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October 20, 2015

You Say Amusing Halloween Human Interest Photo?

pumpkin Lam

The New York Times photo people do not put just any picture in its “Picture of the Day” gallery. That’s in contrast to the more official shots you’d find on the Facebook page of the Safeway food chain’s World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

With its melancholic distance, its boundless sky and, especially, its actuarial vibe, as if aligning each of these bedded, heaving gords with a different backyard in suburbia, I’d say: amusing Halloween human interest photo with at least the suggestion of obesity.

…By the way, since it’s also presidential campaign season, here’s one of our all time favorite Halloween posts.

(photo: Stephen Lam/Reuters. caption: John Hawkley, of Napa, Calif., with his pumpkin at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif.) 

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