Some Valuable Advice


Let’s say your teenager acquires a huge wooden plaque adorned with enormous animal horns. And he decides, “These horns would make a great Viking hat.” Then, he goes to an army surplus store and explains why he needs a helmet. Then he borrows an electric saw from the nice new neighbors.

You’re thinking, Jesus Christ, this will never work, why can’t he see that?!”

The thing to do is stand back and let fate take over. They’re going to do what they’re going to do, and it might end up with a gigantic Viking helmet.

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20 Responses to Some Valuable Advice

  1. Queen Marie says:

    I like the way that Teenage Wolf thinks!!!
    Damm fine hat.

  2. skye says:

    What else can you set him to work on? That hat is pure gold.

  3. arline says:

    That makes the leather cat girl mask I just ordered last night seem, well, a little less potent of an expression.

  4. sam says:

    hey sister wolf, make use of that, string up a line between the points and he can dry washing whilst looking avante-garde & cool!

  5. deja pseu says:

    Next stop…Ren Faire! Seriously though, great job on the helmet!

  6. WCGB says:

    Can’t wait to see that creation on the catwalk!

  7. WendyB says:

    Now THAT’S a hat!

  8. That is awesome to borrow a word from the US, that is style, none of this gorilla shit. Good head gear is where it is at!

  9. JK says:

    Sister Wolf?

    Actually that’s really not too bad, except that I’d prefer deer antlers.

    And the helmet is probably cheaper (in the long run than what my son did) he attached wax replicas of single pronged “horns” to the side of a biker helmet and wore it to his senior prom.

    All well and good until the heat from the dancefloor lights (or whatever) caused some uh, “wilting.” Anyway, his creation was judged “superb” (plus he’d only borrowed my helmet (at no cost to him, melted his Mom’s candles down, again at no cost to him – I don’t know if he had to pay for the “molds”)

    Anyway, apparently so long as the “horns stood proudly upright” there seemed to be no problem. He did (ironically) take the female cop who’d cuffed and stuffed him to “small claims court” where the cop explained to the female judge that once the “horns” began dripping that it “only then [the horns] became a nuisance. Anyway I like your kid’s ingenuity.

    My son’s fashion statement cost him 3 days community service and me four hundred bucks + court costs.

  10. Rudy Zarsov says:

    Horny little devil isn’t he?

  11. Ann says:

    It was super nice and super brave of the new neighbors to let Teenage Wolf borrow their electric saw!

    That’s a terrific hat, and I find myself wondering how heavy it is.

  12. Sister Wolf says:

    Queen Marie – If only you two could pose together in your head gear!

    Skye – Your own little pirate will be asking for an electric saw before you know it.

    arline – Well, baby steps, right?

    sam – Brilliant!

    Iheartfashion – Yay!

    deja pseu – Please, no Ren Faire, I’m begging.

    WCGB – Oooh, I’d like to see that too.

    WendyB – At the very least!

    Make Do – So true.

    JK – What a heartwarming tale. Send him a copy of the picture if you think he might enjoy some nostalgia.

    Rudy – No.

    Ann – I hope they appreciated the departure from the standard “cup of sugar” request. It does look like it weighs a ton. I’m keeping my distance.

  13. hammie says:

    heheheheheheheh heheheheheh hehehehehehehheheheheh HA HA HA!

    Boo said: “He has horns, on his hat. Valkyrie!”

  14. Style Spy says:

    Could have been much worse. He could have decided to make a furry vest out of a bathmat. I’m just sayin’…

  15. Tobi Lynne says:

    That thing is AMAZING. I want it for my mantle.

  16. Winter Bird says:

    I live in Minnesota. We all have and wear horn hats like that up here!

  17. Susan says:

    He’s a visionary at 17 and he’s cool as shit. And bravo for you– it takes a lot of love to stand back and let them learn/experiment on their own.

  18. I’m taking notes.

  19. I would only have a kid if there was a 150% guarantee my child would this instead of getting teen pregnant or doing heroine or whatever kids do these days.

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