Posted by Doc M on April 25, 2000 at 10:01:29:
In Reply to: Bill Rooks, MohicanLand Gunsmith, & Killdeer! posted by Rich on April 25, 2000 at 09:44:25:
: Well, by arrangement, the old UPS truck pulls up delivering a rather overly long box to our door a few minutes ago. We've been selling Bill Rooks' Killdeer replicas through the Web Site for quite some time, and we felt it about time we actually SAW one of these babies up close & personal like ...
: So, the truck arrives & I hustle the carton inside, and carefully unwrap the thing to expose its contents!
: WOW!!! I am speechless! A real beauty ... and HEAVY! Bill, you are extremely talented! Congratulations on a beautifully crafted work of art. All I can say is that we are VERY proud to offer these through our Trading Post! The lucky owner should be most pleased!
: Only one little problem ... A streak lit out the door with it ... I THINK it was Lainey ... Beware world!
Much as it pains, I say PAINS, Doc M to say anything nice
about the little pointy-headed Gnomie, the Killdeer is
a museum-quality work of art, and I gnash my teeth in
envy of that kind of talent. And in recognition of the
Short Gnomabine, I offer the following article from
Newsweek, April 17th:
The Paris Gnomes: No Accounting For Taste
Americans interested in lawn decor may want to check out
an exhibit in Paris featuring Europe's answer to the
pink plastic flamingo. About 2,000 garden gnomes are
on display at the Bagatelle Park in the Bois de
Boulogne. Proving there's no accounting for taste,
more than half a million of the gnarly little statues
are made in Europe each year. Germans adore them; the
French find them funny -- but fashionable. "It's chic
to be kitschy," says the director of the exhibit. The
show runs until July 24. Like everyone else in Paris,
the gnomes will take August off.
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