was a pimp
. "I got out of it because I was old
. I did not want to be teased, tormented and brutalized by young whores
." While working as an insecticide salesman, one of his customers suggested he write an autobiography. "Iceberg Slim" wrote Pimp: The Story Of My Life
in 3 months. It was the beginning of a literary career
that made him one of the largest selling African-American authors of all time. He died
on April 30, 1992 - one day after the start of the Los Angeles riots. (previously)
posted by Joe Beese
on Apr 2, 2009 -
Pimping ain't easy.
In a cluster of lawsuits gathered up by The Associated Press, the former chief financial officer
of health insurance giant WellPoint Inc.
is depicted as a corporate Casanova
-- a world-class, love-'em-and-leave-'em sort of guy who romanced dozens of women around the country simultaneously, made them extravagant promises and then went back on his word with all the compassion of a health insurance company denying a claim. [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Jan 28, 2008 -
"You look like a pimp,"
said the principal of a Chattanooga school to a student who wore a suit to graduation. Girls in gowns were also forbidden to walk across the stage to get their diplomas. Other than wearing, say, a chicken suit or something, can one be too dressed up for graduation?
posted by Oriole Adams
on May 19, 2003 -
the second round of Pimpwars has begun with sign-ups starting last night. New in the 2nd version: 20 members per alliance, 3 different types of weapons, but still the same ole laying the smack down on people.
posted by da5id
on Jun 21, 2000 -