Great Job, Internet!: Now you can buy a Noam Chomsky garden gnome

If you love puns and often chuckle at the drollness of NPR shows—or if you’ve just always thought a miniature statue of the world’s pre-eminent linguist and anarcho-syndicalist would spruce up your lawn—you’re in luck. Though the descriptor sounds like something generated by a game of Mad Libs, Just Say Gnome is a purveyor of artisanal garden gnomes. Their flagship product, Just Say Gnome sculptor Steve Herrington explains, was first thought up over a decade ago but is newly getting attention online. Gnome Chomsky The Garden Noam, named, naturally, for linguist, philosopher, and political activist Noam Chomsky, runs between $75 and $195, plus shipping, depending on which of two versions a buyer wants and whether it’s ordered unpainted or painted.

Gnome Chomsky sports its namesake’s appearance, but the proportions, cap, and boots of a standard-issue garden gnome. Both versions are currently out of …

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