Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Durham Mourns


As I'm sure many of you have heard or seen by now, several of our beloved gnome friends have vanished. Theories regarding their disappearance are bountiful and varied: Some say they have been gnomenapped by local evildoers. Others suggest that their long thick beards and insulated hats have made Durham's sweltering summers entirely unbearable. Have they escaped to cooler climes? Perhaps Gnomania, Vietgnome, or the Gnominican Republic?

Regardless of what's befallen our short-statured friends, we miss them and wish they'd return. We find it hard to believe that any Durhamite could harbor ill will toward these peaceful, loving creatures who have brought such joy to this city.

In the days to come, we will continue profiling the gnomes we were lucky enough to photograph before their disappearance. Please continue to send word of new sightings. You may also share your memories of those gnomes no longer with us.

7 comments:

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  2. I am just so saddened at the thought that these close-minded people did this in order to ruin what others see as something fun and unique to our city of Durham.

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  3. I dont understand what the big hoopla over these gnomes is about. And as far as the gnome detective goes i cant for the life of me understand why she cant find anything better to do with her life than track them down unless she took them and is flaunting them in your faces. If you ask me there is something fishy going on here.

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  4. we must put survellance on the remaining gnomes and find the gnome snatcher

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  5. Cindy's comment is the exact reason why I don't want to do to try and help anymore. My goal was to embarrass the guy and his wife, his cousin, and his friend into putting them back. The only thing that accomplished was nothing but denial from them and ridicule from others. I was just someone who appreciated the fun in something so unique here in Durham and hate that I discovered who took them.

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  6. i was hoping that there was gno gnomegnapping that maybe the gnome liberation movement (GLO) had repatriated the gnomes. i'll keep my eyes open for more to appear. in the meantime defend our gnomes.

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