Pumpkin Pie - a holiday superheroine

Meet Pumpkin Pie, partner of Jack-O-Lantern, who was dreamed up in the Mini-Maker Faire's Comics Class taught by The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay author Michael Chabon and Marvel Comics artist Nick Dragotta.

Jack is a master pumpkin carver and superhero who got his superpowers when he ate a radioactive GMO pumpkin seed.

Pumpkin Pie was a mathematician at Monsanto who ate one, too. It gave her a hyper-hormonal anxiety which she can only calm by baking. She hangs around Jack because she needs the pumpkin guts. She also has a tremendous throwing arm. In the picture you see her using calculus (Pi is her favorite number) to determine the best angles for throwing pie. She wears an oven-proof lycra suit printed with an apron pattern, and oven mitts, since the pies she throws are sometimes fresh out of the oven. She wishes she could stop baking and take a rest, but if she does the craziness (the evil side) takes over.

Yes, her headpiece is made of an aluminum pie plate. It's recyclable.



It's 10-10-10...

and I'm sending this ten seconds into 10:10 a.m.... and gosh, it would be just magical  if you read it before 10:10 p.m., since I have something important to tell you.

Today's Cobbler is brought to you by the number ten. Ten is a great number for lists of all kinds—from commandments to comedy—and on a scale of one to ten, ten is the perfect number for rating things. So by all accounts, today should be a pretty outstanding day.

All over the world today, people are working together on bringing attention to thirty-five times ten, which happens to be ...

The Most Important Number in the World.



10 powerful actions to start on 10-10-10

  1. Calculate your carbon footprint if you haven't already.
  2. Find 10 appliances that use electricity in your house and find ways to keep them off. (Here's a good helper.)
  3. Get a good bike, find a good route, or make some friends to carpool with to your regular places.
  4. Learn the 10-second rule of idling and cut your car's carbon 10% or more.
  5. Find 10 ways to make better food choices.
  6. Start a recycling and composting plan in your home or workplace if you haven’t already.
  7. Plant 10 trees in your neighborhood or in a national forest. (Here's how.)
  8. Tell 10 people about 350ppm! It's easy to forward links from Youtube.
  9. Write a letter to a newspaper or tv station and ask them to report the daily carbon ppm count with the weather report.
  10. Commit to writing 10 letters, going to 10 rallies, or signing 10 petitions to demand responsible climate leadership this year.
What else should be on this list? Any other or better ideas?