In yesterday’s paper, there was an article about an invasion of yellow gnomes. The police doesn’t know who’s behind the innocent joke but suspects it’s in some way or another related to they-do-exist.com. On this website, a few countries are listed that apparently have been invaded already. A page is dedicated per country where the action-radius is marked on a map and a few pictures illustrate the local situation.
Check out the situation in Belgium, Sweden, The Netherlands & Luxembourg. Expect the situation to expand. The fact the Belgian situation on the map looks like Mickey Mouse is a pure coincidence.
This reminds me of an organization I used to be a member of, back when I was 16. The TBF. Instead of bringing the gnomes to the city, like this project does, we took them out of the gardens of people and set them free in the woods or the city park. Too bad we never took pictures. Before you go around saying we were stealing the gnomes: no, we weren’t. We borrowed them. Before we went out to kidnap them, we made labels, we labeled the gnomes with a number and left a card with that number for the owners, describing the place in the nearby woods or park where the gnomes would be released.
The TBF was (is?) a dutch organisation who fought the every day routine by fighting for the rights of the garden gnome (the dullest thing on earth). The TBF was (is?) a open action force and could be joined by everyone who respected the rights of the garden gnome. You could just start your own cell, make a visiting card with your translation of the Gardengnome Liberation Front, free a gnome, leave a visiting card and then set the gnome free in the forest.
I thought the idea was totally gone, but apparently, the gnomes still exist.
Stop Oppressive Gardening! Free The Gnomes !