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October 22, 2006
14 years ago
Truly remarkable, but it seems about as important as
the potato clock
.. I always wonder what hungry people in Darfur would say about this sort of thing..
I wanna see that thing again in a month.
I prefer to make soup out of my pumpkins....
Well, I guess if we can have a potato clock, we can have a functioning one 'o these. Admit I would like to see such a hybrid in operation - but rather doubt it would hold up for a week,
Pumpkuter, I think. That takes into account its cuteness.
They have orange hides. And lots of seeds inside. Pumpkins are fruit. But only the squee-crazed Can find them cute.
but they ARE cute!
Well if you can successfully dry out any other gourd for a very long shelf-life or kalimba-life why can't you dry out a pumpkin to the point where you could give it a two year desk life? Seeing how it'll break by that point, anyways.
I don't see it as any more or less wasteful than just carving a traditional pumpkin and sticking a candle inside before placing it on the porch to slowly decompose... would be cool to
the thing after it was finished though and keep it permanently.
The Great MacKintosh, Charlie Brown
Why didn't they use on of them there fome punkins?
Good question. Possible they wished to explore impermancy?
I undertstand that this is the
time of year for Roto-Rooter, due to people dumping pumpkin guts down their drains.
Seems wasteful to pitch 'em down a drain.
Toasted pumpkin seeds
for people. Or simply air-dry ones for small critters - wash the stringy mess off, then spread 'em on a cookie sheet. Or compost 'em.
How long until taxidermists get into the act of stuffing computer parts into a shell? Bleh.
I'd like to see a jellyfish computer.
I would love to be turned into something useful after I'm dead. It would make a nice change.
But probably creep out my loved ones, so nevermind.
Think I would prefer being turned into something decorative: for instance, my bones into ornately carved zipper-pulls, my guts braided into bolo ties, etc. Why carry the obsessive work ethos of the US into the after-life?
My cats, much like the Targ in the recent Klingon pumpkin link, love to eat punkin guts. Maybe they should all be trucked to animal shelters.
My flatmate's cat loved pumpkin soup. He was an orange tabby to begin with, but I think he ended up
orange after consuming several litres of leftovers one night.
I am such a sucker for orange tabbies. And I really think they hang around other orange things on purpose. I know mine does.
Anything but bolo ties,
! What about piano strings?