Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a contributing editor for EBONY.com. He resides in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes.

  • F_T_Enchantress

    Really? That’s hilarious! I guess Chivalry really is dead then?

  • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

    LoL. To be honest, I can’t say I’ve had that feeling. The closest I come to it is when she mentions the bf and I’m like “Aha, that’s why it was so easy to talk to her”.

    Hmm. . .or maybe I got closer with the one that said “I can’t dance too close to you cuz my bf is watching”. She later broke that rule. . . and at some point the words f*ck did leave my lips.

    Though the most fun have been the ones who did NOT mention a bf at all. There was a funny incident in TLH that involved a girl being practically dragged out of a club by a guy a few moments after showing me just what she meant when she said “there’s no point in coming to these places if you’re not going to flirt”. I still can’t believe (at that time at least) that I responded to that with a straight face.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      TLH?

      • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

        Tallahassee. Ever since I worked for this FAA/DoD firm, I tend refer to cities by their airport codes.

        • 2Degreez

          Tallahassee? Did this happen at the Moon? LOL!

          • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

            The Moon. . . nah. I was never there enough to get into trouble. This was at Clydes.

            • 2Degreez

              Ah yes, Clyde’s and Costello’s. Did you go to FAMU or FSU?

            • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

              Neither. I spent 13 months working in TLH before going back to school.

              Both. While I was there, I took a class at FSU’s school of engineering while registered as a FAMU student.

            • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

              Man Clyde’s and Costello’s…talking about memories but that’s nothing…bring back those good ole days of CPA anyday and I’M THERE!!

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com panama

          Tallahassee has always had one of my favorite nicknames in the Tally-Ho.

          It’s fun and ignorant all at the same time.

          • 2Degreez

            “Fun and ignorant all at the same time.”

            It’s funny how that’s also an accurate description of Tallahassee as a city.

          • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

            Good ole Tally-ho…I was thinking about venturing there this weekend for a little physical solace…

            • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

              If it wasn’t such a long drive, I’d be right there with you ;)

  • http://www.thekillacal.com The Killa Himself

    Yep…guilty as charged!!!

    Women will let you go SOOOOO far too and then drop that bomb on you!

    I lost it when he did the Jack Black in Anchorman though!

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      yeah, it started lagging towards the middle, until the baxteresque punt. i definitely wasnt expecting that

      • http://insidethemindofadeviant.wordpress.com Deviant

        And he kicked the other dog for sport…

  • Anechoic

    “every guy has had this feeling at least once”

    Yeah, at least once… per day.

    I don’t get violent thought. I find an excuse to step out, I sit in my car and cry for a good 10 minutes. Then I go back to the joint and start a fight.

    Women: whenever a random guy is being nice to you, it’s because he wants to see you naked. You would think this would be common knowledge but I know too many women who think that chivalry is not dead (“it’s so strange, he was being soo nice and when I told him *insert BF* he suddenly remembered he was late for a meeting”).

    • http://www.thekillacal.com The Killa Himself

      “Women: whenever a random guy is being nice to you, it’s because he wants to see you naked. You would think this would be common knowledge but I know too many women who think that chivalry is not dead (”it’s so strange, he was being soo nice and when I told him *insert BF* he suddenly remembered he was late for a meeting”).”

      Pretty much! I mean the bottom, bottom line of chivalry is really getting some ass if you want to be frank about it….either THAT ass or peripheral ass, but preferably THAT ass….

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      “Women: whenever a random guy is being nice to you, it’s because he wants to see you naked.”

      i won’t co-sign this. we can be nice just for the sake of being nice. it’s just that when we actually are interested, the subtle “boyfriend” slip can be like a kick to the nuts

    • http://www.tiffanybbrown.com/ tiffany

      dude. we know this. were just letting you do it anyway so we don’t have to … like my lawn mowing neighbor.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com panama

        pure evil.

  • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

    Chivalry? See people don’t know.

    Chivalry was when a Knight was out in public with the Lady he was boning in private. Chivalry was the outward show of his affection as well as a signal to any Lancelots out there that they better watch where they’re sticking the jousting poles if you catch my drift.

    You only benefited from Chivalry once you had a man. . .not the other way round.

    • Treezy F. Baby

      Oooh you ALMOST break it down. Except that purity and virtue were the utmost characteristics of the damsel you were courting. Maidens were maidens thusly because the cooch hadn’t been broken in yet. The knight showed his honor and thus his dessert of the lifetime cooch through knightly duels and displays and various other chivalrous acts. ;)

      Don’t come in here trying to tack on YOUR tainted modern day morals anachronistically just for arguments sake! You will get called out King Arthur!

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com panama

        Women were bonin’ back then before marriage too. Hell, lest we forget that Guinivere was Arthur’s wife but Lancelot was getting his giving her some of that good joustin’ pole anyway.

        People have been slippin’ and dippin’ since the damn of mankind.

        The only reason Adam and Eve weren’t cheating was because there was nobody to cheat with.

        *looking out for lightning*

        • Ana B

          “I want to be a part of your lifes story not just an audience member.”

          would that be the damn DAWN of mankind?

          • Ana B

            sory qouted the wrong one

            “People have been slippin’ and dippin’ since the damn of mankind”

            would that be the damn DAWN of mankind?

            • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

              No. We were damned once Eve fed Adam the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Since then, things have never been right :)

            • D*stroy

              lol How you gonna correct somebody with the wrong quote?! lol!

              P.S. I don’t want any beef, Ana…just thought it was funny, that’s all.

            • Ana B

              @D*stroy LOL I know when I hit enter I was like oh shit… thats the wrong cut and paste… that is what I get for multitasking

      • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

        Purity and virtue were supposed to be the utmost qualities of the maiden. That’s why in public, you were all smiles and politeness.

        Once her powerful merchant/lord daddy was asleep, you’d be sneaking into her 60 story room for some hanky-panky.

        Where do you think the story of Rapunzel came from? Did you really think she was just having nice conversation with that Prince who happened to climb up into her room when the witch was gone?

  • amconteh

    I lost it when he punt the puppy.

    • aja

      LOL me too..he punted both puppies!

      It’s like when a little kid plays a game and gets mad because he’s losing and turns the gameboard over!

      Sore loser…lol

  • Treezy F. Baby

    Ohhhh I miss British tele! Hi-fucking-larious!

    I guess if some guy is in the middle of doing something nice for you don’t let the fact that you have a boyfriend get in the way of him finishing what he started! I’m getting my chivalry damnit…milking it for all its worth.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com panama

      Right. The key here is to tell him you’re attached AFTER he does whatever he’s gonna do for you.

      Or else he might punt your puppy.

  • http://lizburr.com Liz

    I can’t believe he punted the puppies. That was it for me.

    You know, I wish a guy were being nice to me just to be nice to me, but I guess you guys can be whittled down to this bare bones concept lol. Then again, I do operate under this notion already–assuming ya’ll want something anytime you stop to say hi or whatever.

    Fortunately for me I am chronically single (haha!) so I get help for lots of things all the time.

    • http://thebeautifulstruggler.blogspot.com Sister Toldja

      “Fortunately for me I am chronically single (haha!) so I get help for lots of things all the time.”

      Yup! That bit me in the arse the other day, as I let Pookie and Ray Ray help me take out the trash and clean up a big mess I made on the sidewalk. It was almost 7AM and I was running late for work! I lied and told them I had a man. Pookie was like, 5’5, a hot mess and thuggy with eclectic teeth and he said “You gon’ see me though. Wait till I get a hair cut”. Mind you, it’s 7 and these men ain’t got no real jobs and are on the block in yesterdays clothes. And talking about “When can I come by and ring your doorbell?”

      All this to say, I can’t see the video so can someone narrate?

      • D*stroy

        Sis, The scene begins with two Brits discussing/gawking at a a woman who appears to be perusing apartment ads through a rental agency’s window. One of the guys, decides he will approach her in the “Watch me work” sort of way. He engages her with some cheesy but chivalrous-sounding pick-up lines about where she should live saying “a beautiful woman like you should live in Kensington…” He takes a plant that she is holding and they start walking and chattiing together. Suddenly she casually mentions her boyfriend and instantly he shouts “F*ck you” and throws her plant through someone’s car window.

        He goes through numerous other situations all with similar outcomes; the chivalrous act, the mention of the boyfriend, the “F*ck you”, and the violent retaliation. He drops a lady’s fishtank and another’s round of drinks. But perhaps the most egregious was when he punted a lady’s dog. And to add insult to injury he punts another passerby’s dog just ’cause.

        Hope this helps!

        • The Queen

          That helped a lot because I can’t see the video either. Now, I really want to see it.

          • http://thebeautifulstruggler.blogspot.com Sister Toldja

            ROTFLMAO! I want to see it too! AHAHAHHAH!

            Thanks!

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com panama

          it warms my heart to see people be so nice as to narrate a web-clip. that’s what i call community.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            me too, panama, me too. i’m getting verklempt and shit over here

            • http://insidethemindofadeviant.wordpress.com Deviant

              “verklempt”

              lmao

            • http://thebeautifulstruggler.blogspot.com Sister Toldja

              VERKLEMPT! OMG, that is my father’s favorite word!

            • http://www.myspace.com/donteacia Teacia

              verklempt…hmpt

              …adding it to the vocabulary ryt nah!

          • http://kamakula.wordpress.com kamakula

            community? come on Panama. . . why would a guy be so nice. . . so chivalrous as the case may be. . . haven’t we been talking about this?

  • Kitsune

    Loved that! The Brit’s are brilliant!

  • http://myspace.com/thomasforbes Monk

    CLASSIC!!