Tremble, yon gourds, for 'tis the season of disembowelment!
We're sharpening our knives and greasing the pumpkin seed roasting pan in preparation for our 2nd Annual Maybe We'll Do This Again Next Year Pumpkin Patch Trip 2010.
Last year Timmy almost got eaten by a cow, and (somehow) we all made it down the sack slide without crushing any small children. It was awesome.
But once again we'll be faced with the same dilemma: What geeky designs should we carve on our pumpkins? And who's gonna clean up this mess?
That's why we're foisting the task of being creative onto *you.* Make it 8-bit, an obscure reference to Red Dwarf, do a set of Mythbusters pumpkins (don't forget Jamie's beret), a line drawing of Sheldon, whatever you want--just please, stay away from pumpkin pi jokes. Seriously. Here are our favorites from last year if you need a kickstart.
Submit your geeky pumpkin carving template--preferably large enough to print & tape directly to a pumpkin--by October 26, we'll carve our favorites on October 28, and announce the 3 winners on October 29th. We'll post the best here on the blog as they come in so check back if you're looking for a template for your pumpkin.
- 1st place, $131 ThinkGeek gift certificate + Zombie Cookie Jar
- 2nd place, $31 ThinkGeek gift certificate + Dismember Me Plush Zombie
- 3rd place, $31 ThinkGeek gift certificate
- Superlatives, who will get recognition and something pumpkin-y TBD.
Pumpkinauts, please note: If you entered last year, please enter something new for 2010. And don't just yoink a design from Deviant Art. The internet ceiling cat cops are watching you.
Enter your Geeky Pumpkin Template
UPDATE 10/27: Submissions have closed!
UPDATE 10/25: Here are 48 of the best submissions so far. (Click to download each one.) Keep 'em coming!