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November 5, 2013 8:17 PM   Subscribe

MRPIMPGOODGAME IS THE KING OF THE INTERNET SELFIE
posted by sweet mister (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
At first glance, Benny Winfield Jr. seems like a normal 37-year-old who works as a customer-service rep, lives in the suburbs of Houston, and tutors children in his spare time. But online, he's MrPimpGoodGame, the self-proclaimed "King of the Selfie Movement"...

At second glance, I wonder exactly what difficulties your child is having at school that would prompt you to send him to be tutored by MrPimpGoodGame, the self-proclaimed "King of the Selfie", who tells us, "For about 30 percent of my pictures, I'm actually on the toilet."
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:06 PM on November 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Maybe if your child doesn't yet have a signature look?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:15 PM on November 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


This guy is cool. Yes. He should be president of Instagram.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:15 PM on November 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lots of reasons to feel all sorts of different ways about this.
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:16 PM on November 5, 2013


I am just a regular everyday normal guy...
Nothing special about me Mother Fucka
I am just a regular everyday normal guy...
When I go to the clubs I wait in line Mother Fucka
I am just a regular everyday normal guy...
I got 600 dollars In the bank Mother Fucka
I am just a regular everyday normal guy...
And my sexual performances is average

I work at customer service for a phone company
I make 12 bucks an hour but that's all I need
I live in a small apartment on a quiet street
I don't go out too much I like to watch TV
I cant afford a car I use public transportation
I don't mind I read 'til I reach my destination
sometimes a newspaper, sometimes a book
the amount of money I save this shit is off the hook

[...]

posted by rue72 at 9:25 PM on November 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sweet jesus but Vice is an atrociously venal and idiotic publication.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 11:48 PM on November 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


I think some people actually consider that a feature, not a bug, Emperor SnooKloze.
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:15 AM on November 6, 2013


Well, in the same way that George W. Bush was "I'm a bumbler, that is my thing. You can't criticize me for being me. I just bumble and say and do the wrong thing about wars and rights and whatever". Vice is the George W. Bush of messing up media. So wear that. Wear it proudly, Vice. Don't be ashamed of who you are.
posted by poe at 12:29 AM on November 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sheeeeeeeet.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 1:26 AM on November 6, 2013


Tangentially appropriate, Zoolander is one of the most fantastic movies that has ever been made. As for Vice, whatever, sometimes they are funny. And MrPimpGoodGame, the guy seems like a nice enough person, and seems to have a good sense of humor so good for him.
posted by Literaryhero at 3:47 AM on November 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


atrociously venal and idiotic

So they've identified a huge market that they're serving?
posted by panaceanot at 3:55 AM on November 6, 2013


I think he's great, but I think he must be kicking himself for choosing a name with 'pimp' in it. If he was just called 'MrGoodGame' I think he'd be getting all sorts of offers from sunglasses companies and more.
posted by DanCall at 5:29 AM on November 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


It sounds like an old-timely knight or pirate name
posted by grobstein at 7:11 AM on November 6, 2013


I love this. Thanks for sharing it.
posted by DynamiteToast at 7:54 AM on November 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


In a way pimps are rapists, much of the time, the smaller time hustlers who often get a lot of credit at least , and I think the term should enjoy the same status. I'm OK with calling things "gangsta" and whatnot for now but let's purge "pimp" from the list of synonyms for "cool," "cool guy," and "thrifty / resourceful with unabashed confidence in one's style."

It should he as fashionable to self identity with "pimp" as it is for "rapist." Selfies to me represent a huge portion of the population playing around with cool gadgets until the novelty wears off. Yes, you can take a picture of yourself. Whoopedeedoo. I remember the rise of the MySpace selfie-in-the-mirror photo and figure that it's a more socially acceptable version of exploiting the urge people have to photocopy their buttsLoL
posted by lordaych at 12:41 PM on November 6, 2013


Sweet jesus but Vice is an atrociously venal and idiotic publication.

If you are not following @Vice_Is_Hip you are missing out.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:29 PM on November 6, 2013


Its too small to make out, but is the Vice favicon the Ever Dream This Man? guy?
posted by broken wheelchair at 5:59 PM on November 6, 2013


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