October 29, 2008

Carve the vote

Who said politics can't be fun?

I've been planning on carving an Obama logo on my pumpkin for several days now. (Really, I have!) Tonight I was going to try to find an Obama logo and trace it out and figure out how to transfer it to the pumpkin, and carve it so that it would be self-supporting and look half-way decent.

Then I was paging through the latest Newsweek and saw a tiny blurb about the "Yes We Carve!" website. Damn! Glad I found it before making a total wreck of both myself and a perfectly good pumpkin trying to do it on my own.

As you may have noticed, there's a little gizmo in the sidebar where you can click to go there.

What a great idea it is too. Users submit various templates and designs, some of them quite creative and clever, and you can then download a template of the design and use it to trace out the design on your pump type kin.

Aside from the usual gooey extravaganza of de-gutting the pumpkin and dealing with the seeds, and the mess, it looks like a fairly easy proposition to create a very nice little pumpkin with a positive message.

Not only does the site provide templates and many designs, they offer instructions and invite readers to submit pictures of their finished creations. It's a lot of fun to just browse through and see the many Obama supporters and their work, many of which are nothing short of amazing. (the scrape method is used to provide shading in amazing ways.)

Another cool feature is it allows you to set up and post announcements for B.Y.O.P. (bring your own pumpkin) parties so you can get together and have some pumpkin fun with like-minded folks.

Go check it out, and if you haven't already taken sharp object to your gourd, consider making a Obam-a-lantern this year.

It's fun with a purpose, and a great activity for any little people whose future, after all, this election is so much about.

Here's just a few samples... you really gotta go browse the pictures.

This guy had to use some sort of advanced carving/transfer method ... it's almost too good.



Love it!



And just how cool is THIS?!! They carved mirror image letters on the back of the pumpkin to project the date on the wall!



And this little girl did a pretty good job at making the Obama logo, don't you think? She's obviously proud.



Here's someone else that apparently supports Obama.



Another nice design.



Fun for the whole family...



And yes, that's carved into a pumpkin. Amazing how people can carefully scrape the pumpkin to various thicknesses to create the shading of the picture. (though they look really ugly when they're not lit up.)



Here's the unlit/lit version of one "Barack-o-lantern.



6 Comments:

At 10/29/2008 9:02 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

"Various thicknesses" is probably a good description of most of these voters.

 
At 10/30/2008 6:32 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And you base this on.....

Your basic rotten ass attitude towards humanity and the future of this country?

Your bitter stinginess and selfish desire to pretend you got all you have all on your own and so can't stand the idea of sharing even a little with others for the benefit of the country?

Some might say that people who seem comfortable with small thoughts and attitudes based on irrational fears of those not like themselves and shadowy boogie-men implanted into their brains by FOX news, Hannity, Limbutt and the like are truly the ones who are "thick".

Don't you ever wonder why all the CRAP you've been lead to believe has been shown to be a complete lie, or distortion at the least?

How many times do you have to be lied to before you finally get it through your granite like head that those you follow are PLAYING YOU LIKE A FIDDLE, and robbing you blind while they're at it?

Wake up Nico.

Try on the idea of spending government money on other Americans rather than just millionaires and billionaires.

Stop grinding your teeth over the thought of a buck of your taxes going towards helping some disadvantaged African-American or Latino get a college education, and start raising hell about Hailliburton and all the rest who have stolen literally BILLIONS of dollars in crooked and over-inflated no-bid contracts.

Wake the hell up and start being a decent human beingl.

If you had less hate and more hope, the country and yourself would be vastly better off.

If everyone had your attitude, the country would be a smoking ruin eventually.

 
At 10/30/2008 8:56 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

You know what, you're right! What the hell have I been thinking?! I am going to vote for Barack Obama.
Thank you for showing me the errors in my ways.

 
At 10/31/2008 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to see you doing what you do best? Pumpkin stories. How about some leave photos?

 
At 11/01/2008 2:27 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

You can't do THAT Nico!

Obama will appoint Snoop Doggie-Dog as Sec. of State and Bill Ayers his Sec. of Defense and make it mandatory for all blacks to have sex with the white woman of their choice!!!

And that's not to mention that he'll immediately begin nationalizing all industry and force the schools to indoctrinate our children in socialism and Marxism, and blast Ludacris rap music instead of Hail to the Chief.

Better believe all your wild-ass stuff and let your fear be your guide.

 
At 11/01/2008 2:32 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 11:36

Too bad I'd get arrested if I posted pictures of what you do best.

Don't let your mom catch you.

Again.

And I'm curious. Just what else do you do best? Anything? You've given not a clue here over the years. You clearly have nothing to offer that's worth a damn.

 

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