Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Wee Monument to Bad Taste

In honor of our anniversary, I thought I would get my husband some Virginia Tech paraphernalia. I did not go to VT. My husband did, however, and he took me to Blacksburg for one of our first trips together.

Those Virginia Tech people take their maroon and orange hokie bird football very seriously. (Maroon and orange do not go together, baby. The whole world wide web is about to back me up on that.)

I think a good measure of the devoutness of the fans is the extent of ridiculous things that you can buy with the school logo. So, when I came across this Virgina Tech female garden gnome in the VT Bookstore catalogue, I was convinced that, hands down, VT has the most devout fans. And, also, WTF?
This is, perhaps, one of the grossest things I have ever seen. It got me thinking. I went to university in Texas (SMU), and I remember that the Texas A&M fans were hardcore. Can one procure a Texas A&M garden gnome? Eeeek! You can. But not female. Sorry.

I am pleased to note that one cannot procure an SMU garden gnome, male, female or transgender (although that would take care of so many Christmas gifts now that I think about it.) And, honey, as much as I love you, I did not get you the Virginia Tech female garden gnome (because its not funny in our yard). Happy Anniversary, though.

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  1. I've seen matching gnomes for at least 3 Big Ten teams. I'm sure there are more.

    And orange/maroon is ugly. And there is no such bird as a Hokie.

  2. hahaha! that is perhaps...the most unattractive gnome i've seen thus far. the Texas A&M one doesn't look too bad...?

  3. Maroon and orange definitely do not go together. Seriously, was everyone on the committee who approved that decision color blind?

    Those gnomes are so funny I nearly peed myself.