I said a while ago that if Bobby Andonov did not win Australia’s Got Talent, I’d eat my hat…..
along with all the corks……
Well, last Tuesday Bobby Andonov did not win Australia’s Got Talent. Dang! But then I had a good idea he wouldn’t win when he sang that stupid Christina Aguilera song. As I said after the final, Justice Crew will probably win it. And so they did.
At the same time I asked readers for recipes for corked hats as I didn’t really fancy eating mine raw. One such recipe sent in caught my eye. It basically suggested I bake my hat, just as you would bake a cake.
So I did.
Unfortunately, just as my hat was baked and the oven timer sounded……
…..the telephone rang. I turned off the timer and took the call and of course, completely forgot my hat was in the oven until later.
Too much later……
So I decided, if it were all the same with you, that I could drink it. A bit like a Slim Fast meal. So I thought I could mix it with a pint of water…..
And down it in one!
Well, that was the plan anyway. But then I checked back on what I did actually say in my original post. And I discovered that I said “If this guy doesn’t make it big, I’ll eat one of my hats, including ALL the corks.”
How non-committal was that? So there will be no hats eaten here today. Or drank. Anyway, Australians and don’t wear corked hats anymore. Mine was made for me as a joke by a very dear friend back in England, and she presented it to me at my leaving party. And of course, I didn’t burn it in the oven.
But I have tried wearing it (not publicly, of course), and they are the most irritating hats in the world. You’d almost certainly rather have flies around you than corks constantly bouncing off of your face.
No, if you want to keep the flies off of your face in Australia these days, and in some places during summer you may need to; this is what you would wear today.
Now I don’t know what you think, but for me, they just aren’t as cool as the original cork hats. I can’t imagine Crocodile Dundee in one. But you’ll be very pleased to hear that I’ve never seen anyone wearing one anywhere, ever.
Apart from me, just now.