September 25, 2003


When I started working at the Tribune about a year and a half ago, I noticed that a cement garden troll wearing a viking helmet stood on the desktop between Mitch and Rommie. I asked what the deal was. I can't remember what they said. It must have been reasonable, or sufficiently stupid enough for me to accept the explanation blindly and move on with my life. I never gave it another thought.

Well, the other day, I came back from the convention to notice that it was wearing a bow tie and what appeared to be shooting glasses. No explanation. Just was.

Understanding that his complexion could use some work - do metrosexual trolls get dermabrasion? - the hint of a bow tie does lend it a sophisticated air. And, if I say so myself, the glasses do make the troll.

Posted by Jeff at September 25, 2003 08:18 AM | TrackBack