Monday, September 07, 2009

Bubba Ho-Tep

Patti laughs so hard I have to hit the pause button before her Multiple Sclerosis related dysphagia triggers one of those “I know I am not choking but it sure feels like it” moments.

What are we watching? A movie about a nursing home!

Bubba Ho-tep (2002) comedy/horror. The short and quick of it: Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis) are both alive and in a nursing home where they battle a soul sucking ancient Egyptian Mummy.

Forget poignant or sappy this story is so off the wall it is just what the doctor ordered – laughter.

Elvis: No offense, Jack, but President Kennedy was a white man.
JFK: They dyed me this color! That's how clever they are!

Living in a care facility for 5 years now due to MS progression maybe Patti finds more “insider” humor in it than most of us, who knows? One small advantage to her memory loss is that watching it is always fresh and full of laughs.
Elvis: Ask not what your rest home can do for you. Ask what you can do for your rest home.
JFK: Hey, you're copying my best lines!
Elvis: Then let me paraphrase one of my own. Let's take care of business.
A Caregivingly Yours ‘shout out’ to Bubba Ho-tep

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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  1. I love this movie too! And Nigel is a huge Bruce Campbell fan!

  2. I'm going to have to look this movie up. It sounds like it would definitely be a fun watch. (Hugs)Indigo

  3. never heard of this movie, but now I want to see it; sounds cute and if it caused that much laughter from Patti, it had to be a great movie!!


  4. I love that movie and laugh my butt off each time. Bruce does the best Elvis.


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