October 7, 2008

"Yes We Carve"... the kids and their barack-o'-lanterns.

Cute!

44 comments:

Dust Bunny Queen said...

You realize that people who have Obama Halloween pumpkins are actually pretty smart.

The kids will realize that the goodies that they will be giving out for trick or treat will most likely be organic. Raisins and apples and healthy stuff like that. As a consequence the kids will skip over their house and concentrate on the places where they get Baby Ruth bars.

PatCA said...

Frightening.

Mateo said...

Ugh. There is such a thing as overbranding, no?

McCain could win a lot of votes tonight just by promising a "no logo" administration.

Electric Whatever said...

Some creepy goofy Halloween B&W pics from the 1920s, via painter Amy Crehore's website

jdeeripper said...

Althouse - Cute!

The girl Hell Yeah. The pumpkin not so much.

But the fact that she's pro Obama kills it....okay, wounds it...scratches it? Jeez she's pretty.

That site has stuffwhitepeoplelike written all over it.

Awesome said...

What are all these weirdo Obamaphiles going to do when he's elected and has to govern? Obamaparadise is not going to descend from the heavens - it's going to be horrible, partisan horribleness just like the last 30 years. 8 more Years of Ayers. 8 years of exquisite scrutiny of every Michelle utterance. Sigh.

Christy said...

Not so cute. Does that look like someone's home? Or does it look more like a classroom somewhere? I get a schoolteacher vibe off the lady and that would make it not cool. Just saying.

BJK said...

Fitting...an empty pumpkin
for an empty suit.

(That's right...I went there.)

MadisonMan said...

No way is that a classroom. Look how clean the walls are!

Verso said...

OMGZ WTF!!! The girl carved an Obama symbol in her pumpkin! Eeeeeeeek! It's the Cult of Obama! Let me do my best wingnut/lunatic impression and hide under the bed until the election.

TMink said...

I am a Conservative Christian who has always voted Republican up to now. But since I read Senator Obama's website saying that he is pro life like me, well, I had to think things through.

After a lot of thought and prayer, I decided to buy something Obama. I bought the Obama toliet paper and have been very pleased with the results. There is just something so satisfying about putting the Obama brand to good use. I cannot recommend it too strongly.

Obama toliet paper: Change you can count on.

Trey

MadisonMan said...

I got an ad for an oil change place yesterday that also used the Change you can believe in meme.

When I walk the dog at night, I pass a Obama sign in a neighbor's yard that says Change Obama. And I always think Into what?

knox said...

Get a life

MPorcius said...

I am really going to have to live through 8 years of this Beatlemania/Camelot bullshit, aren't I?

Freeman Hunt said...

Yes, I plan to carve McCain pumpkins with my son because everything, including holidays and childhood activities, are all about politics now.

(Before some fool asks, no, I am not really carving any political pumpkins.)

Jim Hu said...

This makes me think ofthe Great Pumpkin, which, like the hope for positive change from Obama, is a fantasy that is bound to disappoint the morning after.

But like Linus, the Obama supporters will make excuses and decide that we weren't sincere enough to deserve what we thought we were promised.

Trooper York said...

Sally Brown: What are you doing here with that Obama pumpkin Linus?
Linus: I am waiting for Barack Obama the Great Pumpkin to bring us hope and change and lots of candy.
Sally Brown: Why do you call him the Great Pumpkin?
Linus: Well he is half white and half black so he turned out sort of orange, like a Great Big Pumpkin full of hope and change.
Sally Brown: What makes you think he will come here?
Linus: He'll come here because I have the most sincere Obama pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity.
Sally Brown: Do you really think he will come?
Linus: Tonight the Great Obama will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world. He will bring us universal health care and peace through out the world. And the French will love us.
Sally Brown: That's a good story.
Linus: You don't believe the story of the Great Pumpkin? I thought little girls always believed everything that was told to them. I thought little girls were innocent and trusting.
Sally Brown: Welcome to the 20th century! I don’t listen to the main stream media. I think I am going out to shoot a moose.
(It's the Great Obama Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 1966)

Trooper York said...

All hail to Jim Hu who gave me the idea. Good show.

Pundit Joe said...

Heh heh - I thought I was a political junkie extraordinaire, but it never occurred to me to carve a Halloween jack-o-lantern for my candidate of choice.

L. E. Lee said...

What can I say, Democrats/liberals/progressives are really excited about Obama. He is a once in a life time candidate. Think about how conservative Republicans felt about Reagan in 1980. Obama is like that but just much smarter.

Simon said...

Um... Is this a criticism of Obama - saying that he's a scary thing of the night - or is she just ignorant of what pumpkins are usually carved to represent?

I mean, I think it's entirely appropriate. An Obama logo is at least as creepy and scary as a pumpkin with a mouth.

PatCA said...

"What are all these weirdo Obamaphiles going to do when he's elected and has to govern?"

Here's the script: "It's too bad that Dear Leader Obama cannot solve the (insert problem here) issue, but Bushitler left him with such a mess!"

And then they will troop off to the meeting of the Political Correctness Brigade, deciding which Rethuglican to put in a dunce hat and parade through the streets.

mcg said...

Obama is like that but just much smarter.

Smart like Carter? Smart like Ayers? Smart like Wright?

L. E. Lee said...

Smart like Thomas Jefferson

L. E. Lee said...

Patca wrote "And then they will troop off to the meeting of the Political Correctness Brigade, deciding which Rethuglican to put in a dunce hat and parade through the streets."

Reading this kind of delusions of persecution on the part of right wingers is always a hoot. Thanks for the pick-me-up Patca!

Jim Hu said...

Trooper: lol! Love the last line from Sally.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

I agree the place is too clean for a school, but it does have an institutional appearance.

Based on the Obama pumpkin, maybe a mental home?

Simon said...

PatCA said...
"deciding which Rethuglican to put in a dunce hat and parade through the streets."

That's an easy decision. They'll just go down to the nearest camp and grab the first пленник they run across.

MadisonMan said...

Mental home? No. Look at the window. Easy egress. I'm thinking a regular old apartment.

It seems like commenters here can't fathom the idea that an Obama supported might look normal and not be crazy.

MadisonMan said...

Supporter, not supported, obviously :)

SteveR said...

Smart like Thomas Jefferson

Reading this kind of delusion of greatness on the part of astrotrollers is always a hoot. Thanks for the pick-me-up Lee!

Trooper York said...

"Smart like Thomas Jefferson"

You mean he is going to have children with his teenage mulatto servant. Cool.

That's gonna be great for cable TV.

MadisonMan said...

..and then the descendants will move to Madison and open a hotel!

bjm said...

That's definitely a commercial/institutional grade table and the owner of the site appears to be a college student, so I'd guess a dorm room or common area.

Here's a Photoshop tutorial on creating carving patterns from photos, it easy to do.

Maybe an ad hoc comments punkin' carving contest is in order?

Trooper York said...

You mean there is a Sally Hemmings Inn?

That sounds like fun.

Trooper York said...

Not as much fun as being in Sally Hemmings but what are you gonna do?

bleeper said...

Normal, Obama supporter. Pick one.

MadisonMan said...

It was her son that ran the hotel. This was back in the 19th century. And he's buried in Madison (the only grandchild of a President buried in Madison).

Freeman Hunt said...

Smart like Thomas Jefferson

As long as we're doing hyperbole, why not just go all the way and write, "Smart like Stephen Hawking" or "Smart like Marilyn vos Savant?" Or you could go a little more obscure to Marilyn's husband who I'd imagine is no dunce himself as he invented the artificial heart and write, "Smart like Robert Jarvik." Or go a little nerdier and write, "Smart like Garry Kasparov" or "Smart like Terrance Tao." Or why not just embrace the divinity weirdness as some followers have and write, "Smart like Jesus" or "Smart like God?"

Freeman Hunt said...

"Smart like the smartest SOB you ever even heard of."

veni vidi vici said...

"Yes, I plan to carve McCain pumpkins with my son because everything, including holidays and childhood activities, are all about politics now."

Been that way for the life of the republic! To wit:

George Washington, Carver.

Synova said...

Oh, it's a cute pumpkin.

Pumpkin carving is all about the art, these days, and doing a non-face pumpkin is almost expected.

Why not a political one?

(I'm planning to try to get my not-very-young kids to paint or draw the faces on this year, or just go for the wholesome harvest look of whole pumpkins, so they don't rot in two days and I can feed them to my chickens over the winter months... and no, I don't miss the point of holidays, why would you say so?)

chuck b. said...

Is this a Barack-O-Lantern, or a Jack-O-Bama?

TMink said...

"Smart like Thomas Jefferson"

Cool, with that delusional hyperbole I can safely never read another of Lee's posts.

Another one falls into obscurity.

Trey