Well you CAN eat some gourds. Just pick your battles with them.
First the pumpkin spice lattes start popping up, and now the decorative gourds are popping up in the supermarkets...yup, fall is well on its way.
For the longest time I thought those decorative gourds were totally inedible. We've made several comics in the past that rely on this idea, but it's only this year that I've been told that you can actually eat them. Thing is...I have never seen anyone even attempt to cook one of those things. Until I do, I remain firmly ensconced in the gourd-denier camp, and view any attempts at eating those things as a seasonal variant of Russian roulette.