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Gnome Attack Roundup: Madness in Ohio as Giant Gnomes Take Over Arboretum; I Make Appearance to Offer Anti-Gnome Guidance

Today I attended the opening of the Holden Arboretum's Gnome and Garden Exhibit in Kirtland, OH. The exhibit goes into September. Wow. There were huge designed gnomes all over the place. I kept waiting for one to pull out a huge machete and just end me right there for good. I walked around with a mustache and sunglasses on to protect my identify as the world's top Gnome Defense Expert. Here are some photos I took:

Today I attended the opening of the Holden Arboretum's Gnome and Garden Exhibit in Kirtland, OH. The exhibit goes into September.

Wow. There were huge designed gnomes all over the place. I kept waiting for one to pull out a huge machete and just end me right there for good. I walked around with a mustache and sunglasses on to protect my identify as the world's top Gnome Defense Expert. Here are some photos I took:

Here see an example of a giant designed
gnome (designed with candy). And then
some sanity on the right as news of my
talk is spread.

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It was absolute gnome mania. People
were actually dressing up like gnomes --
and having a good time. I was
watching my back the whole time.

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My setup.

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How to Survive a
Garden Gnome Attack

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