With Halloween almost upon us, Rickey and Ms. Henderson have decided to get a little festive by carving out a pumpkin of their choosing. And while this seems like a relatively fun and stress-free endeavor, Rickey is taking this task very seriously. Because really, the act of picking out a pumpkin and selecting a design to carve into it not only define one’s role in society, but ultimately, their level of self-worth. Further gravening matters is the fact that Rickey’s brother threw down the gauntlet last Halloween by creating the jack-o-lantern pictured below:
As you can see, crazy runs in the family. Personally, Rickey thinks it’s too soon(!) for a pumpkin carved rendering of the World Trade Center but you’ve got to admire the craftsmanship at work here. This is where Rickey has decided to set the bar. For inspiration, Rickey has turned to the awesome work of a reclusive genius known only as “The Pumpkin Lady” with a penchant for creating jack-o-lanterns in the images of some of our greatest former U.S. Presidents.
If jack-o-lantern versions of Millard Fillmore, Warren Harding, or Gerald Ford don’t scare the bejesus out of trick-or-treaters this year, nothing will. Rickey definitely recommends giving these designs a shot, primarily because there’s absolutely no way in hell Ms. Henderson is going to allow a pumpkin with Calvin Coolidge’s face on it to appear in the window. So sadly, one of you bastards will have to carry the torch for Rickey.
We’ll be sure to post pictures of Rickey’s finished masterpiece once it’s done—rest assured, it will be awe inspiring.