Our zombie gnome was completely faded gray by the sun. I decided to repaint him "normally" to see what it would look like, and was enchanted by the cowering, fearful result. I placed him at a prominent place in the front yard that makes it impossible for passers-by not to chance across him.
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This video depicts a giant gnome statue being unveiled by a man in Ekeberg Park in Oslo. The gnome is holding a similarly enormous buttplug. The man is suspended by hooks in his own flesh, by an out-of-shot crane. The gnome, buttplug and veil are red? Not sure what else to say, really.
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DIREKTE: Skulpturen, populært omtalt som «analplugg-gnomen», blir avduket i Ekebergparkens skulpturpark. Video: Per Ervland
Low-poly sculpturist Pellegrino Cucciniello of Italy has rethought the ordinary. He's taken an icon of outdoor kitsch, the garden gnome, and stripped it of its details and paint job. His angular, concrete creation is named Nino.
Nino is produced by Rome-based studio Plato Design who sells the 14-inch indoor/outdoor figures in three monochromatic colors for $108.46 each.
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Yesterday, drivers on the M60 motorway in Great Manchester, England called police when they spotted a man carrying a small child on the highway. Turns out, the fellow was actually carrying a garden gnome.
According to BBC News the fellow was "arrested on suspicion of a public order offence." The gnome, seen above, is now under police care. Read the rest
A man sat in his parked car was struck with a garden gnome after it was used to smash his window by robbers, who then escaped with cash. A garden gnome and a toy black pistol were "secured for forensic examination." [via Arbroath.] Read the rest
Marcela Telehanicova, of Ivybridge, England, woke last week to find an army of gnomes neatly arranged in formation in her front yard, thirty rows deep.
In a story headlined "Call Gnomeland Security," The Plymouth Herald reports that the statuettes were placed there sometime between 9.30pm on June 1 and 1.30 am on June 2.
“I had a second look, thought ‘What is that?’” she said. “Then I realised they were little people.”
Marcela, who lives with her young son, says the figures were made of plastic and moulded into the shape of little workmen.
“I was in hysterics, I found it really funny,” she said.
“It’s the best, most bizarre thing that has ever happened to me.
Local police suspect that an equivalent number of gnomes may well be missing from other people's yards. "No gnomes have been reported missing," a police spokeswoman said. "The question is whether they are stolen, as opposed to being gnomeless." Read the rest
Despite recent events, the Fairyland CDC "does not know of a virus, condition or curse that would reanimate dead gnomes (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)."
Zombie Garden Gnome (Cheaper but not as cool) [Amazon]
Official Gnombies homepage [thegnombies.com]Garden Gnome Zombie T-shirts, etc. [Cafepress] Read the rest
Mike Stoor of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, weighs a gnome in the Control Room of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on April 5, 2012. A German precision scale maker sends the gnome to different scientific institutions to demonstrate that, due to gravity and the Earth not being a perfect sphere, its weight differs around the world. The gnome reportedly weighed 307.65 g (10.8520 oz), but failed to protest his captivity in the voice of U.K. comic legend Harry Enfield. Photo: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Read the rest
"I don't know what it was that finally prompted the gnomes to take up arms. Maybe it was one too many gopher invasions. Perhaps it was the overwhelming gaudiness of neighboring plastic pink flamingos encroaching on their ancestral homeland. Or maybe they just finally got tired of the media portraying them as traveling morons. Either way, they've had enough and they're out for blood." [Shawn Thorsson's Etsy store via @greatdismal] Read the rest