Birthday Ribs and Bruised Ribs #socs

It’s Mary’s birthday!

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

And guess what we’re having for dinner?

Image by Jerry Baugh from Pixabay

Funny how that works out, isn’t it? (Seriously, we are having ribs.)

The 1988 movie I’m Gonna Git You, Sucka! was a parody of the blaxploitation movies of the 1970’s. In the movie, Jack Spade (Keenen Ivory Wayans) enlists the help of John Slade (Bernie Casey) to help him get revenge on “Mr. Big.” Slade enlists the help of two of his old friends, Hammer (Isaac Hayes) and Slammer (Jim Brown), who are now running a rib place. Here’s the scene before Slade walks into the restaurant, with Chris Rock as a difficult customer.

Did you ever bruise a rib? I have. It’s a very uncomfortable experience, particularly breathing. And there’s no way to make it heal any faster; you just have to live with it until it gets better, which usually takes a week but feels like an eternity.


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21 thoughts on “Birthday Ribs and Bruised Ribs #socs

  1. A Happy Birthday to your wife, John.
    And a Happy Un-Birthday to you.

    I love ‘I’m Gonna Git You, Sucka!’ I own it on DVD and watch it every two or three years. Another similar kind of movie (which I love even more) is ‘Hollywood Shuffle’. The parody of Siskel & Ebert called ‘Sneakin’ In The Movies’ is my favorite segment in the movie. Totally cracks me up!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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    1. The whole movie is well worth seeing. You might find it on one of the streaming services, or it might show up on one of the movie channels. I’d say go to Blockbuster, but…

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  2. Happy Birthday to Mary!!

    I enjoyed the movie when it first came out. Parodies in general are a favorite genre. Corny and not for everyone but funny to me.

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    1. I remember when blaxploitation was a huge deal. Practically every theater in the Loop (the area of Chicago’s downtown that’s surrounded by elevated train tracks) showed them almost exclusively. They couldn’t make the movies fast enough, and some of them were, frankly, not very good. “Sucka” captured all that was right (and all that was wrong) with them.

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  3. Happy belated birthday to Mary and hope she loved her cake and the ribs. We had ribs last night too and they were yummy! I have bruised my ribs and took quite a while to heal and it’s not fun that’s for sure

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    1. You were right on time, actually. Mary’s birthday was yesterday. We didn’t do cake yesterday, we’ll probably go out to lunch tomorrow and we’ll have pie. The ribs were good.

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  4. Hi John – Happy Birthday to Mary and have a wonderful birthday Easter. Loved the clip … what fun – cheers Hilary

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