Friday, May 1, 2009

Yo' Mama


I am currently working on an article for Mother's Day. I'm toying around with the notion that Mothers are excellent at taking care of everyone except themselves. I know that's not a completely new idea, but I'm really fascinated with exploring it deeper.

So, I've been brainstorming and trolling the internet for inspiration. That's when I came across this little gem. It's one in the series of videos that Mr. T put out in the early 80s. I think I remember seeing it long ago, something about those short camo shorts is burned in my memory.

Check it out just for kicks and pay attention to the following:

1. The mother on the far left is proof that most white people have no rhythm.
2. Apparently in Mr. T's world, it is perfectly normal to not only wear 800 lbs of gold, but also to rhyme the words "groan" and "born".
3. The background dancers get a little carried away at 1:18 and decide to become solo artists.
4. The 80s really were the worst fashion decade ever.

So, if you're lucky enough to have a mother, treat her right. If you ARE a mother, treat yourself right as well.

I pity the fool who don't.

3 comments:

jodi said...

LOL! I had no idea Mr T ever sang anything. Too funny!

Jenny Runkel said...

I'm not sure that he is singing here. But he is rockin the gold plated mic which he pulls out from his tiny shorts...

Tara said...

I couldn't even finish watching that video, the hair alone gives me PTSD. And it's SO true that we, as mother's, are not always so great at taking care of ourselves!