Ah, lions (also known by the fancy-pants name of Panthera leo.) Really, what can be said about them that hasn't already been said before? They're big; one of the four critters that make up the big cat family (but smaller than tigers, interestingly enough.) They're social (as long as they don't interact with another pride; then it gets all Hatfields vs. McCoys up in there.) They're considered noble and brave, particularly the males (even though the male lions don't actually, y'know, do much of anything outside of propagate the species and look fluffy and fierce. It's the lionesses who actually get stuff done. Also, they will scavenge and eat people from time to time.)
So really, what is there to say about lions that hasn't been said before? THEY HAVE SOME OF THE BEST PR IN EXISTENCE, THAT'S WHAT. Because as the end of the day, we humans (occasionally known as Lunch) still really dig lions, despite the fact that they don't really live up to the hype. They're kind of like elected officials, in that respect.
...And that's enough of that. Let's get down to business, shall we?
With as harsh about lions as I was earlier, I have to admit; it's hard to keep the hate alive when you see a hat as cute as this. Just look at it--it's flippin' adorable.
How much does this dude from Scotland love his lion hat? So much so that he named his music album after it.
...I'm serious. I couldn't have made that up if I tried. Click the link if you don't believe me.
Of course, maybe lion hats are just par for the course in the UK's musical scene, since this lady is rocking a similar one. Y'know, kind of like glow sticks and ravers, or chicken wire at a roadhouse.
Speaking of similar hats...
...These ladies also appear to be rocking the same style of lion hat. Want to rock one of your own? Click on this bad boy and you'll be on your way.
Hey; don't say I'm not generous.
You know how a picture is worth a thousand words? This one seems to be saying only three, with the last two of which being "lion hats."
I'd tell you what the first one is, but I do try to keep this blog family-friendly. Sweet Patrick Stewart, do I try. So just imagine a word that would most likely result in this kid getting her mouth washed out with soap, and you'll be set.
And just because no entry about lion hats would be complete without it, here's Harry Potter's Luna Lovegood, sporting her Gryffindor lion headdress:
You're welcome. See you Friday!