Thursday, August 25, 2005

I was fascinated by this when I first saw it reported - British police crack missing gnome case -MSNBC.com. Figured it would turn out to be a bunch of upper-class kids having a "lark". Instead it's turned out to be two women - no mention of age, social standing, or ethnicity - who amassed over 40 gnomes, hedgehogs and other gee-gaws that wind up in gardens and stashed them in their home in Alloa, Clackmannanshire in central Scotland. Eleven days of police investigation led to the discovery of the missing garden things. Egads, it makes me wish I could live somewhere that police had the time to call this a "significant achievement". Ah, small town crime!

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