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(Kaiser Family Foundation)   Call for mayor to resign over blue gnomes   (thisisplymouth.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-02-24 08:54:25 AM  
Another repeat of the blue people in Kentucky?
 
2012-02-24 09:01:11 AM  
They should throw that mayor out on his head.

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2012-02-24 09:06:51 AM  
that's not blue gnomes, it's the city council...
 
2012-02-24 09:10:52 AM  
Smurf haters gonna hate.

How do smurfs make love?

They smuck!
 
2012-02-24 09:13:02 AM  
"Surely the town aspires to be a place which demonstrates taste and quality of life."

Fark you!
 
2012-02-24 09:13:36 AM  
Those look remarkably like a few of the seven dwarfs in Snow White.

Painted blue.
 
2012-02-24 09:15:10 AM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

/Hawt
 
2012-02-24 09:17:26 AM  
At least it was blue gnomes and not blue waffles.

/go ahead, google it
 
2012-02-24 09:21:35 AM  
I'm disappointed by the article. I clicked on it thinking the mayor was caught having sex with midgets into auto-erotic asphyxiation.
 
2012-02-24 09:22:03 AM  
British people problems.
 
2012-02-24 09:25:22 AM  
Somebody must have a whole tree shoved up there. Only in Britain.
 
2012-02-24 09:25:27 AM  
I would think it would be terribly uncomfortable to go through life with a large stick up your ass. Just a bunch of wankers, all of them.
 
2012-02-24 09:28:47 AM  
They way they are reacting, one would think they were 12 foot high crucifixes!
 
2012-02-24 09:31:34 AM  
Since This is Plymouth, I guess they can't force him to get out of Dodge.
 
2012-02-24 09:31:49 AM  
If I'm not mistaken, that's no gnome the intrepid reporter is inspecting. That's Dopey. Whar Snow White?
 
2012-02-24 09:32:31 AM  
This thread is relevant to my interests!
 
2012-02-24 09:51:18 AM  
I am no longer surprised by the immense number of things that will cause people's knickers to get all twisted up.
 
2012-02-24 09:52:34 AM  
FTFA: They're barely taller than a decent-sized cat

Between that opening line and a picture of the 'reporter' in the article, I couldn't bring myself to continue.
 
2012-02-24 09:54:49 AM  
For the past six months, the Blue Gnomes of Totnes have been doing precisely what gnomes do best - causing trouble and mischief.

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2012-02-24 09:56:47 AM  

CJHardin: At least it was blue gnomes and not blue waffles.

/go ahead, google it


Mmmm, blueberry waffles...wait, what? Noooooo!
 
2012-02-24 09:57:21 AM  
Perhaps I'm wrong, but those look like the Seven Dwarves painted blue.
 
2012-02-24 10:01:08 AM  
Disappointed by the lack of Gnomeo and Juliet references so far...
 
2012-02-24 10:36:54 AM  

Molavian: Those look remarkably like a few of the seven dwarfs in Snow White.

Painted blue.


I predict Disney copyright lawyers will clear up this controversy shortly -- by suing for the "gnomes'" removal.

/"gnomes"? What, is "dwarf" not PC anymore, even for those specific characters? Oy.
//an attempt not to alert Disney?
 
2012-02-24 10:38:30 AM  

rogue_L_chick: British people problems.


I was going to make a "First World Problems" joke but I think you're right, this is a uniquely British conundrum.

In the US, when people don't like something like this, they just destroy it. In my hometown, businesses and government put up brightly-painted concrete cows all over town, and they were all headless within a month.
 
2012-02-24 11:40:20 AM  
fc08.deviantart.net

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-24 12:59:39 PM  
Ach! Crivens!
 
2012-02-24 01:26:34 PM  
The local letters pages have become thick with "discussion", to put it neutrally, about the gnome controversy. Here's a flavour of it...

Retired couple Chris and John Keleher said: "The offending gnomes may be appropriate in Las Vegas or in Disneyland but to claim that they enhance the image of Totnes in any way is to insult the values of what Totnes is supposed to stand for.

"Surely the town aspires to be a place which demonstrates taste and quality of life."

And Hazel Fuller of nearby Dartington wrote: "Please assure me I haven't been imbibing an illegal hallucinogenic substance and that the shiny blue monstrosities on the roundabout in Totnes are not a figment of my fevered mind...

"While community volunteer gardeners are doing their best to green the town, what do we get on the roundabout? Grinning, shiny blue objects with hideous faces that destroy the effect of any planting behind them."


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2012-02-24 04:04:56 PM  

Biff Spiffy: Ach! Crivens!


Waily waily!
 
2012-02-24 04:08:03 PM  

bluecrabscribe: Disappointed by the lack of Gnomeo and Juliet references so far...


came for the same.
/leaves with a sad
 
2012-02-24 06:45:38 PM  

Biff Spiffy: Ach! Crivens!

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