It was Hats Off to the Montana Avenue Merchants Association tonight for hosting the annual Montana Avenue Holiday Walk in high style. Indeed, some of the participants -- like the woman pictured above -- must have been high as a kite. What else would possess someone to parade around town wearing a hat made of Gargantuan Christmas Tree Ornaments? Then, again, 7th and Montana has always been a bastion of good taste. Just this morning, I finally worked up the courage to commend one local gentleman on his fine taste in plastic boutonnieres. "What an elegant fashion statement," I said. "Well," he replied, "I'm inspired by the Hollywood Classics." "I can see that," I said, "It's the classic kind of look you see on old TV shows." I didn't have the heart to tell him it was usually on The Three Stooges and squirted seltzer water at the push of a button ...!