What would Halloween be without Jack o'Lanterns? If you're looking for a little guidance on making that perfect pumpkin check out the tips provided by the Pumpkin Lady. She has carving tips and references. She also has patterns available for download for those of you who'd like to attempt something a little different from the standard glowing face. And make sure you check out her gallery of presidential pumpkins. The George Bush one will haunt your dreams until you die, or at least until you're disappeared.
I covered ExtremePumpkins.com here before, but it's worth a look again this year. These guys specialize in the art of grotesque pumpkins. Things like gunshot wound pumpkins or vomiting pumpkins. They also sponsor an Extreme Pumpkin contest each year, and the entrants in that little shindig are quite creative. The Drowned Pumpkin is one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen. The 2005 contest had a number of outstanding entrants. The Moldy Skull Pumpkin ( left ) was pretty cool looking and the Pumpkin Giving Birth was downright tasteless. ( Hooray! )
And speaking of tasteless, looky at what the geeks over at Instructables are up to. They've managed to combine taxidermy and nerdery to create a stuffed rat with glowing LED eyes. The step-by-step instructions cover skinning the rats, building the frame, handling the wiring, and the actual stuffing. They even thoughtfully included the insertion of a magnet so you could have the mother of all refrigerator magnets. If you like this little project, make sure you check out the conjoined mouse twins taxidermy project. It's a good thing.
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Fundy Christian comics that teach Catholic, Mason and Muslim-hating. ( OK, I admit it. The Masons freak me out a bit too, but... )
Does life get any better ( or scarier ) than that? Make sure you check out the Halloween special 'Here, Kitty Kitty.' Will Betsy's black cat Fluffy be sacrificed by her Wiccan classmates in a nefarious attempt to get good grades? Or will Jesus save the day?