RIP Mc Breed! One of the best!

I just saw this on a fellow blogger’s site.  I remember when I first heard his kidneys were bad a few months ago.  He will be missed.  I was just banging my Best of Breed combinations in the ride a couple weeks ago!

My favorite Breed jams – “Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin’,” and “I Gotta Get Mine, You Gotta Get Yours,” with Pac.  These are both Hall of Fame worthy for Hip Hop!

Best Thanksgiving Movie~

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

That damn Steve Martin and the Late Great John Candy in this funny, utterly hilarious comedy.   There are so many lines and scenes I can’t figure which is my favorite.  Is it when Neil Page (Martin) goes off on Del Griffith (Candy) in the hotel room when he is finally fed up? 

Is it when they wake up in the bed together and when Del says his other hand is between two pillows and Neil says, “Those are NOT PILLOWS!” 

Or is it when that redneck in Kansas orders his wife to pick up the heavy chest?  Or is it the airport scene when Neil goes F bomb on steroids on the rental car lady?

No wait it has to be when they get pulled over by the cop when the car is half burned – and he ask Del if he thinks, “this vehicle is safe for highway driving?   And Del says, “Yes officer.  I really do.” 

I don’t know there are so many scenes I can’t forget.  This movie is a Thanksgiving tradition for me.  I need to start looking for my ancient VHS copy now so I can watch sometime this weekend.

My Favorite Old School One Liners!

I have never been into Thanksgiving because of the way the holiday is portrayed vs. the reality of the relationship between the Native Americans and the settlers from Western Europe.  Truthfully it’s merely a welcome “off day” for me.  But the one cool thing about Thanksgiving is that it gives family a chance to gather.  For some they would rather stay away from family, but with my schedule in life, I generally don’t get the chance to see them.  The holiday presents an opportunity for everyone to gather in the same space for a short period of time.  Sort of a mini-family reunion.

Back in the day I was the little kid running around with my cousins.  Now I am a part of the grown folk.  There are still a few remaining elders among us, and seeing them reminds me of the things they used to say.  During these times when the “grown folk” get together, I reminisce about the funny antidotes they used to say when talking to us or to one another or to us.  The feisty and clever one liners.  I will offer a few of my favorites… feel free to share some of yours too! 

First I will give you the line, and then the interpretation behind it.   Enjoy!

Everybody thats grinnin ain’t smiling.  (For recognizing the difference between friends and those who pretend to be friends.

A stitch in time saves nine. (The virtues of dealing with any task early as opposed to later after major damage is done.)

You don’t think fat meat greasy! (That is when a person is being hard headed.  In other words he/she continues to do something that could bring danger and possibly a whooping!)

Imma give ya something to cry for! (This is when a child cries for a reason that doesn’t merit crying.  A whooping is forth coming if the crying doesn’t immediately stop)

What are we eating?  Mustgo!  Whatever didn’t go yesterday, must-go today!  (My grandmother the late Georgia Moore when she wasn’t hearing the thought of cooking that night.)

And My Personal Favorite~

Ain’t nothing open after midnight but legs!  (Old school classic for enforcing curfew.  If your home after midnight, you must have been screwing.)

Give me some more family!