January 26, 2006...Troll Thumping Day came to WC!
Two years later, it's going strong with more Thumpers than a Troll could count with all his toes.
For those asking what Troll Thumping Day is...here is a brief history."TROLL THUMPING
Troll Thumping on the internet is quite easy and has become
quite popular, since most Troll’s have taken to hiding out on the world wide web. However, they still have the means to dwell within stumps that they create
from stray bites of deleted info. (This is where your torch will come in handy,
so that you can ‘smoke’ them out’.)
The object of Troll Thumping is not to ‘kill’ or ‘harm’ the Troll, but to just let him know you are aware of their presence. Truth be known, Troll’s rather enjoy being thumped and some have been known to hang large red flags above their stumps, making it easier for you to find them.
The history of Troll Thumping goes back hundreds of years to the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. It was one of the greatest fires the mountain had ever seen and turned thousands of tree’s into burned out, hollow stumps. Everyone
knows how much Troll’s like the smell of burnt wood (Another reason they
look forward to Troll Thumping Day..as Troll’s are deathly afraid of fire, so they rely on US to give their stumps that ‘new burnt-stump’ smell) so the burnt out stumps became quickly occupied. It didn’t take long before the
Wicklow Mountains were over run with Troll’s, for, as we all know, Troll’s will
only multiply as the stump availability will allow. You better believe that the Troll’s got ‘jiggy’ with it after the fire left some 15,000 stumps in it’s wake.
It was discovered, quite accidentally, that a good ‘thump’ to the noggin would render a male Troll impotent for up to one year. So, the people of Wicklow would gather once a year to go Troll Thumping in order to keep the population down. Why not just ‘kill’ all the Troll’s? Because, as you well know, Troll dung is the best fertilizer there is for a variety of crops, but especially Wild Wicklow Roses.
Today, the wild Troll population is well controlled and protected, and Troll Thumping Day has become more about tradition than anything else. Since many folk cannot get to Wicklow or don’t know where any wild Troll’s live, they have made Troll Thumping on the Internet their way to celebrate the tradition.
What you need to know…
1.You can only thump a Troll on Troll Thumping Day, which is every February First. To thump before or after February First will guarantee you bad luck through out the year.
2.You may only thump a Troll on the brow. Anywhere else will guarantee you bad luck through out the year.
Thumping On The Internet…
This is tricky. The best way to thump a Troll on the internet is in forums. The idea is to bait the Troll to post in a forum..or just lurk in one and hope a Troll shows up. Immediately AFTER the Troll posts, you follow with a resounding thump by posting your club. If your thump does not immediately follow the Troll’s post, it doesn’t count!!!!!
It is after you thump a Troll that then, and only then, are you allowed a Pint of Ale. Drinking BEFORE a thump or after a BAD thump will guarantee you bad luck through out the year.
Troll Thumping FORUMS have been known to pop-up, where a thumper may go to post a link to a good thump, or just hang out with other Thumper's to tell tales and drink Ale.
TROLL THUMPING BEGINS AT ONE MINUTE PAST MIDNIGHT ON JANUARY 31ST AND ENDS EXACTLY AT MIDNIGHT ON FEBRAUARY 1ST!!!!!!!!!!
Finally, it is considered bad form and very bad luck for any one person to thump the same Troll more than once!!! Never do this. Once you have thumped a Troll, go find another one. Give someone else a shot at it.
That’s all you need to know."
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