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hallen

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Prattsville, NY
I love that term.:D From an article about pumpkins.

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) -- It started innocently enough: Ric Griffith carved a few pumpkins to fill his porch and teach his daughters about Halloween.

As his children grew, so did the project.

Twenty-four years and 14,226 pumpkins later, Griffith's annual Halloween display of carved jack-o-lanterns has reached a new plateau. This year, 2,624 pumpkins will create a lighting display that can be seen across the Ohio River.

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``It has a magical effect on people,'' says Griffith, a pharmacist and president of Kenova's City Council. ``The response both amazes and amuses me.''

He expects more than 10,000 visitors to flock to Kenova, a town of 3,485 on the Ohio River, to visit the house. On Halloween, a police officer directs traffic along his street.

What began with four pumpkins was up to 12 in 1979 and swelled to 800 by 1997 during what Griffith calls his ``days of minimal insanity.''

``Because of people's reaction, it jumped into an obsessive-compulsive disorder.''

Griffith has spent $1,000 to wire his front lawn with electrical outlets; only about 20 pumpkins are lit with candles. Eventually, he would like to move the display to the former Ceredo-Kenova High School and get the whole town involved.

``This is crazy,'' Griffith said. ``But it's one of the prices of my lunacy.''

Griffith is a prime candidate for Seti.
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Keep crunching.:D

Harvey
 

Mictlan

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Please all of you repeat

"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
 

JigPu

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"I'm addicted. I cannot turn off my computer any time I want, I can't see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"


:D

How much does 2,624 average sized pumpkins cost? It's gotta be a heafty amount... :)
JigPu
 

KenCo

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Yeah, that's a good expression. ;)







*glances quickly around the room*







Not that I can identify with it.







Happy Halloween. ;)
 

papounet

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Brussels
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off ......euh, Are you going to lunch, do you mind if I use your computer for a while, you see it's a program name seti....

[3 large bulky men in white uniform and with a straightjacket are seen in the background]

check the increase in my daily input in the next few days, and see the impact of the race on my sanity.

[the 3 large bulky men in white are coming closer]

[the 3 large bulky men in white passed by my desk, clearly looking for something or someone...]

They did not seem me , ahahaha. I was hiding behind my keyboard (I can do this because since I started Seti, I do not go to lunch anymore with my colleagues)


Does this guy know that he can use his pumpkins to decode radio signals from ET. Iwonder which version of the client a Pumkin can run....
 
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hallen

hallen

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papounet said:
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off my computer any time I want, I can easily see a working computer idle without thinking about SETI"
"I'm not addicted. I can turn off ......euh, Are you going to lunch, do you mind if I use your computer for a while, you see it's a program name seti....

[3 large bulky men in white uniform and with a straightjacket are seen in the background]

check the increase in my daily input in the next few days, and see the impact of the race on my sanity.

[the 3 large bulky men in white are coming closer]

[the 3 large bulky men in white passed by my desk, clearly looking for something or someone...]

They did not seem me , ahahaha. I was hiding behind my keyboard (I can do this because since I started Seti, I do not go to lunch anymore with my colleagues)


Does this guy know that he can use his pumpkins to decode radio signals from ET. Iwonder which version of the client a Pumkin can run....

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http://home.attbi.com/~vivisel/pumpkin/