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Submissions To The 'Wait, Wait' Pumpkin Carving Contest

  • Now, just hitch the pumpkin to a balloon and ...
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    Now, just hitch the pumpkin to a balloon and ...
    Pumpkin baby submitted by Bill Mazilly.
  • The Nobel Pumpkin by Stephen.
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    The Nobel Pumpkin by Stephen.
    The carver of this pumpkin definitely deserves a prize of some sort.
  • Hula-Hooping Michelle Pumpkin by Megan.
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    Hula-Hooping Michelle Pumpkin by Megan.
  • Water on the moon! It's a marvelous night for a moon dip! Submitted by Max Glaser.
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    Water on the moon! It's a marvelous night for a moon dip! Submitted by Max Glaser.
  • BOOlloon Boy Pumpkin.
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    BOOlloon Boy Pumpkin.
  • BOOlloon boy timeline collage.
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    BOOlloon boy timeline collage.
  • Health Care Crisis Pumpkin submitted by J. Renee.
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    Health Care Crisis Pumpkin submitted by J. Renee.
    In desperate need of the Pumpkin Option!
  • The Oct-o-lantern, in honor of Octomom, by Allison Belolan and Kenneth Bromberg.
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    The Oct-o-lantern, in honor of Octomom, by Allison Belolan and Kenneth Bromberg.
  • Obama-O-Lantern, submitted by Cheryl.
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    Obama-O-Lantern, submitted by Cheryl.
    A strange and wonderful take on some of our favorite Obama-related stories.
  • Metaphor for a collapsed economy pumpkin. Submitted by Tricia Toomey and Paul Hardwick.
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    Metaphor for a collapsed economy pumpkin. Submitted by Tricia Toomey and Paul Hardwick.
  • Teddy Kennedy Memorial Pumpkins by Paula.
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    Teddy Kennedy Memorial Pumpkins by Paula.
  • Finally, enough space to accurately recreate the sheer volume of Blago's hair. Submitted by Jon Abdnor.
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    Finally, enough space to accurately recreate the sheer volume of Blago's hair. Submitted by Jon Abdnor.
  • Pumpkin Kevin Youkilis, submitted by Ken.
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    Pumpkin Kevin Youkilis, submitted by Ken.
    An attempt to butter up judge and Red Sox nation member Peter Sagal?
  • Swine flu pumpkin by Kelli.
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    Swine flu pumpkin by Kelli.
  • Pumpkin Cheney (submitted by Rachel) is glowing from an undisclosed location.
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    Pumpkin Cheney (submitted by Rachel) is glowing from an undisclosed location.
  • Another pumpkin Dick Cheney, this one submitted by James Earl.
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    Another pumpkin Dick Cheney, this one submitted by James Earl.
    We got quite a few Cheney pumpkin submissions. Cheney may be more popular as a pumpkin than he was as a VP ... He's certainly easier to find.
  • "Darth Cheney"
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    "Darth Cheney"
    Dick Cheney Pumpkin possibly dressed up as Harry Potter Pumpkin for Halloween, submitted by Lori.
  • Pros: Has wolves, is awesome. Cons: Needs more wolves. Submitted by Kate.
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    Pros: Has wolves, is awesome. Cons: Needs more wolves. Submitted by Kate.
  • American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, submitted by Mary Raczko.
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    American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, submitted by Mary Raczko.
  • Cartman Pumpkin by Brittney
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    Cartman Pumpkin by Brittney
    News-related? It'd be a shame to let all that red paint go to waste.
  • Pumpkin Jerry Garcia, submitted by G.
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    Pumpkin Jerry Garcia, submitted by G.
    Not entirely sure why Jerry Garcia is newsworthy, but it's a nice pumpkin, and you can't blame a deadhead for being a decade or two off.
  • A donkey-turned-zebra, submitted by April.
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    A donkey-turned-zebra, submitted by April.
    Inspired by the Marah Land Zoo in Gaza City, where, after the zoo's real zebras died, keepers painted stripes on a donkey to create a faux zebra.
  • Luna Lovegood, submitted by Paul.
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    Luna Lovegood, submitted by Paul.
    There are those on staff who believe Harry Potter is real, so we'll let this one pass as "newsworthy."
  • Drop and give me 20!
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    Drop and give me 20!
    Amber carved this Marine pumpkin to celebrate her son's graduation from Marine Corp boot camp.
  • Global Warming Kills the Butterflies Pumpkin submitted by Mary Jo.
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    Global Warming Kills the Butterflies Pumpkin submitted by Mary Jo.
  • Floral Pattern Pumpkin by Raina
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    Floral Pattern Pumpkin by Raina
    There aren't enough pretty things in the news, so we'll let this one slide.
  • "Where the Wild Things Are" Pumpkin by Victoria.
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    "Where the Wild Things Are" Pumpkin by Victoria.
  • Skull pumpkin. (The average American by the time the Health Care Reform Bill passes.) Submitted by Annemarie S. Ferguson.
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    Skull pumpkin. (The average American by the time the Health Care Reform Bill passes.) Submitted by Annemarie S. Ferguson.
  • Some say President Obama dissed the Dalai Lama a few weeks back, but it's all smiles at the pumpkin summit. Submitted by Allen Ramsier.
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    Some say President Obama dissed the Dalai Lama a few weeks back, but it's all smiles at the pumpkin summit. Submitted by Allen Ramsier.
  • A glowing John McCain submitted by Peter O'Connell.
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    A glowing John McCain submitted by Peter O'Connell.

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