Pumpkin Carving is one of the original IRL memes/traditions that has been passed down from generation to generation of Amerifats during the jolly Autumn Season month of Spooktober. Basically, the premise is to grab a nice fat one of a pumpkin, carve its guts out, and cut a new face into the fucker - kinda like a sick fuck serial killer would do with a random streetwalker. Then, wait till Samhain Night and light a fire in that mofo.
The "American tradition" of defacing pumpkins, like most Amerifat practices, is actually taken from another culture's practices and bastardized (or "improved") from an old-fashioned Irishman's practice. In Ireland the "Jack O'Lantern" was carved from a turnip plant, however, as Irish had neither potatoes OR pumpkins at the time. As part of a weirdo ritual meant to to scare away "Evil Spirits", the Ancient Ones, i.e the Irish Celtics (no, not the "Wiccans" in your high school lunchroom) would decorate and cut up turnips on All Hallow's Eve.
The origin of the term "Jack O'Lantern", for all of you cunning linguists out there, comes from an old folk legend about a trollish, drunkard trickster of a a man named "STINGY JACK", who clowned on the devil but was later.. well, just read the story for yourself:
Carve that shit up
low energy rendition of PEPE!!!!
Le Orange Man Face
Could be worse
A very different way of carving pumpkins...
- Halloween - USA national holiday with which this has come to be associated.
- USA - where this mostly is practiced/IRL-meme'd on.
- ED's Halloween theme
- The Smashing Pumpkins
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