Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's not too hard at my house for a pimp

First of all, I just want to say that this post would look really spiffy with a picture, but Blogger has not let me upload pictures for a couple of days now. Fucking Blogger.

So this kid last night, about 12 years old, shows up at my door dressed in a pimp costume.

And not a homemade pimp costume, but a store-bought kid size pimp costume.

At first I thought, "That's terrible. I am NOT down with the glorification of pimp culture, which preys on economically and emotionally vulnerable women. That's just not funny."

I gave him some Twix, and said to him, "So, you're a pimp, huh?"

He said "That's how I roll." Then he flashed me a sign that I took to mean "thanks for the candy, still-hot older lady" and turned and strolled down my sidewalk.

Then I noticed that the kid with him was dressed as Michael Myers, a horror film serial killer. His costume was really well done. "Nice costume," I said to him as I gave him a large handful of Twix. He sneered at me and disappeared into the night with his pimp friend.

Then I decided that maybe it's not so bad for kids to emulate pimps. Pimps make women feel pretty, and they're funny, and they're always dressed impeccably, even if they do tend to over-accessorize.

Whereas, serial killers - not so much.


Phil said...

you sure he wasn't 'turning out' the Michael Myers?

michael said...

Just like more women are using Halloween as a way to get slutty with impunity, some kids have always used the evening as a chance to reveal their inner jerk.

A lot less egging and tee-peeing of houses, though, from when I was a kid.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Phil: I'd make some really funny remark if I understood what you said.

Michael: I hereby ban the use of fishnet stockings for all costumes that don't involve characters from the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Larry Jones said...

Looks like your experience as an American voter has got you trained to accept the lesser of two evils...

But seriously, what is the deal with pimps and pimp culture? How (and why) did it ever get to be "mainstream?" Has anybody started hoping their kid will growup to be one?

Megan said...

How much of the pimp costume was purple?

Grant Miller said...

Did he have a cane? I love pimps with canes.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Can I wear fishnet stockings if me and my lesbian friend want to go next year as "Ho" and "'Mo"?!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Larry: I blame Snoop Dogg. Those freakin' chalises are just so dope.

Megan: Every part that wasn't fake leopard.

Grant: Me too! Almost as much as I love pimps with 24 karat Derringers.

GKristiL: Don't know about Mos, but real Hos don't wear fishnets. Too hard to get on and off.

Little known fact: movie stars very very rarely wear feather boas.

Anonymous said...

I saw a pimp costume for a dog--not a real dog like mine but those tiny little peekapoos or whatever--at the party store when I went in to get a ninja staff for my six year old ninja. Since it had a purple hat, my girls (ages 3 and 4) wanted to get it for our dog.