Gnome Chomsky: The Essential Ornament for the Thinking Person’s Garden

noam garden gnome

Images via Just­SayG­nome

The Noam Chom­sky Gar­den Gnome. That’s right, I said it, the Noam Chom­sky Gar­den Gnome.

Over at, you can buy, when they’re avail­able, two ver­sions of “Gnome Chom­sky the Gar­den Noam.” Here’s is how it’s gen­er­al­ly described:

Stand­ing at just under 17 inch­es, Gnome Chom­sky the Gar­den Noam clutch­es his clas­sic books, ‘The Man­u­fac­ture of Com­post’ and ‘Hedgerows not Hege­mo­ny’ – with his open right hand ready to hold the polit­i­cal slo­gan of your choos­ing. His clothes rep­re­sent a relaxed but classy ver­sion of reg­u­lar gnome attire, includ­ing: a nice suit jack­et-tunic, jeans, boots, tra­di­tion­al gnome cap, and glass­es. Addi­tion­al­ly, Noam Gnome stands on a base com­plete with a carved title – for any­one who may not imme­di­ate­ly real­ize the iden­ti­ty of this hand­some and schol­ar­ly gnome.

The gnome costs $195 paint­ed and $95 unpaint­ed (plus ship­ping). The bum­mer is that the gnomes are cur­rent­ly out of stock, and when they’ll come back is any­one’s guess. That said, if you real­ly want one, the site’s (pre­sumed) own­er Steve encour­ages you to drop him an email. I might have to send one myself.

Above you can see a pho­to of Chom­sky with a Noam Gnome. Find addi­tion­al views of the Noam Gnome here. And, guess what, they’ve got a Howard Zinn gnome too.

In putting this post togeth­er, I spot­ted an old com­ic bit that took the idea of a Noam Gar­den Gnome as its premise. You can watch it below.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Read 9 Books By Noam Chom­sky Free Online

Film­mak­er Michel Gondry Presents an Ani­mat­ed Con­ver­sa­tion with Noam Chom­sky

Clash of the Titans: Noam Chom­sky & Michel Fou­cault Debate Human Nature & Pow­er on Dutch TV, 1971

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