Thank Grog It’s Firday!
OK…in full disclosure, I am once again breaking all of the “time/space/continuum” rules by writing this early (Thursday) after doing an Addicts Live last night (Wednesday) that won’t actually be live until the day after tomorrow (Saturday). But, that’s Ok. Time is relative…and I am going to be spending most of my time Friday-Sunday, WITH my relatives, and in fact, am likely doing so as we speak (if I was actually there, with you, speaking to you).
This weekend is my nieces’s wedding, and all of my daughters are flying in for the celebration, including Katie, Ryan, and Jake (the cutest little tapper…or at least one of the two cutest, if you ask Alissa) on the East Coast.
So yes. I am actually happy that TSTO is so dingdangdiddly EAsy and boring. I just don’t have that much time to care. Which is perfect. Because we are only in week 3…of what I thought was week 4…because I have paid so little attention to it. Go figure.
But, this week, we got Bridge Troll Moe, which was actually hilarious, and brought up a ton of recent, and past memories about trolls.
And no. I’m not going there. I mean actual, real, deal Halloween trolls, not the political kind. But, I’ll get to that in a minute.
First…let’s look at Bridge Troll Moe. Not too closely, mind you. He’s a tad ugly…
Yes…I bought Bridge Troll Moe immediately. Of course, to be able to place the Spooky Woods, I had to store something else...because I HAVE BEEN AT THE HARD ITEM LIMIT SINCE JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!! (EA…you’re acting like a troll. UP The LIMIT!)
But, I digress…
It was clear to me right away, that they didn’t base Bridge Troll Moe on any of the traditional troll images from the mythology, or the Brothers Grimm. These trolls are always a bit more squat, weird, and squishy looking.
Of course…in almost all of the Brother’s Grimm stories, things don’t go well for the humans. It makes me think that modern day trolls may end up taking over the world…but, I digress again.
Bridge Troll Moe seems far closer to the hugely popular Troll Dolls…which really broke out into the world in the 1960s. Everybody had them. They were kind of the “Beanie Babies” of the era. I had a bunch…my sisters had a bunch…we made little Troll clothes and houses for them. I think we still have a bunch of them, in a box somewhere. They were super-cool…until they weren’t.
But, Trolls also run in the family. The Troll on the two pics below/ left are my daughter Maddy’s boyfriend, Josh (that’s Maddy as the victim) this most recent Halloween. And the picture on the right is Me and my then girlfriend, Deb…at a Halloween costume party for a radio station. We won first place. She was a fairy. I’m not sure people even saw my costume. You can guess why I asked her to marry me just a few months later.
But for me…the biggest laugh was a one-liner in Act III…
It took me back to the scene in the Universal Studios, Frankenstein movies, where Frankie dines with the blind man…and things don’t go great.
But to me…one of the funniest scenes in any movie, is the scene in “Young Frankenstein” when the monster has soup and a cigar with the blind man. If you haven’t scene this movie…we can’t be friends.
I’m gonna cut this short, because I have stuff to do before we leave. But, if you really want to know what I think about this Event…watch Addicts Live tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow…or today if you are reading this Saturday.
It’s all relative.
OH…WAIT…and BUY MY HOLYFREAKINSHIRT!!
You’ll find it in the store…