To try this, you have to be willing to get more pumpkins if it doesn't work.
As I did last night, load your large pumpkins into the back of your Explorer, and leave the hatch up. Then pull away from your parking spot and watch the first pumpkin roll out and bounce on the parking lot asphalt. Then swear at yourself and say "why am I such and idiot?"
If that pumkin has not cracked or smashed, but rather bounced like a basketball, then it is a badass pumpkin.
Then, pull up to a pile of salt bags at the grocery store to load one in your car. When you open the hatch again, make sure Pumpkin #2 rolls out and bounces on the asphalt. Yes- that's another badass pumpkin.
I think I have to make them into something REALLY badass. Love that.