Friday, November 09, 2007

Attack of the Gnomes





One morning last month, a woman in Springfield, Oregon stepped out of her house to discover that her front yard had been invaded. By garden gnomes. Seventy-five of the aggressively cute little munchkins had waited all night for the woman to make an appearance, staring down her front door with their cold, concrete eyes.

Just thinking of it gives me the shivers.

As it turns out, the gnomes had been kidnapped from lawns across Springfield and relocated by an unknown prankster. According to this article, while "small-time gnome theft" is common in Oregon, the authorities have never before seen a crime of this magnitude. Though suspects have not been identified, I believe it may have been the work of The Garden Gnome Liberation Front.

Today, the gnomes are in the custody of the Springfield police, waiting for their rightful owners to come claim them.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Lena said...

I LOVE Garden gnomes, though. I can never find one of the stereotypical gnomes anymore.
-sigh-

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Whee! The package came! Thank you!

4:24 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

I have read somewhere about the GGLF-
That would be an awesome senior prank! (When I am a senior!)

4:58 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

That would be an Amazing senior prank International Mastermind!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Ha ha. The garden gnomes attack!

That would be a hilarious senior prank, mastermind. Oh! And you could put it right outside your principal's door!

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Lena said...

My package arrived today as well!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

Thats a very strange prank! I wonder what made the person think it it?

10:53 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Check out freethegnomes.com. It's hilarious. Sorta like the cow abuduction. Some people just have too much time on their hands...

12:11 PM  
Anonymous infamous said...

Poor flamingos! they have been replaced

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, do any of u guys watch Gilmore Girls? if so, remember how
Babet had all those garden knomes?! My favorite was Peerpon. wat a happy little chappy, that one was. Babet will be furious, how dare they steal her garden friends.!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Mollie said...

...definitely the most intriguing entry yet.

11:55 AM  

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