Getting the house ready. Buying candy. Dealing with costumes. It’s a busy time of year for all of us. But not as busy as life as a professional pumpkin carver.

+ The best pumpkin carving on YouTube.

+ It’s always the right season for photos of cats and the metalheads who love them.

+ Here is an entirely real and entirely accurate LA Times headline that shows the kind of competition The Onion faces from real life: Sylvester Stallone is back as Rocky Balboa — but this time he’s in a fight with mortality. Oy Adrian is the new Yo Adrian