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Gnome News
Some gnome stories that have been in the news lately:

image Gnome Abuse
On April 13 more than twenty gnomes were found around the town of Seaford, taped to lamp-posts, covered in fake blood, with macabre messages written on them, and some with forks and axes embedded in their heads. Police have now identified those responsible for this gruesome scene. The police sergeant said, "We have established that the little fellows were bought by some high spirited youngsters who disfigured them with some rather gruesome messages before attaching them to posts around the town. We are attempting to re-gnome them in the hope that they will recover from their ordeal and strike a more traditional pose with fishing rods, ponds and flowers."

Derby Gnome
The Queen of England recently attended the Kentucky Derby. And so did the Derby Gnome. Here his Myspace page. But I don't think the gnome got invited to the White House Dinner.

Gnome-Napping Catches On In U.S.
Police in the U.S. are reporting a steady increase in gnome-nappings. For instance, Chicago Ride, Illinois recently experienced its first kidnapped gnome. The Police Chief there said, "The truth is, it's a crime, a felony actually. We're gonna take it seriously."
Categories: Gnomes
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 08, 2007
I've always thought we should all send a gnome on a holiday, a bit like how the copy of Hippo made it's way around the place. We could post a gnome to each member in turn who is interested who then takes a photo and then they send the gnome on his merry way. We could post all the photos on the site...

Actually I have a very sexy girl gnome in a red bikini I bought a while back who would just love to travel! wink
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue May 08, 2007  at  09:17 AM
I would LOVE to host your gnome for a while Nettie...

*tries to look innocent and non-threatening*
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Tue May 08, 2007  at  10:14 AM
I'll host, too! Postage might be a tad steep tho...
Posted by outeast  in  Prague, Czech Rep  on  Wed May 09, 2007  at  05:12 AM
Count me in!
Posted by parker owens  in  kentucky  on  Wed May 09, 2007  at  08:44 AM
I wanna do it!!
Posted by Tru  in  Other Words  on  Wed May 09, 2007  at  04:25 PM
Gnomes are evil. You think they're just cute little fellas, but they're evil. At night they come alive and eat your car keys and that bill you had to pay tomorrow and the kid's homework too.
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Thu May 10, 2007  at  08:54 AM
I saw the gnome last week sitting on the bookshelf in the movie "Once" which was filmed in Dublin Ireland. Check it out.
Flora
Posted by Flora Maccoll  in  Gainesville Florida  on  Tue Sep 11, 2007  at  11:55 PM
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