Happy Halloween from Pumpkin Minister Stephen Harper
Sometimes our fellow staffers at the Georgia Straight like to organize events to encourage us to leave our computers and, you know, actually talk to each other. The latest such event: a pumpkin-carving contest.
Naturally, I thought the editorial department's contribution should be a jack-o'-lantern bearing the likeness of Stephen Harper. So I took to Twitter, asked if anyone had a stencil, and received a link to a blog post with just what we were seeking (thanks @cdoherty13).
Unfortunately, that blogger's carving skills are way better than ours. But if you viewed our freshly carved pumpkin from just the right angle and knew what you were looking for, you would have definitely seen a little bit of the prime minister in it.
Anyways, we're probably not going to win this year's contest. Left inside over the weekend, our Harper-o'-lantern seemingly melted in on itself and now bears little resemblance to, well, anything. Still, it's sitting proudly in the lobby for all to see.