Nov 14, 2009

A bum rap?

Last weekend, the junior high youth attended a confirmation retreat in Sierra Vista.  The theme was:  Broadcast Yourself.  The weekend was based on Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”



Throughout the weekend we showed some funny Youtube clips.  One clip we did not show, however, was the McDonalds Rap.  It’s a funny clip making rounds on the internet.  Three boys create a base rhythm while another says:

I need a double cheese burger and hold the lettuce

Don't be frontin son - no seeds on the bun

We be up in this drive through order for two

I gots a cravin' fo' a numba nine like my shoe

We need some chicken up in here, in this hizzle

For rizzle my mizzle, extra salt on da frizzle

Doctor pepper my brothah, another for ya motha

Double-double supah size and don't forget the fries


As near as I can tell the youths are ordering a double cheese burger, no lettuce, and a number 9 supersized.  But the rap is much more fun.  In case you’re worried about the unfamiliar words, here’s from the Urban Slang Dictionary:

Frontin – Putting up a façade or false disguise to impress others

My shoe – slang for cell phone. (Think Get Smart)

Hizzle – house (today’s youth izzle everything)

For Rizzle – For Real

My Mizzle – My Man

Frizzle – Usually slang for “For Rizzle” but in this case, probably fries


But don’t go ordering this way at your local McDonalds Restaurant.  Recently four young men in American Fork, Utah tried this rap at a local drive-thru McDonalds.  The order taker had never heard of the McDonalds Rap and was frustrated with the young men.  Eventually the manager came outside and demanded that they order like normal people.  After the men left, the manager called the police and the young boys were each charged with a misdemeanor.  I guess people in American Fork don’t have a sense of humor.


That’s one of the problems with humor.  When pushed too far, it can turn into meanness, or rudeness, or in this case, disorderly conduct.  There have been times when we all have pushed humor too far to disastrous results.  Thanks be to God we have a Savior who knew how to enjoy life without crossing the line.  His perfect life covers our multitude of sins.




Pastor David Hook

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