Oct. 22, 2014   48°F   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
ideastream
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS

If Pumpkin Destruction Offends You, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO

Posted: October 28, 2013

Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet

For four years now, a Tennessee man who usually posts videos about shooting has had some fun with pumpkins. From tractors to handguns, he comes up with a variety of ways to dispose of them.

When a tractor tire meets a pumpkin, the gourd doesn't win. That's one of the

When a tractor tire meets a pumpkin, the gourd doesn't win. That's one of the "pumpkin killing methods" in this year's video from "Hickok45."

See if you agree with Gawker that "there's something oddly satisfying about watching this guy kill pumpkins."

Four the fourth year, Tennessee's "Hickok45" has posted clips of various "pumpkin killing methods." They're something of an offshoot (pardon our pun) from his usual fare:

"Hickok45 specializes in doing instructional, entertaining, and informational shooting videos on YouTube."

He identifies himself in his videos as an elementary school teacher. As with anything involving guns, he has many admirers and some critics (judging from comments and blog posts) — and millions of video views (including 4.2 million alone for this instructional on firing a "500 S&W Magnum").

Having lobbed a few worn-out jack-o'-lanterns off the deck and into the woods in his day (just to see them smash), this blogger does have to say he kind of admires Hickok45's imagination.

This reminds us, by the way, that it's almost time for Punkin Chunkin.

For the record: The Two-Way is not endorsing violence against pumpkins.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Tags

The Two-Way

Leave a Comment

Please follow our community discussion rules when composing your comments.