Appearing hatless in public

“Riddles, quibbles and evasions” comes from Tom Stoppard’s wonderful Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in which we find R&G discussing the madness of Hamlet:

“G: It really boils down to symptoms. Pregnant replies, mystic allusions, mistaken identities, arguing his father is his mother, that sort of thing; intimations of suicide, forgoing of exercise, loss of mirth, hints of claustrophobia not to say delusions of imprisonment; invocations of camels, chameleons, capons, whales, weasels, hawks, handsaws — riddles, quibbles and evasions; amnesia, paranoia, myopia; day-dreaming, hallucinations; stabbing his elders, abusing his parents, insulting his lover, and appearing hatless in public — knock-kneed, droop-stockinged and sighing like a love-sick schoolboy, which at his age is coming on a bit strong.

R: And talking to himself.

G: And talking to himself.”

It just seemed appropriate.

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