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I love it when people mess with stuff like this. It reminds you that there are people behind the things that you take for granted.
posted by Grangousier to MetaFilter-Related at 5:57 AM (16 comments total)

I made it last year, found it late last night but forgot to put it up until this morning.

It says "forget about politics" because it was just a few days before the election last year, and MetaFilter was deep in "Nader! Nader! Nader!" battles at the time. I would have changed the text, but I couldn't find the original file I used to create it, so I left it as is. It's kind of funny, as a period piece.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:02 AM on October 31, 2001

Dunno. It's still appropriate. Perhaps sadly, perhaps not.
posted by Grangousier at 6:22 AM on October 31, 2001

I dunno. Sure, pumpkins are cute, at first, but they are the original slippery slope (ever clean one?). It's a short slide into devil worship, voodoo, and General Uncleanliness (capitalized because this is my dog's name). Every reputable phrenologist I know who has examined a pumpkin has concluded that not only are they evil, they are also likely to be orange. Most pumpkins come from a place called a patch, and we all know the unsavory associations that word conjures.

I just don't think it is ever appropriate to exalt a squash.

If I ever have kids, you can bet I won't subject them to a holiday ritual which involves eviscerating a dying vegetable, cutting whimsical patterns into its collapsing exoskeleton, and setting its phantom innards afire. No matter how evil, or how orange, the vegetable is, it should not have to endure such barbaric indignity.

Pray for the pumpkins.
posted by Opus Dark at 7:11 AM on October 31, 2001

For more transformations, see Zannah and Scott. (Of course, you will have had to have been to their sites to see the difference...)
posted by fooljay at 7:44 AM on October 31, 2001

Google, too.
posted by Carol Anne at 8:04 AM on October 31, 2001

Don't you people listen?
posted by gleuschk at 8:41 AM on October 31, 2001

Listen to what, gleuschk?
posted by transient at 9:00 AM on October 31, 2001

and here are all of Google's holiday logos
posted by andrewraff at 12:29 PM on October 31, 2001

posted by gleuschk at 12:34 PM on October 31, 2001

Fuck that shit, gleuschk! Pumpkin (aka orange, the new orange, the new blue, the coolest color on the web) is a major theme year-round at my digs...
posted by fooljay at 12:38 PM on October 31, 2001

my site was yellow on orange for a long, long time. i wonder how many peoples' eyes are permanently damaged.

posted by po at 1:00 PM on October 31, 2001

You are both vicious bastards (in a nice friendly way, that is). Especially you, po. People who do that would kick puppies. Or at least paint them garish colors and laugh when they are shunned by the other animals in the windowbox at the pet store.
posted by gleuschk at 3:44 PM on October 31, 2001

Wait, you mean my orange guinea pig doesn't like #F90?!

EVERYBODY loves #F90!
posted by fooljay at 4:59 PM on October 31, 2001

Pray for the pumpkins.

Damn, Opus, I got all the way to the end of your post thinking you were bunnyfire....
posted by rushmc at 5:26 PM on October 31, 2001

Good little boys and girls pray to the pumpkins.

Guess who!
posted by bradlands at 7:30 PM on October 31, 2001

Another Halloween transformation: FilePile!
posted by fooljay at 12:44 AM on November 1, 2001

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