McSweeney's interviews Colin Nissan, the author of "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers." Says Nissan about the inspiration: "I guess you could say the wheels were set in motion from an early age, growing up with a father who was a gourd farmer and a mother with a mouth like a sailor. Truthfully, I've always just really loved fall." On why the post resurfaces every year: "I think it tapped into some closeted fall mania that lots of people secretly felt but were never truly comfortable expressing." [McSweeney's][Photo: Shutterstock]
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