Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Victory or Death (Pumpkin)


That took a while.....  Carving pumpkins "with the kids" is a bit of a misnomer given the razor sharp knives, goopy pumpkin guts etc.  Yeah, not really a kid activity.

I am very proud of this year's Victory or Death Pumpkin.  The time invested (significant) was worth it in the end.  It started awkwardly as I mistakenly carved away a part that was supposed to stay - fortunately I was able to recover (with the help of some toothpicks) and focused to avoid any further episodes of dyslexia pumpkana....

The VoD slogan is a tad ridiculous and over the top but I dig it anyway....  Bla, bla, bla..... The main thing is that I can draw the skull (and now carve it). When you have a 6 year old son you need to be able to draw some bad-a$$ stuff and this is my calling card....

Happy Halloween!

P.S.  For those interested in where phrases like this come from (i.e. nerds like myself) here is a little background:

Victory or Death - By all accounts (especially this wikipedia one....)the phrase is an old one....  Over centuries it has been used by the Greeks (military), Americans (military), Germans (military), Scottish (military) and Axl Rose (even Axl was in the military).  Click the image to see his VoD tattoo...

I came across the Skull and Crossbones logo on Avia products.  The design originated with the company but was inspired by 80's/90's Duathlon legend, Kenny Souza's Victory or Death tattoo.  That's Kenny behind the Avia logo...

 


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3 comments:

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

That's some carvin' for sure.

James Greenwood said...

Not only a great athlete, but an artiste too!

Marcy said...

LOL I hear you. My kids abandoned me after 5 minutes of pumpkin carving. Guess it was too boring for them since Mom wouldn't let them use knives :P

Good lookin pumpkin ;-)