Saturday, April 25, 2009

Greta Garb

Sounds Like A Classic Cover-Up

A West Midlands grandmother has been told to cover up three of her garden gnomes - because they're naked. The figures have stood outside her home for 15 years. But a council official warned her to put clothes on them because they were causing "offence".

FOOTNOTE: Figures of speech.

21 comments:

mountain.mama said...

Good grief, the things people find to get offended about!

Chapati said...

HAha!

tale of many cities said...

oh brother! much more important things to be concerned about! ummm.. poverty, crime, the economy... must i go on? people with power.. geesh!

jinksy said...

Eek! What do they want - new born babies born with ready made nappies, or what?!

TheWritersPorch said...

You have to be kidding! Turn on the TV, nakedness everywhere!I think some people look for something to harass others about!

Maggie May said...

Blimmen mad, isn't it? Another silly British *over the top* thing to laugh about.
Thinking of emigrating. Which country would want a litlle ole grannie? Any offers?

Sujatha said...

This post reminds me of the gnomes in the hilarious Full Monty!

Ananda girl said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ananda girl said...

Naughty gnomes!

Jewels said...

By all means, protect your childrens eyes from the nakedness of cartoon garden gnomes with no anatomy... but let them walk right by that group of kids on the street wearing pants that are cut so low, even Brittney Spears is shocked.

What, are we going to sensor the entire world now? Craziness.

Great post David!

ellen abbott said...

I hate the fun police.

Gaston Studio said...

LOL, what a crock! And I love what ellen abbott said!

subtorp77 said...

Oh this is just too silly! Wot's next? Cover up all the paintings in the Hermitage and Tate? Or the statuary in Florence? We've got naked statues all over the place round here! I am not offended by art!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Too funny!

Horus Jay said...

LOL!
Whats next?The clothes the poor lady puts on gnomes will bring the "fashion police"?!

Lola said...

Small, bearded men with pointed hats and visible garden ornaments. I want one of those!

Pouty Lips said...

Nakky gnomes outlawed? What is this world coming to?

Rinkly Rimes said...

Maybe they were particularly well-endowed!

Shadow said...

heee heeee heee

Fee said...

You can't make this stuff up unfortunately.

What is this country coming to?

Shrinky said...

The bare-faced cheek of it all!