Monday, October 24, 2005

Jack-o-lanterns done right

As a kid, I liked to make my jack-o-lanterns gruesome -- one year I stuck a knife and squirted ketchup around the wound. Ghosts and ghouls and other monsters we're supposed to be cute, so, I thought, why should jack-o-lanterns? Today, my jack-o-lanterns are much more tame, but the appreciation for gruesome jack-o-lanterns hasn't left, which is why I'm loving
Extreme - Pumpkin carving at its wildest!

At what point did the carving of pumpkins turn into a "cute" event? When did boys stop carving pumpkins and moms start? Where did we lose touch with one of the years coolest events?

Today we will seize back this ritual. Today is the day we throw away those safe, cute carving tools. Today. We will buy a big, ugly, pumpkin so large one man cannot lift or move it. Today. We will carve that sumbitch into something ugly and plop it on the front porch. October 31st we will light it brightly enough to give visiting children suntans.

Pumpkin carving is reborn.

Welcome to where strange pumpkins, pumpkin patterns, and alternative pumpkin carving techniques are developed and demonstrated for you. Pumpkin carving will never be the same.
Be sure to check out the video of the kerosene soaked toilet paper jack-o-lantern. We're going to have a Halloween weekend marshmallow roast and I may just have to try this.

via Depraved Librarian

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