Hats Off At Ascot

The array of whimsical toppers at Ascot's Opening Day, the Oscars of Hats, led us to inaugurate the first annual Arbitrary Hat Awards, cause who doesn't like being gratuitously judgey?

Hats Off At Ascot

Pippi Longstocking Memorial Award for Excellence in Braiding.


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Lifetime Achievement Award


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The Creationist Award for Excellence in Literalism


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The Edgard Allen Poe Memorial Award


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The Gamfield Award in Chimney Sweeping Possibilities


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The Frank Lloyd Wright Award for Excellence in Form and Function


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The Martha Stewart Award for Excellence in Ribbon-Curling.


Hats Off At Ascot

The Alice Waters Award in Locavore Excellence


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The Ray Krok Convenience in Snacking Award


Hats Off At Ascot

The Pulitzer Award for Hard-Hitting Timeliness in Chapeaux


Hats Off At Ascot

The Obligatory Award For All Royal Cousins in a Position to Introduce People to Princes, Even If That's Not as Exciting as That Used to Be Award


Hats Off At Ascot

The Clark Kent Award fro Excellence in Crappy Disguises


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The Inbred Talent for Looking Natural in Top Hat Award


Hats Off At Ascot

The Henry Higgins' Mother Award for Wearing a Pink Hat to Ascot.

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