#SoCS for 11/17/18 ~ Roll/Role

Good morning world!  Rise and shine!! ROLL on outta bed.  You’re burning daylight.  It’s time once again for #SoCS.

We’ve got our work cut out for us.  The lovely Linda gave give us the prompt ROLL/ROLE.  She tells us we get to choose ROLL or ROLE or both!!  She also says enjoy!!!

Well you don’t have to tell me twice.  I immediately think Tootsie ROLL!  Why?  Well let me tell ya why.

Earlier this week I was scrolling through the dreaded FB and came across an article click bait about vintage advertisements that would not fly today because of their political incorrectness. I immediately thought of my clever blogging friend John Holton over at the Sound of One Hand Typing.  But NOT because the ads were supposed to be un-PC.  You see he typically includes a commercial from yesteryear while closing his posts.

And you’re thinking print ads and commercials are not the same thing.  Oh but they are close enough.  Their ROLE … to sell “stuff” is the same.

I love to watch those commercials.  Sometimes I watch them and tears ROLL down my face.  But happy tears of stROLLing down memory lane.  Makes me think of a time when life was simpler somehow.  A time when my parents were still alive.  Always reminds me of growing up and watching TV with my brothers.

And it was in that slide show (that took forever to get to NEXT, so I stopped 1/2 way through and vowed never to click on any FB lists again) that I found the ad for Tootsie ROLLs.  The print featured a happy smiling young girl and a huge Tootsie ROLL with the caption “Only 5 cents more for the NEW bigger size and girls deserve the biggest” <insert shocked emoji> Not just this ad but all of them were loaded with double entendres.

Well y’all I am boycotting Tootsie ROLLs!!!  No, I am NOT!  Girls do deserve the biggest!!  The biggest what?  The biggest Tootise ROLL of course!

Instead I am going on the hunt for some Tootsie Pop Drops.  Better than the rolls because of the hard candy shell around the soft chewy chocolate center.  I loved those darn things but they are hard to find.  Just like I love the elusive BBQ fritos.  Not that chili cheese crap they try to foist on us Texans.  We want original BBQ!

Dang I’m hangry.  I wanna eat the hell out of some chips!  I am going to roll on outta here and cook breakfast instead.  Thank goodness I have no candy and/or chips in the pantry.

T’was nice talking at you.  Hope you have a happy Saturday!  Y’all come back now you hear.  If you’d like to join this band of prompt respondents, look here for the rules and ping back.

As always, more to come.


35 thoughts on “#SoCS for 11/17/18 ~ Roll/Role

  1. I love those old candy advertisements! I usually am a little surprised at the hidden messages that flew right over my head — kind of like how the Disney movies are a different kind of funny once you’re older. Great post!!

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  2. Tootsie Rolls are made in Chicago, on South Cicero Avenue (south of Midway Airport) in what used to be a factory where they made engines for B-29 bombers. I’ve had a couple of friends who worked there. They make a lot of Tootsie Rolls. Great post!

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    1. I saw that! I need to visit Chicago. Not necessarily for Tootsie Rolls (bonus though) but everything that fine city has to offer 😊


  3. I like Tootsie rolls but not a fan of Tootsie roll pops – not enough roll for me. John’s old commercials are great aren’t they? I hate clicking on those things only to have to go through 100 pages before they show me the one I clicked on it to see. A lot of times I give up before I get there and then get mad that I wasted my time.

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    1. Yep those commercials are the best.

      The drops are a little different than the pops. They up the ante on the roll. Smaller so less calories or at least that what I tell myself.

      I vow no more being sucked in. You’re right a time waste.

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  4. Way to make me hungry…I’m off to eat some chips, thank you!! Enjoy your Saturday – roll with whatever happens, and take a nap while you’re at it!

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  5. Reading Ritu’s comment makes me think that in UK the dirty little riddle to which I would answer “a tootsie roll” might have to be “a stick of gum.”

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