Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sit down, kiddies.

Let your old Aunt Stacey tell you a story.

There was once a nice girl named Mary. Mary had a bit of a rough life, you see... the cards were just never stacked in her favor. Mary... well, Mary made a few mistakes too, but that's okay. Everyone does.

But Mary made a BIG mistake.

One day, a friend of Mary's said a word that caught her attention. Mary asked the friend what the word meant, and he told her that it meant whatever she wanted it to mean. She and the friend, from then on, used the word when they were talking about their rough pasts. The word came to mean something along the lines of "learn from your past, live for the future." Kind of an inside joke.

A few years down the road, Mary became a nurse. She still had the word floating around her head and decided that it had such meaning to her that she'd have it tattooed on the back of her neck, and she did.

Mary did not Google that word first, nor did she re-check the meaning with her friend.

Well, your old Aunt Stacey came across Mary today at the doctor's office. She saw the tattoo, and asked Mary about it because she recognized the word. "Is that a name on the back of your neck," your old Aunt Stacey asked innocently. "Just a word," said Mary. "In another language?" "No, just a word," said Mary, then openly gave Aunt Stacey the explanation, along with entirely too much back story.

Aunt Stacey, knowing how truly ridiculous the source of the word is, looked at her conspiratorially, expecting the REAL explanation. When none was forthcoming, your old Aunt Stacey said "C'mon, that's from Pootie Tang." In fact, it's the last word the urban hero says in this clip and a word he says frequently throughout the film. Anyone who has ever seen the film knows exactly what the word is from.

Aunt Stacey was hoping beyond hopes that the girl would fess up and say that she was da-RUNK and saw the movie and got the tattoo. That's pretty forgivable.

Unfortunately, Mary responded, "what's Pootie Tang?" Aunt Stacey tried to explain the movie without using the words "stupid phrases." Mary said "I'm gonna kill my friend."

The moral of this story, folks? GOOGLE STUFF BEFORE YOU HAVE IT PERMANENTLY IMPRINTED ON YOUR BODY. Google it until you reach the end of the internet, lest you have a phrase from one of the most incredible, yet most campy movies ever made RIGHT THERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.


Jen said...

I can't understand the word.....its been FOREVER since I have seen the movie. what-a-ta is what is sounds like...dude, you are just gona have to 'splain it, K!?! LOL!

This is my favorite:

HEATHER said...

I can't understand it either. I must be the only person in the universe who has never seen that movie.
That is so hilarious, that poor woman.

Paula said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't understand it. You gotta tell us what the word is!

That is too funny. Thankfully I did google the kanji symbol I had tattoed on my shoulder. My brother in law was convinced it said "gullible American"! :)

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

Okay, I am an old woman here*, and can't decipher the urban crap that came out of whatshisface's mouth there.

What did he say? Just be outright, girl!

*By "old" I mean that I'll be 39 next Wednesday. So, you know ... old.

Dr. Wifey said...

why have i never heard of this movie? yeah, you will have to explain this one for me too

Supermom said...

Wa Da Tah

another way of saying "that's for sure"

Jen said...

Pootie Tang was a hilarious movie. Sigh, the 80s! LOL! or was it 90s?

Thanks SUpermom, I remember now. It jarred my memory seeing it that way and saying it out loud.

This woman had it tattooed to the back of her neck?! *ACK!*

Allison said...

I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the title to this post. You are so bad!!

RhondaLue said...

the only "urban" language I GET or SAY is "FO' SHIZ" and it stops there. Never saw the movie and don't know what it means but sounds funny that it's on a tatoo on the neck of a girl that doesn't know what it means. WOW.

Laurie said...

Ha! I'm old (almost 38) and haven't seen it, either, but the youtube posts I scanned through were hilarious! There were do many weird words - which one did she actually have?!

i'm black betty said...

what a tard.

JesusThroughMary said...


For those of you trying to interpret, none of it means anything. You just have to watch the movie.