There's this show, called Firefly. It's kind of a sci-fi western, and the guy who made the Buffy the Vampire shows (Joss Whedon) also made Firefly. Well, actually, there *was* this show, because it got cancelled before they even showed all the episodes, but anyway.... it gained a large cult following which has somehow seeped into Unique One, and the large number of cult-y fans chanted We Want A Movie! Make It Now! So of course, the cult fans got what they wanted (I wish I were a cult fan) and the movie Serenity, based on Firefly, premieres this very night. I know about 8 people who are at this very moment watching the last few moments of this movie in Rockland, and at least 4 of them are wearing a hat. A particular hat. A Jayne hat.
There was this character, Jayne (played by Adam Baldwin), a big lummoxy guy who isn't too quick mentally, but a very rough character and a good man to have on your side in a pinch, if you know what I mean. Not the sensitive, tell-me-about-your-feelings kinda guy. EXCEPT -- when his ma sends him a knit hat, which he dubs a "cunning" hat: "Man wears that hat out on the street, shows he's not afraid 'a nuthin'!" (or words to that effect). At least 4 of the 8 friends at the movie right now are wearing their own version of Jayne's Cunning Hat, knit with great excitement in anticipation of the movie. Knit, in some cases, at the last minute and ON THE JOB no less (Victoria)(good thing the boss likes you).
The knitted Jayne Hat is part of a nation wide movement of Jayne Hat Knitting, covering the country in orange, rust and gold earflap hats, and it is in honor of these intrepid creators of the cunning hat that I give you the following song, by Stan Peal:
I love the song credits from Stan Peal's web site:
"Written and performed by Stan Peal
With Apologies to Joss Whedon
And Sincere Apologies to Adam Baldwin"
Thanks, Stan! I hope someone knits you a Jayne Hat!
I've been promised pictures of the Unique One Firefly Gang all wearing their Jayne hats at the movie premiere, and you can bet yer cunnin' lid I'll post 'em here if I do indeed get them. :)