There's Something Not Quite Right With This Captain America Hat

Image: Captain America Flipeez Hat via Walmart
Image: Captain America Flipeez Hat via Walmart

Make that “many things.”

This hat was featured by Twitter user Ananth, with a pretty good explanation of why it looks like this:

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The replies have picked out a number of weird things going on here:

Unfortunately, this thread does not cover that the arms are operated by squeezing the legs. Anyway, here’s another amazing photo of the hat, courtesy of the manufacturers:

Image: Captain America Flipeez Hat via Walmart
Image: Captain America Flipeez Hat via Walmart
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Less a majestic “when Captain America throws his mighty shield!” moment than a confused “when Captain America waves his mighty shield” one.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

DISCUSSION

redstarleo
RedStarLeo

It’s a sad day when the MODOK hat is more dignified than the Captain America hat.