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Black Heat: VSB Guide To the Dos and Don'ts of Summer Madness

Summertime is here and that means that the insane heat is going to be messing with people’s good judgment and common sense. Lucky for you, I, Panama Jackson, am here to provide some do’s and don’ts for the summertime, though really, these rules can apply all year. I’m all-purpose like that.

Follow me.

Do be conscious of the fact that all people cannot wear all things. If you are a 300 pound woman, you cannot wear a size 2 anything. With that in mind…

Don’t be afraid to be fat if you are. All women aren’t intended to wear tight clothing. If you’re of gut, cover it up. You shouldn’t wear form fitting clothing if you haven’t got any form. Newsflash: Your knockers should be up-top and differentiable from your stomach. Two sets of boobs works great for the circus. Life? Not so much.

serial mom download If you must wear short shorts, do tackle the spiderwebs, ladies. I’ve actually seen a chick who looked like she had a mop in a headlock THRU her shorts. A little minor gardening can go a long way.

And fellas, don’t wear short shorts. I’m aware with the current skinny jeans phenomenon that the gay look is in. It is a bad look.

Do enjoy the lovely outdoors.

Don’t f*ck it up by shooting somebody. You know the crime rates increase in the summertime because ninjas get hot and agitated. Calm the f*ck down.

Do use lotion on your flour-kickers if you must wear sandals. This rule does not apply to white people so much, though I do suggest using lotion on your feet anyway. But that’s more for health and not aesthetic reasons.

And along those lines…

Don’t overdo the baby powder, especially on the chest region. Not only do I not understand it, but you will walk around looking like you’re about to be put in a deep fryer. Again, not a good look.

Speaking of ungood looks…

Do make sure that you don’t try too hard to bring certain dead styles back. Like speedos. Once again, with the whole 80’s fashion faux-pas problem resurfacing, who knows what’s on the horizon.

Do wash your cars because there is nothing worse than driving around in the summer with a dusty ride. Women at bus-stops can’t really appreciate a dusty-mobile. At the same time…

…don’t write anything overly obscene on anybody’s dusty car. A simple “wash me b*tch” or “this f*ckin’ car is dusty as f*ck” will suffice.

Do make sure that your shoe game is in check. Keep them clean, especially your Air Force 1s (or Uptowns or Coke Whites, whatever you call them). For the life of me I’ll never understand why any grown man would walk around wearing shoes looking like they survived Vietnam. Women notice shoes, fellas.

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As a caveat to a former one for the ladies:

Don’t wear shoes that are too small for your feet to handle. If you need to understand geometry and calculus in order to get your feet comfortably into your shoes, shoot yourself. Or if you’re not the violent type, just get some bigger shoes, sasquatch.

Do

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make sure you summertime mackin’ game is intact. Please fellas, practice your game on minor league women you really don’t want before you go taking it to the big leagues. You make all men look bad when you have bad summertime game.

I realize that last one was bit jacked up and implies that some women should have game “practiced” on them. There is no set guideline for who the batting practice chicks are. Just assume you aren’t one. Mmkay, ladies?

Don’t deal with losers with zero game, ladies. It will have repercussions and reverberations for years to come on some sorry sap who really does like you. Feel free to clown a lame cat though. But give yourself a quota, only like, one a week or something.

Do go to a BBQ.

Don’t burn down a park. Smokey the Bear says only you can prevent forest fires. Hey, did anybody else ever notice that Smokey was always on the scene of forest fires? I’m not saying he lit them himself, but if there’s no fires he kind of doesn’t have a career now, does he? Think about it.

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Do download the poseidon adventure movie enjoy the summer.

Any other dos and don’ts for the summertime we need to address?

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-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL, HE A 3

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Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • http://www.myspace.com/igotastory melekaj

    Do make sure your hygiene game is on Ko.be type status- calm, cool, and Confident. If you sniffing around thinking it Might be you, it’s you!

    • http://www.singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Nicki Sunshine

      @melekaj, **AGREED**

    • http://www.singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Nicki Sunshine

      @melekaj, **AGREED**

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @melekaj, hmm…when i think Kobe status I think bad hygiene that’s covered up by a fake facade…

      …basically, Kobe is Febreeze.

      • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

        @Panama Jackson, …basically, Kobe is Febreeze.

        lol! that is the best description of Kobe i’ve ever heard.

      • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

        @Panama Jackson, …basically, Kobe is Febreeze.

        lol! that is the best description of Kobe i’ve ever heard.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Panama Jackson,

        …or axe

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @The Champ,

          LOL. Kobe just looks like he smells like axe deordorant.

          • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

            @Cheekie,
            and white mountain chick that let 5 dudes nut in tha draws

          • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

            @Cheekie,
            and white mountain chick that let 5 dudes nut in tha draws

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @The Champ,

          LOL. Kobe just looks like he smells like axe deordorant.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Panama Jackson,

        …or axe

      • http://www.myspace.com/igotastory melekaj

        @Panama Jackson, i really laughed hard at that comparison

      • http://www.myspace.com/igotastory melekaj

        @Panama Jackson, i really laughed hard at that comparison

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @melekaj, hmm…when i think Kobe status I think bad hygiene that’s covered up by a fake facade…

      …basically, Kobe is Febreeze.

  • http://www.myspace.com/igotastory melekaj

    Do make sure your hygiene game is on Ko.be type status- calm, cool, and Confident. If you sniffing around thinking it Might be you, it’s you!

  • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

    If you are going to be in the sun for a long time, remove your sunglasses for a bit. There is nothing worse than the raccoon tan you get from wearing glasses while in the sun.

    Use deodorant. This is self-explanatory.

    Do something to your feet. A busted pedicure is inexcusable any time of the year but especially so in the summer. Get your toes done – or do them yourself – every two weeks, at a minimum!!!!

    Ladies: perfect two humidity defyin’, no frizz hair styles and work them to death. Busted hair, all shrunk up from the humidity is not the business. I don’t care if you’re natural – I am too! – no excuse to be looking like ya runnin north to freedom just cuz it’s hot outside.

    • overit

      @iloVEGrits, summer time is the best time to be natural, what’s the point of straight hair if its gonna frizz up, just embrace it. i know this isn’t a hair thread, but aside from mixed chicks, i love
      Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion (organic root).

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

        @overit,

        Yeah, that stuff truly works miracles. I use their oil sheen, shampoo, and conditioner as well. And I love the way it smells!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

        @overit,

        Yeah, that stuff truly works miracles. I use their oil sheen, shampoo, and conditioner as well. And I love the way it smells!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @overit,

        “@iloVEGrits, summer time is the best time to be natural, what’s the point of straight hair if its gonna frizz up, just embrace it. i know this isn’t a hair thread, but aside from mixed chicks, i love
        Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion (organic root).”

        ***filed under “times when overit obviously confused vsb for nappturality”***

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @overit,

        “@iloVEGrits, summer time is the best time to be natural, what’s the point of straight hair if its gonna frizz up, just embrace it. i know this isn’t a hair thread, but aside from mixed chicks, i love
        Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion (organic root).”

        ***filed under “times when overit obviously confused vsb for nappturality”***

    • overit

      @iloVEGrits, summer time is the best time to be natural, what’s the point of straight hair if its gonna frizz up, just embrace it. i know this isn’t a hair thread, but aside from mixed chicks, i love
      Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion (organic root).

    • http://WWW.ITSSAULEWRIGHT.BLOGSPOT.COM SAULE WRIGHT

      @iloVEGrits,

      Deodorant and hygene is so necessary. The only thing worse than smelling someone that smells like boiling garbage truck juice is BEING the person that smells like boiling garbage truck juice. Chances are if you have been in 3 or more different places and you keep smelling a similar stank smell…it’s time to go home.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @SAULE WRIGHT, you know, i often wonder if people really don’t know that they smell…OR..are they just that bad of a person to know they’re funking like jamaica yet they continue invading people’s personal space from 10 feet away anyway.

        i want to believe in people. maybe some folks are just nosedeaf.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Panama Jackson,

          smells dim over time, so i can see how someone smelling their same stank ass smell over and over again can be oblivious to it. this is why i have no problem telling strangers they smell like sh*t. its your duty as a citizen

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Panama Jackson,

          smells dim over time, so i can see how someone smelling their same stank ass smell over and over again can be oblivious to it. this is why i have no problem telling strangers they smell like sh*t. its your duty as a citizen

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Panama Jackson,

          I file all those folks who don’t smell themselves under the same folks that swear they have a good voice in American Idol auditions, causing Simon to roll his eyes and set the record straight.

          Them mofos know they can’t SANG! Same with the smelly folks. I swear, some people just need those smelly dangling lines over their head permanently, like in a comic strip. To warn people before they get too close.

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Panama Jackson,

          I file all those folks who don’t smell themselves under the same folks that swear they have a good voice in American Idol auditions, causing Simon to roll his eyes and set the record straight.

          Them mofos know they can’t SANG! Same with the smelly folks. I swear, some people just need those smelly dangling lines over their head permanently, like in a comic strip. To warn people before they get too close.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @SAULE WRIGHT, you know, i often wonder if people really don’t know that they smell…OR..are they just that bad of a person to know they’re funking like jamaica yet they continue invading people’s personal space from 10 feet away anyway.

        i want to believe in people. maybe some folks are just nosedeaf.

    • http://WWW.ITSSAULEWRIGHT.BLOGSPOT.COM SAULE WRIGHT

      @iloVEGrits,

      Deodorant and hygene is so necessary. The only thing worse than smelling someone that smells like boiling garbage truck juice is BEING the person that smells like boiling garbage truck juice. Chances are if you have been in 3 or more different places and you keep smelling a similar stank smell…it’s time to go home.

    • http://twitter.com/jaect Jae

      @iloVEGrits, “humidity defyin’, no frizz hair styles ”

      Any suggestions? Sharing is caring.

    • http://twitter.com/jaect Jae

      @iloVEGrits, “humidity defyin’, no frizz hair styles ”

      Any suggestions? Sharing is caring.

    • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

      @iloVEGrits, no excuse to be looking like ya runnin north to freedom just cuz it’s hot outside

      CTFU!!! oh VEG how I luv thee… let me count the ways.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @pgh muse, so count ’em already.

        • Laneianna

          Sistahs!

          GIVE THE WEAVE A REST! If you low budget on your extentions, that shyt will matt up on you, and if you got that good Indian natural, and your roots rebel against the humidity… it just all turns out to be a hott asz mess!

          There is nothing with going natural for the summer time. If you picky… shave that shyt off get you some earrings and go Badu wit it… If you got a little bit, bust out the ole school pink and black sponge rollers, and if you have a little hang time on your lovely tresses, dont be afraid of heated rollers, or pin curls with bobby pins( if you cant sleep with rollers in your head) Pony tails, can be sleek and sophisticated, and you can find an abundance of acessories for you hair at the local GBSS ( ghetto beauty supply sto)…. To my dear lace front divas…. Take that shyt off and give that scalp some air…. that wig smell is almost equivilant to that “dred” smell, except worse!.. at least a person with dreds can get some circulation up top.. ( and yall know im not talking about the new do fashionable dreds… im talking bout them “real dreds”.. they may not stink, but I definitly would not say that the smell is plesant). Rock your summer glow ladies, and get your feet and heels together. What is the point of spending 69.99 on your jimmy choo “like” 6 inch backless strappy peep toe platforms if the back of your heels look like the cracked Nevada desert in the summertime during a fugged up drought?? WTF? Crusty heels can kill your ENTIRE look and all the effort you put into it.
          Know your personal lotion level… Me personally ( living in the very humid south) I only have to moisturize hands, feet, knees, and elbows during the summer. Make sure that you know your ash spots ( to my darker complected fam… please dont forget to moisturize around your mouths PLEASE).. I live in the south, so it summer most of the year… there are soooooo many comments i can make to this post.. i guess i will pause for now! lol!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

            @Laneianna,

            LMFAO @ Know your personal lotion level

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

            @Laneianna,

            LMFAO @ Know your personal lotion level

          • pinksghetti

            @Laneianna,
            “to my darker complected fam… please dont forget to moisturize around your mouths PLEASE”

            Lol,I’m lighter and a lot of times I have the” looks like I just ate a powdered donut” or “made out with the Pillsbury Doughboy” look too.

          • pinksghetti

            @Laneianna,
            “to my darker complected fam… please dont forget to moisturize around your mouths PLEASE”

            Lol,I’m lighter and a lot of times I have the” looks like I just ate a powdered donut” or “made out with the Pillsbury Doughboy” look too.

        • Laneianna

          Sistahs!

          GIVE THE WEAVE A REST! If you low budget on your extentions, that shyt will matt up on you, and if you got that good Indian natural, and your roots rebel against the humidity… it just all turns out to be a hott asz mess!

          There is nothing with going natural for the summer time. If you picky… shave that shyt off get you some earrings and go Badu wit it… If you got a little bit, bust out the ole school pink and black sponge rollers, and if you have a little hang time on your lovely tresses, dont be afraid of heated rollers, or pin curls with bobby pins( if you cant sleep with rollers in your head) Pony tails, can be sleek and sophisticated, and you can find an abundance of acessories for you hair at the local GBSS ( ghetto beauty supply sto)…. To my dear lace front divas…. Take that shyt off and give that scalp some air…. that wig smell is almost equivilant to that “dred” smell, except worse!.. at least a person with dreds can get some circulation up top.. ( and yall know im not talking about the new do fashionable dreds… im talking bout them “real dreds”.. they may not stink, but I definitly would not say that the smell is plesant). Rock your summer glow ladies, and get your feet and heels together. What is the point of spending 69.99 on your jimmy choo “like” 6 inch backless strappy peep toe platforms if the back of your heels look like the cracked Nevada desert in the summertime during a fugged up drought?? WTF? Crusty heels can kill your ENTIRE look and all the effort you put into it.
          Know your personal lotion level… Me personally ( living in the very humid south) I only have to moisturize hands, feet, knees, and elbows during the summer. Make sure that you know your ash spots ( to my darker complected fam… please dont forget to moisturize around your mouths PLEASE).. I live in the south, so it summer most of the year… there are soooooo many comments i can make to this post.. i guess i will pause for now! lol!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @pgh muse, so count ’em already.

    • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

      @iloVEGrits, no excuse to be looking like ya runnin north to freedom just cuz it’s hot outside

      CTFU!!! oh VEG how I luv thee… let me count the ways.

  • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

    If you are going to be in the sun for a long time, remove your sunglasses for a bit. There is nothing worse than the raccoon tan you get from wearing glasses while in the sun.

    Use deodorant. This is self-explanatory.

    Do something to your feet. A busted pedicure is inexcusable any time of the year but especially so in the summer. Get your toes done – or do them yourself – every two weeks, at a minimum!!!!

    Ladies: perfect two humidity defyin’, no frizz hair styles and work them to death. Busted hair, all shrunk up from the humidity is not the business. I don’t care if you’re natural – I am too! – no excuse to be looking like ya runnin north to freedom just cuz it’s hot outside.

  • Yaa

    LMAO!!
    *Do make sure that when the temp rises that you arent walking around smelling like a steak & cheese.

    *Ladies Do make sure that you arent walking around with winter boot feet in summer sandals.

    *Don’t be afraid of a razor, Nair, clippers, or waxing. Nappy chest hair is gross fellas. Wads of hair in your pits ladies is shameful.

    *Fellas Don’t rock socks & flip flops IT IS NOT A GOOD LOOK!

    *Do not walk around with a wash rag to wipe sweat or to wear on your head to shade you from the sun.

    *Do not mix liquor and the sun!! It only causes violence. I think they should start labeling bottles with this warning!!

    • Toussaintthefree

      @Yaa,

      Feeling this post but I gotta a question, as a brother who sweats alot; how can I get all the sweat of me without a little towel? I look like I run through the Sahara with a suit when I’m outside for five min in 60 degree weather, if you have a solution hit me

      • http://WWW.ITSSAULEWRIGHT.BLOGSPOT.COM SAULE WRIGHT

        @Toussaintthefree,

        Iono why NOT have a towel, a sweaty brother gets about as much rhythm as a 2520 listening to the purcalator. Get yo towel fam, and grab me one too.

        • Ms. T

          @SAULE WRIGHT,
          I agree! Sweating is not cute! I hope she means don’t wear it on your shoulder or hanging out your back pocket so everyone knows that you have it, but please do carry one if you are prone to sweat!

          • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

            @Ms. T,
            yea i keep a towel on my head jus ta shield the sun tho it be hot in cali its gonna be in tha 90’s 2day shiiii

            • Princess Jai

              @BLUNTBLAZER, 90’s HA..It is supposed to hit 101 in some parts of TX today! Feeling like we touching the gates of H*LL!

            • Princess Jai

              @BLUNTBLAZER, 90’s HA..It is supposed to hit 101 in some parts of TX today! Feeling like we touching the gates of H*LL!

          • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

            @Ms. T,
            yea i keep a towel on my head jus ta shield the sun tho it be hot in cali its gonna be in tha 90’s 2day shiiii

        • Ms. T

          @SAULE WRIGHT,
          I agree! Sweating is not cute! I hope she means don’t wear it on your shoulder or hanging out your back pocket so everyone knows that you have it, but please do carry one if you are prone to sweat!

      • http://WWW.ITSSAULEWRIGHT.BLOGSPOT.COM SAULE WRIGHT

        @Toussaintthefree,

        Iono why NOT have a towel, a sweaty brother gets about as much rhythm as a 2520 listening to the purcalator. Get yo towel fam, and grab me one too.

      • Me fail english?

        @Toussaintthefree,

        Nah, I think some dudes NEED the towel. The sweat’s gotta go somewhere. Better on the towel than all over the people shorter than you!!

        • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

          @Me fail english?, agreed. Eww.

        • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

          @Me fail english?, agreed. Eww.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Me fail english?,

          “Nah, I think some dudes NEED the towel. The sweat’s gotta go somewhere. Better on the towel than all over the people shorter than you!!”

          lol…why did this make me think of patrick ewing?

          • Me fail english?

            @The Champ,

            Ugh@ his ugly sweat. I bet if his sweat drips on you, you start looking like him.

            • http://stuffghettopeoplelike.wordpress.com Stuff Ghetto People Like

              Terminator Me fail english, EXCELLENT!

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              Terminator Me fail english, EXCELLENT!

          • Me fail english?

            @The Champ,

            Ugh@ his ugly sweat. I bet if his sweat drips on you, you start looking like him.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Me fail english?,

          “Nah, I think some dudes NEED the towel. The sweat’s gotta go somewhere. Better on the towel than all over the people shorter than you!!”

          lol…why did this make me think of patrick ewing?

      • Me fail english?

        @Toussaintthefree,

        Nah, I think some dudes NEED the towel. The sweat’s gotta go somewhere. Better on the towel than all over the people shorter than you!!

      • Yaa

        @Toussaintthefree, It’s not the towel but the way its carried. Walking around with a big towel over your shoulder is like walking around with pink rollers or a shower cap in my opinion. Why not a handkerchief or bandanas that can be pulled discreetly outta yo pocket (or purse)…used…and put back? This is what I was taught & what I teach my kids but…to each his own I guess.

        • Me fail english?

          @Yaa,

          I hear what your saying. Something about it looks very “home-like”, but hankies aren’t as absorbent. Plus smthg about putting a sweaty, wet cloth in my cool, dark purse doesn’t seem hygienic.

          • Yaa

            @Me fail english?, True but if you have to use a towel…can you just put it away? There is something about walking around with a bathtowel that seems gross as well.

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Yaa,
              not a big a$$ bath towel like you goin to the beach but one of those towel you use to dry ya hands.

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Yaa,
              not a big a$$ bath towel like you goin to the beach but one of those towel you use to dry ya hands.

          • Yaa

            @Me fail english?, True but if you have to use a towel…can you just put it away? There is something about walking around with a bathtowel that seems gross as well.

        • Me fail english?

          @Yaa,

          I hear what your saying. Something about it looks very “home-like”, but hankies aren’t as absorbent. Plus smthg about putting a sweaty, wet cloth in my cool, dark purse doesn’t seem hygienic.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Yaa, you may have a point. be on the look out for Panama’s Designer Summertime Sweat Towels…for Men. Coming soon to a swap meat/flea market near you.

          or Asian-run Black hair supply store.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Yaa, you may have a point. be on the look out for Panama’s Designer Summertime Sweat Towels…for Men. Coming soon to a swap meat/flea market near you.

          or Asian-run Black hair supply store.

      • Yaa

        @Toussaintthefree, It’s not the towel but the way its carried. Walking around with a big towel over your shoulder is like walking around with pink rollers or a shower cap in my opinion. Why not a handkerchief or bandanas that can be pulled discreetly outta yo pocket (or purse)…used…and put back? This is what I was taught & what I teach my kids but…to each his own I guess.

    • Toussaintthefree

      @Yaa,

      Feeling this post but I gotta a question, as a brother who sweats alot; how can I get all the sweat of me without a little towel? I look like I run through the Sahara with a suit when I’m outside for five min in 60 degree weather, if you have a solution hit me

    • http://jdivaonline.com chaoticdiva

      @Yaa,

      I so saw someone at the pool donning flip flops and socks. SMH.

      • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

        @chaoticdiva,

        No you didn’t! wth?

        • JamaicanGirl

          @iloVEGrits, Flip Flop and socks is my biggest summer pet peeve, i live in South Florida and hood figgas wear that mess everyday, it should be banned.

          • Me fail english?

            @JamaicanGirl,

            Girl, when I was in Miami, I saw dudes in full length jeans, socks, sneakers a wife beater and two tees…on the beach! Hahaha!

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Me fail english?,
              i hate sandals and flip flops guys should not wear flip flops and some girls shouldnt either

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Me fail english?,
              i hate sandals and flip flops guys should not wear flip flops and some girls shouldnt either

          • Me fail english?

            @JamaicanGirl,

            Girl, when I was in Miami, I saw dudes in full length jeans, socks, sneakers a wife beater and two tees…on the beach! Hahaha!

        • JamaicanGirl

          @iloVEGrits, Flip Flop and socks is my biggest summer pet peeve, i live in South Florida and hood figgas wear that mess everyday, it should be banned.

        • http://jdivaonline.com chaoticdiva

          @iloVEGrits,

          So did! AND he had on all black. And a backpack. Was grown as h*ll. And it was 87 sweltering sunny degrees, no breeze.

        • http://jdivaonline.com chaoticdiva

          @iloVEGrits,

          So did! AND he had on all black. And a backpack. Was grown as h*ll. And it was 87 sweltering sunny degrees, no breeze.

      • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

        @chaoticdiva,

        No you didn’t! wth?

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @chaoticdiva, flip flops and socks is the business. best fashion idea since writing on butts.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @chaoticdiva, flip flops and socks is the business. best fashion idea since writing on butts.

    • http://jdivaonline.com chaoticdiva

      @Yaa,

      I so saw someone at the pool donning flip flops and socks. SMH.

    • miss t-lee

      @Yaa,
      *Do not walk around with a wash rag to wipe sweat or to wear on your head to shade you from the sun.

      Man please!!! It was 104 yesterday…this is how I get down.

      • Yaa

        @miss t-lee, Really??? I use a handkerchief that I keep tucked in my purse.

        • miss t-lee

          @Yaa,
          Yes really…especially if I know I’m gonna be outdoors for a bit.
          100 plus heat ain’t no punk.

          • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

            @miss t-lee,

            Girl tell ’em!

            I don’t sweat a lot… but I could totally understand why someone would do that. This Texas weather does NOT play…. then you get into the office and it’s cold as Saskatchewan in winter… damn 2520’s *smh*

            • miss t-lee

              @Sula,
              I already know you feel my pain…ya’lls humidity down that way is way worse than ours.

            • miss t-lee

              @Sula,
              I already know you feel my pain…ya’lls humidity down that way is way worse than ours.

          • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

            @miss t-lee,

            Girl tell ’em!

            I don’t sweat a lot… but I could totally understand why someone would do that. This Texas weather does NOT play…. then you get into the office and it’s cold as Saskatchewan in winter… damn 2520’s *smh*

        • miss t-lee

          @Yaa,
          Yes really…especially if I know I’m gonna be outdoors for a bit.
          100 plus heat ain’t no punk.

      • Yaa

        @miss t-lee, Really??? I use a handkerchief that I keep tucked in my purse.

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @miss t-lee,

        LOL…for real. I’m definitely sweat prone. I even try not to do the downtown strut (i.e. walk super fast like everyone else in a rush) when I’m going to work, but sometimes I can’t help it. I just don’t know how to walk slow down here. I pay for it when I get in the building though. lol

        Which reminds me…I have a major help question…will write it below in a new comment.

        • Me fail english?

          @Cheekie,

          Haha! you sound like me! Elevator be feelin like Satan’s armpit. They aint gots NOOO air circulation.

          Then I gotta do my cool off jig in the bathroom so ppl don’t make smart remarks like “Were you in rush to work?”

          • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

            @Me fail english?,

            *in-tune with the above*

          • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

            @Me fail english?,

            *in-tune with the above*

        • Me fail english?

          @Cheekie,

          Haha! you sound like me! Elevator be feelin like Satan’s armpit. They aint gots NOOO air circulation.

          Then I gotta do my cool off jig in the bathroom so ppl don’t make smart remarks like “Were you in rush to work?”

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @miss t-lee,

        LOL…for real. I’m definitely sweat prone. I even try not to do the downtown strut (i.e. walk super fast like everyone else in a rush) when I’m going to work, but sometimes I can’t help it. I just don’t know how to walk slow down here. I pay for it when I get in the building though. lol

        Which reminds me…I have a major help question…will write it below in a new comment.

    • miss t-lee

      @Yaa,
      *Do not walk around with a wash rag to wipe sweat or to wear on your head to shade you from the sun.

      Man please!!! It was 104 yesterday…this is how I get down.

    • Peysonic Temple #69

      @Yaa,

      “Nappy chest hair is gross fellas.”

      So its cool for men to be waxing and shaving chest nowadays. Seems pretty suss to me, NTTAWWT

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @Peysonic Temple #69, i’m with you. i’m gonna need to know when all this changed. i know women like a well-groomed man and all, but if you met a dude who told you he waxed, you wouldn’t side eye him?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

          @Panama Jackson,

          I sure would. A guy I used to date told me he waxed his chest. That moment was the beginning of the end.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

          @Panama Jackson,

          I sure would. A guy I used to date told me he waxed his chest. That moment was the beginning of the end.

        • pinksghetti

          @Panama Jackson,

          Chest hair on men is pretty hot (it must be my love of men from the 1970’s, though Iwasn’t born until ’78) as long as it’s not like Alec Baldwin or Robin Williams.

          • Me fail english?

            @pinksghetti,

            We aint talkin regla ol’ chest hair, tho. We talkin’ tacomeats!

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Me fail english?,
              i got tats(esp one of jessica rabbit-she dont look good hairy) so i shave the chest maybe like once a year a do the underarms to i hate havin a afro under my arm. hint deodorant cant get thru a fro

            • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

              @Me fail english?,
              i got tats(esp one of jessica rabbit-she dont look good hairy) so i shave the chest maybe like once a year a do the underarms to i hate havin a afro under my arm. hint deodorant cant get thru a fro

            • pinksghetti

              @Me fail english?,
              Oh ok, I just don’t want to see too many men looking like that belong in one of those boy bands who always have smoove chests even when they are in their 20’s.

            • pinksghetti

              @Me fail english?,
              Oh ok, I just don’t want to see too many men looking like that belong in one of those boy bands who always have smoove chests even when they are in their 20’s.

          • Me fail english?

            @pinksghetti,

            We aint talkin regla ol’ chest hair, tho. We talkin’ tacomeats!

        • pinksghetti

          @Panama Jackson,

          Chest hair on men is pretty hot (it must be my love of men from the 1970’s, though Iwasn’t born until ’78) as long as it’s not like Alec Baldwin or Robin Williams.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @Peysonic Temple #69, i’m with you. i’m gonna need to know when all this changed. i know women like a well-groomed man and all, but if you met a dude who told you he waxed, you wouldn’t side eye him?

      • treble

        @Peysonic Temple #69,

        agreed, men shaving “body” hair is def suss to me. Unless of course, in late night boredom, I’m the one who did the shaving. ;) Completely different.

      • treble

        @Peysonic Temple #69,

        agreed, men shaving “body” hair is def suss to me. Unless of course, in late night boredom, I’m the one who did the shaving. ;) Completely different.

      • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

        @Peysonic Temple #69,

        if a guy has a tat on his chest, he should not have to part his chest hair to be able to see it. seriously, chest hair is ok, just keep it cut low or shave it off.

        1. don’t have so much hair on your chest that your girl can cornrow it…that’s not what’s hot in these here skreets. please&thankyou

      • http://nianaturally.blogspot.com N.I.A. naturally….

        @Peysonic Temple #69,

        if a guy has a tat on his chest, he should not have to part his chest hair to be able to see it. seriously, chest hair is ok, just keep it cut low or shave it off.

        1. don’t have so much hair on your chest that your girl can cornrow it…that’s not what’s hot in these here skreets. please&thankyou

    • Peysonic Temple #69

      @Yaa,

      “Nappy chest hair is gross fellas.”

      So its cool for men to be waxing and shaving chest nowadays. Seems pretty suss to me, NTTAWWT

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Yaa, i’m with the masses. the towel thing is a must. i used to think this was a southern thing b/c growing up, we ALWAYS rocked hand towels to keep the sweat off. hell, if you didn’t have one you were often mad at yourself.

      when its 100 degrees outside, and the humidity is damn near on summer shower status, you need something to sop up the sweat.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Yaa, i’m with the masses. the towel thing is a must. i used to think this was a southern thing b/c growing up, we ALWAYS rocked hand towels to keep the sweat off. hell, if you didn’t have one you were often mad at yourself.

      when its 100 degrees outside, and the humidity is damn near on summer shower status, you need something to sop up the sweat.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Yaa,

      *Fellas Don’t rock socks & flip flops IT IS NOT A GOOD LOOK!

      this was my go-to weekend campus outfit for my first two years of college. afterwards, i graduated to a black beater, jeans, and mac and cheese tims

      • Me fail english?

        @The Champ,

        I never minded flip flops and socks. I think you shouldn’t go to the movies and restaurants in em. But if you’re just making a quick run to Target? meh.

      • Me fail english?

        @The Champ,

        I never minded flip flops and socks. I think you shouldn’t go to the movies and restaurants in em. But if you’re just making a quick run to Target? meh.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Yaa,

      *Fellas Don’t rock socks & flip flops IT IS NOT A GOOD LOOK!

      this was my go-to weekend campus outfit for my first two years of college. afterwards, i graduated to a black beater, jeans, and mac and cheese tims

    • Laneianna

      @Yaa,

      I dont mind a man with nappy chest hair… I wouldn’t say that hairy men are my type, but i think man hair is very masculine. And if you got u a mandingo with roots a lil closer to the muthaland.. bee-dee-bees are just something that is going to come with the package. This doesnt have anything to do with the post, but there are certin things about men that I dont mind… chest hair, receding hair lines, ugly feet(in referance to womens feet)…… those are just some things that men come with that I can appreciate. I am NOT into the metro dude!

      • Ms. T

        @Laneianna,
        I am NOT into the metro dude!

        Neither am I. I went to a fashion show the other day and all the men were wearing capris/ cropped pants! So not cute!!!

      • Ms. T

        @Laneianna,
        I am NOT into the metro dude!

        Neither am I. I went to a fashion show the other day and all the men were wearing capris/ cropped pants! So not cute!!!

    • Laneianna

      @Yaa,

      I dont mind a man with nappy chest hair… I wouldn’t say that hairy men are my type, but i think man hair is very masculine. And if you got u a mandingo with roots a lil closer to the muthaland.. bee-dee-bees are just something that is going to come with the package. This doesnt have anything to do with the post, but there are certin things about men that I dont mind… chest hair, receding hair lines, ugly feet(in referance to womens feet)…… those are just some things that men come with that I can appreciate. I am NOT into the metro dude!

  • Yaa

    LMAO!!
    *Do make sure that when the temp rises that you arent walking around smelling like a steak & cheese.

    *Ladies Do make sure that you arent walking around with winter boot feet in summer sandals.

    *Don’t be afraid of a razor, Nair, clippers, or waxing. Nappy chest hair is gross fellas. Wads of hair in your pits ladies is shameful.

    *Fellas Don’t rock socks & flip flops IT IS NOT A GOOD LOOK!

    *Do not walk around with a wash rag to wipe sweat or to wear on your head to shade you from the sun.

    *Do not mix liquor and the sun!! It only causes violence. I think they should start labeling bottles with this warning!!

  • overit

    i really think we need a thread on deodorant alone. very few things annoy me, but the chucks of cottage cheese stuck in the stubble of your armpits NEED TO GO. make me sick! why on earth can’t you just take 2 minutes out your morning routine (which you clearly needto revisit) and handle that? i’m so tired of seeing that mess, and i have to say…the last few offenders have been sistas. i just need it to stop, and i don’t know how.

    *sacramental emergency*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @overit, start a campaign. that’s how you stop it.

      and call steve harvey and michael baisden, for some odd reason, people actually respect their opinions.

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @Panama Jackson,

        lol.

        I just respect that Michael Baisden uses “fragganackle bull” on the regular.

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @Panama Jackson,

        lol.

        I just respect that Michael Baisden uses “fragganackle bull” on the regular.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @overit, start a campaign. that’s how you stop it.

      and call steve harvey and michael baisden, for some odd reason, people actually respect their opinions.

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @overit,

      “i really think we need a thread on deodorant alone. very few things annoy me, but the chucks of cottage cheese stuck in the stubble of your armpits NEED TO GO. ”

      This, as they say, is what’s up.

      I especially hate the chicks that overly flaunt their armpits in Facebook pics and you can see the deoderant chunks hanging on to your armpit creases for dear life. Brush that ish off or something…you look diseased.

      Furthermore, deoderant companies need to stop making that type of chunky residue deoderant ANYHOW.

      • Me fail english?

        @Cheekie,

        lmao@ flaunting your armpits!!!

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @Me fail english?,
          thas why i shave um cause i like sportin the basketball jerseys/wifebeaters jus cant do it and girls should know better and if ya gonna shave shave all the way the deodarant can get stuck in the stuble also

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @Me fail english?,
          thas why i shave um cause i like sportin the basketball jerseys/wifebeaters jus cant do it and girls should know better and if ya gonna shave shave all the way the deodarant can get stuck in the stuble also

      • Me fail english?

        @Cheekie,

        lmao@ flaunting your armpits!!!

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @overit,

      “i really think we need a thread on deodorant alone. very few things annoy me, but the chucks of cottage cheese stuck in the stubble of your armpits NEED TO GO. ”

      This, as they say, is what’s up.

      I especially hate the chicks that overly flaunt their armpits in Facebook pics and you can see the deoderant chunks hanging on to your armpit creases for dear life. Brush that ish off or something…you look diseased.

      Furthermore, deoderant companies need to stop making that type of chunky residue deoderant ANYHOW.

  • overit

    i really think we need a thread on deodorant alone. very few things annoy me, but the chucks of cottage cheese stuck in the stubble of your armpits NEED TO GO. make me sick! why on earth can’t you just take 2 minutes out your morning routine (which you clearly needto revisit) and handle that? i’m so tired of seeing that mess, and i have to say…the last few offenders have been sistas. i just need it to stop, and i don’t know how.

    *sacramental emergency*

  • Selah

    in other semi-unrelated news….

    I know someone asked this already, but I don’t remember the answer (sawwy) … when nominating y’all, there are three fill-in-the-blank thingees – “blog name,” “blog url” and email —- do they want yall’s email ( the contact@verysmartbrothas.com) … or mine?

    I should prolly go with my instincts and put my email…. but i’m afraid. LOL. thanks :)

    • luvtheshoes

      @Selah,

      This answer would be very helpful. I went yesterday, too, and wasn’t sure what to put.

      Can someone help us short-bus peoples?

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @luvtheshoes, i’m on the short bus too, cuz i honestly have no freakin’ clue. i usually leave stuff like this to Liz to answer.

        we’ll make sure she comes thru to clarify. the champ and i are the just the pretty faces and letters behind VSB, we make liz do all the heavy lifting.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @luvtheshoes, i’m on the short bus too, cuz i honestly have no freakin’ clue. i usually leave stuff like this to Liz to answer.

        we’ll make sure she comes thru to clarify. the champ and i are the just the pretty faces and letters behind VSB, we make liz do all the heavy lifting.

    • luvtheshoes

      @Selah,

      This answer would be very helpful. I went yesterday, too, and wasn’t sure what to put.

      Can someone help us short-bus peoples?

  • Selah

    in other semi-unrelated news….

    I know someone asked this already, but I don’t remember the answer (sawwy) … when nominating y’all, there are three fill-in-the-blank thingees – “blog name,” “blog url” and email —- do they want yall’s email ( the contact@verysmartbrothas.com) … or mine?

    I should prolly go with my instincts and put my email…. but i’m afraid. LOL. thanks :)

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