November 19, 2012

Why I'm Thankful for Mr. T

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In a world full of blogs with eleventy-million pumpkin pie recipes and DOOR BUSTER deals one blog defies the odds and says I refuse to follow the masses and blog a month of thanks, I refuse to give away Pilgrim and Indian salt and pepper shakers, I refuse to put my granny's secret recipe on Pinterest so you can repin it on your "Nom nom" board.  This blog gives thanks to the gift that keeps on giving:

Mr. T
That's right, I'm taking this opportunity during the season of Thanks to thank baby Jesus or the Mayflower or whoever for, Mr.T.  You all know how much I love my family, kids and peeps, right?  Nobody wants to read my gushing, except maybe them, in which case I will write it on a note and put it in their lunch box or something.

But Mr. T is something to behold.  The man is a legend, and dare I say, we have a lot in common.

Okay, Mr. T has a slightly more bling

Do not let the sweet smile and cardigan fool you, friends, I am a cold-hearted, ruthless, mo-fo type person.  Seriously.  If I had to compare the sheer magnitude of my badassery, Mr. T would be my only equal.  Look at me; I'm oozing intimidation, just like Mr. T.  But enough about how cool I am.
Mr. T. has really been in some of the most classic and/or iconic shows of our time: The A-Team, Different Strokes, Rocky III,  and he even helped Scooby and the gang solve some mysteries.  So you really can't deny the scale of his recognizable stardom.  Nor, would I dare to challenge it, because Mr. T. don't play.

Mr. T has also given us some of the most useful quotes of our generation, allow me to elaborate.

I pity the fool
I got no time for the jibba-jabba.
First name Mr, middle name 'period', last name T!
and who could forget...
I ain't no computer hacker!
I also have no time for the jibba-jabba, and I pitied a fool once and all it got me was divorced and a couple kids.  If only I would have heeded the warnings of Mr. T!  Here's the thing, friends.  We only have one life to live, so live it!  It doesn't mean that we have to wear 100 pounds of gold chains and a Mohawk, albeit, that will get you noticed, but it does mean be yourself and own it.  Stop making excuses and do what you love, what you are passionate about and if you don't know what that is; I highly suggest taking some time to look.  Really look, beyond the picket fence of your yard, beyond your circle of friends, beyond what you think your limitations are and take a leap of faith.

I must show some love for Mr. T. who is really a self proclaimed Mama's boy.  I seriously found that on the Internet, and you know everything on the Internet is true, so there.  But I leave you with perhaps the crowning achievement by one,  Laurence Tureaud, that is sure to make you smile.  Remember to hug your Mamas this Thanksgiving, Mr. T. said so.

I think Mr. T and I may have had the same pair of Daisy Dukes in the 80's. A gigantic thanks to Twitter pal, @wildpokerman, for sending me the video link.  It has brought me countless hours of joy and laughter.

 Happy Thanksgiving, friends, and remember, when you're putting down one mother, you're putting down Mother's all over the world.


  1. The "jibba-jabba" line was always funny to me. LOL! He was the first celebrity that I ever met. Saw him in a Minnesota mall when I was around 12 years old. He seemed nice.

  2. And I give thanks to you for reminding us what is important this holiday season. I can't wait for the ten billion blog posts telling everyone that they are thankful for their cat.

  3. So that's who Mr T is ?:) Nice !! Very colorful ! Happy thanksgiving Cari !! have a good one ! hugs :)

  4. I am seriously going to start using "I got no time for the jibba jabba" regularly. I am thankful that you reminded me of that so I can overuse it for a while.

    And the treat your mother right video.


  5. Hahaha this is one of the best posts I've ever read. I too am thankful for Mr. T... I don't think the phrase "quit your jibba jibba" is used nearly enough in daily life xxx

  6. You had me at first name Mr middle name period last name T! That, my friend, is classic!

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