Thursday, 15 October 2009

Gnome Eccentricities...

Just stumbled across some info about the Garden Gnomes Liberation Society. A whole society based around taking the piss out of garden gnomes and acting as if they're living creatures that need freeing from their owners.

Examples of the GCLS.
Gnoming: The act of kidnapping gnomes with the intention of releasing them back into the wild. One frenchman was recently charged for the kidnapping of over 170 garden gnomes.

The Traveling Gnome Prank: Popularized by the film Amelie, a stolen garden gnome is given to someone who does alot of traveling (usually and air hostess or pilot) who then take photos of the gnome at various landmarks and sends the photos back to the owner.

In 1998 the GCLS demanded that garden gnomes be given basic human freedoms, when they were ignored a mass suicide took place. Villagers of the town of Briey(eastern france) woke to find 11 gardens gnomes hanging by the neck from a nearby bridge. The suicide
note stated: "When you read these few words we will no longer be part of your selfish world, where we serve merely as pretty decorations."

You couldn't make this stuff up!

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