All Hallow’s Eve Grumpkins – A Retrospective


Our Grumpkins were known to make dogs bark and little kids cry. A red Sharpie marker, a serrated boning knife and Tom Waits’ “Bone Machine” / Mickey Hart’s “Planet Drum” blasting through the neighborhood made it all worthwhile.

The neighborhood kids are all grown up now…

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9 Responses to “All Hallow’s Eve Grumpkins – A Retrospective”

  1. LC Aggie Sith Says:

    I love these. The carving is very unusual.

  2. kdub Says:

    Ooh! I used to LOVE Planet Drum!

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    LC Aggie– Years ago I’d collect portraits from the newspapers, darken the shadows with a pen, then draw the shapes of the light areas onto the pumpkin and cut those out. Now I just wing it. I can’t bring myself to use templates.

    kdub– Planet Drum is/was awesome. All rhythm. You’ve got a nice site, BTW. [in yr blog, stealn yr stuf]

  4. kdub Says:

    Ya you might reckonnize some items there once in a while.

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    kdub– Yep, I did recobanize a few. Thanks for the credit. (An aside: are you related to Finnicky Penguin or Angry Duck?)

  6. kdub Says:

    Nope. Related to Tiger Butter though.

  7. Bunk Strutts Says:

    kdub– Aren’t we all.

  8. planetross Says:

    I wonder if there are really old pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns sitting in a museum somewhere … cause the only ones I know kind of rot after a short while.

    note: cool pumpkinobilia!

  9. Bunk Strutts Says:

    plane– The missus cuts ’em up, steams ’em, disguises ’em, then feeds ’em to us.

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