Let’s visit Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s favorite museum, the Troll Museum. On New York City’s Lower East Side, a woman in elf ears named Reverend Jen and her pet chihuahua (Reverend Jen Jr. of course…who also happens to be a dog model) will give you a FREE guided tour of their unique collection of vintage trolls and troll memorabilia. All these trolls just happen to live in Jen’s apartment. In addition to being a “trollologist” and mail-ordained Reverend, Jen is also the “Patron Saint of the Uncool, Voice of the Downtrodden and Tired” as well as a writer, filmmaker, performance artist and avant-garde icon. She is currently working on obtaining tax exempt status. You can become a member of the board of directors (along with the Backstreet Boys…no, seriously) by donating $250. Near the museum’s entrance, there’s a piggy bank with a sign on it that reads, “Suggested donation: $3,000”. I wonder if anyone has stuffed Monopoly money into this piggy bank? Be sure to call (212-560-7235) as visits are by appointment only. Oh, and maybe bring a friend…not because I don’t trust Jen and the trolls, but I am thinking this should be a shared experience.
P.S. It was the Goblin King, and not a troll who kidnapped that kid in the movie Labyrinth.