In fact it’s not the sum total of the weight that Oprah’s lost following fad diets the last 25 years. It’s the weight of the 2008 world record pumpkin that was grown this year in by Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon. Though that’s ample to say the least, it’s over 150 pounds shy of the current all-time world record pumpkin that was grown in Massachusetts in 2007. The 1,689-pound goliath was taken to New York City for carving, and the seeds distributed to locals so they could grow their own. I made a mental note not to visit New York City this past summer, when I figured those suckers were going to start dropping out of their high-rise window boxes.