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Gnome invasion
November 3, 2007 11:50 AM   Subscribe

You wake up in the morning and step outside for a breath of fresh air. Groggy and coffee-less, it takes you a moment to notice that your yard has been invaded by lawn gnomes. Don't be a victim. Conversely, become a part of the problem. Missing a loved one?

Don't forget, MeFites around Springfield, Oregon- If you're feeling generous, head down to the police station this coming Tuesday to give a gnome a good home.
posted by baphomet (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
There's a lawn gnome wandering around Minneapolis as we speak.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:54 AM on November 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


"... the porcelain and plastic refugees were rounded up and taken to the Springfield police station."

Okay, one at a time, one at a time. Watch your step. There's coffee, tea and whisky for all down at the station house. One at a time, now!
posted by ericb at 12:00 PM on November 3, 2007


I read that as "lawn genome," and got oddly excited.
posted by Alt F4 at 12:01 PM on November 3, 2007


Oh, and who else is tired of that Travelocity Roaming Gnome?
posted by ericb at 12:03 PM on November 3, 2007


This is what can happen when you combine alcohol with an Amelie DVD rental.

When are people going to learn?
posted by mokolabs at 12:13 PM on November 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


"Oh, and who else is tired of that Travelocity Roaming Gnome?"

Oh, yeah, I hate him. I keep waiting for him to travel to one of the destinations on the State Department's travel advisory list and disappear forever.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:24 PM on November 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


They just lead a gnomatic lifestyle.
posted by rouftop at 12:45 PM on November 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Speaking of gnomes in Minneapolis...

They're everywhere... They're... Every... Where...
posted by thewalrusispaul at 12:50 PM on November 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


The only good gnome is a dead gnome.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:18 PM on November 3, 2007


I remember the Gnome book (by Wil Huygen and illustrated by Rien Poortvliet) craze when I was a kid.
posted by ericb at 1:27 PM on November 3, 2007


I was once in the middle of oral surgery and deep in a nitrous fade out when I hallucinated a small army of lawn gnomes standing on my face and chipping at my teeth with pick axes and shovels. They were singing work-a-day gnomes songs and shit. I kept telling them to get off my face and they wouldn't, which I thought was totally hilarious.
posted by The Straightener at 1:32 PM on November 3, 2007 [8 favorites]


I read that as lawn gnomic, and got excited about the grass being greener.
posted by found missing at 2:11 PM on November 3, 2007


Poor little guys just wanna go gnome.
posted by Wonderwoman at 3:12 PM on November 3, 2007


boo, rouftop, boooooo...

and yet, hilarious.
posted by hue at 3:19 PM on November 3, 2007


Like these guys, Straightener?
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:59 PM on November 3, 2007


“We need to get them out of here,” Springfield Capt. Richard Harrison said. “Every time I leave my office they’re sitting in my chair, working on my computer.”

...
posted by jamaro at 7:36 PM on November 3, 2007


Yo, gnomies!
posted by fandango_matt at 12:17 AM on November 4, 2007


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