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2020-08-12 10:43:06 PM  
Q:  What do West Virginians do on Halloween?
A:  They pump-kin.
 
2020-08-13 12:29:31 AM  
"It's a big disappointment, but you know, we're adults and got to understand. I mean it's not worth someone getting killed over it," Hoomis said.

Typical redn....wait what?
 
2020-08-13 12:32:25 AM  
These are just any pumpkin, they are giant 1500 pound county fair pumpkins.

Now, there must a Trump joke in there somewhere...

Here we go:  With a bad wig and a set of golf clubs, the pumpkin's our President.
 
2020-08-13 1:33:51 AM  
Pumpkin spice lattes for everyone. Don't like 'em? Tough!
 
2020-08-13 1:36:46 AM  
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2020-08-13 1:38:09 AM  
There will be an unimaginably huge supply of pumpkin ale this fall.
 
2020-08-13 1:38:35 AM  
Smashing?
 
2020-08-13 1:39:29 AM  
Pie.

Tons and tons of pumpkin pie.
FEED ME!
 
2020-08-13 1:42:40 AM  
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Any questions?
 
2020-08-13 1:47:57 AM  
If this is 3rd time it has been canceled, anyone else wondering about the other two times it was cancelled IN 202 YEARS?

1941? The great pumpkin famine before cars?
 
2020-08-13 2:29:44 AM  
Just don't let whatever this pumpkin bondage shiat is happen to them.
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2020-08-13 4:45:01 AM  

maxandgrinch: If this is 3rd time it has been canceled, anyone else wondering about the other two times it was cancelled IN 202 YEARS?

1941? The great pumpkin famine before cars?


Curiosity got me:

Cancelled in 1918 - Spanish flu pandemic.

Cancelled/suspended 1943-1946 - war
 
2020-08-13 5:19:30 AM  
Well, it's going to take an army's worth of pie shells and whipped cream....
 
2020-08-13 5:29:25 AM  

Somaticasual: Well, it's going to take an army's worth of pie shells and whipped cream....


F it!!! I'll do it live.  😡
 
2020-08-13 6:56:30 AM  
driving unexpectedly past a field of pumpkins is an immediate day-betterer.  all those big orange globes dotted about, looking like a Dada art installation, is funny every time.
 
2020-08-13 7:20:21 AM  
I'm more interested in giant melons.
 
2020-08-13 7:22:26 AM  
Once the pumpkin goes from a cheerful orange to a pale monstrosity, it ceases to have value for me.

I assume they're turned into some kind of animal feed.  Do they even have nutritional value anymore?
 
2020-08-13 7:28:28 AM  
No. Pumpkins are racist and should be cancelled.
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2020-08-13 8:08:31 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Once the pumpkin goes from a cheerful orange to a pale monstrosity, it ceases to have value for me.

I assume they're turned into some kind of animal feed.  Do they even have nutritional value anymore?


There are different varieties of pumpkin. These big boys are supposed to grow like that.  It's not like you can leave any pumpkin on the vine long enough and it gets really big.  It's like thinking that if you feed a Chihuahua enough it will grow into a mastiff.
 
2020-08-13 8:23:33 AM  

webron: Ker_Thwap: Once the pumpkin goes from a cheerful orange to a pale monstrosity, it ceases to have value for me.

I assume they're turned into some kind of animal feed.  Do they even have nutritional value anymore?

There are different varieties of pumpkin. These big boys are supposed to grow like that.  It's not like you can leave any pumpkin on the vine long enough and it gets really big.  It's like thinking that if you feed a Chihuahua enough it will grow into a mastiff.


The adult me knows that, but it's still not a pumpkin according to my childhood definition.  All pumpkins are a variety of squash.  The giant ones are a hybrid squash/pumpkin.  They bore me, I'm bored now, I'm leaving.
 
2020-08-13 8:31:01 AM  

ryant123: No. Pumpkins are racist and should be cancelled.
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Haha, I didn't read that as "pumpkins are racist and should be cancelled", I read that as "this paper will try to understand why the fark white people are so into pumpkins", which is a fair line of inquiry :P
 
2020-08-13 8:34:40 AM  

Bowen: "It's a big disappointment, but you know, we're adults and got to understand. I mean it's not worth someone getting killed over it," Hoomis said.

Typical redn....wait what?


George is a great guy, I've known him a long time.

A lot of our contests are getting canceled, or moved to more of a drive-through format this year.
 
2020-08-13 8:37:40 AM  

foo monkey: Q:  What do West Virginians do on Halloween?
A:  They pump-kin.


Sounds like a Wednesday in West Virginia.
 
2020-08-13 8:52:28 AM  

webron: Ker_Thwap: Once the pumpkin goes from a cheerful orange to a pale monstrosity, it ceases to have value for me.

I assume they're turned into some kind of animal feed.  Do they even have nutritional value anymore?

There are different varieties of pumpkin. These big boys are supposed to grow like that.  It's not like you can leave any pumpkin on the vine long enough and it gets really big.  It's like thinking that if you feed a Chihuahua enough it will grow into a mastiff.


So are these edible or not?
Even if for animals.
 
2020-08-13 8:55:39 AM  
Let it rot.
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2020-08-13 10:45:48 AM  

Dheiner: foo monkey: Q:  What do West Virginians do on Halloween?
A:  They pump-kin.

Sounds like a Wednesday in West Virginia.


Q:  What do West Virginians do on Thanksgiving?
 
2020-08-13 11:21:36 AM  

rainbowbutter: driving unexpectedly past a field of pumpkins is an immediate day-betterer.  all those big orange globes dotted about, looking like a Dada art installation, is funny every time.


Whereas a fallow corn field, like something out of a mid-19th century landscape oil, is a strange inspiration to contemplate one's own mortality.
 
2020-08-13 11:36:41 AM  
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2020-08-13 4:26:52 PM  

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A jerkoff-o-lantern?
 
2020-08-13 4:32:00 PM  

halifaxdatageek: Haha, I didn't read that as "pumpkins are racist and should be cancelled", I read that as "this paper will try to understand why the fark white people are so into pumpkins", which is a fair line of inquiry :P


I think my real interpretation is maybe less generous than either. I actually think it's not really even anything; it's just academic shovelware. Pick any noun, relate its referent to some broad theory or category, and then write a paper about it. Most recently it's been how we get published papers about whiteness and pumpkins, hot wings and sexism, dog humping and the patriarchy etc. But it's a strategy that's been around forever.
 
2020-08-13 4:36:45 PM  

halifaxdatageek: ryant123: No. Pumpkins are racist and should be cancelled.
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Haha, I didn't read that as "pumpkins are racist and should be cancelled", I read that as "this paper will try to understand why the fark white people are so into pumpkins", which is a fair line of inquiry :P


Captain Pedantic

Pumpkin is not the source of the flavors we're used to.  The pumpkinal influence on racism is vague.

Since 1938, the pumpkin lobby, probably all white, is strong with the FDA and their definition of pumpkin.

/Captain Pedantic out
 
2020-08-13 4:45:40 PM  

maxandgrinch: Pumpkin is not the source of the flavors we're used to

... Since 1938, the pumpkin lobby, probably all white, is strong with the FDA and their definition of pumpkin.

What is the definition of pumpkin then if Starbucks can sell pumpkin lattes with no pumpkin in them?
 
2020-08-13 4:53:40 PM  

ryant123: maxandgrinch: Pumpkin is not the source of the flavors we're used to ... Since 1938, the pumpkin lobby, probably all white, is strong with the FDA and their definition of pumpkin.

What is the definition of pumpkin then if Starbucks can sell pumpkin lattes with no pumpkin in them?


The missing word is "spice". They take the ones which would normally go on a pumpkin and then sprinkle them on your latte.
 
2020-08-13 5:16:33 PM  

Ivo Shandor: The missing word is "spice". They take the ones which would normally go on a pumpkin and then sprinkle them on your latte.


Okay that's tits awesome to learn hahahaha. Thanks!
 
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