Q&A with Extreme Pumpkin Guru, Tom Nardone:
What inspired you to start carving "extreme pumpkins"?
When I was a bachelor, I bought my own house just outside the city limits of Detroit, in the first "safe" neighborhood. On Halloween, Detroiters would shuttle their kids to my neighborhood to trick or treat. The neighbors told me to expect over 100 kids, but I didn't have any Halloween decorations. I decided to carve some crazy pumpkins to scare away the kids. That way I'd get to eat all of the candy. It didn't work and I became known for crazy pumpkins. Then I made a website.