(ken @ April 18 2005,13:11) Or like the millions of people that have worn bandanas as utilitarian clothing for hundreds of years. But if you want to associate them w/Punky Brewster, that's fine. She's gorgeous. Unless you're tilling fields or robbing banks, I fail to see how a bandana is utilitarian. A list of how I used mine today: Over my face (think militant straight-edge) to keep dust from getting in my mouth while riding my motorcycle through rural country (and to deflect wind so breathing is easier). Taken out of my pocket to wipe dust off of components in my Tech378 lab. Around my head (think headband) to keep sweat out of my eyes during rugby practice. On my wrist now, wiping up sweat from my forehead, nose, etc. because it's 80 degrees and humid. And there's still plenty of awake-time to go. I guess a bandana isn't utilitarian if you sit on your arse all day. But I use mine a lot.