After my last ranting blog post, I decided I needed a little boost. So, Bil and I, after finishing the New York Times crossword puzzle, decided to watch the first (and only) season of Mr. T's I Pity the Fool, which Bil got for his birthday from my brother. It was just what I needed: a really good laugh. Also, some of you wondered if my emotions had anything to do with hormones and I can defintely attest to that. In spite of the hilarity of the video, I found myself actually choking up in parts, especially in the episode where Mr. T teaches some teenagers to respect their mother.
Bil and I have a strange fascination with Mr. T. It all started when Bil found a VHS copy of Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool for a quarter at a garage sale. It was like we had found a rare treasure, which actually isn't too far from the truth; the video sells for something like $30 on ebay.
Anyway, this youtube clip is from that video and it never fails to entertain me. If any of you feel like the role of mother is underestimated in our society, rest assured that Mr. T cherishes and honors mothers. In rap form. With 80s style backup singers. And lots of gold chains. Check it out!