Funny, just yesterday I was wondering if there was ever a situation in which a man could wear a top hat without coming off all camp or postmodern about it. I don’t think there is. Unfortunately.

Contra Costa Times – Beaver dam must go, officials say<br/> MARTINEZ: Blockage interrupts flow of Alhambra Creek, could cause problems if heavy rains fall

“Beavers in downtown Martinez, who would think?” said Beth Lucas.

It’s a (perhaps) little known fact that the only thing that saved the beaver in North America is that fashionable men up and decided they wanted silk hats. Sounds like Martinez needs a specialist hatter industry.