Yes, I know--it's yet another spoof on the infamous "Keep Calm" poster.
But you gotta admit that this one works pretty well with today's theme.
Hey, Internets--you know what I just realized? That I've been doing this hat-blog-thing for almost three years and have not done one single, solitary post on Pokémon hats. That might not sound like a major epiphany to some of you, but when you consider not only the deep impression that these pocket monsters have made on the geek circles but on pop culture as a whole, then it starts to sink in that this is actually more of a fantastic oversight.
Which is why I'm going to correct that today. So let's get to it, shall we?
Well, can you think of a better way to start off a post about Pokémon hats than with a Poké Ball hat? 'Cause I sure can't.
I will say, though, the temptation to accompany this hat with something to the tune of "I have been lead to believe that you favor Mudkips above all the rest" is really, really strong right now.
And yes, I am aware that that is old meme. As you might have gathered from the title of today's post, I don't care about things being old meme, so there you go.
While one might be tempted to write this Snorlax beanie off as being really simple, I find that the level of detail of the Snorlax itself is actually really impressive. Also, Snorlax is one of the few Pokémon I can identify without any help (the other ones are Jigglypuff, Squirtle and Psyduck,) so I admit that I'm biased on this one.
And just because I'm pretty sure the Internet will sue me if I left this out, here's a Pikachu hat:
Because even a Pokémon noob like me knows this guy is basically the mascot of the whole franchise. It'd be like talking about Disney and not mentioning Mickey Mouse, and while I may be guilty of certain oversights here and there, I'm not that dense.
And on that note, see you Wednesday!