That’s My Name, Don’t Wear It Out

I know I’m not the only Sholin around, but there aren’t many of us. Discounting for the moment the various English spellings of Shaolin, as far as I know, there’s two brands of Sholin in the U.S. – one from the old Baltic parts of the Soviet Union, and one from Sweden. (Think “Sjölin”).

Until today.

Now I know that my last name appears to be a registered trademark in certain parts of the world, due to the amazing Sholin Blocks, a sort of concrete block retaining wall system which allows space in the blocks to grow plants out of, thus “greening” the wall. Cool. I guess.

But I’m all about tearing walls down, man. (Say it in a stereotypical hippie voice, and I promise it’ll be funnier.)

Right. Well, whatever, I guess it could be worse. At least it’s not Sholin Toilet Seat Covers.

The truth is, I once accidentally registered for a conference representing “Sholin Industries”. There was a space for “organization” and I didn’t have one, so what was I supposed to do? It was one of those Required Fields we all dread in online forms.

At least Sholin Industries isn’t trademarked yet, so the dream is alive.

Published by Ryan Sholin

I'm that guy you know from the Internet.