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bijou
10-15-2009, 07:25 AM
http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2009/10/hitlergnomesEPA_175x125.jpg


You wouldn't normally think of garden gnomes as being leading advocates of fascist ideology, given that they're mostly concerned with sitting on logs in gardens, wearing hats, and fishing in small ponds.

But these gnomes are a bit different - and 1,250 of them just appeared in a public square in the German town of Straubing, all with arms raised in the Nazi salute.

They're the work of Ottmar Hörl, a professor at the Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts, and far from being an insidious attempt to spread far-right ideals through the medium of novelty garden ornaments, the art work is actually intended as a warning about the manipulation of the masses through fascist politics. ...

link (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Nazi_gnomes_invade_Germany&in_article_id=752839&in_page_id=2)

Nothing says great art like gnomes. :rolleyes:

SarasotaRepub
10-15-2009, 07:58 AM
Eeeeeevil gnomes...I want one. :D