That sounds amazing, but how do you eat this dish once it’s done?
The pumpkin craze is less about the pumpkin and more about the spices usually associated with it. (I’ve heard that most canned pumpkin puree is actually some other kind of squash. Maybe it’s cheaper, or easier to process, or real pumpkin isn’t as orange as we expect it to be.)
Pumpkin spice is just a blend of dried ground cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. It’s easy enough to mix up yourself. I’m sure there are all sorts of recipes for the perfect proportions, or mixes that have an additional ingredient, or whatever.
I bet there are fuzzy little white arms peeping out from under the door. “Ma’am? Ma’am?” And probably fuzzy little black arms too.
Halloween tchotchkes. Available at the entrance of every grocery, drug, discount, department, and one-stop store on the planet, fulfilling all your impulse shopping needs from mid-August through November 1.
One of us. One of us. One of us.
If it tastes anything like spaghetti squash that allegedly tastes JUST LIKE REAL PASTA, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE DIFFERENCE—yes, it does taste worse than it looks.
Squash ain’t pasta people! Stop trying to pretend it is!
Just don’t eat the god. Remember when Picky-picky did that and Ramona got so upset? We don’t want a repeat of that unpleasantness.
DVD? That would be great, but that’s a whole ’nother ball of wax. You cant just sit down with some Bristol board, ink, and a set of watercolors. It takes time (maybe years), dozens-to-hundreds of people, and boatloads of money.
BCN was featured at the bottom of my daily GoComics email when it first came to this site. I’ve been an addict ever since.
Related, but also related to the conversation above—when BCN started here, it was several months behind the new strips Georgia was posting on her site. In the spirit of self-discipline, I consumed BCN in measured doses, reading each strip for the first time as it was published here, at the same pace Georgia originally wrote them. It was so much fun!
[Politics-free paragraph follows.] Then the presidential election started ramping up. It was freakin’ everywhere, and it was so awful that I didn’t even want to hear about the candidate I supported. It was ALL terrible, and I hated it.
So the BCN archive on Georgia’s site provided an excellent escape. (Also, ice cream.) I went through everything several times over, and I got caught up to the then-current strips. And I’m so glad I did that when I did.
[Spoiler-free paragraph follows.] Because it was October. The middle of the bestest Halloween story ever written that didn’t involve a sincere pumpkin patch. And when that Halloween story came along on GoComics months later, people started putting spoilers in the comments. There was one particularly egregious one, where someone gave away the crux of the whole story. If I hadn’t already read the full storyline, I’d have been FURIOUS. You have one chance to read a story for the first time. ONE chance!
So what I’m trying to say is, stop with the spoilers people. We all got to read everything for the first time, and it was amazing. We also got to talk endlessly about it with each other, and that was amazing too. Give everyone that same chance.
You remind me of a very young Yippy, Yappy, and Yahooey.