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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Halloween Palace

Looking for poetry and culture? Slide down to the next post! Looking for cannibal pumpkins, mummies, cats in costume, spam-o-lanterns?

Walk in.

Gallery of pumpkins—thought my family had invented several of these, but I suppose not. I’ll have to try the flaming toilet paper pumpkins. (Kindred spirits, after all: hair on fire.) How to make your own trashcan costume and send the neighborhood kids into paroxysms, advice on what power tools not to use, and more. Credit: The wonderful Oct-o-pus picture is from www.extremepumpkins.com.

Willing and unwilling cats in costume. Unwilling is rather more entertaining.

Unholy pumpkin-cutting laziness on All Soul’s? Try this.

Not quite as lazy as the above but still pretty lazy? Alternative pumpkins here: bell pepper lantern, spam-o-lantern, horny melon lantern, and the ever-popular raw beef lantern.

And a few mummies to rattle your cage.

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE all of the links. I wasn't in much of a Halloween mood, until I surfed on them. Now I am thinking of ways to dress up tomorrow when I pass out the treats to the kids.

    Unfortunately, we can't dress up at school. I have no idea how I will keep anyones attention tomorrow at school either. I know the thoughts will be on costumes and candy.

    Happy Halloween.

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  2. All Hallows E'en to you & all. Time to break out the kitchen candy!

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.