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Are traffic cones/witches’ hats called “pylons” because they “pile on” top of each other to form a nice stack?

… or is it only me that thinks this?


note: I had to know, so I looked it up . I have been misinformed all these years.

double note: I don’t think I’m wrong about “smores” (I want some more), but …
rollmops” (take strips of pickled herring and roll ’em up around a pickled baby onion) and “gesunder” ( a bedpan that goes under the bed) I’m not too sure about.

7 responses to “Pylons

  1. Is there such a thing as a silly cone question? Actually there is: why does one put cones in a fridge and where are the aliens?

    note: it’s only you who thinks like this, but that’s okay.

  2. Cynical Scribble

    I never knew they were known as: toddlers, pylons or witches’ hats. I’ve clearly never lived.

    This is the first day of the rest of my life…

  3. No, no, no. The day after tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.

    I’m a procrastinator.

  4. Thanks for the comments!

    nathaliewithanh: I wasn’t playing around on this one: somewhere in my mind I’ve always believed this to be true.
    The aliens are binge drinking and out somewhere making crop circles with urine.

    Cynical Scribble: everything has a name; some have more than one … except those Brazilian footballers.

    pannonica:precrastination” would be even worse: putting off things that you haven’t even thought about yet.

  5. … which of course begs the question of anticrastination.

    pannonica: I’ll do something about it later: when it’s too late.

  6. So you are protecting your beer from collision with…. what exactly? Your head when you’ve had so many you can’t bend over without falling forward? Your hand when it becomes unsteady from steady drinking? Rampant mayo that’s gone off? Must know. I think I may need pylons for my fridge, or at least to put around the dust bin.

  7. S. Le: I remembered seeing little pylons at the local 100 yen shop ($ store) and thought they’d be funny. I couldn’t think of anywhere else to put them for a photo.
    I think I’m going to carry my “mini-pylons” around with me in the van and just put them out when I park illegally.
    Actually I’ve lost my taste for beer; but people just keep giving me 6 packs for some reason.
    A 7 year old student gave me the 6 pack of Yebisu for Christmas! (seriously)

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