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Why did the gnomes cross the road?
Status: PrankEighteen garden gnomes were found lined up in the Australian town of Warrnambool, waiting to cross a road. The police stated:
"Right on the crossing, there was some on one side and some on the other side patiently waiting for the traffic to stop," he said. "At this stage we believe it's just a school prank but obviously the owners of the garden gnomes wouldn't appreciate their property being stolen from their gardens. They're just gn-one (gone)."
The gnomes were taken to the police station where they were given a cup of tea. However, the police were unable to fingerprint them. (One of these days I really need to create a separate category just for gnome stories.)
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Unable to fingerprint the gnomes, indeed...Posted by Smerk in to mischief on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 01:00 AM
Hmm, are they positive they were stolen? Maybe the people claiming them are the real gnome thieves!Posted by Citizen Premier in spite of public outcry on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 01:26 AM
what's with all these gnome thieves??Posted by Yushi on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 02:27 AM
gnomes are overrated man...
gnomes are overrated man...
oh, I wish there was a photo!Posted by katey on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 09:08 AM
Yay gnome category! How do you know the gnomes didn't walk to the crossings hmm? you know they've got places to go too! would you like staring at a bed pansys all day?Posted by Blood For Nothing in Somewhere in the Arctic on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 05:17 PM
I think not!
I think not!
Sounds like the work of the Gnome Liberation Front to me.Posted by Mr Henderson in U.K. on Sat Nov 19, 2005 at 02:30 PM
Maybe one of these is Travelocity's Roaming Gnome?Posted by DJ on Sun Nov 20, 2005 at 12:38 PM
Gotta love gnome pranks.....!Posted by X in McKinney, TX on Mon Nov 21, 2005 at 01:48 PM
Hmmm.... I saw a cartoon a while back that was exactly like this. It was from the cartoon "Whats with Andy". I was about a prankster having nothing to do during the Summer Holidays. Because there is no one around to see it, he kidnaps all the gnomes in town and randomely positions them around the town.Posted by Carmen in Vancouver on Mon Nov 21, 2005 at 02:56 PM
This is definately an article that needed a picture. I would've e-mailed it to everyone! lolPosted by nikki on Mon Nov 21, 2005 at 10:47 PM