Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Vote for Your Favorite Pumpkin!

According to NPR, 4% more people carve pumpkins than cast votes during election years. What does that say about our country? That we care more about scooping out the goopy innards of a gourd than scooping out the goopy innards currently running the country? Sorry, but I can't help it.

Some other fascinating Halloween facts include that only 17% of Americans visit haunted houses each year. What are we, a bunch of fraidy cats?

We spend an estimated 1.5 BILLION dollars on candy each year, and although our participation in Halloween decreases as we age, our candy consumption remains constant regardless of the fact that we may or may not be wearing a costume and saying "trick-or-treat". We eat a lot of sugar during the days surrounding Halloween!

And to top it off, if you add up all the money spent on costumes, decorations, goodies and more for Halloween, you get a grand total of 4.96 BILLION dollars! That's a lot of dough!

So, since interest in Halloween rises higher than interest in voting, I thought it'd be fun to combine the two. In the spirit of Halloween fun, please vote for your favorite pumpkin. I will not disclose the political tendencies of the pumpkin's carver, but it may be assumed that the Democrats and Republicans are equally represented. Have fun!

PUMPKIN #1




PUMPKIN #2


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



13 comments:

Angry Dad said...

I'm all for Pumpkin #1. Gotta Love the whole interior lighting look!

I've waited up most of the night for someone to knock on our door, but no one has. That said, Halloween is definitely NOT an Australian tradition!

Mamacita Tina said...

I'm interested in what is on the sides of pumpkin #2. Is it saying something? I'm intrigued in what a pumpkin would say. It may be more enlightening than what our politicians rant on about.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

I vote for pumpkin two.

Lisa

mom said...

#1 Looks just spooky enuff to be a Bushie. Now THAT is a scary prospect........voting "red".

carrie said...

Pumpkin #2 says "duh" on the side! Hope that helps! :)

Carrie

Kristen said...

I was all set to vote #1- but then you said #2 says DUH on the side? Oh I'm all for DUH. #2 it is!

Rhea said...

I'm gonna have to say No. 2.

mom said...

Is it too late to change my vote? waitaminit... Kerry had a " duh" moment this morning, too. I give up.

SUEB0B said...

I like #1.

LindaJ said...

Auntie Linda has to say both pumpkins are scary and job well done. Hows that for staying nutral?

Becky said...

i really can't believe more people carve than vote. that is madness!

Pendullum said...

I chose to obstain from the vote...
I spoil my ballot...
I am a foreigner...
But amazing that more people carve pumpkins thn vote... that is unbelievable...
4.96 billion American dollars on decorations, costumes and goodies???
Phenomenal!!!!

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