The Big DumpTruck

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Attack of the Gnomes

Longtime fans of the Big DumpTruck know that I have odd obsessions. Some come and some go. Some appear to come and go because I don’t talk about them as much as I used to. Michael “Lord of the Dance” Flatley, ice cream trucks, and Adam West come to mind (because I used to do a weekly Lord of the Dance update and talk about Adam West sightings, which I don’t do any more. I still love them both.)

My current obsession is with garden gnomes. I’m not sure how it happened, but it did. I love them. I don’t own any, but that’s part of the appeal. Not having one means I get to focus my life on finding just the perfect one.

So now my family points out any television show or commercial that features garden gnomes. It’s nice to have people trying to make me happy. Yesterday Mr. Dump sent me a link to a YouTube cartoon that had a very small garden gnome appearance that made me laugh out loud.

And today in the news there’s an awesome report of a garden gnome terrorizing a small town in Argentina. Viva la scary gnome!

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  1. Suldog

     /  March 12, 2008

    Well, I’ve got to tell you: I do not share your love of garden gnomes. However, De Gustibus Non Est Disputadum, as my grandfather used to say before he put on one of grandma’s frocks.

  2. Jody

     /  March 13, 2008

    I think the thing is that I love kitschy oddball stuff, and then I become obsessed with it just because I shouldn’t be. I was obsessed with the Batman TV show until the Michael Keaton Batman movie came out and then you could get Batman stuff everywhere. It ceased to be odd. At my first job I became obsessed with news stories about Spontaneous Combustion and filled my cubicle with them. You know, typical.

  3. Anonymous

     /  March 17, 2008

    Well my kids and wife thought they saw Leprechauns in our yard a few times. So that was an on going investigation for a few years. I never saw it and they didn’t get a picture but they were looking for 4 leaf clover for awhile too.

    Now sprint has a phone that for St. Pats day can locate Leprechauns.
    http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Board=news&Number=29767

    Have Fun Jerry