Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Funnel Of Love

Today's Wonder of the World is...the Funnel!

Flickr photo by krazor
But that's no funnel!
Or is it?
The cala lily is one of the most elegant funnels I've seen.
I've been thinking about funnels ever since I found this one, with the help of a smurf.

Flickr photo by micpohling
Whenever I see funnels, I always think of the Tin Man.


Flickr photo by lorryx3
Poor Dorothy got caught in a funnel of her own!

Flickr photo by stephyannette
Can you be brave and take a look at another frightening funnel?
I'll hold your hand.
Here it comes...
a funnel web!

Flickr photo by yet another paul
How about that for a conniving spider! It lives in its nest in the dirt, and waits for its prey to get caught in the funnel!

Enough scary funnels.
How about a majestic one?
I've always thought this guy's head looks like a funnel.

Flickr photo by photosecosse ON VACATION UNTIL 3RD OCTOBER!
And I'm not the only one!
Look! The folks at Pylones (Sarut, aux les Etats Unis) thought of it too!

Photo by Pylones
I just love love love that company.
If I ever get rich, I'm going to buy up everything they've ever made. And I'll sit on a kitchen stool and watch my chef use all their cool things to make me all sorts of fattening French food!
And when I get tired of that, I'll spend the rest of my time playing on their website, HERE. It's still the best all around product website I've found. (But I'm partial to weird kitchen implements.)

I might even have my chef (who'll be named Fabio or maybe Gustav) use one of their funnels to make me a plate of funnel cake!

Flickr photo by photola
And then I'd have to run off all those calories playing funnel ball!

Flickr photo by nurse marbles
And I'd spend at least a half hour sending pennies down a funnel. But hey, if I'm rich, I might as well use silver dollars!

Flickr photo by Asian Byline
Have you ever done this? It's mesmerizing.
I love to watch full grown adults get entranced by that thing.

Why don't we listen to some funnel music?

Flickr photo by leakd
What, you can't hear it?
Watch this video, then. It was taken in Zurich at an Alpine Horn festival.
Maybe they even had funnel cake there!

Did I leave any funnels out? Please share!
Have a wonder-full Wednesday, everyone!
Love, Becky

15 comments:

Felicity said...

Oh, Funnel Cake, how I love thee!

JaxPop said...

Very Funnelly - You forgot to include the money funnel built into the bottom of everyone's pocket leading to our gas tanks. It's costing me $200 PER WEEK just to get to work these days. Betcha can't come up with a pic of that!

Where's the next book by the way? C'mon - get busy - your fans are waiting.

Rosemary said...

I don't think you left out any funnels. You must stay up nights thinking up the next wonder. How do you do it?
Have a great day Rebecca!
Rosemary

adrienne said...

Those elephant funnels are so cute! Now I'll have to go spend some time on their website...

Randy and Linda said...

I've got four more for you Rebecca. Megaphones are funnel shaped. Some Audio speakers are shallow, but sort-of funnel shaped. Nose-cones to some rockets are upside-down cones or funnel shapes. Also this antique telephone I bought, that I'm looking at in the office right now, from the Poinsett Hotel (1925+). Both the hand piece and the earpiece of this phone are funnels. "Hello Sarah? , Can you please get me ThelmaLou?"(Andy Griffith). No, this one is much older. Cool !
Randy

cindy said...

hmmmmm, funnel cake...yum. Ditto Jaxpop! : D

c

May Vanderbilt said...

Riiiiiiiiicola!

Remember that commercial?

That picture of a funnel cake nearly made me swoon. Why do you do this to a poor Weight Watchers gal?

lotusloq said...

Love the lily...

... but I can't think about funnels I'm still caught up in the puzzles from Monday. Thanks, ever so! What the heck kind of bird is that on that plate anyway?

I did take the time to read Emily Ever After. That was fun. I'm starting Consider Lily tonight.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hey y'all!
Felicity, I love it too! It's the main reason why I love the state fair!
Jaxpop, you're right. And you're sweet to ask (even demand :)) about the next book. I'm working...I'm working! If I were living in a monastery, it might go faster. But that's okay...I wouldn't want to miss out on any part of my life--except maybe the cooking and cleaning!

Hi Rosemary! You're a sweetie.

Adrienne, be careful. Once you step into their site, you'll never want to leave!

Randy, you have an old phone from the Poinsett!!! Lucky you! Did George call and want it for the movie filming there? I have a chair from that hotel. It's one of my favorites, though the springs are all worn out.

Hi Cindy, I'm glad you're enjoying the book!

Hey May, of course I remember it. Every time we went to the alps while we lived in France, Ben would have to stand on a mountain and say Ricola, and wait for the echo. Slightly embarrassing.

Lotusloq, I don't know. A crow? A raven? I gave up on that puzzle long ago, but I'd love it if you'd solve it for me. Glad you like the books. I enjoyed them too, and so did my daughter.

TattingChic said...

Hi Becky,
Thanks for the fun post, AGAIN! I love the plastic elephant funnels. That is a fun company. It would be so much fun to have those whimsical kitchen utensils!
Thanks for the nice comment at my blog yesterday!
~TattingChic

Randy and Linda said...

I wish George did call me about my telephone, maybe I should have called him first! Now he's the kind of bud I should have on my friends list! I was within 10 ft. from him when he came into the Poinsett entrance to help troubleshoot a door window reflection problem - nobody between us small group of actors/actresses - I could have walked calmly up to him and offered help. But we were told to ignore him, so ignore him is what we did! I should re-upload my pics to Greenville Online, they were really pretty good, and old-timey. I will send you a photo of my old Poinsett Hotel phone.
Randy

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Your blog always surprises me, where do you come up with these things? Always too fun! Hugs***Renea

Sandra Evertson said...

I always enjoy your post so much!
Sandra Evertson

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love these posts! I don't know how I have missed so many of them. I just started google reader and I am adding you to that so I don't miss a single post!
Hugs,
Penny

Susan Tuttle said...

Your posts always get me to see in new ways -- thank you.

Thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes.

Susan
xo