According to the web buzz, the hottest thing thus far about the Vancouver Winter Olympics are those red maple leaf mittens the Canadian Olympic team are sporting. Those suckers are so popular that the demand has maxed out the supply, turning these mittens into the Olympic version of the Birkin Bag. Meaning, if you want a pair, you're gonna have to wait.
Of course, if you're one of the millions waiting for their mittens, you could always content yourself with a nice maple leaf hat. You know, just to tide you over until your mittens arrive in the mail or something.
I mean, just look at this cheerful little hat! Doesn't it just look like it was made to go with those mittens?
Whoever it was that started the rumor that Canadians have no sense of national pride has apparently never been there during Canada Day festivities. You see all sorts of hats like the one that guy in the center is sporting.
Even babies show their Canadian pride with a leaf-shaped hat.
Or how about a simple beanie? Your hair might get smooshed flat, but there's no denying the Canadian pride exhibited by this hat.
Even construction workers can get in on the fad. Yes, you can get your very own maple leaf-themed hard hat, and now they're 33% off!
Of course, there is such a thing as taking the maple leaf love a little too far, as we're about to see. Now, it's not a hat per se, but when I saw it, I felt compelled to share it with the rest of you. Because someone out there has got to be impressed that the subject of this last photo didn't destroy half the known universe for being made to pose for this.
Enjoy, and see you Monday!