12th December 2003
Jelly King writes:
hey guys, luv your work...in fact i had
a similar idea a while back but putting hundreds of 75kg concrete hippos
on shops didn't really seem feasible. I just threw bricks instead...
Anyhoo, i reckon if there's one thing
that the world needs, its more inanimate plaster objects on top of
streetlamps. Keep it up!
Cripes, my hippos were
never that hungry
There's gnodoubt that
Blackwood is a much friendlier place with gnomes about
Although it's obvious that some people out their feel the need to destroy
these cute little guys, it's great that the gnome
frown-police have returned in force to see in the summer How can you
possibly be glum when there's a 9 inch man with a red hat and strangely
coloured trousers looking down on you? Do you think
this guy would be frowning if he
could see this atop his
computer?! I think not!
I apologise to anyone
who misunderstood what I meant by "9 inch man" - Yes, I meant
inch as in
imperial measurement of length I hope that clears everything up
I'm not going to write
the rest of Jelly King's comments here because he
hurt my feelings
Besides, if he strikes me down, I will become more powerful than he could
I'm sure updated news
will be at hand gnomentarily!
10th December 2003
Y'know I'd tried to
steer around the gnome pun thing as much as I could - but what the heck -
from now on their will be gnomercy!
Ken and Heather have
Where have all the gnomes gone?
They have gone where
gnoman has gone before. *snigger*
I was thrilled to see their return and counted 20 in the Blackwood
area. Then the next day there was only one left, yesterday it was still
there, not saying where though, just in case you dont' know.
According to my sources
there are still many gnomes in active duty! Thou shouldst consult the
interweb Page Of Gnowledge
Big question did you the people who put them up take them down again
or have we got some gnome 'nabbers' in our midst? It was a nice visit
while it lasted, I hope they come again.
is to subtle a word, downright gno-good gnongins is what they are!
Don't just hope - donate!
Boring old 'santa's' just dont' have the same appeal do they?
Gnot at all!
Santa's got the right idea with the beard though
And the hat
The resurgence of the gnomes in Blackwood have convinced my partner and
I to adopt a gnome for our home. We have been to numerous gnome adpotion
centres, such as K-Mart, Skinners, Coles, Mitre Ten and Big-W.
Bless your heart
I am glad to say, that with the resurgence of the gnomes in Blackwood,
most gnomes have been adpoted. Good on you citizens of the southern side
of Adelaide for adpoting gnomes in unprecidented numbers.
'Tis indeed a
We too have adpoted a gnome,
his name is Haggis O'Malley, and now patrols our garden scaring the crap
out of the Crows in our neighbourhood. Feral little buggers they are
Haggis wants a bazooka or a
ak47 for christmas so he can shoot them, but we gave him a pickaxe
instead. He looks forward to cleaving anyone who mucks with his garden
We look forward to the
Haggis also wants to know if his brothers and sisters are planning a
big shindig before X-Mas in Blackwood. He would like to meet his extended
movements of gnomes is by gnomeans easy
This guy might be able to tell
6th December 2003
media page updated with
an article from the
December 2003 edition of The Blackwood Times
4th December 2003
Great news, you can now
donate gnomes I hope you will take the
opportunity to help out the Gnome Rangers in their quest to Keep Blackwood Gnomed
"I love the
gnomes1 they make blackwood special and unique and i dont understand why
anyone would have a problem with them. its a great adventure for all ages
trying to spot them and pondering how they reachd the heights they have.
I don't understand
Hmm I thought I
would give you a hand, try looking in Hawthorndene for a few extra Gnomes
If anyone spots the
Hawthorndene gnomes, please record their locations and
let us know (pictures
would be great!)
Whats the big
deal about a few gnomes? they arent causing any harm or damage to anyone.
if anything they are getting publicity for the busineses. To the gnome
rangers: You are legends and keep up the good gnoming. i look forward to
seeing all the gnomes replaced plus new ones added!
So far I haven't
received a single complaint or bad word about the gnomes Everyone
seems to agree that the gnomes are just a bit of fun; even
Constable Lambert I hope
that whoever is responsible for their removal realises this and decides to
leave the gnomes in their rightful places - High among the commercial
buildings of the
Gnome Luva writes:
You should put
up way more around blackwood You should also list the businesses that want
to be gnome free zones so that people will stop going there and they will
have to accept gnomes Basically i love them how old are you people btw
So far I haven't
received a single complaint or bad word about the gnomes. Everyone
seems to think the gnomes are a bit of harmess fun, including
I suspect the Blackwood Gnomes are being removed by destructive, unsavoury
characters, but I really don't know
Are we talking human
years or gnome years?
3rd December 2003
Gnoming Code Of Conduct added to
Updates to the
Dear Gnome Raiders,
I love the gnomes and so does my 5 year old
son!!!!!!!!. I have to be careful not to have an accident because I am
busy trying to spot them.
Could you please tell me where to buy them
(they are so cute) because my son has asked Santa for one for Christmas.
Keep them coming and curses to those who
destroy or remove them.
You could try dropping in to
Skinners and asking if they
have any If they don't; they should! It is rumoured that gnomes
not unlike those found in Blackwood can be obtained
here Gnomes make
excellent gifts at Christmas time!
Thankyou for bringing some simple , clean fun
and enjoyment to our weekend walks around the beautiful suburb of
A very pleasant afternoon walk can be spent
Gnome spotting and smiling when one is located. Thankyou
Thanks, Peter. It is sad that
so many gnomes have fallen in such a short time,
but I know that it's comments like yours that make the Gnome Rangers want to
keep Blackwood Gnomed!
2nd December 2003
status page has been updated to reflect many of
the gnomes that are confirmed to have been lost
A transcript of "The Bald Brothers"
interview is now available here
Love the little
critters. The Blackwood Hills dwellers should expand this movement and
cover the entire district with gnomes. What a fantastic sight. We would be
gnome famous and people would come gnome spotting from everywhere.
Encourage all residents to buy one (or more) gnomes and place in strategic
sites. Boo to businesses who reject gnomes. We should boycott them.
Promote gnome friendly businesses who welcome our little friends. Keep up
the good work.
Thanks for your
comments, John The Gnome Rangers think it would be great if Blackwood
residents took it upon themselves to display gnomes prominently on their
homes/businesses They would, however, like to make it clear that many
of the gnomes around Main Road, Blackwood that are lost were removed in a
matter of hours on a single day It is believed that the business
owners themselves were not responsible in many or all cases
I think it would be unfair to punish local Blackwood businesses because of
the disappointing actions of others
As far as gnome-friendly
businesses go, nothing has come close to John Messer
of Blackwood Sound I
hope all local residents will consider
Blackwood Sound for their
27th November 2003
media page has been created
All known gnome
locations have been added to the status and
Sadly, many gnomes have already been lost
A full casualty list is still being collated
26th November 2003
The Blackwood Gnome
forces make the radio! Gnomes everywhere tune in to 891AM (most of them
were already listening - they love
The Bald Brothers!)
Our crack Bothan
photography unit *still* hasn't returned with photos
We're sending another
16th November 2003
Reports flood in of a newly
established cloned gnome army establishing a presence throughout
and its surrounding areas