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This has got to be the awesomest pumpkin ever.
posted by essexjan (32 comments total)

 
How did they get it to light up?
posted by soiled cowboy at 1:45 PM on October 28, 2005


How did they get it to light up?

Nerd power.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:46 PM on October 28, 2005


The only drawback is that you can't really whip it against someone's car and have the icky parts freeze on the windshield overnight.

What, don't kids do that anymore?
posted by slatternus at 1:48 PM on October 28, 2005


Freeze? Man you yankees are a cruel bunch.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:50 PM on October 28, 2005


I love that one eye sucks and the other blows!
posted by Lord Kinbote at 1:51 PM on October 28, 2005


slatternus: From what I've read, kids don't have time for such pranks nowadays what with all the oral sexs they're having.
posted by mullacc at 1:52 PM on October 28, 2005


Welldamnit, mullacc, this is exactly what's wrong with America! The trolley's gone off the rails, and it's ALL GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL!
posted by slatternus at 1:56 PM on October 28, 2005


MetaFilter: I love that one eye sucks and the other blows!

Thanks Lord Kinbote, that made my day!
posted by fenriq at 1:58 PM on October 28, 2005


I remember the days when sucking and blowing were different.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:04 PM on October 28, 2005


Pickled Jackolantern

I'm doing a pickled alien jackolantern this year - I wanted to do a pickled jackofetus (ala creepy medical anatomy props from the 20's and 30's), but that was going a little too far.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 2:15 PM on October 28, 2005


10 posts and no jokes about bobbing for Apples?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:15 PM on October 28, 2005


Soiled Cowboy, the fans themselves are lights.

I like this, especially the temporary nature of it.
posted by Busithoth at 2:26 PM on October 28, 2005


Wow, the first computer that rots.
posted by knave at 2:26 PM on October 28, 2005


"Look at this. We've made a pumpkin into a computer."

Thank you, Captain Obvious!
posted by gurple at 2:31 PM on October 28, 2005


If they managed to keep the pumpkin alive, that would really be something.
posted by alumshubby at 2:31 PM on October 28, 2005


Yet another answer to a How without a Why.
posted by klangklangston at 2:43 PM on October 28, 2005


University of Rochester's Computer Interest Floor did something similar in 2003, actually serving page requests on the project from within the pumpkin.

Also, get your Xmas Inspiration on while there's still time.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:43 PM on October 28, 2005


Gosh. Awesome is so subjective.
posted by ktoad at 2:44 PM on October 28, 2005


They could have saved themselves a lot of time by just dropping a mac mini into a carved out jack o lantern.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:56 PM on October 28, 2005


Talk about designed obsolesence. That computer's only good for about a week.
posted by Four Flavors at 3:03 PM on October 28, 2005


now, if only they ran a web server on it, hooked it up to the net, and then shoved it up some guy's ass, then I'm sure we'd all be impressed.
posted by crunchland at 3:10 PM on October 28, 2005


I'm not clicking on that link.
posted by speedo at 3:18 PM on October 28, 2005


Dude, you're gettin' a Delldo!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:54 PM on October 28, 2005


You know, this whole case mod thing is really kind of pointless. Maybe I just don't get it?

Wow, the first computer that rots.
knave


Now that's comedy!
posted by malaprohibita at 4:53 PM on October 28, 2005


Next month... A cooked turkey!
posted by Balisong at 5:42 PM on October 28, 2005


Next month... A cooked turkey!

turducken computing? what is epoch?
posted by ginbiafra at 7:33 PM on October 28, 2005



posted by quonsar at 8:34 PM on October 28, 2005


I, for one, welcome our new edible computing overlords.
posted by vagus at 8:46 PM on October 28, 2005


Wow, the first computer that rots.

You're obviously not familiar with Windows...

The first thing that occurred to me was that guy that dipped corpses in plastic and had a travelling road show with them. Wouldn't that work on a pumpkin as well?

Then I thought, "Who cares?"
posted by Enron Hubbard at 3:57 AM on October 29, 2005


The first thing that occurred to me was that guy that dipped corpses in plastic and had a travelling road show with them.

The difference between the two is that the corpse/body show is TOTALLY MINDBLOWINGLY AMAZING and this pumpkinputer is rather not so stunning.
posted by Jon-o at 7:32 AM on October 29, 2005


That pumpkin was done by the Computer department at the University of Arkansas. The school's mediocre newspaper did an article on it yesterday or day before yesterday. I'd post a linke to possible article about it, but the paper's website apparently is either buggy or doesn't fully support Firefox. Doh.


For those MeFi Razorbacks, its sitting in the computer store in the Union.
posted by Atreides at 7:56 AM on October 29, 2005


one other hilarious side note is that the innards of that there pumpkin computer are actually a dell demo system under the dell complete care warranty which will later be reassembled and sold to someone in the unsuspecting public who has no idea about their system's secret life on halloween. And yes the cooked turkey idea was the natural next evolution for this baby. Gives a whole new meaning to stuffing a turkey. And lastly, there are MeFi Razorbacks! and here i thought i was the only one.
posted by los pijamas del gato at 3:12 PM on October 29, 2005


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