German artist poses 1,250 Nazi garden...

German artist poses 1,250 Nazi garden gnomes

There are 39 comments on the Earthlink story from Oct 15, 2009, titled German artist poses 1,250 Nazi garden gnomes. In it, Earthlink reports that:

Christof Stache October 14, 2009 9:29 AM EDT STRAUBING, Germany - A German artist is posing 1,250 garden gnomes with their arms outstretched in the stiff-armed Hitler salute in an installation that he calls a protest of lingering fascist tendencies in German society.

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Germanyisfascist

Plymouth, MI

#1 Oct 15, 2009
He WILL end up in jail.
what

Kingsport, TN

#2 Oct 15, 2009
just some artist trying to express himself

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#3 Oct 15, 2009
I told everyone gnomes were evil. I killed all mine with a stick. Don't trust the pink garden flamingos either.

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#5 Oct 15, 2009
He's proud of his heritage...so what
Its nothing different than Americans who fly the Confederate flag.
Curious

United States

#6 Oct 15, 2009
Are they the leaders of the underpants gnomes?

“frequently laughing”

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#7 Oct 15, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
I told everyone gnomes were evil. I killed all mine with a stick. Don't trust the pink garden flamingos either.
That made me laugh!
Proff Louie alternator

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Oct 15, 2009
Gnomebody gnomes the troubles i've gots...

“Ante Omnia Armari”

Since: Nov 07

"You get back what you give"

#9 Oct 15, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
I told everyone gnomes were evil. I killed all mine with a stick. Don't trust the pink garden flamingos either.
Gnomes ARE foul little things but the flamingos are trustworthy..as long as they're in your yard.lol

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#10 Oct 15, 2009
Simply_Red wrote:
<quoted text>Gnomes ARE foul little things but the flamingos are trustworthy..as long as they're in your yard.lol
Not too sure.........something about those long, spindley legs and beady little black eyes. Might be smart to keep the stick handy anyway. Just as a precaution. lol.
Proff Louie alternator

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Oct 15, 2009
Simply_Red wrote:
<quoted text>Gnomes ARE foul little things but the flamingos are trustworthy..as long as they're in your yard.lol
You can keep your flamingos in your yard.Gnomes go elsewhere. "Gnomes,Gnomes on the range.
Where the deer and the antelope roammmmmm",,,,,etc

“Oh smartness, where art thou?”

Since: Nov 07

Dey tuk er jerbs!

#12 Oct 15, 2009
Those aren't nazi gnomes! those are just golden and black painted gnomes waving nicely at bypassers!

:3

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in a nazi characteristic way!

“Ante Omnia Armari”

Since: Nov 07

"You get back what you give"

#13 Oct 15, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
<quoted text>Not too sure.........something about those long, spindley legs and beady little black eyes. Might be smart to keep the stick handy anyway. Just as a precaution. lol.
LOL..I'll keep that in mind.

“Ante Omnia Armari”

Since: Nov 07

"You get back what you give"

#14 Oct 15, 2009
Proff Louie alternator wrote:
<quoted text>You can keep your flamingos in your yard.Gnomes go elsewhere. "Gnomes,Gnomes on the range.
Where the deer and the antelope roammmmmm",,,,,etc
That works for me! Those gnomes make great moving targets, especially when they get hit with a 30mm round. Then it's just "poof!", dust in the wind.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Oct 15, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
I told everyone gnomes were evil. I killed all mine with a stick. Don't trust the pink garden flamingos either.
The inventor of the pink garden flamingo received an IgNobel Prize, so I guess this German artist can hope for an IgGnomel one.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 Oct 15, 2009
triple6vamp wrote:
He's proud of his heritage...so what
Its nothing different than Americans who fly the Confederate flag.
But flying the confederate flag is not illegal in the US...Displaying Nazi symbols is Germany is.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#17 Oct 15, 2009
*in*
auroranorth

De Forest, WI

#18 Oct 15, 2009
quality National Socialist flags at http://www.flagdealer.com

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#19 Oct 15, 2009
Cheeka-Weeka wrote:
<quoted text>
But flying the confederate flag is not illegal in the US...Displaying Nazi symbols is Germany is.
See,I didnt know that..thanks for the clarification.
Maria Antonia Unplugged

Jefferson, GA

#20 Oct 15, 2009
I dunno. They look like they are preparing to flush the toilet to ME. lol

“Out in the West Texas”

Since: Mar 08

town of El Paso

#21 Oct 15, 2009
The artist is fortunate he didn't place his 1,250 in Mexico.
Half of them would have been stolen, painted pink, and proudly displayed in front of homes there.
The other half would have been "violated" on the spot.

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