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Images of Canberra – Nazi Gnome at Floriade

By 24 September 2008 28

There’s no immediate explanation as to why this little fella’s adorning Floriade.

Anyone have any theories?

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28 Responses to
Images of Canberra – Nazi Gnome at Floriade
Skidbladnir 5:12 pm
24 Sep 08
#1

The theme is fascination with film or somesuch…

Romper Stomper?

Aurelius 5:17 pm
24 Sep 08
#2

He’s got rather dark skin for a Nazi.

johnboy 5:26 pm
24 Sep 08
#3

And a barely plucked mono-brow…

But I’ll concede the coachwood and myrtle might be a shoutout to South Sydney.

peterh 5:41 pm
24 Sep 08
#4

wait for a wowser to notice it and complain, only a matter of time…

GottaLoveCanberra 5:52 pm
24 Sep 08
#5

The symbol on his belt isn’t the Swastika of the NDSP. Their swastika is rotated so that it’s borders would form a diamond rather than a square.

PaulM 6:00 pm
24 Sep 08
#6

He’s a very confused little gnome – trying to be both an anarchist and also a follower of Der Furher.

iCanberran 6:03 pm
24 Sep 08
#7

Looking a bit dark? Adolf wouldn’t like that. And he definitely wouldn’t like the anarchy logo.

shiny flu 6:03 pm
24 Sep 08
#8

Has anyone noticed the Anarchist symbol on his/her (you just don’t know these days) right arm?

Whilst it is correct that the NDSP symbol forms a diamond, you cannot deny the colours (red, white & black).

Having lived in Germany and having an understanding of modern German culture, whoever painted this is a simple Arschloch und Dummkopf. If this is meant to be a parody, then it fails horribly considering the issues with the NPD and racial issues that face current Germany (Mostly in the former DDR states and South Germany- basically the equivalent to Australia’s Bogans).

If it’s someone who’s actually a neo, well sorry mate but a real Neo Nazi would never get a Anarchist tattoo… nochmal: Arshloch. Also going to prove that every and any neo-Nazi is as unintelligent as a particular female vice-presidential candidate, possibly even dumber (actually that’s really not possible is it?).

Holden Caulfield 6:10 pm
24 Sep 08
#9

Skidbladnir said :

The theme is fascination with film or somesuch…

Romper Stomper?

That would further explain the Russell Crowe connection given the Rabbitohs beanie.

Sammy 6:22 pm
24 Sep 08
#10

Yeah, I think Romper Stomper is the theme here.

Bungle 8:11 pm
24 Sep 08
#11

I think that gladiator might have been a teeny bit classier.

tap 8:57 pm
24 Sep 08
#12

Sid Vicous used to wear a t-shirt with a swastica on it… maybe a 1970′s politically uncorrect punk gnome?

I hate gnomes.

utah 11:41 pm
24 Sep 08
#13

It’s the Gnational Front.

circusmind 12:13 am
25 Sep 08
#14

utah said :

It’s the Gnational Front.

Ding Ding Ding!

We have a winner!

GottaLoveCanberra 12:26 am
25 Sep 08
#15

Damn I love the German language, especially when someone calls someone else nasty names ^_^
Any good places that are free/easy to learn it?

circusmind 12:56 am
25 Sep 08
#16

GottaLoveCanberra said :

Damn I love the German language, especially when someone calls someone else nasty names ^_^
Any good places that are free/easy to learn it?

The Goethe Institute offers courses. There are also fairly cheap CIT courses available. Otherwise, a wealth of material online……

….you Arschlecker.

lux 7:25 am
25 Sep 08
#17

Bungle said :

I think that gladiator might have been a teeny bit classier.

But less Australian, given the theme of Floriade is “Films that Shaped our Nation”

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 7:46 am
25 Sep 08
#18

A black nazi gnome, hmmm… Would have been even more interesting if the hat was plain white and came down over the eyes…

Thumper 8:07 am
25 Sep 08
#19

It looks like Mick Aston from Timeteam, albeit, with some Nazi regalia…

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:47 am
25 Sep 08
#20

Any good places that are free/easy to learn it?

The BBC has a nice online course you can complete in 12 weeks.

Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput.

jakez 10:13 am
25 Sep 08
#21

I’m guessing a lot of people here aren’t familiar with the ‘nazi’ subscene in the punk movement of the 70′s/80′s. The bane of many a concert.

I’d definitely say it’s Romper Stomper inspired.

sirocco 5:55 pm
25 Sep 08
#22

Very similar tats to Romper Stomper – note what appears to be the skeletal tattoo down the Gnome’s left arm and hand.

And in some the film’s promo pics I found on Google images the swastika in the background is positioned as a square and not a diamond…

cheerio!

Shannski 2:12 pm
28 Sep 08
#23

I went looking for the gnome yesterday, to get my own photographic evidence, and it was gone!

Granny 3:45 pm
28 Sep 08
#24

Omigosh! Somebody’s kidnapped the Gnazi Gnome!!

bubzie 4:05 pm
28 Sep 08
#25

no way!!

Granny 4:35 pm
28 Sep 08
#26

I can only hope you were sitting down for that news, bubzie, and that you have a good, strong heart!

*tee hee*

Bundah_Bloke 1:21 pm
25 Apr 11
#27

iCanberran said :

Looking a bit dark? Adolf wouldn’t like that.

Aurelius said :

He’s got rather dark skin for a Nazi.

Ah yes, more successfully brainwashed morons produced out of the Zionist media empire. Actually the German forces were the most multicultural of all, take a look at these two links:

http://www.amazon.com/Racial-Ambivalence-Germanys-Military-Establishment/dp/1934703516

http://www.amazon.com/Ethnic-Minorities-Foreigners-Hitlers-Forces/dp/0557914396/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1303700626&sr=1-7

Now go educate yourselves fools.

Mysteryman 1:45 pm
25 Apr 11
#28

Bundah_Bloke said :

iCanberran said :

Looking a bit dark? Adolf wouldn’t like that.

Aurelius said :

He’s got rather dark skin for a Nazi.

Ah yes, more successfully brainwashed morons produced out of the Zionist media empire. Actually the German forces were the most multicultural of all, take a look at these two links:

http://www.amazon.com/Racial-Ambivalence-Germanys-Military-Establishment/dp/1934703516

http://www.amazon.com/Ethnic-Minorities-Foreigners-Hitlers-Forces/dp/0557914396/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1303700626&sr=1-7

Now go educate yourselves fools.

Wow! A whole TWO books, written by the same author. That’s it! Everyone re-write the history books! We’ve obviously had it wrong this whole time!

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