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

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

Over at, you can buy “Gnome Chomsky the Garden Noam.” Here’s is how it’s generally described:

Just over one foot in height, the fully painted Gnome Chomsky the Garden Noam (Version II) stands relaxed and confident in his classy gnome clothes, hat and glasses. Equipped with a couple books on an authoritative pillar, he’s ready to give your garden or home a big infusion of insightful gnome political perspective. A solid foundation base complete with a carved title assures that Garden Noam will be well-balanced and helps inform anyone who may not immediately recognize him of the identity of this handsome and scholarly gnome.

The gnome costs $228.00 painted and $124 unpainted (plus shipping). And if you’re interested, you can also get Howard the Zinn Monk and BerGnome Sanders.

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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