By Jasmine Campbell
So the most rib-filled, potato salad and hot dog rolling holiday of the year is upon us. Independence Day is probably one of the most highly anticipated holidays for obvious reasons. You get to kick it with friends and family and for many cookout attendees, you get to eat, drink and be merry at multiple locations for free ninety-nine. In addition to the grub, you have the 5$ nut crackers that the bootleggers tote around in coolers all day for your consumption. Bottom line, nothing beats a great cookout. But you have to know proper bbq etiquette before you hit the scene this Wednesday. Get schooled below.
Remember that scene from Poetic Justice where you decided that you would crash a random cookout in your adult life? We do. Justice and Lucky already made us want to find a shorty to fall in love with on a road trip. But they took it to another level when they moseyed into a family reunion perpetrating like they were somebody’s nephew. When you think about it, it was actually a smart idea. Just pick a common older name like Mike and say he’s your uncle. Simple as that.
The cookout was a classic film laced with cameos from our very own DJ Enuff and Wendy Williams. When Todd Anderson is chosen as the No. 1 NBA draft pick and is signed to play for $30 million, he soon realizes his life is never going to be the same again. So, in an attempt at normality, Todd throws an old-fashioned neighborhood.
Everybody knows that once the food is ready, the last thing you want to do is make an announcement. People are liable to be stampede and a brawl could break out. Its best to put the food out and retreat slowly from the table. Ya’ll remember what happened in Boyz N The Hood…
Booze are a must wherever 10 or more are gathered. But we all know that the heat and liquor has a way of turning the cookout into a boxing ring. Don’t be this lady. Beefing with strangers while under the influence is never the wave.
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