“Excuse me, stewardess. But I speak jive…”
Via Subaverage: Introducing PossePops, the “solid cold chillin’ [ice cream bar] treat” that comes wrapped in the wisdom of the street. To wit: here’s the message adorning the wrapping of the “Knock You Out” bar — vanilla ice cream with a crunchy milk chocolate coating!
Yea Boyz + Girlz, check this out! Using drugs is wack. Don’t play yourself out, ’cause drugs’ll knock you out and put you out of the game. Stay clean, lean, & mean. If you peep your homie doin’ it, tell him to chill then give ’em one of these solid cold chillin’ treats. In your face. Word.
Yes, I’m serious. You can’t just make up this kinda shit.
Anyway, as the maker of PossePops, Planet Ice Cream, Inc., notes in its Mission Statement (yes, Planet Ice Cream has a Mission Statement — wouldn’t you?), the company “does more than make and sell great ice cream”; indeed, it strives to “enlighten children (and adults too) to important social, environmental and economic issues […] Our hope is create a fun, non-threatening environment for debate on these issues between varied groups of people and to help children and young adults establish a strong community-based value system.”
— Which of course is what most of us have come to demand out of an ice cream vendor…
In my day, for example, I took my life lessons from the neighborhood Good Humor