Happy National Anti-Pumpkin DayPosted: October 26, 2011
I believe that my position on Pumpkin is well established. I know that it is easy for an individual who takes a strong position to be mocked as an outlier. It takes more than an individual to create a movement. Today, on National Pumpkin Day, I am announcing that my Anti-Pumpkin position is now a movement.
People have flocked toward the cause. I define a flock as three. Don’t judge me.
Thank You For Your Support, Betty
As you may recall, I proposed putting Pumpkin out of a job by carving jack-o-lanterns out of other fruits and vegetables. As an example, I showed you a pineapple I carved:
Betty saw Pineapplejack-O-Lantern and let me know that there is a better way. In case you’re wondering, this is what a better way looks like –
For those of you who are not Betty and are wondering what this better way thing does, I will tell you. This takes the good stuff and the core out of a pineapple, leaving the shell intact and ready to carve. Who knew such a thing existed? Betty.
Thank You For Your Support Thoughts Appear
From the blog Thoughts Appear, comes this cantaloupe that is grimly appropriate for Halloween:
Violent? Oh yeah.
Deadly? Yeah sure, cantaloupes are rich in e-coli!
But this is absolutely a top notch decoration to have in your window on Halloween. Think about all the money you’ll save on candy. Only the bravest kids will dare knock on your door with this beauty on display.
Thank You For Your Support Omawari-son
And direct from the lovely Fountain Dining Hall on the campus of North Carolina State University comes this effort from The Omawari-son.
I can’t be sure, but I believe this was a Red Delicious Apple before it became a jack-o-lantern.
This effort was crafted with college dining hall tableware – nothing sharper than a butter knife. Sadly, this piece of art will never see Halloween. It didn’t even make it out of the dining hall because it is two things that Pumpkin will never, ever be – red and delicious.
It is a movement! How about a grape? One of you can do it, I know it.