Monday, February 5, 2007
the cone of silence
I first heard about the cone while sitting in a smokey bar nursing a buzz that made it hard to keep my feet on the ground. I think that is how everyone should get hooked.....The cone is a legend, not because of how many tin cups their trained monkey carries home after a race.... the boat is a legend because of what it represents. and dude, it doesn't represent a modified mumm 30....
It is a work of art.... like the pyrimids of egypt. it was forged from carbon and bone and the wet deams of sailors who just wanted to fly with mylar wings... fly faster than a banshe ... going really fast! The cone is a carbon icon made manifest by a quixotic guy who got off bungi jumping through the 7th ring of hell!!! Most of us won't get a chance to know what is is like to talk to asyms after not sleeping for days.... But I feel better just knowing the cone simply exists...
I can understand why some people don't get it, I heard some people jetski.. it takes all kinds I guess
I believe the origin of the name is this web page