The Great Pumpkin Carving Escapade

30 Oct

Tonight, I carved a pumpkin for the first time in years. It was great fun, and mine turned out quite well considering my lack of expertise. My handiwork was not worthy of being immortalized on the Internet. Therefore, tonight’s festivities will be honored with pictures of some of my favorite things carved into pumpkins. I have no idea who made these, but they are great artists.


Hell’s Pumpkins

University of Tennessee

Touchdown Pumpkins

John Wayne

Pumpkin Cogburn

Elvis Presley

Ladies and Gentlemen! Elvis Has Left the Pumpkin!

Marilyn Monroe

Pumpkins Like It Hot

Darth Vader

Luke, I Am Your Pumpkin.

Clint Eastwood

The Good, the Bad and the Pumpkin

This is an incomplete list, but I couldn’t find one with Barney Fife.

6 Responses to “The Great Pumpkin Carving Escapade”

  1. javaj240 October 31, 2012 at 05:28 #

    I swear to God on my life that I did an awesome one (even used power tools!) a few years ago of The Statue of Liberty! I have a thing for that statue.

    • Rick October 31, 2012 at 12:30 #

      I’d like to see a picture of that. What is it about that statue that you like?

  2. javaj240 October 31, 2012 at 12:37 #

    I wish I had a picture. All of my old photos are stuck on my old hard drive. My brother-in-law, the computer genius, said he would get them off for me a couple of years ago… I guess he needs me to give him the hard drive, though.. LOL…

    I love the symbolism of the statue. I love the photos of it being built. I love that private citizens raised the money to build the platform. I love that the torch toured the country prior to the whole statue getting here. (Like a “teaser”) I love that the real symbol of America is a woman. I love that the torch serves as a beacon… it so reminds me of “We must be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us.” (John Winthrop, 1630)

    • javaj240 November 1, 2012 at 00:50 #

      Of course, the first “symbol” of America was also a woman…. Hail, Columbia!


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