Adventures in gnoming

DMZ · April 15, 2005 at 3:34 pm · Filed Under Off-topic ranting 

Please enjoy this fine tale of mischief.

Man… Conor… do we know anyone named Conor?

(Also MSNBC, many other places)


17 Responses to “Adventures in gnoming”

  1. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2005 3:41 pm

    So now we can’t help but wonder if Conor is now in possession of Paris Hilton’s purloined cell phone and is now getting people to pose for pictures with THAT.

  2. Steve Thornton on April 15th, 2005 3:45 pm

    Gah, I hope they gave a bath in some disinfectant or something. I think you can get an STD off Paris Hilton just by looking at a picture of her.

  3. Troy on April 15th, 2005 3:52 pm

    Hilarious story. The Seversons need to strike quickly and post that thing on EBay. Some obsessed Paris fan (Parisite?) would probably pay a pretty penny.

  4. Roger on April 15th, 2005 3:55 pm

    Cute story. I’d happily investigate the likelihood of getting an STD from Ms. Hilton…but, most importantly, it’s heartening to discover a celebrity, even a “B” list one, pumping her own gas.

  5. DMZ on April 15th, 2005 3:56 pm

    Parisite! Hah!

  6. Troy on April 15th, 2005 4:06 pm

    Good point Roger. Perhaps she did learn something on “The Simple Life.”

  7. Morisseau on April 15th, 2005 4:19 pm
  8. IgnatiusReilly on April 15th, 2005 4:21 pm

    It was probably FOR the show.

    I know a version of this happened in Amelie – apparently no Gnome is safe.

  9. DMZ on April 15th, 2005 4:22 pm

    The only thing weird about this is that it sounds like all of these outlets are trying to reconnect gnome owner and the culprits. KOMO does it… the King County Journal does it… is that woman happily having the same conversation over and over with the gnome-nappers, or… what’s going on here?

  10. Troy on April 15th, 2005 4:24 pm

    The lady sounds borderline senile to me, or else she has a great sense of humor and is sounding senile intentionally.

  11. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2005 4:24 pm

    Well, didn’t A-Rod pose with the gnome whose life he saved? Maybe he should get in on this.

  12. Evan on April 15th, 2005 4:43 pm

    “The lady sounds borderline senile to me…”

    Of course she does. She has a garden gnome.

  13. Steve Thornton on April 15th, 2005 5:41 pm

    Hey, I resemble that remark. I have a garden gnome, and I’m not, uh, what where we talking about?

    99 cents at Goodwill, you would have bought the little fella too.

  14. Jeff on April 15th, 2005 7:04 pm

    Even though I mentioned the A-Rod incident in the game thread, I didn’t want to pollute game chat with this, and it seems appropriate to put it here.

    Paula Zahn of CNN fame has put A-Rod up for a prestigious award: her “Person of the Day.” He’s up against some stiff and inexplicable compeition, though.

    The three candidates:

    “Rosa Parks, for once again standing up for her rights, this time negotiating a settlement over the use of her name on a CD; Ray Kroc, for opening the first McDonald’s franchise 50 years ago, revolutionizing U.S. commerce and super-sizing appetites; or A-Rod, for saving a boy from getting run over by a truck in Boston, enemy territory for the Yankee.”

    Personally, I think it’s apparent that Rosa Parks should win simply for being Rosa Parks. I’m also not sure that the guy who opened McDonald’s should be rewarded for this crime against cuisine, local business etc. If A-Rod had made a hamburger that tasted like masking tape, he might have walked away with the award.

    If he does manage a victory, he will join august company. Zahn’s latest person of the day is Helis, the lost beluga whale.

    Who is, in fact, not a person.

  15. Jim Thomsen on April 15th, 2005 8:50 pm

    Neither, as it turns out, is Paula Zahn. She’s a Stepford news pod.

  16. Roger on April 15th, 2005 9:54 pm

    But does she pump her own gas?

  17. David J Corcoran on April 16th, 2005 7:40 am

    Re 10: I read it is a great sense of humor.