Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pumpkin shortage, my ass!

This is from CNN. I thought there was a pumpkin shortage. Are these Bostonians the cause? If there is a shortage, why in God's name would they be trying to beat a record this year. I'm angry...

Here's the article.

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Boston's nickname is Beantown, but Pumpkintown might also apply now.

Bostonians on Saturday lit 30,128 pumpkins on Boston Common, shattering the world record for the most jack-o'-lanterns lit in one place.

"It's fantastic," said Jim Laughlin, a spokesman for Life is Good, the Boston clothing company that sponsored the event. "We've been going after this record for a long time."

The old record of 28,952 lit pumpkins had been held since 2003 by Keene, New Hampshire. That city tried to keep up with their own attempt Saturday, but lit only 24,682 pumpkins.

In Boston, an estimated 100,000 people crowded onto the Common to slice, scoop, and sculpt pumpkins and to savor pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup. Mayor Thomas M. Menino greeted children, who were dressed as ghosts and angels.

Keene, a city of 22,000 people, did not go down without a fight. "We had more pumpkins lit than people who live here," said Alan Davis, an organizer.

The friendly competitions raised thousands of dollars for charities.

1 comment:

Joey said...

Well...after re-reading it, I guess that it's OK since they raised money for charity. I'm still a little peeved though.

I want to carve pumpkins.