

The story I heard last week was that some idiot driving by, not satisfied with a mere glance at his hat, did the full 180 degree "over-the-shoulder-look-while-I-check-lanes" move... and plowed directly into a person stopped in front of them.

And then told the cops the reason he hit the car was because of the hat.

So someone other guy's sheer stupidity and naivety concerning auto insurance matters is really what caused this.
 
2009-02-24 06:58:50 PM  

cr3am: I just need to start submitting repeats if I was more greenlights


I wish I was more greenlights.

/are sad
//I wish I was more streetlights, too.
 
2009-02-24 06:59:30 PM  
The thing that I like about this is that Larry didn't throw a temper tantrum when they told him. According to the article, other people noticed Larry not wearing the hats anymore.

People throwing a temper tantrum when they don't have their way is too common in the media.

GO LARRY!
 
2009-02-24 07:01:54 PM  
 
2009-02-24 07:01:57 PM  
Came for the silly hat beatdown, left happy.

What's the name of the animation that's from again?
 
2009-02-24 07:03:31 PM  
That's a glider on his hat, not a model airplane.

Stupid media.
 
2009-02-24 07:04:09 PM  
i300.photobucket.com

The best one, IMO.
 
2009-02-24 07:06:05 PM  
Came in here for a Hertzfeldt reference, leaving satisfied.

/Thank you, Dinjiin
 
2009-02-24 07:06:21 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xrCS-9r7LY&NR=1
 
2009-02-24 07:06:50 PM  
I hope we get a follow up to this story
 
2009-02-24 07:07:05 PM  
img477.imageshack.us
 
2009-02-24 07:08:17 PM  
The article clearly leaves out the fact that Larry Douchwaite is clearly an asshat.
 
2009-02-24 07:08:33 PM  
FTA:"I think they are tired of having fun things sucked out of their life and I think the reaction mushroomed because of that," said Douthwaite.

Tonight, the Littlestown Borough Council has scheduled time to hear from Douthwaite's supporters and it is possible the hat ban will be overturned.


But the official hat will deter terrorist, right?

You can have big-model-plane hat when you pry it off my dead cold cranium.
 
2009-02-24 07:09:00 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: Came for the silly hat beatdown, left happy.

What's the name of the animation that's from again?


Rejected
 
2009-02-24 07:09:22 PM  
Oddly, I was about to make a Tom Jones reference before seeing Rob4127's comment.
 
2009-02-24 07:09:26 PM  
He should not be wearing an airplane hat anywhere. Doesn't he remember 9/11?! Someone could easily mistake that for a real plane and DIE!
 
2009-02-24 07:10:25 PM  
kittyhas1000legs: What's the name of the animation that's from again?

Rejected. YouTube goodness right here.
 
2009-02-24 07:12:35 PM  

Gilligann: He should not be wearing an airplane hat anywhere. Doesn't he remember 9/11?! Someone could easily mistake that for a real plane and DIE!


He's just afraid to wear a real Flight 11 hat.

growabrain.typepad.com
 
2009-02-24 07:12:58 PM  
I used to work with a lady who had this huge collection of crazy hats. She and I were always the most fun at the office Halloween parties.
 
2009-02-24 07:13:32 PM  
FREE HAT! FREE HAT! FREE HAT!
 
2009-02-24 07:14:35 PM  
jesus christ not again already
 
2009-02-24 07:15:24 PM  
asshat?
 
2009-02-24 07:16:18 PM  
We had a hat party and Larry's was the grandest of all!
 
2009-02-24 07:17:37 PM  
i93.photobucket.com
 
2009-02-24 07:17:56 PM  

H_is_for_Heretic: He's just afraid to wear a real Flight 11 hat.


That hat won't be funny until March 11, 2024.

/Obscure? naw, this is Fark.
 
2009-02-24 07:20:08 PM  
23. Please complete the following sentence:

Look at me, I'm an a________ w___!

/Show your work.
 
2009-02-24 07:22:18 PM  
They still pay people to be crossing guards?
 
2009-02-24 07:22:37 PM  

H_is_for_Heretic: Gilligann: He should not be wearing an airplane hat anywhere. Doesn't he remember 9/11?! Someone could easily mistake that for a real plane and DIE!

He's just afraid to wear a real Flight 11 hat.


Came here for this.

/leaving satisfied
 
2009-02-24 07:23:24 PM  

H_is_for_Heretic: Gilligann: He should not be wearing an airplane hat anywhere. Doesn't he remember 9/11?! Someone could easily mistake that for a real plane and DIE!

He's just afraid to wear a real Flight 11 hat.


THAT is farking awesome HH
 
2009-02-24 07:24:43 PM  

Dinjiin: kittyhas1000legs: What's the name of the animation that's from again?

Rejected. YouTube goodness right here.


Wow. I've never seen that. Amazing.
 
2009-02-24 07:27:08 PM  
Someone better call the Ministry of Silly Hats.
 
2009-02-24 07:28:38 PM  
the only response to this level of attention whoring is for everyone in this douchebag's life to completely, utterly and totally ignore the fact that he has crazy hats on. to even let your eyes drift up to hat level is to give this tool the attention he yearns for.

of course, the other option is to go along and let the crazy f'er have his jollies.
 
2009-02-24 07:29:16 PM  
Let the man wear his hats for fark's sake!
 
2009-02-24 07:29:44 PM  
Yep. Crossing Guards should blend in as much as possible.
 
2009-02-24 07:29:45 PM  
TFA: Douthwaite said the borough manager told him that the hats were unprofessional and a distraction for drivers.

Sue Ellen Mishky unavailable for comment.
 
2009-02-24 07:30:24 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-02-24 07:32:20 PM  
On the other hand if he's a man without a hat then he can dance when he wants to, he can leave his friends behind. Because his friends don't dance and if they don't dance well they're no friend of mine.
 
2009-02-24 07:33:10 PM  
Headline reads like a whacky movie trailer. Something with Rob Schneider.
 
2009-02-24 07:38:57 PM  
He doesn't say that the kids like the hats. Where are the kids who support him?

He says the hats make his job safer because he's more visible.

If that's his argument then he can wear the damn day-glow orange vest like all the other crossing guards.
 
2009-02-24 07:38:57 PM  
i24.photobucket.com

Original Comic (new window)

/tangentally related
 
2009-02-24 07:40:56 PM  
Came here for Mr. Magorium references. Leaving disappointed.
 
2009-02-24 07:46:29 PM  
mirror-us-ga1.gallery.hd.org
 
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