Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Where the cone is now

The giant ice cream cone has developed its own following, and several of those folks have demanded to know where the great one is living now. Who am I to deny them this information?

Here's the cone in its current resting place, a spot in the yard along the driveway at my house.


The picture is a little fuzzy, so I considered reshooting it, but in the end I decided the oddness it added to the cone was a good thing.

The cone is even more conesome at night, as you can see in this photo:


The woman in the picture, by the way, is Jain, she who makes the amazing art balls I've mentioned in multiple previous posts. If you don't own one of Jain's balls (a fun phrase to write if there ever was one), you should pop over to her site and order one ASAP; all right-thinking Americans should have one of Jain's balls (still fun to write).

Jain agrees with me that the cone is awesome and is already considering designs for hats for it for holidays and special occasions. A Cinco de Mayo sombrero for the cone? You bet.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should rig it with sound so it scares the crap out of people as they walk by. Maybe not a good idea to piss off the mailman..... Chris...

J. Griffin Barber said...

Tele Uno broadcast this direct from a suburb of Raleigh just mometns ago, where a sombrero-wearing oddity was seen.

The man, obviously raving, shouted this before leaping upon a hot-dog throne and disappearing into the darkness, "¡Cuidado, su cono de la bruja de helados, dirigirse directamente a ella del diablo! No busques en el ojo, o te roban tu alma eterna!"

Concerned neighbors are... concerned.

Mark said...

Chris, I do like my delivery folks, so you're right about not scaring them, but the general notion is spot on.

Mark said...

Griffin, well they should be.

Ticia said...

I am now picturing The Cone wearing a Luche Libre mask. Thank you for THAT visual, Griffin.

Mark said...

Now I really want one of those masks for it!

Ticia said...

That could be arranged...

Mark said...

Don't over-promise: that cone has a big head.

Ticia said...

I already thought of that. If we put slits in the side and back of one, someone who sews can add panels.

(I may even know someone who shares your love of the masks, who is a dear friend, and who sews...)

Mark said...

Go for it!

Ticia said...

I need measurements. As, I'm sure, do all the other fans of The Cone. Who knows what wonderful outfits he could wear.

Perhaps a 12 foot long Doctor Who (Tom Baker) Scarf. Or a Mary Poppins umbrella.

Mark said...

I can't get to that anytime soon, but I will try to find someone willing to do it.

Ticia said...

No worries. No rush.

I just realized, most people have garden gnomes, you have a garden cone.

Mark said...

And weird gnomes, and the terrible terrapin--we have way too much weird yard stuff.

Ticia said...

Maybe it's time for a change. Or embrace the weirdness.

Mark said...

It's happening all on its own.

Ticia said...

Then be afraid... very afraid. :)

Todd said...

I think the cone needs to be sheltered from the elements.

I also think the cone needs to be worn by someone doing X games stunts like ramp skateboarding or snowboarding. Film it and post it on youtube...and have a 'cone cam' - camera attached on the cone.

Kyle to the white courtesy phone...

Mark said...

Todd, the cone is likely to move around; we will protect it.

The videos are less likely but interesting to consider nonetheless. I'd sure like to see them.

Scott of Wake Forest said...

Looks like your gonna take your companies christmas party to new levels.... or at least Dave's birthday.

Mark said...

What great ideas!

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