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Insane Inspirations from an Ice Cube Comedy Flim #tuesday #atozchallenge #foodie #amblogging  


“...anything less than the best is a felony -- now that the party is jumping. With the bass kicked in, the Vegas are pumpin quick to the point, to the point, no faking. I’m cooking MCs like a pound of bacon...”

“Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice has to be one of the coolest one-hit-wonder tunes ever made. To this day, it is among my favorite songs and while I know many of you are probably either laughing or shaking your heading going “She can’t be serious!” right now -- I would still bump this song in my car (if I had a car) with no shame in the world.

Maybe it’s the beat or the image of Mr. Ice’s funny hairdo, I don’t know -- the song just makes me feel cool and want to move. If the unseasonably warm Spring we’re having this year is any indication of what’s in store for the Summer, then many of us across the country probably will likely try to limit our movements in an attempt to find coolness on an entirely different level.

So with that in mind, nothing says cool like an ice cream truck -- especially one that looks like it came straight out of an episode of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.” Comedian-actor Faizon Love actually pulled this look off in his role as a drug dealer named Big Worm in the comedy “Friday,” starring Chris Tucker and Ice Cube -- go figure!

In “Friday,” Big Worm replaces the happy-go-lucky jingles that ice cream trucks are known for, with loud obnoxious hip-hop music, yells at his customers despite the fact that they are kids and he also sells more than ice cream from his little neighborhood food truck. While Big Worm’s behavior may not be something you’d want to emulate, his automotive style could make your next block party or family reunion an event to remember.

Inspired by Big Worm in “Friday,” pimp an ice cream truck for a large summer barbecue or related event. Replace the wheels with rims, play some wild music, paint it in neon colors, use graffiti similar to that in Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” music video to design the exterior of your automobile or share the fun and the work -- turn this task into a group activity where each member of your family is assigned to one part of the vehicle to pimp out in any way they desire. This may work better if implemented for family reunions or related gatherings where food is being served to large groups of people. 

In a family reunion setting, you could also setup several pimped out food trucks (if it takes place outdoors, such as in a park) featuring a design that is based on one of your favorite movies, but the truck should have a nickname with some swagger to it. A former associate that I used to work with was once referred to as L-Dizzle, which was a play on her name -- Lauren. So using this old nickname and the “Friday” theme, she could serve "L-Dizzle Ice Cream Pops" from her pimped out food truck today. 

Each truck at your family reunion could be assigned to one specific food item and they do not have to be specifically related to ice cream. In fact, you don’t even have to pimp out an ice cream truck, so long as you decorate some kind of large vehicle. There is a woman in Philadelphia who turned her passion for baking into a cupcake business called the Buttercream Cupcake Truck. She drives around Philly selling cupcakes out of a recycled postal truck, to people on the sidewalk.

So, consider going wild and crazy when serving food at your next family gathering. Hey, our former King Dong Rupert Grint aka Mr. Ron Weasley himself has an ice cream truck called Mr. Whippy -- maybe it's time for you and your family to get hip to the game, this summer!

What would YOU name YOUR food truck?

What variety of food would YOU serve to visitors?

How would YOU pimp the truck out?

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Reader Comments (7)

I don't know what I would name my food truck, but I do know that I will have Ice Ice Baby in my head for days!

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShauna Kelley

I really like Ice Ice Baby. It's old but so good.

Sonia Lal, A to Z challenge

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonia Lal

It's amazing how many excellent one-hit wonders there are. Makes you wonder why. This is a great, entertaining post. Love those ice cream trucks. Just saw one a couple of days ago!


April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

I would be out there bopping with you to Ice Ice Baby! LOL Love it!! Very cool blog...and cool to know Rupert Grint has an ice cream truck. Awesome.


April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Friday is a classic. And surprisingly, the follow-up wasn't bad either. Thanks for reminding me that I have to pick this up on blu-ray asap!

And yes, I'll admit to liking the movie Cool As Ice. *sigh* I have absolutely no standards ;-)

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHermanTurnip

Aww, I want to buy ice cream from Ron Weasley :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Allen

Shauna Kelly,

How about S. Kizzle Pops?!!! LOL Don't lie, you know you want to sing along to Ice Ice Baby! Hehe ;)

Sonia Lal,

Oldie but goodies get us every time. Yep!


Maybe some one-hit wonders are meant to be that way. Like a surprising treat to the music scene in the midst of all of the same ol' regular fare that gets repeated on the radio airwaves. I like ice cream trucks so long as they aren't disrupting my sleep, riding down the street late at night, lol. I'm glad you liked this post.


Aw yeah, that's what I'm talking about! We have to get a duo nickname for us. K. Nizzle has a nice ring to it -- Oh yeah, oh yeah, just like Salt-N-Pepa used to say! LOL. I agree, it is cool to know that Rupert Grint uses some of that Harry Potter money for fun investments that can keep him in touch with his playful side forever. Thanks for the compliment on my blog :)


Classic comedy, yes, but can you believe that Friday is not among my favorite movies?! Its just too "hood" for my liking but I liked Chris Tucker in Money Talks, I like Nia Long in whatever she plays in....usually... and I like Ice Cube's music, so Friday gets a pass, lol. I haven't seen the sequels in their entirety though.

How could I not ever know about Cool As Ice? I just looked it up and realized that I was a little kid when this movie came out. Having no standards is the only way to go if we want to find cool and obscure movies. Like two days ago, I just watched a foreign horror film called "Them" and while it has two elements that I don't particularly care for....1. Horror genre and 2. Subtitles, I still ended up liking the movie when it was all over and done with. Sometimes it takes having no standards to find the gems in cinema!

Still, I'm not sure if I'll add Cool As Ice to my Netflix queue anytime soon, LOL.

Sarah Allen,

You and me both, woman! If Ron Weasley sold ice cream on my block, I'd be one of his repeat customers, for sure!

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole/MadlabPost

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