Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Roaming Gnome is Missing

While on a visit to Northwestern University, Travelocity's Roaming Gnome was kidnapped. There are no suspects in the case.

The Roaming Gnome, a both much loved and much hated spokesman for Travelocity, who began his work with the company as an unwilling participant, but soon began to work voluntarily for the company, was taken from the University's Transportation Center while another employee of the company and alumnus of the school was conducting a Q and A session with students.

Theories abound as to the motives of the kidnappers. Some say the criminals were members of the Garden Gnome Liberation Front, others say that the offenders are holding the Travelocity mascot for ransom, while another theory suggests that the ultimate goal of the kidnapping was in fact to put the gnome on a rocket and send it into space, giving it the journey of a half-lifetime.

Of course, the idea that someone took the ad icon for even more sinister purposes can't be discounted. We don't yet know if the Roaming Gnome was the victim of foul play. Perhaps some sick individual decided to put a few slugs into the clay celebrity or is going to make a seedy snuff film with the Gnome? It is too early in this mystery to speculate.

What I do know is, this story is a little more sane than the Ellen Degeneres drama, wouldn't you agree?


Diesel said...

If I had a gnome, I'd name it Chomsky. But that's neither here nor there.

MC said...

Of course, if you had a Gnome Chomsky, he'd naturally gravitate to an east coast school and not to Northwestern.