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Pumpkins are best used for...

by NodeReaper (Curate)
on Oct 31, 2003 at 07:21 UTC ( #303506=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Pumpkins are best used for...

"Harvest" decorations
[bar] 16/2%
Swimming pool markers
[bar] 14/1%
Storing body parts
[bar] 116/12%
Punch bowls
[bar] 12/1%
Door stops
[bar] 14/1%
Cookies
[bar] 30/3%
Pie filling
[bar] 180/18%
Pumpkin bread
[bar] 48/5%
Jack-o-laterns
[bar] 70/7%
Task ownership batons
[bar] 94/9%
Catapult test payloads
[bar] 407/41%
1001 total votes
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Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by greenFox (Vicar) on Oct 31, 2003 at 08:54 UTC
    Pumpkin Soup! :`)

    --
    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

      Pumpkin soup with body parts: the cannibalistic origins of "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater". (A Mother Goose rhyme all too appropriate for the season.)

      -sauoq
      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      

        Being a vegetarian I like my pumpkin soup completely free of "body parts" :-) I'ts not an extensive search but I looked at the first 50 hits on google for origins of peter peter pumpkin eater and found no reference to cannibalism...

        --
        Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

      poop
      i tried what you said but it didn't work 1 bit so thanks for waisting my time
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by moxliukas (Curate) on Oct 31, 2003 at 09:18 UTC

    I was really expecting an option related to patch pumpkins

    UPDATE: I have realised that „Task ownership baton“ is refering exactly to the patch pumpkin. That's a pretty complicated wording for me, who is not a native English speaker ;-)

      Huh. I didn't even see that in the list until you pointed it out. My first thought was for a patch pumpkin as well, but my eyes were almost immediately drawn to the catapult test payload...
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by DrHyde (Prior) on Oct 31, 2003 at 09:24 UTC
    Catapults good. Trebuchets better.

      "Catapult" is a general term that covers many types of mideval seige weapons, including trebs, managols, and onagers.

      ----
      I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
      -- Schemer

      : () { :|:& };:

      Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

      I just assumed they were referring to anything that fits under the general category of "Pumpkin Chunkin'".

      ------------
      :Wq
      Not an editor command: Wq
        May your choice of pumpkin chunkin method send you and your pumpkin quite far.
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by arthas (Hermit) on Oct 31, 2003 at 10:12 UTC

    Jack O' Lanterns!!!

    I've been making them only since two year (you know, it's not really a strong tradition in Italy), but it's the nicest 'decorational thing' I make during the year. ;-)

    Michele.

Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by dbwiz (Curate) on Oct 31, 2003 at 10:30 UTC
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by Molt (Chaplain) on Oct 31, 2003 at 10:59 UTC

    This is a trick question, isn't it?

    Everything is best when used in pies! I like pie..

      Mmmmhhhhhh.... Pie...

      --cs

      There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. - George Carlin

Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by simon.proctor (Vicar) on Oct 31, 2003 at 11:46 UTC
    Catching Monkeys!

    Make a small hole, empty it out, put in a banana. Monkey grabs banana but can't get hand out. Won't let go.

    Instant Monkey!

    ;)
      After which I assume you use the monkey as a catapult test payload? {sick, evil grin}


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        That, or to find water.
      OK, got my monkey trap all setup.

      Can't wait for my frst monkey! I always wanted a monkey.

        Everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around.
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by Mr. Muskrat (Abbot) on Oct 31, 2003 at 12:49 UTC

    Catapult test payloads

    Are you nuts?!?? That is what cows are for!

      I prefer catapult testing with lawyers: fewer PETA demonstrators and much more applause.

      --
      tbone1
      Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
      - Dave "the King" Wilson

            fewer PETA demonstrators and much more applause.

        Launching a few PETA demonstrators ain't so bad either...


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter at Berghold dot Net
           Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.
        How about weasels? Fired *at* the lawyers. Mmmm, lawyer with a face full of enraged weasel ...
        PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
      Just because it's been done by Monty Python doesn't mean it's the only thing to fling (It's a link to the catapult Chris used on Northern Exposure).
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by grinder (Bishop) on Oct 31, 2003 at 15:06 UTC
    NodeReaper, NodeReaper, you need to hire the services of a NodeReader... because that should read Jack o' Lantern.
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Oct 31, 2003 at 15:25 UTC

    How about Puking Pumpkins or a Mooning Pumpkin or other extreme pumpkin sculpture?


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter at Berghold dot Net
       Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Oct 31, 2003 at 16:19 UTC

    How about a pumpkin boat?


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter at Berghold dot Net
       Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.
Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Oct 31, 2003 at 16:25 UTC

    Of course we can't forget about pumpkin beer.

    <disclaimer>

    I personally am not a great fan of pumpkin beer and think the stuff wretched. I only include it for reference sake

    </disclaimer>


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter at Berghold dot Net
       Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.

      I did actually have the misfortune to try pumpkin beer once. I can honestly say it was one of the worst things I have ever tasted :-)

      -- vek --
      Thanks for the heads up. I was considering buying a bunch of this, just in case I liked it. I will, however, proceed with caution.
      Mmm...pumpkin beer...I am not normally a fan of spiced beers, but the pumpkin variety is goodly. I can also recommend, if you can find one, a maple nut brown ale. Very, very tasty.
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by $name (Pilgrim) on Oct 31, 2003 at 18:15 UTC
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by bradcathey (Prior) on Nov 01, 2003 at 14:52 UTC
      And all this time I thought pumpkins were grown for pumpkin seeds. But that has me wondering which came first, the pumpkin or the seed? Or even "why did the pumpkin cross the road?" (I think it was to avoid being a catapult payload)

        Either that or it failed to avoid being a catapult payload... WHOOSH!

        --
        Grant me the wisdom to shut my mouth when I don't know what I'm talking about.

    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by batkins (Chaplain) on Nov 01, 2003 at 14:58 UTC
      I think PodMaster knows how to do it.

      The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. - Frank Zappa
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by kutsu (Priest) on Nov 02, 2003 at 14:37 UTC

      I use pumpkins as targets for my various throwing weapons (which are tomahawk, various knives, and throwing stars), but I voted for pie 'cause pie is good.

      "Pain is weakness leaving the body, I find myself in pain everyday" -me

    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by Moriarty (Abbot) on Nov 03, 2003 at 00:21 UTC

      I went for the pie filling but was very tempted to say "catapult test payload" (Who are we firing them at anyway? :-)

        I went for the catapult test payload although I was tempted to choose "task ownership batons" (we used to call them "tarbabies"). I would assume since it's just testing that we'll fire them in some neutral direction.. Heh. The definition of neutral can be left to the next poll.
          France.
        France.
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by Mago (Parson) on Nov 03, 2003 at 20:46 UTC

      The Smashing Pumpkins !!!

      “Machina: The Machines of God”

      “only love
      only love can win
      so cry these tears, we'll cry as all
      we've held so long to fall apart
      as the curtain falls we bid you all goodnight”

      “Apenas o amor
      Somente o amor poderá vencer
      Então chore essa dor, choraremos como todos
      Fomos tão longe para nos separarmos
      Ao cair das cortinas desejamos a todos vocês boa noite”.

      MAGO mago@e-via.com.br
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by mildside (Friar) on Nov 04, 2003 at 22:43 UTC
      Pumpkin Scones!
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by ccarden (Monk) on Nov 06, 2003 at 16:27 UTC
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by shenme (Priest) on Nov 07, 2003 at 01:31 UTC
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by Dr. Mu (Hermit) on Nov 25, 2003 at 04:30 UTC
      I thought "pump kin" is what you do when you're low on cash.
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by Balls McWang (Novice) on Dec 04, 2003 at 18:28 UTC
      Why is Thanksgiving a Rednecks favourite holiday? Cause they get all the Pump-kin pie they want.
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by ducky (Scribe) on Dec 05, 2003 at 18:49 UTC
      My favorite use to date: Mead =) I take a pumpkin pie recipe, subtract the eggs, milk, and sugar, then enough ingredients to make 2 pies, add 15 pounds of honey and about 4.5 gallons of water. Ferment for 9 months, bottle, let sit for 6mo. to a year. Enjoy! *hic*
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by Steve_p (Priest) on Dec 06, 2003 at 17:10 UTC

      Punch Bowls

      Has someone been watching a bit too much Martha Stewart?

    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by Anonymous Monk on Dec 06, 2003 at 23:14 UTC

      Early November polls!

      It's about time to launch a Christmas poll, such as:

      What would you like to get for Christmas?

      • A RAM expansion
      • A bigger HD
      • A faster CPU
      • More CPUs
      • A better programming language
      • Better understanding of existing programming languages
      • Better understanding from my wife
      • More Artificial Intelligence, so the computer can do what I really want
      • More Natural Intelligence, so I can explain myself better.
      • Other.

      Stop the pumpkins campaign now!

        More 'intelligence' from my wife, so I can figure out what she wants for Christmas!

        You've got some missing options:

        • My two front teeth
        • Perl 6
        • Raw hot animal sex
        • Sainthood


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    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Dec 15, 2003 at 13:25 UTC

        Pumpkins are best used for...

      ... polls that last a long, long time.

      (Okay, I apologize. That was a cheap shot.)

      --
      tbone1
      Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
      - Dave "the King" Wilson

    Reaped: Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by NodeReaper (Curate) on Jun 14, 2011 at 03:16 UTC
    Re: Pumpkins are best used for...
    by Anonymous Monk on Nov 02, 2012 at 21:07 UTC
      pumpkins are awesome so are pumpkins also used for friendly hands

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