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Police Threaten Arrest Over Gnome
Police are unamused by Gordon MacKillop's glowing garden gnome. Apparently it is offensive to his neighbours.

Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad
A joke site that has pretty much what the title suggests.

Priest Confesses to Madonna Threat
"A 63-year-old Dutch priest has confessed to calling in a phony bomb threat last week before a pair of Madonna concerts in Amsterdam in a last-ditch effort to stop the singer from staging her mock-crucifixion act, officials said Friday."
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Posted by Boo on Mon Sep 11, 2006


The thing about the gnome is silly. What if the guy had a lamp post in his yard? Is it just that it's dressed like a policeman? Or is it the light? The article wasn't clear - but it does seem horribly ridiculous. I would never make a decision to buy a house, based on what type of lawn gnome the potential neighbor had. That seems really stupid.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Sep 11, 2006  at  04:16 PM
Unless the gnome is five feet tall or the light is as bright as a floodlight, I really can't see what the problem is. I assume that this dispute is the culmination of a series of problems.
Posted by Madmouse  in  Edinburgh  on  Mon Sep 11, 2006  at  05:39 PM
It is a long running dispute and the gnome thing is just the latest bit.
Posted by Peter  on  Mon Sep 11, 2006  at  07:14 PM
Wow. The only thing that offended the priest was the cross thing. It seems like Madonna has found a way to offend just about everyone on her new tour.
http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,19091,00.html
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Tue Sep 12, 2006  at  03:48 AM
The article doesn't really give any details about the gnome. Some guy near here put a four-foot-tall lighthouse in his garden, and it had an actual rotating floodlight in it. Of course, it drove everybody else in his neighbourhood crazy and the police made him take out the light after about the third night. If the gnome was something like that, I could see it being a problem.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Tue Sep 12, 2006  at  08:46 AM
My mom has a lighthouse near her pond that is solar powered & when it gets dark it slowly rotates with a small beacon. I can't even tell it's out there sometimes. (Apparently it needs a really bright day to store up energy to run for just a few hours at night.)

I was thinking it was like that. I suppose if it's VERY bright, that would be annoying.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Sep 12, 2006  at  12:19 PM
What if it would have been a light up garden Imam with a Koran? Who's offense is most offensive?
Posted by Lonewatchman  on  Tue Sep 12, 2006  at  06:35 PM
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