Charlie Brown Tree (we want this one for our house!)
Pac Man Tree very cool
Pink Tree we have had that at the Snarky Trailer
Blue Optic Tree is awesome
Grolsch bottle tree for the Snarky beer drinkers out there
For the Snarkies who love to confuse their guests.....
Retro foil is always in style in a Snarky home
Our favorite holiday jewelry....
Heather Harris' Snarkiest Tree of All! Thanks for the photo!
After watching Christopher Walken in Deer Hunter it was really hard to imagine that this actor would one day tap dance and use comedy to win us over. We just adore Snarky Chris Walken and thought we share our two favorite CW videos featuring fantastic Mr.W
Finally! Dancing With the Stars picks our favorite winner! Mya is a great dancer but lacked a certain charisma and poor Kelly just wasn't the best but was so loveable. I just loved it when she ran over and hugged Ozzy after being eliminated.
All season the most watchable and entertaining was Donny Osmond. Boy can he move at 51! I know it had to take a lot of out of him every day to keep up that strength.
Good job Don!! and KYM she finally got a great partner which after all the bad ones she has suffered through was richly deserved.
Have to say too this season was a ZZZZZZZZZZZZ without Maks, Cheryl and Julianne to watch.
We loved DWTS and are staying tuned until January when it returns!
We loved TROLLS!! Kimmer had tons of them and we had Troll villages and Troll Houses that we made out of old bleach bottles. We would cut out the front of the bleach bottle. Add carpet on the "floor". Paste pictures on their walls, and cut out windows too. The bottle had a built in handle for carrying and the creativity we put into customizing these little troll homes was amazing. Wish I had a photo of one from back then.
We had lots of different colored hair trolls but my two favorites were a white haired one and an orange haired one that my mean step sister threw out the car window when I was about 7 years old. See... emotional damage never heals! I am still mad that my step father refused to turn the car around to go get it...
We even had Troll Animals and I found a picture of one I had, the Troll Giraffe:
We made our own clothes for the Trolls because there weren't any for sale yet. They did have outfits later on but by then I was teen aged and on to other things. Our homemade clothes weren't as fancy as these below but we loved them just the same. These below are really cute.
They were addictive! Just like I guess the Beanie Baby craze in the 90's. I still want these dolls when I see those little eyes! Unlike the Liddle Kiddle's they didn't come with any accessories except my Mrs. Santa Claus version. she kind of looked like this one below:
They did bring Trolls back in the late 80's. They had the belly button jewel. Mine didn't have those as I recall. I had both versions of Trolls the Dam and Russ versions. Russ had the best faces and best hair. They cost more too.
Newer Versions of Trolls
Trolls have been a part of folklore forever--as bad and mischievous creatures who lived in caves, in logs, and under bridges. Trolls are believed to be good luck, which certainly has helped the sale of troll dolls--troll dolls can be found in houses, in cars, even at work, purchased with the hope that they will bring luck to their owners.
Trolls in their collectible form were first created by Thomas Dam and his family, in Denmark in the 1950s. The first Dam trolls were carved in wood. Later, they were made of soft rubber, and finally, vinyl. The trolls made by Thomas Dam's company became known as "Dam Things," and these are the most popular trolls with collectors today. Most collectors believe that the Dam Thing trolls have the most character, the best clothing, and the highest quality.
Although Dam Things made the most well-known and most collectible trolls, many companies got on the troll bandwagon and began to produce trolls in the mid 1960s. Most of these trolls are unmarked, so it is often difficult to identify trolls from any of the "clone" troll makers. Many of the clone troll manufacturers were from Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the trolls they made were cheap imitations and of low quality.
These low-quality trolls flooded the market in the mid-1960s, which caused trolls to become less popular--troll popularity peaked approximately in 1966. Trolls went downhill from there, and became almost invisible by the 1980s.
However, starting in 1989, troll production started in earnest again, when troll nostalgia hit big, causing the second boom-period for trolls in the early 1990s. Trolls became ubiquitous again, and were found in nearly every toy shop and gift shop. Today, trolls are not as common as in the early 1990s, but can still be found. Today's trolls are made by several manufacturers, including Dam Trolls which only sells their current trolls in Denmark.
COLLECTOR TROLLS ONLINE
This is a small group of old troll dolls. These funny little dolls gained popularity in the 1960’s and 70’s and have been in and out of fashion ever since. The first large on measures about 3” high excluding its wild, multi-colored hair.
It has plastic eyes and is wearing a little shirt that has numbers on it and reads; Lucky Lottery Troll. On its feet it is marked with the Russ copyright and China. The other large one is a jeweled troll and is slightly different in character and its plastic eyes are inset more. It has shocking turquoise hair, a matching rhinestone like gem in its belly button and blue eyes.
It measures about 3” high excluding the hair and is marked Made in China - Ace Novelty Co., Inc. on the bottom of its feet. Of the three smaller ones with painted eyes and shocking pink hair, one, I believe, is a pencil topper as shown in the pictures. It measures about 1 ¼” high and is only marked China on the back. Then there are two tiny ones that measure about 1” tall excluding the hair. On the back they are marked with the Russ copyright and China and they both have their original Russ foil label on the bottom of their feet.
World Record Troll Collector:
A SCHOOLGIRL’S hobby has landed her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Sophie Marie Cross, of Ilges Lane, Cholsey, has broken her own record for having the most troll dolls – with a gruesome 545.
The 13-year-old Wallingford School pupil said she had no plans to give up her collection and is constantly on the look out for more of the dolls.
“I first started my collection when I was seven after my brother bought a small troll and I took a shine to it,” she said. Full Story HERE
Troll Mischief Video
Troll Fashion Show!
This rather startling photograph of a mural above the urinals in a men's room has been circulating via email and online since 2005. The mural depicted in the photograph is real. However, the current version of the message includes a description that is totally false and was apparently tacked onto the photograph at some point during its journey through cyberspace.
The mural was designed by Perron Developments and graces a second floor men's loo in a Sofitel hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand.
An October 2005 article on Hotel Industry News notes:
The second floor men's toilet, which services the complex's restaurants including Bezu and Fatz Cat, has been tastefully and aesthetically designed by the complex's developers Cam Marsh and Mark Perriam of Perron, and Brett Taylor of Group CDA. It features six unique individual 'stands' manufactured by Three Sixty Limited in Auckland.
But it's not the tasteful design or subtle lighting that has tongues wagging in the New Zealand resort town.
It is the six-metre long backdrop of life-size photographs featuring local models in varying poses directly behind each of the six stands - each with a full view of the action.
The shots were taken by photographer Sheena Haywood and feature models from Ican Modelling, a Queenstown agency.
Thanks Heather Harris for the Snarky contribution!
Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Obama, Now Biden, Now Sharpton, and Jackson*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Ried, and Pelosi !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS , not Happy Holiday !*
Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone
you meet during the holidays a
Christ is ¡The Reason¢ for the Christ-mas Season!
AP – This July 4, 2009 photo obtained Nov. 6, 2009 from
the Twitter page of Sgt Kimberly Munley
KILLEEN, Texas – A civilian police officer is being praised for taking down a man suspected of opening fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood when she shot him in the torso.
Police officials say after arriving at the scene of Thursday's gunfire, Sgt. Kimberly Munley saw the suspect and started firing at him.
Munley's boss, Chuck Medley, told The Associated Press on Friday that Hasan then spun around and charged at her with a gun in each hand.
Medley says Munley shot the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, in the upper torso, allowing officers to take him into custody. Medley says in the exchange of gunfire, Munley was shot in the thighs and wrist.
The 34-year-old Munley is from Pennsylvania, used to be in the Army and is married to a Fort Bragg, N.C. soldier.