Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Roll/Role

 

 

Stream of ConsciousnessIt is Saturday Stream of Consciousness time again. This weeks prompt is “roll/role. Linda Hill says we can use one or both. I’ll go ahead and use both thank you. If you would like to join in, visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link

Roll/Role by John W. Howell © 2108

“Don’t bogart that joint, my friend. Pass it over to me.”

“Okay, what’s going on now.”

“I remember that song from the movie Easy Rider.”

“I’m surprised you can remember the movie let alone the song.”

“Roll another one. Just like the other one.”

“I get it you remember the song.”

“Yeah, and I loved that movie.”

“Why so?”

“Jack Nicholson had the best role.”

“What made it so good for you.”

“He was such a character. A drunk lawyer. Made me laugh.”

“You have a motorcycle?”

“No. Never did. I borrowed a friend’s once.”

“I think there is a story here.”

“Yeah. I did a neat roll in time to miss a truck that slammed on his brakes.”

“Lucky you weren’t killed.”

“Made me think twice about buying one for myself.”

“Sounds like you bought one for someone else.”

“Yeah, My friend. I totaled his.”

“Ouch.”

“Wanna see my roll scars?”

“No that is a voyeur role I want to avoid.”

 

52 comments

  1. I can only imagine how bad those scars are.

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    1. Yes. I’m with you.

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  2. “Want to see my scar?” There’s a question that always should be answered with a no thank you.

    Nice job with the prompt. I think Linda left off the part about bonus points for using both. Take a few out of petty cash, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Back in the day a young lady asked if I wanted to see her appendix scar. “I sure do,” was my reply. I can report it was beautiful. 😀

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  3. Nice job, John! Now I’m curious about those scars…
    Happy Saturday!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Maybe in another life. Happy Saturday to you *Sung to the tune of Rock and Roll Band by Boston.

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  4. You rolled right along while using both roles, excellent, John!

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    1. While eating a jelly roll. 😀

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  5. Yikes!! Brilliant writing, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  6. “get your motor running” way to start off my Saturday! Great post John.

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    1. Ride on down the highway.

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  7. These old guys roll past all the time…….on motorized tricycles. When you have to ride a trike, it ain’t easy rider anymore.

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    1. A group of friends have Harleys and go on extended trips. They suggested a trike for me. I politely declined and then took my bourbon to the porch.

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  8. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great job with the prompts, John. I haven’t thought about Easy Rider for a while. Peter Fonda’s role captured my young heart at the time. I think I need to watch this gem again. 🙂

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    1. Not sure it holds up, but I sure liked it the first time around. Thanks, Gwen

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  9. harmonykent · ·

    That brings back memories, John. Happily, I never rolled my bike, lol. Have a great weekend 😊

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Thanks for reading as well. 😀

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  10. John,

    Bogart is one of my all time favorite words, and that movie . . I wanted to go out and buy a motorcycle immediately! But I realized that my Schwinn still had plenty of rev left in its spokes . . and I still had many years to go before I was old enough to drive!

    Nice role/roll play here.

    Both!

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    1. Thank you, Marc. I love Bogart myself and played him in a production of “Play it Again Sam.” Still do a passable impression. :-D. I used the word when trying to describe strong action needed. “Let’s bogart into that place and kick some ass.”

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      1. That is SO cool! And I can definitely see that, oh yeah!
        I use it for that very same reason like, all the time. Cool beans. 🙂

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      2. Here’s looking at you kid. 😉

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      3. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

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      4. One of my favorite Bogie lines for ya . . .

        The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.

        You da man.

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  11. Stratospheric! Whatever that means! Darn good! ♥

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    1. Thank you , Billy Ray. I think it means up there were there is no air. (cool poem)

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  12. It is a fun movie to watch when you are stoned.

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    1. It has been a long time. I’ll take your word, Jim. 😀

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  13. LOL. John, you always come up with the unexpected. I should expect it by now…
    I got a kick out of this. Have a satisfying Saturday. Hugs!

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    1. You as well, Teagan. Hugs.

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  14. Ah, John, you have such a way with words.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, Robbie.:-D

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  15. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Been many years since I’ve seen Easy Rider. Fun use of roll/role:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  16. Jack Nicholson is a stellar actor. I think I’d pass on the scar exam, too! 😉

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  17. Looking how to broke your bones and still continue smiling?
    Turn to the right – to J. W. Howell Blog 😂😂

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    1. Thank you, Eh Victoria? er Ray? ah EB? Okay which one?

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      1. we are all together 🙂 3 in 1 :))

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  18. Great movie and song, John. You’re on a roll. 🙂

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      1. Haha! 😀

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  19. Now I’m thinking of Mel Gibson (before he went cuckoo) and Rene Russo comparing their scars in Lethal Weapon 3…
    Excellent roll/role play here!

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    1. I really liked the Lethal Weapon series. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. They were fun.

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