Welcome everybody to the first annual National VSB Day. No, you probably won’t ever get this day off from work unless you live in one of those questionable countries like West Virginia, but do you know what you will get?
The Champ and I (not to be confused with The King and I – which absolutely does not mean T.I., Kong, or Of Queens) had something interesting in mind to do for today’s post but Liz is out there being important in LaLa Land (no really, she’s handling GRAMMY events) and neither Champ nor I ever actually learned how to use a computer. In fact, I’m dictating this to a Chinaman drinking a Pepsi Max right now. I also can’t read so I’m not fully aware what these posts have been saying for the past three years.
Anyway, since our little idea couldn’t come together, yet, I figured I’d just take this time today to talk about what VSB Day means to me.
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National VSB Day means that a lot of people will come out and see eachother. It also means that Panama Jackson will do Panama Jackson things. The Champ is also apart of VSB. So is Liz. I like VSB because it is good.
You’re fronting but in second grade, that would be an A paper.
All (or at least some) jokes aside, VSB Day is a sort of big deal for us. Mostly because when this idea was conceived in the back of a Chevy it had the potential to turn out either well or suck monkey nuts. And it’s looking like it will turn out to be a pretty dope set of events around the country. With that said, I have to give a major shoutout to Liz for pulling it all together. I won’t even tell you that she personally asked me to ensure that she never attempted to coordinate 11 10 happy hours on one day again. I’m actually pretty excited to hear back from folks how it turns out in every city we have something going on in. By the way, never end a sentence with a preposition it.
So what can you expect at VSB Day? Well, if all goes well, you can expect to meet a bunch of ninjas much like yourself. It’s interesting how often we’ve heard from people how much they like coming to VSB because it represents a community of individuals that they’d like to interact with in real life that they just can’t seem to find. I live in El City los Educated Negros so I can’t say I feel that same plight, but I understand the sentiment. So hopefully some quality connections can be made, be they intellectual, coital, or some mix of the two, kind of a nude Trivial Pursuit thing or something. I don’t know. Whatever floats your boat. You know, find a VSBoo or something.
If you’re in DC, I’ll be there signing books. Let me say this. Despite my propensity towards center of attentionism, having people actually want me to sign something makes me feel kind of…funny inside. Not unlike Major Payne when the little boy hugged him. I don’t know what to call it, but it’s an odd feeling, though a good one. Celebrities sign things. I’m light skint. Do you see what I just did there? Anyway, for the folks in DC, I hope to have a good time with you all as we partake in libations and I intend to do a book giveaway. I won’t be selling any books since, well, my books all got stolen. And the funny thing is that I can’t be mad. It was very smart to steal my books. By the way, those last two sentences aren’t factual at all.
I hope to do a sort of VSB trivia thing to get the free books. I’ll ask ninjas questions that are VSB related and the first person to get them right will win a signed copy of our book. And if you’ve never experienced Panama Jackson, then you’ve never experienced Panama Jackson. Anyway, the locale is dope and I have a very personal connection with the spot, renamed Tap & Parlour at Bohemian Caverns.
For the folks in Pittsburgh, there’s a whole program going on being sponsored by the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. I can’t lie, it sounds way more official than the Panama Jackson Center for P.I.M.P.Ology, Logically Learning These Tricks Biology for People Who Don’t Read Good.
We look forward to seeing those individuals in DC and Pittsburgh and look forward to hearing about all the fun and shenanigans from Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York City, Oakland/Bay Area, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami/South Florida. To the captains/hosts, thank you very much for all of your hard work in coordinating. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and if I could teach the world, to be a thug in harmony, I’d hug you all. Our community is what keeps this site going so its great to feel like we have an actual active community of people who want to get out and meet one another and really get to know one another.
To everybody who purchased a copy of the book already, thank you thank you a thousand times over. We can’t say that enough. And I mean that. From the heart.
With that said, thanks to everybody who comes here every day and everybody who will come out to the events in various cities and even to the folks who can’t because their cities weren’t on the list and they’re salty. Coming soon. We promise.
Hi-fives and pimpslaps.
Oh, and let us pray that men actually show up.
By the way, VSB? We runnin’ this blog sh*t.
-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka HEY, IS THAT PANAMA? HE A 3 GIRL? aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3!