Even here in Texas now, there’s a snap to the air and leaves are falling. The holiday season begins for many folks at Halloween. Pumpkin carving and punkin’ chunkin’ are both traditions this time of year — of course, punkin’ chunkin’ being more of full-contact affair with lots of gratuitous ground-on-punkin’ action and punkin’ explosions, and pumpkin carving being a more “traditional” art with faces and such being carved into rinds.
You be the judge: Do you favor the balistics of the chunkin’ arts?
— Or the raw satisfaction of making others laugh and squirm in their boots with your clever renditions of the halloween spirit? We’ve made a go with the Dremel in the last few years and done a passable job. The drought this year has brought a sort of dearth of pumpkins, so it may be a plastic light-up unit for Halloween 2011.
Regardless of the tools, the outcome is a good time. Personally I’m probably more wired to carve a pumpkin and just watch the raw power of the chunkin’ machines but that’s just me. How about you — do you have a great chunker in the backyard or a sliced-up orange masterpiece on the front stoop? Let us know in comments (and photos, if you got ’em).