Thursday, August 14, 2008

Photographic Memories

The Quality Of Murphy Is Not Strained

A gnome taken from its owner’s garden in the UK seven months ago has been returned, accompanied by a photo album showing his travel adventures. In the album Murphy the gnome is pictured on a beach and hiking down a mountain. The gnome and the album were placed on owner Eve Stuart Kelso's doorstep accompanied by a note listing the many countries visited.

FOOTNOTE: Gnome man’s land.

13 comments:

Bart said...

This isn't actually the first time I've heard of this little prank. In fact, I do believe it's where the American travel agency Travelocity came up with their "Roaming Gnome" mascot figure.

http://leisure.travelocity.com/Promotions/0,,TRAVELOCITY|1751|mkt_main|,00.html?WA1=03040&WA2=HP&WA3=left&WA4=gnome_store_yellow.jpg&WA5=IM

Ryanne said...

Hey maybe that is what the thief of my ipod is doing right now. Boy do I wish. I am sure that gnome saw more of the world than I will "sigh". Oh well.

74WIXYgrad said...

During the journey what regulations were followed. Was it under jurisdiction of the individual nations, or was it Murphy's Law?

Akelamalu said...

I heard about this on the news. At least the Gnome returned. LOL

Merisi said...

Seems the thief has watched the movie Amélie too often:
"Amélie becomes a secret matchmaker and guardian angel, executing complex but hidden schemes impacting the lives of those around her with subtle, arm's-length manipulation, ... She persuades her father to follow his dream of touring the world by stealing his garden gnome and having an air-hostess friend send pictures of it from all over the world."

Sandi McBride said...

I've heard of this one...and in the one I was told about, the young gnome had a brownie (the sprite not the treat)lady as his companion...cheeky!
Sandi

Chele76 said...

now if only all stolen items returned this way... white a site to see!

Louise said...

In a way this is funny. In fact, I have a gnome, and I think he might like a little (or big) trip. But I'd be oh-so-worried about him if he just disappeared!

Hammer said...

Every gnome needs an adventure..
gnomesayin?

Maggie May said...

Glad the gnome got home!
Thought it was really funny when I saw the pics on the news!

katherine. said...

I can't decide between something about Nome Alaska..and there is no place like gnome...

sleep deprrivation is dangerous...smile

moannie said...

Did the wee fellow think? - 'I'll go gnome more aroaming' or 'I'ts nice to go travelling but so much nicer to go gnome.'

CHEWY said...

hahahahahaha
hmmm?...my neighbor has a gnome...