We carve pumpkins every year. Usually it's a fairly quick and dirty routine. Often just in the nick of time to display so the trick-or-treaters will know to stop at our house. Every single solitary year with out fail, my husband carves a Cyclops jack-o-lantern. It's the easy way out - one less eye to carve. That's what I think, but perhaps he is a little fixated on Cyclops. Here's an example of one of his lone-eyed, Polyphemus pumpkins.
That's just one big giant eye above the mouth.
My husband is always the first one done.
Usually, I like to get off-color pumpkins - sounds like a bad joke... a little off-color. Anyway, I guess they aren't pumpkins - maybe gourds, I suppose. Last year I got carried away with teeth.
A recent favorite was a couple of years ago. I saw a guy on Regis and Kelly who did this and I thought it was pretty gross, but appropriate for Halloween - so I gave it a try.