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  1. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Jul '09 18:28
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8155542.stm

    A garden gnome giving the Nazi salute has landed a German artist in trouble with the authorities in Nuremberg.
    Prosecutors are investigating whether the gnome, which went on show in one of the city's galleries, breaks the strict law banning Nazi symbols and gestures.


    There are few things I despise more than the pigs who tried to exterminate my ancestors... but sometimes I feel that it's getting too far. I mean, I am all for the ban of Nazi propaganda and Nazi manifestations... but... a gnome? Gee!

    What do you think?
  2. 18 Jul '09 18:30
    I think these little whiners who complain about gnomes should lighten up a little and stop taking life so seriously.
  3. 18 Jul '09 18:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8155542.stm

    A garden gnome giving the Nazi salute has landed a German artist in trouble with the authorities in Nuremberg.
    Prosecutors are investigating whether the gnome, which went on show in one of the city's galleries, breaks the strict law banning Nazi symbols and gestures.


    There are few things I despise mo e ban of Nazi propaganda and Nazi manifestations... but... a gnome? Gee!

    What do you think?
    It just serves as a layer of isolation between the masterminds of the whole thing, and the perpetrators. The nazies were filth but they were just a tool. Blame the tool instead of the user. I personally think there is a lot of symbology an artist could put on a gnome that would be offensive. Hard to say without seeing it.
  4. 18 Jul '09 19:07 / 2 edits
    The picture shows a gnome giving a typical middle earth kind of wave, or maybe a Vulcan greeting. Could even be the old fashioned American Flag Salute which was used for 50 years when reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fileledge_salue.jpg


    Lot of foolishness over nothing.
  5. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    18 Jul '09 20:57
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    The picture shows a gnome giving a typical middle earth kind of wave, or maybe a Vulcan greeting. Could even be the old fashioned American Flag Salute which was used for 50 years when reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fileledge_salue.jpg


    Lot of foolishness over nothing.
    What if it was a gnome with one ball?
  6. 19 Jul '09 01:29
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    What if it was a gnome with one ball?
    A gnome with 3 nipples beats a gnome with 1 ball any day!
  7. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    19 Jul '09 01:55
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    A gnome with 3 nipples beats a gnome with 1 ball any day!
    Lily Allen?
  8. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    19 Jul '09 07:46
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    A gnome with 3 nipples beats a gnome with 1 ball any day!
    Wanna bet?