September 30, 2003
Over at ExtremePumpkins.com, Tom Nardone takes his jack-o-lantern carving seriously.
"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 is the day we seize back this ritual. Today. We will remove from our wives, mothers, and sisters' hands those safe, harmless, cute carving tools and throw them away. Today. We will buy a big, ugly, pumpkin so large a woman cannot lift or move it. Today. We will carve that sumbitch into something ugly and plop it on the front porch.
Today. We are reborn as men."
Tom employs such subtle gadgets as Sawzalls, jigsaws, and routers (the power tool variety, not the LAN gizmo) to carve up interesting and/or disturbing creations. His "Gunshot Wound Pumpkin" is shown to the right.
Cool stuff...makes me want to grab a 20-lb. punkin and a 7" chef's knife and have at it.
(Thanks to Lockergnome for the heads up.)Posted by Craig | Permalink