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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Pumpkin Carving

April was here on vacation this week, and (inspired by bloodyp), we decided to carve some pumpkins. I’ve never really done it before, but the hardest part ended up being deciding what to do. We ended up going with these:

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The Red Ring of Death pumpkin has been getting a lot of attention. It was linked on DVICE, and then picked up by Gizmodo. It’s got a blinking red light inside. I want to fix it to make the middle part of it green, like it’s supposed to be, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it. I think the funniest part of this whole thing is that a few people on Giz think they’re not real, that they’re photoshopped images. The others are an emoticon (“Bob!”), the Obama logo, and yes, the Ubuntu logo.

I also got an email from a reporter at a news service who wanted to write an article about them. I wonder if anything will ever happen with that.

I don’t think they’ll last quite until Halloween. I will have to make more. I have big plans in store for that, but I’m not sure I can pull it off. Stay tuned…*

*this is not a guarantee that I will ever write any more about this

Posted by alan to [geek, politics, video games] at 2:27 pm PT | Link | Comments (3)

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Comment by Bloody P
2008-10-22 17:28:11

The Obama pumpkin especially looks kick ass! Nice work all around.

WARNING: that big, heavy part in the middle of the “O” will droop after a couple of days. Use a toothpick to hold it up by putting in the top part of the “O”. You can’t even tell from the street that it’s there.

BP

 
Comment by Chilly
2008-10-22 20:45:48

You can use vaseline to seal the exposed flesh and make the pumpkins last longer.

 
Comment by alan
2008-10-22 20:46:52

It’s too late to save these. I’ll do it again next week. It was fun.

 
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