pimp my compliment
January 5, 2005 11:58 AM   Subscribe

pimp-filter: "What good is law in the United States of America if five or six goddamn bimbos are going to rule against it?"" -- Evel Knievel on the supreme court.
posted by neilkod (24 comments total)
Yeah, Al Gore felt the same way...
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 12:03 PM on January 5, 2005

Incidentally, that was an appeals court. Knievel claims to be planning to appeal to the S.C. Who will likely refuse to hear him.
posted by bitmage at 12:05 PM on January 5, 2005


Thanks bitmage
posted by neilkod at 12:07 PM on January 5, 2005


(If we work together, Google will make it so.)
posted by grabbingsand at 12:16 PM on January 5, 2005

Pimp My Ride
posted by matteo at 12:28 PM on January 5, 2005

When I was a kid I wanted nothing more than to be Evel Knievel. I spent hours and hours attempting jumps of ever-greater inclination and length, until one day I jumped my bicycle off the roof of the house next door and broke the frame - and, since I no longer had a bicycle to ride, I turned to pimping.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:38 PM on January 5, 2005

Evel Knievel is poised to be the "superhero nostalgique" of the new republicans. His suit is an American flag, and he'll jump anything!

I am dead serious, by the way.
posted by Aquaman at 12:43 PM on January 5, 2005

Aquaman, I thought it was illegal to make any item of clothing out of the flag of the USA?
posted by scruss at 12:49 PM on January 5, 2005

Freedom of Speech is a bitch.
posted by bshort at 12:52 PM on January 5, 2005

I skimmed the first paragraph of the article and saw:

..."You're never too old to be a pimp," a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Best. Misreading. Ever.
posted by Johnny Assay at 1:05 PM on January 5, 2005

Aquaman, does that include jumping the shark? Evel Knievel may think he's with it, but he forgot that they keep changing what "it" is.
posted by mikeh at 1:08 PM on January 5, 2005

Just checkin' in to give mad props, yo, to one of Montana's most favoritest of sons, Evel Kniev-shizzle-el.
posted by davidmsc at 1:10 PM on January 5, 2005

Aquaman, I thought it was illegal to make any item of clothing out of the flag of the USA?

Nope. The U.S. Flag Code says in ยง176 that "(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery" and also "(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform," but doing is is disrespectful rather than illegal.

It seems that in my town (Phoenix) the only people who display the flag properly are old veterans, government offices, and me, a filthy liberal douchebag.

Most flags around here are tattered and dirty, barely hanging on to some SUV's radio aerial, or Bedazzler'd onto someone's crusty sweatshirt. But I digress.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:16 PM on January 5, 2005

Seems like a good time to refer to the wonderful song by The Bran Flakes. I slap myself on the butt. And it works for me. Poor Evil.
posted by kittyb at 1:35 PM on January 5, 2005

Who names their son, Evel, anyway?

Is he out of money and that's why he's pursuing this or is he just bored and wants to get some press?
posted by fenriq at 1:41 PM on January 5, 2005

His birth name is Robert Knievel.
posted by davidmsc at 2:19 PM on January 5, 2005

Old man who banged head on concrete many times is grouchy and lacks sense of humor.

Film at 11.
posted by rushmc at 2:25 PM on January 5, 2005

Attorney, Spreckels Sugar Division, Amstar Corporation, 1968-1972

Them damn bimbo sugar-pimp'n pushers.
posted by rough ashlar at 2:27 PM on January 5, 2005

Clearly, activist stuntmen with political agendas are trying to rewrite the rule of law. They must be stopped.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 2:40 PM on January 5, 2005


"The term 'pimp' as used on the EXPN.com Web site was not intended as a criminal accusation, nor was it reasonably susceptible to such a literal interpretation. Ironically, it was most likely intended as a compliment."

OK, how about the "too old" part? And, uh, what does that say about his, um...wife?

Not that I think I'd mind if someone called me the same name, it just doesn't have any context in my case

Whatever. Maybe he was offended but it wouldn't be the first time Mr. K attracted a little...publicity???
posted by TheStorm at 3:10 PM on January 5, 2005

ok, I'll particpate in the Google bomb on my blog. Wheeee!!
Maybe we should chip in and get Evel one of these with his name on it.
posted by daHIFI at 3:58 PM on January 5, 2005

I got my dictionary right here:

bimbo n. (pl. -os or -oes) sl. 1. a person 2. a U.S. Circuit Court judge who does not agree with Evel Knieval's interpretation of the law.

Oh, ok. I thought his usage was a little strange, but I see now that he used the word "bimbo" appropriately.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:00 PM on January 5, 2005

Observation #1: I was previously unaware that Evel Knievel was still alive.

Observation #2: The Reuters "editor" seems to have judged the "bimbo" quote to be good enough to print twice in the same article.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:16 PM on January 5, 2005

EvelAnecdoteFilter -
A friend of my mother-in-law is a cabinet-maker and carpenter. He installed new cabinets on Evel's boat in the late 70s and says Evel stiffed him for the $800 bill. He was pissed about not being paid, but he sure does enjoy telling that story.
posted by stevis at 10:59 PM on January 5, 2005

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