Wednesday Reads: Girth Pumpkin Queen

Good morning, look…it’s the big ass pumpkin Charlie Brown! Well, it’s rhinoceros size at least:

Even with the perfect start, it’s not easy to grow giants. They need the right amount of space, a refuge from pests and nurturing soil that helps fuel the sugars inside. When the recipe is right, the pumpkins can gain roughly 50 pounds a day. Things can go awry at any stage and even a tiny rupture in their delicate and squishy skin can mean disqualification from the contest.

50 pounds a day…fucking hell.

Cartoons via Cagle:

Sad news about Angela Lansbury:

These next images are by artist Pedro Correa:

Ending it with this little celebration…be sure to watch for the dude at the end.

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12 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Girth Pumpkin Queen”

  1. Beata says:

    I will always remember Angela Lansbury for her film debut in “Gaslight” (1944). She gave a powerful performance in a supporting role as the cunning young housemaid, Nancy. Unforgettable. She held her own among a cast that included Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten. A star was born.

    • Enheduanna says:

      It speaks volumes that she was instantly recognized as a gifted actress in that movie, where her part was relatively small.

    • Yeah Beata, that was a kick ass movie.

    • RonStill4Hillls says:

      Though I did not know it at the time, I first encountered Angela Lansbury in Bed Knobs and Broom Sticks when I was about 6. I had the read-along book and album from the movie and I listen to it in my room over and over. Eglantine Price is an underrated Disney heroine.

      It wasn’t until her big Sweeney Todd comeback that I found out who the actress was in real life. “City On Fire!” is something my mom, my sister and I still say. The movie was meh, by comparison. 🙂

      RIP Jessica Fletcher.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    That is one huge pumpkin. It looks like a white pumpkin though?

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