Edwin Burgess

Stories from Edwin Burgess

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

As early as the 1930s, with the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco California and the widespread development of modern day high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, the hard hat, claimed as a safety apparatus by the elitist chief engineers of its time, has been utilized as a tool of oppression.  It is true that hard hats do protect workers from fatal accidents involving plummeting heavy equipment.  However, modern advances in the study of phrenology suggest that a couple of extra knots on the cranium, as from a falling wrench or hammer, may benefit individual members of society.