Saturday, June 07, 2008

Photo Hunters - bad hair







TnChick has given us the words BAD HAIR. Here's my little snorkeling man that I've had for many years. These little guys were popular a while back. I can't remember what they were called... does anyone?

UPDATE: Yes they are called trolls! Here's a link: Trolls It tells you all about them. Thanks guys!

theteach

47 comments:

Putz said...

i think they are just plain old smurfs aren't they? or are they chia pets and their hair grows like grass, different colors though, jim ask me to tag on his blog but i won't :i'll just tell you i'm a retired teacher like him and you

ellen b said...

ha! Perfect Maryt! Love your choice of bad hair...

Chuck said...

Idunno. At least he's got hair.

*huggies* and gr8 weekend to ya!

RennyBA said...

Hey, these are Trolls and the originals are coming from Norway you know - not the plastic once!

You can read a bit about them on my Halloween post here :-)

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Trolls
My SIL collected them and I had these cute cavemen versions around when Nikolaus was little. My post will pop up after midnight. Getting things loaded for autoposts.

Carver said...

Great choice. They were called trolls or damnit dolls when I was a kid. Not sure how the damnit dolls got started but that's what we called them. More polite children called them trolls.

lynn said...

Perfect for "bad hair". That reminds me that I still need to find one.
Thanks for the invite to join in on Ruby Tuesday, looks like fun. I'll be on the lookout for red for next time.

Sue said...

In 1963 we called them "trolls," and every teenage girl in my junior high had one.

archiearchive said...

My kids called these "Daddy Dolls" and always looked meaningfully at me when they said it - I have no idea why that could be :)

Lew said...
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Lew said...

I also think they are trolls. My kids had some they were little (40 years ago for my first). One had blue hair - and reminded me of my then MIL.

Putz said...

oh, they are TROLLS

Blur Mommy said...

They do have really bad hair! :)

Desert Songbird said...

I remember Trolls! They were still popular in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

jmb said...

That really is bad hair and an awful colour to boot. Good choice this week Mary, have a good weekend.

Siani said...

LOL, that's great. Kind of reminds me of the hairdo I had back in the early 80's, in my punk days! Have a lovely weekend.

Ackworth Born said...

Yes my wife has one of these (maybe more than one) - troglodyte or troll is what they're called.

Gattina said...

He is cute, lol ! I misunderstood "bad hair" and expected bald cranes with a few hairs on it. Now I realize that it has a different meaning and is not "poor hair" !

Karen said...

Ah yes, trolls. I'm glad someone else labeled them or that would have bugged me all day! LOL

I wish I could pull my hair up like that MOST days. GAH. Our humidity is terrible here.

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Rebecca said...

I love trolls. They make me smile. :)

Surfergirl said...

ooh thats cool i missed the trolls!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I remember troll dolls! We use to have troll doll pencil toppers. LOL!!!

Sammawow said...

Oh, that is funny for the bad hair theme! I actually still have one of those trolls from when I was about 10 or 12. Mine has green hair but no swimming gear!

Sandy M said...

Awwww, I love trolls. Very creative idea. Have a good weekend!

Carletta said...

I still have mine from college and my daughter was lucky enough to have her own new little batch when she was young!

Certainly fits a "bad hair" theme!
This post is a smiley one Mary.

Jeff B said...

I remember what they're called...the Olsen twins (Mary-Kate and Ashley)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love them and have a bunch of them put away for my children to laugh at later in life. They are indeed TRolls.

jams o donnell said...

Haha I haven't seen a troll in ages, That's Baaaad hair!

kaycee said...

awww, i used to love trolls specially when I was in 6th grade! =)
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Patricia said...

Very cute - and very bad hair! =)

Mar said...

Oh, yes, I remember them!!! cute choice for the theme :)

leslie said...

I just knew SOMEONE would post a troll. I didn't have one so had to do something else. Great post and have a wonderful weekend. :D

Liz said...

Trolls always seem quite proud of their bad hair!

Sue said...

Love it!!!! My eldest used to collect these from yard sales :)

Happy photo hunting!

Napaboaniya said...

Troys!!! I remember having them when I was younger. My mom couldn't quite understand the fascination with them *LOL*

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Travis said...

HA! I remember those little guys from when I was in HS.

girasoli said...

We used to call them "wishnicks". I had a few and were very attached to them although I have no idea what happened to them. Just think...years ago - wishnicks or trolls / today - game boys and iPods. How the world has changed. Perfect choice for this weeks photohunt theme!

SandyCarlson said...

Fun one, Mary!

WillThink4Wine said...

Love your Troll! We use to have all colors when we were kids!

leslie said...

Cool! I remember my girls collecting these trolls. Good one for bad hair day! :D Thx for popping by.

Patricia said...

Not only were we just in NYC, but our hotel was in Queens! I'd love to pick your brain sometime about living there...just to gain a different perspective from my own southern country gal view. If you have some time, and don't mind - drop me an email. ( pollywogcreekporch at gmail dot com )

Odat said...

I love trolls!!! They have hair like me!!! hehe.
Peace

Kimmie said...

Oh Darn...Oday took my line! LOL!

I remember having trolls also when I was young. They are funky looking buggers aren't they? ;-)

Thanks for taking us down memory lane Mary!
Hugs,
Kimmie

Yen said...

This wins,Mary! hehe ;-)

eastcoastlife said...

A friend gave my baby son these trolls and I had to hide them because they made my son cry. They look scary to the poor baby. haha.... I find them cute.

Colin Campbell said...

Those are great. We had about twenty of those that we got from a second hand shop. The kids played with them for ages. No idea if we still have them.

Love your pictures of the art exhibition. That elephant is pretty talented.

forgetfulone said...

Now that is some bad hair. I just read a book in which the main character collected Trolls. I was never really fond of them myself.