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The Pumpkin Man

October 25, 2009

Circleville Pumpkin Show
Circleville, Ohio

How many times have I looked directly at the mural that this is part of and never seen this part of it? Must be dozens. And Saturday, my eyes skidded over this for the first time and then slammed on the brakes with a screeching sound and skidded right back to it.

WHOA. Disturbia.

Radio Ads – The Mummy (1959)

From the TV special Mad Monster Party – The Mummy

The Verdicts – Mummy’s Ball

Lee Ross – The Mummy’s Bracelet

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2009 10:44 pm

    The poor people of Circleville have to live with him 365 days/year.

  2. Dane permalink
    October 25, 2009 10:47 pm

    So it’s not just me?

  3. October 26, 2009 10:54 pm

    It’s not just you. The model is/was probably some civic leader in Circleville, but that portrait is just not right.

  4. Dane permalink
    October 26, 2009 11:02 pm

    I think part of it too is the typography of “The Pumpkin Man.” Makes it look extra eerie.

    I’m mildly curious about the roller blades, but really curious about the paper in his hand.

  5. October 27, 2009 4:34 pm

    “Hi, just me, Pumpkin Man”…

    Why the hell is he on rollerblades, though?!

  6. Dane permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:19 pm

    >“Hi, just me, Pumpkin Man”…

    That gave me the giggles.

    (I have no idea!)

  7. October 30, 2009 6:48 am

    It looks vaguely like Ronald McDonald, after being downsized and having to take a job as a rollerblading courier. Hey, times are tough.

    What on earth it has to do with pumpkins is beyond me, though.

  8. Dane permalink
    October 30, 2009 11:07 pm

    Yeah, I might like an official explanation. Then again, I might not.

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