Blog: The Izzy-o-Lantern

Update: here he is all lit up (somehow I can’t help but think that should involve white powder around his nose):

 
But anyway, here’s the older part of this entry: 

Last couple years I’ve gotten two pumpkins to carve into jack-o-lanterns, one for the porch and another for the driveway as our porch isn’t particularly visible from the sidewalk.

So, this afternoon I carve the first with my usual vaguely reptilian scowl:

  
Then I had to figure out what to do with the second pumpkin. Another lizard-demon? Something robotic looking like last year?

The idea popped into my head, no doubt influenced by various band logo pumpkins that have been popping up in my Facebook feed from Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, and Guns N Roses trying to see if fans have made similar pumpkins, that maybe as a nod to the “This Week In Guns N Roses News” running gag on my podcast I should go a GNR pumpkin.

Except that the official logo is well above my skill level with a paring knife.

I mulled it over while scooping the goop and seeds out of the second pumpkin then decided maybe I could manage one of the skulls from the Appetite for Destruction cover.

No points for guessing which one I was gonna attempt. Obviously it was gonna be the cute one.

Behold the Izzy-o-Lantern: 

  
Besides, it’s not like I could do an Axl-lantern, that would confuse people too much: “I thought you didn’t like gingers!”

Besides, Axl’s skull is wearing sunglasses and those will be harder to carve right. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Note to self: next year get five pumpkins, do the whole band. Not that anyone in my hood other than me is white trash enough to get the reference, but meh.

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