What's a police department to do when the roads get icy and the drivin' gets dicey?
Why, they get down with their funky selves and launch a rap battle!
That's what happened this week when staff at the Kindersley RCMP detachment posted a reworked version of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby'' to their Facebook page.
The witty ditty warned drivers to take extra caution on the slick highways with lyrics like: "I rock winter tires like a toboggan; Put your seatbelt on so you don't hit your noggin'.''
Not to be outdone, the Edmonton police department posted its own take on "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.''
"Now this is a story all about how
My car got flipped — turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how my car spun out of control in mid-air..."
Awright, awright, awright, thought the officers of the Calgary police department, who turned to Sir Mix-A-Lot's classic "Baby Got Back'' for rebuttal.
"I hate winter and I cannot lie
You other drivers can't deny
When a storm blows in with an icy, snowy glaze
And a snow pile in your way ..."
And lest the battle be confined to police, the fire department in the tiny community of Millet, Alta., chimed in with their own version of B.G.B.
"I like big trucks and I cannot lie
You highway drivers can't deny
That when you only leave an itty bitty space
Things could blow up in your face..."
But back to the police and the Regina city department, which went the route of Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk.''
"This weather, that ice cold
Chief Hagen, that white gold
This city got slipp'ry streets
And speedy drivers
Crashin' cars to pieces..."
With the battle in full gear, the Kindersley detachment pulled out all the stops and decided to tell the public what it really, really wants in a second entry, to the tune of the Spice Girls' "Wannabe.''
"I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really, really, really wanna put my seatbelt on...''
And with that, the mic was dropped.
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