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Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me candy to trade for cash

Halloween is not good for the teeth of trick-or-treaters. There's a plethora of candy, and kids will eat candy they wouldn't normally eat, because hey, it's there. What's a parent to do? Offer cash for candy, with the help of a local dentist. Halloween Candy Buyback, complete with zip-code dentist search, the website for the movement that has expanded from it's quiet start in 2005 with a single dentist in Wisconsin. Now, thousands of dentists across the U.S. buy back tons of candy at a dollar a pound, then send the candy with toothbrushes and toothpaste to Operation Gratitude to be added into care packages for active U.S. Military. If you're having trouble getting a younger child to part with their candy, there's the Switch Witch, who will take a pile of candy and switch it for a special switch gift. And if you want to start at the source, you can always make your own candy with one of the various sugar substitutes, or go with a teal pumpkin and avoid the candy all-together.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 31, 2014 - 148 comments

Psych-o-Lantern

See the “Psycho” shower scene carved in jack-o’-lantern stop-motion
posted by danabanana on Oct 31, 2014 - 1 comment

About 55 000 Blue whales. (That’s quite a lot of Pumpkin.)

Jack O’lanterns: Pumpkins and turnips and fungi, Oh My!, a brief but informative blog post by Kirsty Jackson at Plant Scientist.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 31, 2014 - 9 comments

The Pumpkin Menace

Trick or Treat? Anchor Brewing's Bob Brewer on pumpkin beers and why Anchor hasn't produced one.
Pumpkins, by themselves have very little – if any – real flavor that will survive brewing and fermentation. It’s sort of the “tofu” of the squash world in that it tastes like what you put on or into it. The flavor that everyone associates with pumpkins is pumpkin pie. What we are tasting in a pumpkin pie is actually the huge load of sugar dumped into it along with the allspice, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, ginger and other spices.
[more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Oct 30, 2014 - 85 comments

Nyeah nargh eeah fwa fwa

IT IS SO YUMMY
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Oct 19, 2014 - 27 comments

The pumpkinification of a nation

Vox digs into America's fall food obsession: The greatest trick capitalism ever pulled was making you want a pumpkin spice latte.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Sep 11, 2014 - 190 comments

Halloween year round

"Pumpkin-style" watermelon carvings, and "watermelon-style" pumpkin carvings, by 'sparksfly' [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jun 1, 2014 - 10 comments

Stuffed.

Occurring once before in 1888 and possibly not again for another 77,798 years (really), the two holidays of Chanukah and Thanksgiving will overlap. The result? Chefs, food blogs, and nearly everybody else scrambling to create distinct fusion menus that draw from the delicious traditions of each holiday (NYT). Buzzfeed's massive Thanksgivukkah menu. Gothamist: Four Easy Fusion Dishes. Food 52's recipe challenge (in comments). Serious Eats' response ( Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritters With Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy) . NY Daily News asks Chef Zach Kutsher for ideas.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 7, 2013 - 61 comments

No translation needed.

Teddy Bear the talking porcupine really seems to like pumpkins. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Oct 30, 2012 - 25 comments

Alexey-O-Lantern?

Playable Pumpkin Tetris. (SLICHC)
posted by Joey Michaels on Oct 29, 2012 - 11 comments

Yo dawg I heard you liked pumpkin so I put pumpkin in everything you eat

Felix Salmon on why pumpkin is the new bacon. The weird thing about pumpkin’s rise to baconlike ubiquity is that pumpkin, on its own, is not a very appetizing food at all. A dense and stringy fruit, it needs the accompaniment of a lot of sugar and spices before it becomes particularly palatable. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Oct 16, 2012 - 156 comments

No Picnic Baskets Needed

Bears Love Pumpkins
posted by The Whelk on Sep 25, 2011 - 26 comments

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, 1966. With autumn already in full swing, the Peanuts gang prepare for Halloween. Previously.
posted by nickyskye on Oct 29, 2010 - 30 comments

Happy Halloween!

For your All Hallows pleasure, The Geek Pumpkin Roundup collects designs from Cylons to Star Wars, from silly to snappy.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 25, 2010 - 11 comments

Fired Up? Ready to Carve!

Yes We Carve. Barack O'Lantern stencils to politicize your Halloween.
posted by spiderskull on Oct 19, 2008 - 27 comments

Pumpkin Carving Templates

Looking some some ideas for cool jack o'lanterns? These free templates could help. From HP, Dremel (scroll down), eHow, DLTK, Pumpkin Masters, Hershey's , Reader's Digest and SpookMaster. Or watch the videos on the Do It Yourself Network for more carving tips and tricks.
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 31, 2007 - 14 comments

Pumpkin beer

Pumpkin Beer : Showing the rest of the world that there's nothing Americans can't turn into alcohol:
"If barley be wanting to make into malt,
We must be content and think it no fault,
For we can make liquor to sweeten our lips,
Of pumpkins, and parsnips, and walnut-tree chips."
But why stop at using pumpkin as an ingredient? Let cog_nate show you how to use it as brewing equipment. (via Projects)
posted by Greg Nog on Oct 19, 2007 - 40 comments

Etch-A-Sketch Based Commissioned Art

For the past several years, Jonathon Liu of Rainy Bay Art has been accepting commissions to create detailed (and permanent) portraits in the medium of Etch-A-Sketch. He also works in the medium of pumpkin.
posted by jonson on May 8, 2007 - 7 comments

HalloweenFilter

This has got to be the awesomest pumpkin ever.
posted by essexjan on Oct 28, 2005 - 32 comments

Spooky

Pickled jack-o-lantern - just in time for the hollidays
posted by growabrain on Oct 8, 2005 - 14 comments

Sitting there with gleaming eyes

Pumpkingutter. It's not particularly seasonal, but... pumpkins!
posted by Wolfdog on Mar 24, 2005 - 5 comments

The Great Pumpkin Arises Bearing Gifts for Good Boys and Girls

The Greatest Pumpkin Pie. Just in time, I hope, for your Thanksgiving dinners, I declare the world's best "pumpkin" pie. More inside.
posted by five fresh fish on Oct 11, 2003 - 45 comments

It's not too late to carve a pumpkin tonight, and the pumpkin lady has got you covered. Included on the site are full instructions and a pattern to create the most l33t pumpkin on your block.
posted by mathowie on Oct 31, 2002 - 9 comments

Get lost in the Maize!

Get lost in the Maize! To me, Fall means pumpkins, pumpkin pie, turning leaves, and the annual trip to the cornfield maze! See if the one near you has a haunted maze the few weekends before Halloween. (Advice: Bring a map. It's actually quite challenging, and calling for the Corn Cops to get you out is embarrassing.)

Every year I take a bunch of friends or co-workers to the maze, and to this day, this is my favorite bonding experience. What's your favorite teambuilding experience?
posted by jennak on Oct 5, 2001 - 17 comments


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