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Ask A Black Guy: Black Superman or Black Batman?

16 Sep

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By MJ5

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In the Summer of 2013, the first Superman movie was released to try and capitalize on the success of the Dark Knight Batman series. In case you are wondering, Warner Brothers and DC Comics intentionally chose not to put these movies out at the same time to go against one another. These are the two most successful superheroes in the DC comic franchise, the last thing you want is them competing in the box office.

For all my true Comic Book fans yes, I know there is series of comics that these two go head-to-head in. Superman wins of course, but he should! He can stop a damn train with his hands!
I wanted to look at the facts from a black man’s perspective and try to see who comes out IF THEY WERE BLACK INSTEAD because:
1. I am a black man and I always get asked who I would rather be and,
2. I expected Superman to beat the shit out of Batman anyways when they fought.
I wanted to look at their individual attributes, personalities, Etc. and see what would happen if DC gave me Steve Urkel and P. Diddy instead of Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne.
PERSONALITY/SWAG
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Winner: Batman
This one was close to being a draw. Superman’s personality is open and approachable in the cape where Batman is closed and withdrawn. As a black man, I can more closely relate to Superman if he were black too. Reason being is that a black man has to jump way more hoops and do more than his white counterparts at work. I feel like Superman Monday through Friday because I have to be that much more damn Super in order to get promoted! Superman jumps tall buildings in a single bound and people still wouldn’t accept him no matter how many times he saved their asses! No matter what he did, Superman wasn’t good enough! Welcome to a new world Man of Steel!
Batman ends up winning here because no matter how many times he did good and fought evil, he still ended up being chased by the police! My vote here was easy because I think black men would more closely understand Batman’s dislike for the police. Superman was a squeaky clean guy who never had close calls with the police. Batman had to run from the police like he had warrants and an expired inspection sticker!
Another reason the Man of Steel loses here is because as a man that literally could do anything he wanted to, why didn’t he ever rob a bank or a clothes store? Superman is completely unstoppable and I believe if he were a black man, Superman would have stole something once or twice.
Close call but the Caped Crusader wins in a close one!
MONEY
Winner: Batman
I always wondered what Superman is doing with all that money Clark is saving from the Daily Planet. You have to think that Clark is investing it because he doesn’t lead a very extravagant living. Figuring that investing and portfolios isn’t really what a lot of black men do, I have to take a point from Superman if he were black. Nice example and all, just not really realistic for the black man alter ego.
If Bruce Wayne were written as a black man, he would be the modern day equivalent of Diddy. Honestly, if Bruce Wayne were black, he would be throwing parties that would include strippers and champagne nightly! The other factor here is that Bruce Wayne didn’t earn the money he has – his parents left it him in the will when they died. The edge goes to Batman in this category because a lot of black men wont earn that kind of money, we will have to inherit it from an aunt that we did not know or hit the lottery. DC Comics showed me that its okay to spend money that you did not earn!
Considerations: Bruce Wayne in the Dark Knight series ran his company into the ground once it was given to him and filed bankruptcy. Thinking the same would hold true if it were a black Bruce Wayne, too.



STREET CRED/UPBRINGING
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Winner: Superman
Superman finally breaks through here with a black characteristic: his parents didn’t want him and sent him off to the country to live with some people he hardly even knew! Batman was close here, but in the black community both parents don’t get murdered at the same time by the same person normally. In the black community, its most likely one parent murdering the other (Jevon Belcher).
Another edge for Superman is that he can still talk to his parents when he wants to where Batman cant. That has to be an advantage in dealing with super villains. Batman had a butler when his parents died so I don’t think DC could have written him as a black man here as that is VERY, VERY, VERY rare that your parents get killed and you have a butler to take care of you. This just is not a very believable black man story.
Another boost to Superman’s black credibility is that when his parents shipped him off, they didn’t give a damn about who he ended up with and didn’t even care to check! Imagine how different Clark’s story would have been if he didn’t land on the Kent farm but instead landed in the hood in LA, New York, or Houston. This would have been a very different story for DC to write if little Superman’s ship would have landed anywhere else besides on that farm!



COSTUME
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Winner: Batman, clear favorite
Let’s be completely honest, if Superman were cast as a black man, the only self respecting person you could fine to wear this ugly yellow and blue would have been Tyler Perry’s cross-dressing ass. There aren’t too many black men who would have looked okay in Superman blue and yellow.
The only advantage Superman’s costume would have had for black men is the emphasis on the crotch! Women would have called him Super for a whole other reason and that simply would have taken away from all his crime fighting abilities. For the most part, Batman’s costume allows for some flexibility in the underwear department. In Batman’s costume a black man could either wear boxers or boxer briefs (black men do not wear tighty whities).
Another reason Batman gets the nod in this category is because not too many black men would favor the stripping in public idea. Busting buttons on nice ass shirts gets expensive which is why we do not let our girlfriends and wives do it too often. Ripping out of shirts and finding somewhere safe to put your $300 Jordans’ is something that the black Superman would have to worry about constantly.
Batman’s costume is also favored by me because he saves the day when he feels good and ready to do so. Black Batman is not interested in being Johnny on the Spot saving people right when they’re in trouble! In an emergency, Black Batman would go home, eat, change, and procrastinate as long as possible, hoping someone else would handle it first.
*In all fairness, I had to use the updated costumes as my reference here because both costumes used to favor one another closely and Christopher Reeves looked completely gay in the 70s.


CRIB
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Winner: Superman
Having a 28 bedroom, 16 bath mansion is awesome and all but Black Batman has to worry about cleaning the damn thing after all these parties! Another thing Black Batman has to worry about is his mom or some relative coming to live with him if he has this big ass house! Rich black people’s relatives would have lived with him and messed up his freedom to fight crime when he wanted to. Also Black Batman would have to worry about paying the yearly taxes on this big house and we have seen black lottery winners fail at this multiple times; black people don’t do to well with paying taxes on big mansions. Black Batman would have lost his house in foreclosure or would have had the Home Owner’s Association take it. Points also taken away from Black Batman’s crib because the FIRST black woman you bring to this mansion is not going to want to leave! She is going to want to stay, leave her toothbrush in your bathroom, and hide hair ties and scarves all around your mansion.
Black Superman’s Ice House is definitely preferred. Black Superman wont have to worry about black women groupies just popping up because he is in the middle of nowhere! No neighbors complaining when you play your loud rap music. No landscaping fees. No Home Owners. No relatives will ever want to come live with you because black people do not volunteer to live in cold areas unless its because of a GOOD paying job. If fighting crime is the most important things to Black Superman, the Ice House is preferable because you do not have all the extra distractions. One advantage of the Ice House is that all of Superman’s visitors never seemed to get cold INSIDE of it.
The best advantage of Black Superman’s crib in the cold nowhere is that he wont have to deal with no damn ROACHES! I think there is a minimum temperature that roaches don’t survive so you can leave food out overnight without having to worry. Black Superman wont have to deal with them when he gets home and turns on the light after a hard day of fighting evil.
And there you have it. Black Batman pulls out a close victory against Black Superman, 3-2. Black Batman is a much more believable superhero than Superman. He lost his parents to a shooting crime, he has a good sense of fashion, and most importantly, Batman is just a cooler super hero.

Go Braless Today!

13 Sep

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Though the French did let us down in World War I, they have slowly redeemed themselves. They gave us the french fry, and they gave us the Statue of Liberty. But now, the French have given American men a gift that can never be repaid. They have given men and women a true gift of freedom. Though they did not fight with us in one of history’s greatest battles, the French fought a war against undergarments that has liberated women’s breasts from the constraints of underwear. Once again, the Europeans are ahead of us, and this contribution may be more important to mankind than any war.

According to Jean Denis-Rouillon, a sports science expert from the University of Besancon, France, bras do more harm than good for women’s breasts. Marilyn Monroe, Halle Berry, and many other women swear by sleeping in their bras. They were told that the bras lend them support for good posture, help prevent back pain, and keep their breasts from sagging. However, Denis-Rouillon has conducted a 15 year study of the breasts of 330 women from ages 18-35, and concluded that bra wear is harmful to the perkiness of breasts. He stated, “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.” Jean Denis-Rouillon used a slide rule and caliper, an instrument that measures the distance between two opposite sides of an object, to discern the changes in the features of the breasts. He found that the nipples of the women who did not wear bras were on average 7 millimeters higher in relation to their shoulders each year than regular bra users.

He did also temper his statements by calling his results preliminary, and saying that women over 45 would probably not benefit from throwing out their bras. He said, “But, a middle-aged woman, overweight, with 2.4 children? I’m not at all sure she’d benefit from abandoning bras.” His sample only tested women who were in a specific age group and not from all walks of life, but who wants to see middle-aged, overweight boobs anyway. Rouillon conceded that his results would have to be repeated on a sample size of about 300,000 women, with more testing to be deemed scientifically significant and “definitive”. But, there are two significant results that have been proven by the researcher in his initial findings. His studies show that women who stopped wearing bras had no deterioration in the orientation of the breasts, and there was widespread improvement in the orientation of the breast for the same women. So, going braless is beneficial to women between the ages of 18-35.

Jean Denis-Rouillon is a modern-day hero. He has proven in research what men have known for years, that breasts should not be bound by bras under shirts.  They should be allowed to roam free, going wherever and doing whatever they want without provocation. Finally, there is scientific proof that women should not wear bras.

What the Walking Dead and the Cosby Show Tell Us About the Perception of Black Men

11 Sep

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American popular culture relays the most prevalent shared belief systems of America’s many separate communities, and the most highly-rated network television gives clear insight into the preferences and varied intricacies of popular culture here in the U.S. To oversimplify a complex idea, the shows that people watch expose what they believe. Since television has entrenched itself in American culture, and the constant themes of heroism, morality, and simple humor give viewers strong emotional attachments to the characters in network series and visceral reactions to the content of those shows, the content of these shows allow a transparent understanding of the common sentiments of its audience, and thus the preferred programming of any community indicates some of the cultural statutes that exist in that population. The more critically acclaimed the shows are, the more common beliefs reside in the shows. People respond to the comedies that make them laugh, the dramas that make them cry, and the people who either challenge their morals or fortify their ideals of integrity, and almost anyone who owns a television set watched network series like The Cosby Show of the 1980s and are currently viewing today’s The Walking Dead. Though these shows approach their audiences from two starkly different viewpoints, their stories are both widely followed in the United States because of the attention paid to character development and story development. The Cosby Show pushed classic American ideals of family while teaching responsibility to its younger viewers and changing social stereotypes for its older audience. It was a wholesome program intended to responsibly represent familial life in an affluent Black home. In complete contrast to The Cosby ShowThe Walking Dead challenges ideas of morality in almost every episode. The show depicts the lives of a specific group of people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse and keep their humanity. Each character of each show is well-defined and nuanced, and each show deals with some component of the human condition. These television series are filmed from completely different styles with separate plots, varying storylines, and disparate moral standards, however, both of them do a great job at one feat whether intentional or completely by accident. Both shows excel at marginalizing the character and the roles of Black men in their narratives. To be clear, neither show focuses specifically on degrading the image of Black men, in fact The Cosby Show decidedly attempts to cast a favorable light on Black people as a whole. But, there are no strong, positive impersonations of Black men in either show, and that sheds light on the social expectations of the American viewer. Whether consciously or subconsciously, writers create the types of characters that they personally believe exist or the type of people that they believe their audience would accept as real. And, the fact that none of the Black men in either show display all the qualities that are desirable in a male lead speaks to what the American public thinks of Black men.

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If you owned a television in the eighties – and everyone did – then you watched The Cosby Show. The show was so funny, modest, well-written, and incredibly well-received by all audiences that parents of this generation showed their children the same re-runs that they watched in their youth (prior to the allegations of sexual assault against America’s dad). The Cosby Show became a standard of TV viewing in both White and Black households breaking color barriers in rating systems and ushering in a time where Black actors regularly carried primetime television shows. Critics praised this television series as the first network show that featured Black Americans in affluent roles in society and audiences loved the diverse cast of family members. Heathcliff Huxtable, the character that was popularized by Cosby, was a talented obstetrician/gynecologist who was married to a powerful attorney, Claire. The Huxtables raised their five adorable children in Brooklyn, New York, and ushered in a newfound respect for both Black people and the Black family dynamic. But, a big reason that people were so receptive to the show was because Cosby himself played the foil of the show instead of casting a strong, father figure. He was completely non-threatening, his opinions were regularly discounted by those closest to him, and he was often the butt of jokes involving his family, immediate and extended. In the minds of American writers and their viewers, the idea that this Black father could not lead his family was completely acceptable. This show worked because Cosby knew on some level that Americans are uncomfortable with the idea of the strong, Black man. To the average American, fiercely opinionated and physically imposing Black men are seen as militant and dangerous, and the media reinforces this stereotype with negative imagery of Black men and a definitive lack of positive Black role models. So, despite The Cosby Show being written, produced by, and starred in by a Black man, Bill Cosby was regularly outshined by his brilliant wife and playfully ridiculed by his children.

Without a deeper examination of the social consequence of their behavior, all the actions of the Cosby family seem completely innocuous. Each character fits into social norms for common family dynamics. The Cosby Show looks like a simple, funny show about a Black family. Bill Cosby played Heathcliff Huxtable, the silly and affable father. Sandra was the oldest child, and she had already left the nest to begin her own life. Their next born was Denise, a bohemian child, who defied convention in style and thought. Theo, their only son, was lazy and possibly the least intelligent of the Huxtable kids, and Vanessa may have been the smartest of the Huxtable children because she graduated a year early from high school. Rudy, the youngest child, is often the most poignant voice in the room. And finally, Claire is the matriarch of the family. This series is balanced with different personality types, different age groups, and multiple storylines in varying episodes that catered to each character, but every Black man on the show registers somewhere between passive yes-man and opinionated fool. The two omnipresent men in the show were Heathcliff, a father who received a fair amount disrespect and derision, and Theo, the poster boy for apathy and badinage. Theo was a consistent underachiever with no real desire to excel. He had a lackadaisical attitude about school until he was found to have a learning disorder in the later seasons. However, even after he became a good student in his college years, he displayed the same unconcerned attitude about life that fueled his apathetic scholastic career. All of the supporting characters in The Cosby Show who are Black males fit somewhere on the sad, aforementioned spectrum. Cockroach, Theo’s best friend, had an even poorer attitude about school, and horrible grades to match. Elvin, the husband of Sandra, constantly spouted ignorant, misogynistic statements to both his wife and mother-in-law, and was reminded regularly of his erroneous ideology by the strong women. Denise’s husband, Martin, rarely had any opinion other than the opinion of his wife. Heathcliff’s father Russell, is the only Black man who was never upstaged by the women of the show, but he helped deride Heathcliff, displacing more of the power dynamic from the main character of the show. The Cosby Show carelessly depredated the image of Black men by failing to show tangible examples of a substantial Black male presence in a series based on Black life. The Huxtables seem like a loving family who occasionally took lighthearted shots at the dad, however, when you observe the daily politics of their family, you realize that Bill Cosby was not respected in his home despite being both educated and successful. In his profession, he seemed competent, intuitive, and well-esteemed, but in his home life, Heathcilff Huxtable came off as clueless and irresponsible. Claire took care of the children, handled the finances in the home, and decided the direction in which the family would move. She disciplined the children and she managed her husband chastising and deriding him. And, though her character was brilliant, dynamic, and she operated with a certain regality, the fact that her successful husband is torn down by her constantly gives perspective into what is thought of Black men, maybe even what Black men think of themselves. The Cosby Show subtly suggests that Black men are not capable of leading their families regardless of how talented and successful they are in their professional lives. It casts Black men as smiling dullards who are submissive to their wives and take a backseat in raising their children. The men in The Cosby Show are present only to deliver punchlines or be the punchlines themselves, and the lack of strong Black male role models is detrimental to image of Black men everywhere.

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The Walking Dead series takes the same tone with the Black men in their storylines. Though this sitcom is completely different from The Cosby Show, and The Walking Dead is one of the most popular television shows of this generation, their treatment of Black men is a complete misrepresentation of Black males morally and ideologically. This show has accrued a cult-like following during its short time on the air, and has even spawned a spin-off series because of its success, but unfortunately, the same underlying message is hidden in the dialogue and in other modes of character development. The idea that Black men are either buffoons or cowards is repeated throughout the series using a cast of different characters. The Walking Dead series casts Black men as gross caricatures of real men of color, but still represent the American perception of Black males. When the essence of every Black male in the show is broken down, each person has some glaring deficiency of character.

Morgan, the first Black man to enter the storyline, seems like a wholesome, reasonable man during his first stint with the show. He is presented to the audience simply as a good father who is surviving the zombie apocalypse with his young son. Morgan actually saves Rick Grimes, the main character of the series, and explains to him how the dead have arisen while caring for his wounds. But, when Morgan is reintroduced to The Walking Dead seasons later, he has gone insane. Because he could not shoot his wife who had become a zombie, he had to watch as she killed his son. And, after that tragedy, Morgan began killing both the living and the undead indiscriminately. He became a monster paralleling the mindless killers that took his family. The first Black man that was introduced to the story showed weak resolve in a difficult and then became a menace within the devolving society. In and of itself, this specific situation is totally congruent with human nature. Any person of any race might struggle to keep their sanity when everyone they love has died. However, when you dissect Morgan’s character in comparison to the other Black men on the show, a pattern of weakness is evident. Morgan was not emotionally resilient enough to resolve the one problem that posed a threat to him and his son, so his son was killed. And then, Morgan was not able to keep his mental faculties once his son died. That pattern of unstable or ineffectual men continues with each additional Black male in the series. Theodore Douglas, the next Black male who was introduced to the storyline, represents the typical preconception of Black American men. He calls himself T-Dog instead of Theodore, he is thuggish, incompetent, and though he gives off a tough persona, he shows cowardice in the face of crucial situations. Next comes Gabriel, a minister who could have saved the people of his congregation from imminent death at the hand of the undead, but hid behind the reinforced doors of his church forsaking the vows of his religion instead of rescuing his constituents. Tyrese, the most physically imposing man on the show, could not keep his loved ones alive despite being bigger and stronger than everyone else. When his girlfriend is killed, Tyrese acts foolishly, violently, and irrationally until he finally loses his appetite for bloodshed. But, once he finally stops taking unacceptable risks and putting those who love him in immediate danger while trying to protect him, he is unable to defend himself against anything including zombies which makes him even more of a detriment to his group. The Walking Dead writers find the next Black character, Oscar, in a prison. He and a collection of career criminals have been imprisoned throughout the zombie apocalypse. And, Bob is an alcoholic who survives despite being weaker than everyone in his former groups. Both of these characters ultimately become prominent members of the group, but they were written into the storyline as morally flawed people, one a felon who was literally found in a prison and the other an addict. Heath, the latest Black man on The Walking Dead, has no obvious personality flaws. He is responsible, he gathers supplies for his community with a search team, and he is fully capable of protecting his group. He shows no obvious signs that he lacks strength, loyalty, or integrity. However, Heath physically looks very effeminate. The only Black man in six seasons of a series who is not inherently violent, fearful, or feebleminded looks like a woman. Heath has no facial hair, and long, braided hair tied in high ponytail above his head. Why would a man in the zombie apocalypse spend the assumed hours that it takes to maintain that hairstyle on his appearance? What man wears a ponytail in the same place that Ariana Grande wears hers? Would a hairstyle that could be grabbed by a zombie or snagged on anything at eye level be the best choice for a survivor? And, why is an effeminate man the only representation of a productive Black man in the series?

Lack of inclusion is the way that the media generally discounts the Black viewer and drives home stereotypes about Black men. The absence of Black people in television damages the perception of them in the societal purview because audiences are forced to lean on their own prejudiced assumptions about Black people. However, these series marginalize Black men in one of the most destructive manners possible, with subtlety. Asserting faulty examples of Black culture is much worse than ignoring the existence of Black culture. Television series like The Cosby Show and The Walking Dead never clearly state that they do not respect Black men nor do they exclude these men from their shows. Black men are in plain sight in these shows. But, instead of verbally degrading the men in their episodes which would actually expose real problems with stereotypes and bring about a rational discussion between viewers or ignoring their presence by excluding Black characters from the shows, these television shows build characters that either reinforce stereotypes or build characters that are so flawed that they can not be respected. And, the American public accepts these poor standards of Blackness.

Television series simultaneously display the proclivities, the personalities, and the ethics of their characters while disclosing our existing biases about those characters. In recognizing the emotions that are evoked from the lifestyles and choices of these fictional people, we, the audience find out more about our prejudices and the consequent expectations that we place on real people in society. Though The Cosby Show and The Walking Dead series were created solely for our entertainment as consumers, the treatment of the Black men in those series expose an ugly truth about the American apperception of Black men. The American public still believes that Black men are less intelligent, prone to violence, cowardly in the face of tough decisions, and therefore unworthy of respect. Black men are not the fools and cowards that they are regularly portrayed to be in television and movies. They are not inherently violent and mindless thugs. And, until more shows are more careful with their characterizations of Black men the misrepresentation and stereotyping of Black men will continue unwarranted and unchecked.

How to Be A Pimp

10 Sep

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You may be thinking, “Why should I become a pimp?” If you asked this question, then pimping is not for you. It takes a certain mindset to be a pimp, and you do not have it. Pimping is all about the hustle. “Can I use my words to convince this woman to sell herself and make money for me?”, is the only thing that should have crossed your mind. Pimping is a lucrative business for those who have no soul. One prostitute can make $100 dollars an hour on a good day. But on average, a hooker can make about $50 an hour. Any good pimp is going to have her working ten hour days, so that is $500 dollars a day. Multiply that times 6 days a week and then times the average of 4-5 hos per stable, and you are looking at about $12,000-$15,000 a week tax free. That is a pretty nice sum for a guy that just has to sit back and watch the money come in. So, here is how to get started.

1. Buy Some Nice Clothes - You have to look good to attract women, but you have to be better than everyone else to attract the specific type  of woman who will let you be her pimp. Only buy designer brands and always look clean and pressed. You have an image to uphold if you want to persuade the fairer sex to bring you money. You should always look good, smell good, and speak smoothly to the ladies. Women have to notice you the moment that you walk in the room if you are going to be successful. Your appearance is everything. You have to look more enticing than the other aspiring pimps to get your foot in the door, so always look your best.

 

2. Step your Word Game Up - A pimp without a silver tongue is just pretending. You have to have a quick tongue and a lot of persuasion to get a woman to trust you enough to sell her body. You have to have a counter for everything. “Will I be safe?” ‘Yeah, baby I’ll be right there with you.’ “What if?” ‘Nothing is going to happen if you’re with me.’ A pimp has to be reassuring. He has to instill an ‘us against the world’ attitude and he has to sell dreams. You have to convince this woman that you and your stable are going to take over the world, one blowjob at a time. Confidence is key. You have to believe your own bullshit.

 

3. Find Some Ho’s - Your best bet for finding a future prostitute is to find someone that has nothing to lose. It sounds sad, but the game of pimping takes no prisoners. And, if you will not scour the streets to find a few chicks who are down on their luck, then someone else will. Think about it, how many doctors or lawyers without severe head injuries are going to give all their money and prestige away to stand on corners for ten hours days waiting for a john to pick them up. You have to look in a different place to catch the right woman. The first place to find a good candidate for prostitution is the already employed sex workers. Go to strip clubs, and you will find a few strippers that are already turning tricks in the club. Give them the best ten minutes of bullshit that you have ever spun and let the magic happen.

 

4. Turn Them Out - You are going to have to teach your hos how to work. They have to understand how to turn a man on, and that comes through you. Your sex game has to be immaculate. No woman is going to work on the corners in the blistering heat of summer and the freezing cold for a man that does not know what he is selling. Once you have a bottom chick to take care of the rest of your new recruits, you can have her turn out* the rest of the girls.

 

5. Rule with an Iron Backhand - Every know and then, you may have to slap a ho. It is part of the game. Rent Pimps Up Hoes Down at your local video store and see where the pimp nation stands on hitting a chick. Nobody likes it, but it is a necessary evil if you want to make money in this game. One of your hookers inevitably is going to keep some of your money or get a little too smart-mouthed, and you are going to have to put her in line. The only surefire aid for “line-recognization” is the back of your hand.

 

6. Be Equal Opportunity - It is a new day and age, and people are looking for different things in their prostitution desires. If you find a guy who can make you some cash on the corners, then put him in your stable too. At the end of the day, how much money he make is the only thing that matters as a pimp.

 

7. Be Creative - Pimps come in all walks of life, so be creative in how you pimp. Kevin Provencher was an award-winning sportswriter in New Hampshire until he took pay cuts at his job. He decided to be a pimp to make ends meet. He used Craigslist to find prostitutes and arrange for them to meet with tricks. He took half of the earnings and the cost of the room.  And, that leads me into my final thought.

 

8. Do Not Leave a Paper Trail - Sooner or later, a pimp is going to get caught up with the law. Never leave a paper trail behind because it could land you in jail. Pay for everything in cash, and lose the receipts on everything except big purchases. Remember that you have to file a report on any amount of cash over 10K received or spent, so do not buy that flashy car if you do not a taxable income that can explain it.

 

*Turning a woman out means overwhelming her with sexual acts so that she is compliant with any sexual requests.

P.S. This is just a beginners guide to pimping, but now you should know if you have what it takes to be a pimp.