Time to use my SYW intro to take a brief look at another of the fascinating denizens of The Shelf, and this week we’ll honor the low imp on the totem pole, Troll. Troll’s a mess, both figuratively and literally… wearing a crappy superhero outfit with his underwear on the outside, and having a head of hair that even a stork wouldn’t want to nest in. Troll dolls have been in and out of fashion for decades, and one of the peaks of their popularity was the early 90’s. When I graduated from high school in 1993, the same mother who thought it would be fun to give her adult son a pink haired unicorn somehow found this graduation themed Troll doll to give me as a gag gift. Being an incurable hoarder from birth, I somehow never did lose the damned thing…
The same Billy Goats Gruff parody that shot Mitzi to stardom five years ago also turned into Troll’s big break, since, you know, the story contains a troll. While Troll was more of an evil character early on in the history of SCT, he quickly settled into the creepy, but lovable loser type who is usually unemployed or working menial tasks… including submissively cleaning The Nest’s toilets for Evil Squirrel. I’d say he has no luck with the ladies as well, but even a blind Troll gets a kiss every once in a while…
An SCT question themed around Troll….
Would you rather have a huge head of hair or be completely bald? No middle ground!
And now we’ll clear out the hairballs and lice and get on with our feature presentation, Share Your World! Hosted, as always, by Melanie…
Restrictions are being lifted all over the world. Do you feel it’s safe to go out and mingle in crowds in light of the Pandemic?
I’ve been saying it’s been safe since the beginning, but nobody wants to listen to me… which is why I quit talking about or even directly referring to this subject at all since sometime in May of last year.
What are some things that are okay to do occasionally, but definitely not okay to do every day?
Anything that’s worth doing is worth doing every day. Moderation is for wusses…
Would you relocate for love (romantic or otherwise)?
No. After 46 years of living in the same city, I kinda know my way around and wild horses couldn’t drag me away from this dirty, polluted, stinking town I love…
Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?
As with all those awful un-PC stereotypes, there are kernels of truth to be found in most conspiracy theories as well… at least the ones that aren’t completely deranged, like Mrs. O’Leary’s cow being behind the 9/11 attacks, or Elvis still being alive and working at the Gatlinburg, Tennessee Mecca as a door greeter.
Please share something sweet
You know in Colorado there probably are candy ‘J’s?’
No doubt. Don’t bogart the sugar…
Watch it or the Martians will come to take you away,.
Good! Maybe they can experiment on me and do something about my jock itch…
Never did get into candy ciggies as a kid but I was hooked on those straws with flavored sugar inside – I’m going to guess the ciggies had less sugar than those straw things. BUT hey – I never got high from any of that stuff…..had to wait for the 60s to arrive before that happened. That photo of the cowboy guy dragging the bad guy by a rope thru town looks like a place we visited on vacation in Arizona many years ago called “Rawhide”……and it looks like that guy is about to be dragged through some horse poop. EEEK.
It might be the same place since there’s plenty of gawker on the curb watching in glee as that poor guy gets dragged around by the nutsack. I hope he’s wearing a good pair of chaps…
Thanks, Bill, for Sharing Your World! Candy doobies…huh. Hubby did toddle off the high diving board into the empty pool far too early, he’d have found that so fulfilling (in that he could smoke a J ((without being busted, as Utah remains ((far as I know anyway)) resistant to medical MJ even. )) AND indulge his food and sugar addiction all in one whack! I’m sure those things are wildly popular at the ‘legal’ stores, as anyone who ever smoked weed or was around people who did, knows – weed gives people and cartoon characters the wicked munchies. LOL Anyway, I loved the great cartoon and SCT images to answer the questions, some of which were rather, uh, out there? What was I saying again? I’ve been affected by all that second hand smoke from hubby’s tokin’ days, and my memory is shot now. I never did inhale though. Swear. Have a great weekend E.S. and we’ll see you on Monday, featured as the creative genius behind next week’s “Share Your World”. Thanks! 😀
Candy doobies would definitely be too shocking for Utah. Candy itself might be a sin there… thankfully despite having parents who both came from religious families (Catholic AND Baptist!) I was allowed to be raised without that extra added layer of no-nos in my life (and it shows)….
Sounds like you work at the wrong Mecca. Or do you have an equally famous dead pop star as your door greeter?
Yes, we have Keith Richards working here. No wait, he only appears to be a dead pop star…
Huge head of hair please!!
Hey, my cow was at the strip club that night!
(My maiden name…and the name I’ll keep until death is O’Leary.)
Flash the udders!!!!!!!
The farmers aren’t gonna give up their singles for that! They wanna see
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I apologize (groveling here) for missing this. That whole week was a blur as I adjusted to life with on-going ginormous head aches all week. I came, I read, I laughed (and not only at your answers, but at your conversation with Ms. O’Leary. I wonder if San Francisco is going to try suing her for damages now, as the original cow owner is obviously dead? 😉
Here’s a link to the missing question: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2021/09/23/share-your-world-special-edition/