Here’s the thing about NASA’s rocket scientists: They’re smart. And maybe a little weird. When you get literal rocket scientists to channel their energy into something silly like a pumpkin carving contest, the results are bound to be incredible. Seriously:
We're just a few days away from Halloween, which means many of you spent the weekend Dexter-ing a perfectly innocent pumpkin in the name of tradition.
You want a jack-o-lantern that looks like it was carved by a 6-year-old, by all means stick with the spoon and kitchen knife combo that you've been using since you were a kid. But if you want a jack-o-lantern that will terrify the neighbors until mid-November, you're going to need a better tool set.
Marc Evan and Chris Soria are amazing artists who can do more with a pumpkin than you can with a pen and paper and/or photoshop. In The Pumpkin Maestro, a short documentary about the duo by Tumblr Storyboard, you get to see what influences and motivates their work and the unique tools they use to carve pumpkins.
Carving pumpkins with scary faces is kids stuff. Carving pumpkins with sexual scenes more explicit than you ever thought possible (for a pumpkin)—that's what mature witches and warlocks do. Say hello to the not-safe-for-work-or-neighborhood-kids Pornkins:
This jack-o'-lantern was made by Hickok45. His carving tool of choice? A .40 caliber Glock. This is so much more efficient than those little orange-handled knives. And he only has to reload twice!