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“Very Smart Brothas” The Pilot Part 3

This is the last piece of the pilot. In porn circles its called “the money shot”.

Here are a few fun things of note regarding this last segment of the pilot:

1. One of the characters with a speaking role was ALSO a featured actressD in a commercial for “Black People Meet” that seemed to have run at least 17,232 times a day on TVOne methinks. That is a lot.

2. This segment was (I believe) collectively our favorite part of the pilot.

3. Interestingly enough, I think Damon and I have only ever been on a panel together, in person, once…maybe. And it’s possible that I’m making that up. I think that one time was at the DC screening for the pilot.

Just a few quick facts about this last segment. As always, check it out and let us know what you think. And spread the love. If you hate it, share it too. Spread love its the Brooklyn way.

We love and appreciate all comments, opinions, and critiques.

Thanks for sleepwalking.

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST

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Damon Young

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.

  • Val

    Thoughts…

    – That was the wrong chick from the Black People Meet spot. I thought you were talking about the one with the big ‘fro. She’s a cutie.

    – There were no subliminal messages for the VSB crew this time. Or did I miss something?

    – The panel discussion was pitch perfect. I loved it!

    – Was the moderator of the panel modelled on Malik or Don Lemon? I know it was one of the two. (#shotsfired)

    – This was by far the best segment so far. You guys are really hitting your stride! Kudos!

    • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

      I’m not sure, but I think the subliminal message was when Brandon was talking to Chloe in the hallway. She said something like, “Your technique needs work, Champ.”

      Did she mean “champ” as in “buddy” or “pal,” or is that Brandon’s blogging name? Did she mean champ or Champ?? (I think I’ve just confused myself lol)

      • Val

        I assumed that was his nickname on the show. Am I wrong? But it did through me a bit. Lol

      • panamajackson

        That’s accurate. It was one of those breaking the fourth wall things.

        • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

          Nice!

    • panamajackson

      Dr. Preston’s wife in this joint is a feature in the Black People Meet commercial.

  • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

    I just wanna know who the panel mediator is and what dat mouf do.

    • Val

      You so nasty.

      • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

        It’s for science @disqus_QGKOTi1oX5:disqus!!!!

        • Val

          Lol. Okay.

    • Lawwwdhammercy!!

      you think it does something? I’ont know…lemme look at the clip again.

    • Val

      Why do you keep disappearing your tumblr?

      • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

        Oh. Yea, I was having issues with a VSB here so I changed the url. I can send you the new url if you’d like.

        • Val

          Nope. All I get is the ‘there’s nothing there’ page.

          • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

            I edited the post @disqus_QGKOTi1oX5:disqus

            • Val

              ur confusing me?

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                sorry I just responded with the situation below

                • Val

                  I found a way to get to your tumblr just now anyway. :-)

                  • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                    Really?????? oh umm ok :-)

                    • Val

                      I liked some of your posts in the past and got there through them from my tumblr.

                    • Val
                    • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                      bwahahahaha! I need to download this gif Wait, what’s your Tumblr again?

                    • Val

                      I got it from your tumblr.

                    • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                      I don’t have all of the gifs downloaded since I repost a lot of other users

                    • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

                      Lol, is that Don Cheadle?? What is this from?

                    • Joel

                      Youtube Don Cheadle as Captain Planet.

        • Chinesefoodisorgasmic

          o_O! #popcorntime?!#legooo

          • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

            Numbers were exchanged between myself and this commenter earlier in the year. We’d text, call, FaceTime, etc. on a regular basis. He has quite the temper though and I’m not one to deal with anger issues, especially angry phone calls and/texts from someone miles and miles away.

            He popped off on me and I began ignoring all of his attempts to communicate with me. So, he got clever and starting contacting me anonymously via my Tumblr account. I changed the url after figuring out it was him. He tried to apologize after the fact. I decided that I would try to let everything be water under the bridge but then I realized I don’t really care to communicate with him in any aspect because I find him to be annoying.

            Now we don’t talk. I still have his number and he has mine. Don’t ask who it is, I’m not going to blow up his spot.

            • Val

              So much behind the scenes drama at VSB. I think we might get a book out of it one day.

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                I’ve got stories for days…..

                • Val

                  Lol. I know you do.

              • h.h.h.
                • Val

                  I wish I had been into football back when he was playing.

                  • SuperStrings

                    He was the truth.

                • Joel

                  As the resident Detroit Lions fan (and possibly having all the high blood pressure that comes with that title), I approve this gif. lol

                • PaddyfotePrincess

                  The G.O.A.T.

                  • Joel

                    Agreed. One of many peoples’ knocks against Barry was that he lost over 1,000 yards during his career…but only Barry could make running for a 3 yard loss look so awesome. lol

                    • SuperStrings

                      But he would still end the season with nearly 2000 yards. He turned definite losses into gains. My major beef with the Lions has been that they never really invested in a line so that they could get the most out of him. He’s the best of all time in my opinion.

                    • Val

                      Better than Jim Brown? Bo Jackson? OJ? Earl Campbell?

                    • Joel

                      My top five RB’s, in order:
                      1. Jim Brown
                      2. Barry Sanders
                      3. Walter Payton
                      4. OJ
                      5. Earl Campbell
                      Bo Jackson, Emmitt, and a couple others get Honorable Mentions.

                    • Val

                      Dang, I forgot about Sweetness.

                    • Joel

                      As much as I hate Da Bears, I have to give Walter his credit.

                    • Val

                      I used to kind of like the Bears, until they fired Luvie.

                    • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari

                      Do you do the Black NFL Coach Hop, too? I know we talked about this before, but I became a Colts fan when Dungy moved there. When he retired, my contract expired. lol

                    • Val

                      Yep. That’s one of the reasons I hate the 49ers. They did Mike Singletary like Tampa did Tony Dungy back in the day.

                    • Joel

                      Exactly. Mike Singletary was awesome (as a player and as a coach). Jim Harbaugh is shining off most of the hard work Singletary put in turning that franchise around.

                    • Val

                      Yes! And add the fact that Harbaugh came in on a strike shortened season. He barely even worked with the team prior to his first season. So how could he be responsible for the turn around?

                    • Joel

                      The only credit I’ll give Harbaugh is starting Kaepernick over Alex Smith….because the Niners weren’t headed anywhere with Alex as their QB.

                    • Val

                      I guess but Alex seems to be doing okay now. So…

                    • Joel

                      True. Amazing what one coach, one QB, and a healthy running back can do for a team. I think not having to live up to the hype (and the pressure) of being the #1 overall pick (which was a major issue for him in SF) since Alex switched teams helps a lot as well.

                    • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

                      Alex Smith was the victim of bad circumstances. He was the best QB in a bad draft class for QBs, so he’s now the #1 pick. The rotating OCs and obvious personality conflict with Singletary didn’t help either. Now that he’s in a situation where he doesn’t have to be the Second Coming of Joe Montana, he can just do what he does best without the whole Legacy thing over his head. Plus, he’s a better fit personality-wise with Andy Reid.

                    • Joel

                      All of this. Truth. I forgot about the carousel of OC’s (and head coaches, to a lesser extent) Alex had in SF.

                    • Val

                      All true but Harbuagh did him dirty.

                    • To’Mas Que Fuego

                      Happened to me in high school when I sprained my wrist smh

                    • Val

                      That’s even more wrong in HS. At least Alex was being paid to take that abuse.

                    • To’Mas Que Fuego

                      Yeah, unfortunately politics are a lot more heavily involved in high school sports (especially in small town communities). It is what it is though. I’m over it

                    • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

                      I’m not mad at the Buccaneers for that, because that squad had gone as far as Tony Dungy was going to take them. They both ended up with rings, plus they got jobbed that first NFC championship game where Kurt Warner got to go to his first Super Bowl. It’s a situation where no one was wrong, and everyone was better off going their own separate ways.

                    • SuperStrings

                      Dungy should have two superbowls. Tampa Bay won with his team.

                    • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari

                      Don’t even get me started. I hated Gruden for two whole years b/c of that.

                    • SuperStrings

                      And then Gruden played his old team and knew all the players and plays. You can’t be set up for success any better than that.

                    • Val

                      Exactly how I feel about Harbaugh.

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      Preach!

                    • SuperStrings

                      They did him dirty in the Superbowl though, letting The Fridge run for the touchdown instead of him.

                    • Joel

                      I agree.

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      Awwww, you didn’t appreciate the “Super Bowl Shuffle”
                      video?

                    • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

                      Emmitt Smith is the most overrated of the greats. He gets credit for durability, but that offensive line was one of the 10 best ever. Any NFL RB would have produced similar numbers.

                    • SuperStrings

                      Agreed. Can you imagine Barry with the Cowboy’s O line?

                    • Joel

                      “…One MILLION yards!” *Dr. Evil voice with the pinkie finger out*

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      Earl was probably the most powerful. I’ve never seen anyone drag defensive lineman like that.

                      No Adrian Peterson, Marcus Allen, Tony Dorsett or Eric Dickerson?

                    • Val

                      Eric Dickerson definitely. I’m not sure if Adrian will stand the test of time. Marcus and Tony are top 20.

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      If we don’t get a QB and decent receivers, he probably won’t last much longer. I’m keeping hope alive, though.

                    • Val

                      I agree. .He’s starting to have major injuries every season. Not good.

                    • Joel

                      All those guys you named are great. I hope Adrian Peterson gets to a better team, stat. He’s gonna wear himself out early trying to carry Minnesota any longer. lol

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      Noooooo, we need him here, lol. He’s all we got.

                    • Joel

                      That run where Campbell trucked Jack Tatum, stiff-armed some other dude, and like two other guys tore his jersey off as they were trying to tackle him is my absolute favorite run of all time. (Edited: I accidentally said Dickerson….it was Earl Campbell)

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      Gotta give Eric D points for getting the rushing record while rocking a Jheri-curl.

                    • Joel

                      Indeed. Lmao

                    • SuperStrings

                      True ’cause the curl had to be weighing him down and blurring his vision.

                    • To’Mas Que Fuego

                      O.J. tho? U gon make me have to go check the stats. If he didn’t have that freak injury Bo would’ve been number 1.

                    • Joel

                      Nobody was as athletically gifted as Bo. That injury shortened his body of work and therefore keeps him out of my Top 5.

                    • SuperStrings

                      Different type of runner than all of them. Jim, Bo, and Earl were smash mouth type runners. They bulldozed anything in their path, whether there was an opening or not. Barry was finesse and had a vision of the field that’s unmatched. He could find a hole where most couldn’t, get to it, and exploit for all that it was worth. I think the Lions did him dirty, but he still handled it gracefully. I have lots of respect for him, as a player and a person.

                    • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

                      “He could find a hole where most couldn’t, get to it, and exploit for all that it was worth”

                      TWSS!!!!!

                    • Rachmo

                      I’m cracking up bc I’m imagining you proudly exclaiming this

                    • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

                      I have to admit, I was very proud of myself lol.

                    • SuperStrings

                      I guess I set you up for the Aly-oop. ;-)

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      The Lions did him sooo dirty, and yet he was always humble.

                    • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

                      The problem is that for the first half of his career, the Lions were a hardcore run-and-shoot team trying to take advantage of the fact that they played indoors for 9 games a year at minimum. The fact he was so productive in an offense in which he was an afterthought is amazing.

                    • Joel

                      That’s been my beef with the Lions since I became a fan. You have to build around the talent you spend high draft picks on at the skill positions. The (main) reason Emmitt broke the rushing record is because Dallas gave him 300-pound behemoths to block for him his whole career. Barry almost broke the record sooner and with NO OFFENSIVE LINE HELP, EVER…..lol

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      His ability to plant, shift, change directions and shake the defense made him exciting to watch.

              • Sahel

                I get an entire chapter if this book goes through

                • http://missrosen.wordpress.com/ esa

                  an entire chapter of blank pages tho ? thas gonna look like a misprint ..

                  • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

                    House of Leaves.

                  • Sahel

                    Hey,they will not be blank. They will be filled with my pain,hopes and my view of each and every one of you

                    • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari

                      Oh boy. There will be metaphors.

                  • camilleblue

                    *looks at blank chapter – throws book across the room – gets on vsb and tells Sahel that he ain’t sh*t*

                    • Sahel

                      Cammy. et tu

                • Val

                  What are the names of those two browsers you told me about that provide good privacy?

                  • Sahel

                    TOR and Duck duck go

                    • Val

                      Duck Duck Go is a search engine. You gave me the name of browsers before.

                    • Sahel

                      TOR is the best,

                    • Val

                      That is a browser with good privacy features, right?

            • Chinesefoodisorgasmic

              I’m most definitely with you on not blowing his spot, please don’t.

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                I wouldn’t ever do that over some ish that happened offline. That’s foul and childish.

            • JayIzUrGod

              Maaaaaaan you VSS and VSB,…just cause we on the site does not mean we got our sh *t together, KEEP THE SCREENING PROCESS GOING!!!!!

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                Lol umm that’s just it, you don’t get to find out about the many nuances of others until you take the time out to get to know them first.

                • JayIzUrGod

                  I know what you’re saying, but thanks two VSS, I learned I’m just not talking to anyone offline unless I put enough time in to know I’d actually give a damn. Otherwise, see they as$ on here where they’ll always be found. I guess you can never know what people are like til you put the time in, but there’s still got to be a better way to manage this stuff.

                  • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

                    Been there, it be the ones u cant believe are single until it becomes fairly obvious why they are

                    • 321mena123

                      LOL!

                    • Rachmo

                      *cries*

                    • JayIzUrGod

                      That’s a maturity thong though. I syopped that whole “damn she is too cute to be single” stereotyping because you’re not even thinking of them as a person when you say that, but rather you are more interested in a made up version of her than the real thing.

                    • afronica

                      *wonders what a maturity thong looks like* *sorry, i had to*

                    • JayIzUrGod

                      I had that coming to me

                  • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                    But you are assuming I’m just out here trying to court and marry folks online. Sheesh. It was a mutual exchange between two adults who wanted to speak outside the confides of the VSB site. I’ve had private conversations with a good many of the VSB/VSS here.

                    Calm down.

                    • Sahel

                      Lay off A.P. With her accent.you would also want to hold her,wait,i meant hold a private conversation with her offline

                    • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                      I don’t need any help defending the things I’ve said.

            • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

              Yikes.

            • Sahel

              Hehehehe…

            • Freebird

              i down voted. this creeped me out. be careful….

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                Here’s a cookie for your down vote. Congratulations and all.

            • 321mena123

              Be careful please.

            • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

              But havent you already blown up his spot, even without naming names? Cuz HE knows youre talking about him, and WE now know the story….never underestimate this community’s ability to put 2 & 2 together, is all im sayin…….

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                Possibly. I don’t consider him to be a bad person. I just don’t want to be that involved. I’ve had no further incident or issues.

                • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                  If it was a one time offense and you dont wanna be involved any further, then airing it out on here is even worse….cuz now you have opened the door for this “mystery” guy to come out here and let the chopper spray….like i said, the veterans on this site put 2 & 2 together QUICK. A simple “I had to change my URL” woulda sufficed, no? #slipperyslope

                  • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                    It would have. I can’t change what was said or read now however. I answered how I thought best at the time.

                  • b sweet

                    I don’t know if I agree with all that. Keep in mind I have no idea who she’s talking about. she shared a story about a dude she conversed with that ended up not being her style. Big deal. Not passive aggressive, not doing the most, just responded to why people can’t find her on Tumblr. I don’t think it’s that deep. I’ve told a story about how I almost electrocuted my clitoris, so we are not short on oversharing around here.
                    Now if it was my homeboy she was talking about on the site, and I was in my feelings about it I would take it some kind of way. Your responses imply that you know the dude she’s talking about, not necessarily that she carried it.

                    • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

                      “I’ve told a story about how I almost electrocuted my clitoris…”

                      I must’ve been gone that day, cuz…

                    • Val

                      Lol. Yeah, me too. I would have remembered that.

                    • b sweet

                      @paddyfoteprincess:disqus @camilleblue:disqus @Alyson_P:disqus @disqus_QGKOTi1oX5:disqus
                      Ya’ll don’t remember the story I told about my favorite vibrator given to me by ex fiancee. It was an old brookstone back massager. I used it so obsessively it started to short circuit so I cracked open the handle and straight hotwired that mug to get off. I could literally see little sparks everytime I did it.

                    • camilleblue

                      I don’t remember that story, but I’m dying laughing bc I’ve got that same back massager. #nuffsaid

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      LOL @ the sparks and hot wiring. Great story.

                    • camilleblue

                      I mean…I just couldn’t read past “almost electrocuted my clitoris”…because that just kilt me dead….lol

                    • PaddyfotePrincess

                      Say what? That sounds extremely painful.

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      My responses urge the idea that since it ISNT that deep, it didnt need to be said. Idk this guy, and idc. But the info was shared unprovoked and I’m just cautioning that ninjas are messy in these streets and discretion can go a longgggg way. AP is a great girl, and she doesnt need her bidness on front street

            • SuperStrings

              I agree with the others…be careful. Everything doesn’t work out with everyone, but adults should be able to be adults. Mature of you to not blow up the spot.

              • Joel

                Yeah, it’s always good when folks can be adults about things. Someone on this site attempted to put me on blast last year in a similar situation (and sometimes still tries, IMO)….and we had never even met in person.

                • SuperStrings

                  I wonder why someone would invest so much energy trying to negatively characterize someone they’ve never met. Aside from the fact that it’s just wrong, it just wouldn’t seem like a good use of my time. Apparently I’m too lazy to be spiteful. lol

                  • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                    “Aside from the fact that it’s just wrong, it just wouldn’t seem like a good use of my time.”

                    *checks purse, peers into closet, checks under the bed*

                    yeahhhhhh, I really tried to find fucks to give, but *pats pockets* I am fresh out…..

                    • SuperStrings

                      You? Fresh outta fucks? Sure you don’t have any in the crevices of the couch?

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      I checked in the junk drawer and in the attic crawlspace….and I STILL couldnt find a fuck to give about it :-(

                    • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari

                      Bunni saves all her fcks to give for her delightful body products. Those get all the love. :)

                    • SuperStrings

                      Not even in the Crown Royal bag?

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      I checked, SS…..I checked errwhere.

                    • SuperStrings

                      I figured, but I just wanted to be thorough. Anyway, come sit by me and have a drink. It’s close enough to Friday.

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      *pulls up chair, sips slowly on henny and gingerale*

                    • SuperStrings

                      *slides arm around @bunni_bella:disqus and imagines a simple life devoid of fucks to give*

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      ooooohhhh boy you better stop!! youre prob all snuggly nshit! You havent learned me anything in 2 days #RIPmyQuantumBrainCells

                    • SuperStrings

                      I might have a tiny bit of snuggly up my sleeve.

                      Here’s something. I’m sure you’re familiar with Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Did you know that in the original Hebrew they use the word “Elohim” for God, which is usually plural. So, the actual translation is “In the beginning, the gods created the heavens and the earth.” This doesn’t seem to be an accident since in other areas of the Bible where god is referred to in the singular they use the singular Hebrew “El”. I think there are some caveats to this, but it is interesting to think about.

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni
                    • SuperStrings

                      Don’t babysit the henny now.

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      sir. SIR. I am still only 94lbs, this isnt a race lol…..

                    • SuperStrings

                      Sorry, I just want you to get the full benefits. I got you.

                    • Amber

                      Interesting find… another mention of plurality is around verse 25 or 26 (I’m too lazy to find the exact verse) but God says something like and “let US make man.. in OUR own image”. That chapter is makes me think and I have yet to find a person in reality explain it to my satisfaction as it relates to the plural use of language relating to God. Oh the mysteries.

                      Goes back to my late lurkdom.

                  • Joel

                    Lol. I can be spiteful and as mean as they come, but overall I agree.

                • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                  Yall…dont do this. Youre just asking for a lot of reacting today. Shots–subliminal or not–are still shots…if ya’ll are gonna open up your offline lives to the public, either go for the direct shot, or dont say anything at all……we are too grown to be this messy.

                  • Joel

                    I agree. I wasn’t even taking shots. Not my style or my intentions.

                  • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

                    I love all the vsb/vss I’ve spoken/meet with. :)

                  • Rachmo

                    So…you’re still mad about our one night together and me not calling? Ok I got it.

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      I will never recover….youre a mean one Mrs. Grinch.

                    • h.h.h.

                      I will never recover….youre a mean one Mrs. Grinch.

                      are you implying that she got that stink, stank, stunk?

                      http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/81900/grinch-grin-2-o.gif

                    • Rachmo

                      Priceless hahahaha

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      lmaooooooo damn you HHH

            • PaddyfotePrincess

              Be safe. The ego can be a complex and fragile thing.

            • panamajackson

              Man listen. We ALL have stories like this. LOL

            • To’Mas Que Fuego

              Except u kinda already did blow up his spot… I’m just wonderin how that Skyp*ssy got ninjas suffering emotional turmoil tho :-O I must be gettin old, I don’t understand u youngsters…lol

              • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

                “Skyp*ssy” <– Now added to my vocabulary along with "d!cktures". Thank you kindly, sir.

                • To’Mas Que Fuego

                  Lol no prob. I do it for the people!

              • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                If y’all say so *shrug* If read much worse from other commenters about people they’ve interacted with though. I don’t wish ill on dude or anything. I just don’t speak with him on a consistent basis and didn’t want him contacting me.

                • To’Mas Que Fuego

                  I feel u. It just seemed passive aggressive and extra, but if you’ve told him in person and he kept trying to contact you then I guess it makes a lil more sense that you would air it out in public…that’s me giving you the benefit of the doubt though.

                  • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

                    What’s done is done. Could I have circumvented all of this in hindsight, sure. Moment of learning for me.

              • Chinesefoodisorgasmic

                Your Skype kitty mention has me mentally dancing to that song “all these chicks poppin poosay!” That’s one of my favorite songs! *twerk, twerk, twerk!

              • b sweet

                I don’t think she blew him up all at. I got absolutely no context clues she might as well have been talking about a dude she met at the grocery store.
                She didn’t say ‘his name rhymes with Luego’.

                • Rachmo

                  hahaha @ rhymes with Luego

                • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                  But Bsweet darling, lets not pretend that folks on here dont KNOW whos messing with whom, who’s had a past, etc….you dont have to give ANY clues for VSB’s to know EXACTLY who youre tahmbout….this isnt a thread full of strangers….The trend lately has been for these subtle hints to be dropped on the thread about private interactions…if it was private, it should stay that way…some ppl here live for the drama, and some ppl really dgaf…so just keep it to yourself, ya know?

                  ….but hahahahahahahaha @ Luego!!

                  • b sweet

                    True dat Bunni. true dat. I don’t communicate with anyone from VSB outside of the comment section, so I honestly don’t know the real live stories. I know a lot of you do. So unless it literally played out in the comment section or there was some harmless e-flirting, I have no idea who’s hooked up with who.

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      Girl listen, no one here knows anymore than I ALLOW them to know….but with a community this tight, you gotta be careful and practice better…..discretion.

                    • b sweet

                      Discretion is key. If i hooked up with anyone from VSB offline (I have a couple in mind), I wouldn’t say anything. I would find so much joy in knowing i rolled off of ________ this morning and we are both commenting on here like we don’t know each other.
                      Now if someone came for me, I responded, and they ended up being a LOONEY TUNE I might do something similar to AP-reference the story, not say the same and assume no one would know who I was talking about.

                    • Rachmo

                      the “I have a couple in mind” made me smile.

                    • Sahel

                      It made me grin,who knew B is sweet on a couple of dudes up in here

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      She was talking bout me, better luck next time pal :-)

                    • b sweet

                      I was DEFINITELY talking about you boo. Giddy up.

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      *Bey voice* SURFBORT.

                    • Sahel

                      Am cool with watching

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      *closes blinds* did we NOT just talk about discretion??? Geez!!

                    • Sahel

                      But,but,the legend of Bunni,NY ripper has to be told

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      They know. Trust, they know.

                    • b sweet

                      *rolls up the partition*

                    • Sahel

                      ‘Puts a glass on the wall to listen in’

                    • Val

                      I knew you were a spy.

                    • Sahel

                      I AM NOT A SPY

                    • Rachmo

                      Whatever Spy Womps A Lot

                    • Sahel

                      Careful sweetheart..just because you aint single dont mean i won’t hesitate to adjust your pucker factor

                    • Rachmo

                      I’m puzzled. Are you trying to punch me or makeout with me? Or both? Is this a spy kissing thing? A British thing?

                    • Val

                      I know, right. Color me confused as well.

                    • Sahel

                      Imagine trying to land a jet on an aircraft carrier during a raging storm

                    • Rachmo

                      So making out. Got it. Well I’m not single Sahel so shame on you!

                      Edit: Replace making out with “snogging.” Cheers!

                    • Sahel

                      What do americans say in batting cages,always take a swing is it

                    • Rachmo

                      Yeah just always having a crack at it

                    • Sahel

                      Then stop shaming me

                    • Rachmo

                      Oh come on keep your pecker up I’m just taking the piss

                    • Val

                      *speechless*

                    • Rachmo

                      I watch a LOT of Chef Ramsay.

                    • Sahel

                      Nice try,you have great potential in you. Keep it up and you will be up there with the VSB perversion greats,Bunni,Shamira,Yoles

                    • Rachmo

                      shot dot

                    • Val

                      Lol. Stop it!

                    • Val

                      Why are you yelling?

                    • Sahel

                      I happen to know spies and i don’t get along with them

                    • Val

                      Spies never get along with other spies.

                    • Sahel

                      I give up

                    • Val

                      Your Para buddies are shaking their heads at your defeat.

                    • Rachmo

                      BOL

                    • camilleblue

                      Lol…cause he ain’t sh!t…I told him so when he gave us a blank book chapter.

                    • Sahel

                      Esa did that. Not me..i thought we were cool Camille. I accepted you even with that whole Gary thing you had going on

                    • h.h.h.
                    • Sahel

                      Not cool

                    • h.h.h.
                    • Rachmo

                      Yum my favorite Q

                    • afronica

                      Yay! Q!

                    • b sweet

                      exactly. Discretion.
                      I’m just saying, there are eligibles on this site. That’s all. Don’t we all agree the caliber of our VSBs should be acknowledged and celebrated?

                    • Rachmo

                      I just hope that it would be some of the ones I’d hook up with if I were single. Like *signal drops*

                    • Sahel

                      Obsidian

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni
                    • Rachmo

                      Nah I couldn’t take the rejection due to my low mating value

                    • John Shannon

                      Well Played……. Well Played

                    • b sweet

                      yes honey. And please don’t forget *static and going in and out*. He’s fire. Everytime I see a comment from him I get excited.

                    • Rachmo

                      GIRL we are >>>here<<<

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      If I had a bad run with a VSB/VSS, they would be invisible to me. Im not here to waste a rusty second of my time on someone I dont like AND serve my private ish up for public consumption. Aint nobody’s bidness but me and that person…..but im also the Bunni who has a dangerously low amount of fucks to give, so theres that.

                • To’Mas Que Fuego

                  True, but the vets know who she’s talkin bout…but yeah Kanye Jr. went harder when he threw in the name rhyme. I fell out my chair laughin. Definitely an all time classic VSB moment

                • Agatha Guilluame

                  You’re the only one who doesn’t know who she’s talking about. The math is simple…
                  Start with several bitter Brians on here…subtract all the graybeards (cause AP is so young, sorry Sahel), divide by everyone she offered her kitty cat to in various ways…add everyone who’s suddenly ghost (because they’re hitchhiking to her house right now) and multiply that by context clues like “angry, miles and miles away in a desert cause the thirst is real” and you get…

                  Well shyt. Do the math yourself and show your work. Cause EYE already know the answer.

                  • h.h.h.
                    • Agatha Guilluame

                      BOL!

                    • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

                      I need this shirt asap lol

                  • Sahel

                    Seriously

                    • Agatha Guilluame

                      Listen. I’m real but I’m phony but I’m not fake but I can be fake but in a real way cause I’m real and that’s off the strength of my throbbing puss-c. These are jokes. I love AP. She’s irreverent and reckless and still about her shyt.

                      But I’ll still call a spade a spade. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

                    • Rachmo
                  • b sweet

                    True dat Agatha. True dat. That’s probably why I don’t get the big deal that’s not a big deal. When I read the story it didn’t make me wonder who she was talking about. Which is why I didn’t feel like it was blowing up dude’s spot. But you’re right if it was as obvious to me as it was to everyone else, then I would have felt that way for sure.

                    • Agatha Guilluame

                      It’s not a big deal. It’s just that VSB has a long tradition of dragging folks for airing their dirty drawers on here. Ask John Shannon. He did it and took his dragging like a man.

                    • John Shannon

                      I’m Flattered, but it wasn’t any “dirty drawers” to air. Ain’t Nothing Happen. I Swung and Struck Out. That’s All

                    • Agatha Guilluame

                      It was definitely messy, messy, messy, stanking drawers. But then again I have a sensitive nose.

                  • SuperStrings

                    *furiously takes notes on this veteran VSB math*

  • nillalatte

    I had a few laughs and then sadness… homie thought he’d be writing a blog forever? SALE, SALE, SALE… and create again. *ehm… sorry, it’s a free world capitalistic market ya know. Gots to get that paper.

    • Val

      Yeah, it turned into a dramady for a bit there.

      • nillalatte

        Right? I was about to slap Champ and hug PJ – all virtual of course. LOL

        • Val

          Lol. But it was a nice little cliffhanger.

    • JayIzUrGod

      I thought about this when I first saw it at the premier…is that the only goal of a blog? To sell it to a major publisher or network? You wouldn’t make more money running it on your own?

      • panamajackson

        Like old folks pissin’ I guess it all depends…

        • http://twitter.com/itsmrlittle ItsMrLittle

          “I’ll be late for thaaaaaaaaaat”…..sorry.

          • panamajackson

            I can’t help myself from dropping lyrics. So I always appreciate when folks get the reference. That is also hands down my favorite Kanye West record.

            • http://twitter.com/itsmrlittle ItsMrLittle

              Yeah I caught that immediately LOL….it’s definitely one of mine, also.

          • SuperStrings

            “I’ll be there in 5 minutes, 5 hours later, I’ll be there in 5 minutes.”

        • JayIzUrGod

          I’m curious because i always figured it’d be hard to give your creative baby to someone else

          • panamajackson

            Maybe…but you know what…as long as you dont relinquish full control. It’s only a ho when you lose who are you in the process for money. Just like with anything else.

            • JayIzUrGod

              That I can understand, but I’ve seen people let the whole damn thing go in exchange for a big check only to find their creation be more popular out of their hands. I can’t live like that but you’re right though, ho it up for the money and its your loss.

    • panamajackson

      What’s interesting is that the writing of this show in its original form and then the pilot version created a bunch of questions and discussions between Champ and I that we’d never really talked about. Like what would happen if somebody offered us money for the site. I’m fairly certain we’d both be like SELL SELL depending on the offer on the table. Like I wouldn’t sell to Don Diva. But if the WaPo came thru or the folks that own Gawker or something…then sure.

  • Chinesefoodisorgasmic

    There is nothing that brings me everlasting irkededness, like disqus phaqqing with my words. Why does it keep swallowing? Spit em out bish.

    -I’ll para/rephrase/plastic surgery my original comment.

    1.) I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. It was very engaging, hilarious even.
    2.) Jammy Jam’s character needs divine intervention, as far as I’m concerned. I know Champ, pointed out MISTAKENLY to me, that Jammy Jam’s doesn’t have jokes on cue all the time. Umm, no he does. 75%, maybe even 99.9% of his writing makes me laugh, like seriously. So, therefore this actor (his look also irks me….maybe I need Iyanla to fix my issue with his existence on the show) needs to deliver his lines with more ‘haha’ believability. He seems unsure of himself. Shoot me!
    3.) Champ’s character, on MOTHAPHAKKIN point.
    4.) Liz’s character is neglected. It comes off as an afterthought more than anything else. Her character is the lone balloonin the midst of expensive Russian chandeliers in a living room. Doesn’t quite fit.
    5.) The Asian dude, kills it every d.a.m.n. time. Makes me want to date a Chinese (forgive me if he ain’t Chinese, but I don’t have the time nor care to grasp the diff. between, Korean and Chinese. )
    6.)The panel discussion was dope!
    7.) The ending was dramatic, it had me instigating beef between ya’ll two. One wants to hold on to this startup, the other is ready to cash in on the VC’s……..
    8.) Was that the Gay Reindeer??!? kiiiiiyute!

    It got a 7.23% rating from me. It’s like the chinese food I just ate, that needed a tad more wingwamooongchoooo to have me dead and laying in heaven.

    • JayIzUrGod

      Stop being raysist! He’s Korean.

      And the dude playing Panama bugged me too, but a young Allen Payne wasn’t available for the taping, so I guess they took who they could.

      • panamajackson

        Nobody could find Allen Payne.

        • Val

          Tyler Perry has him locked away somewhere.

          • panamajackson

            Y’all see Nia Long is going to be in a Tyler Perry movie soon? It’s hard out here for a Black Actress.

            • Val

              Before long Denzel is going to do a TP movie and that will be the end of the world.

              • SuperStrings

                Stop with the Negrodamus predictions!

                • Val

                  But unlike the others I’m right! Lol

                  • SuperStrings

                    Well then you’ll have to take Paul Mooney’s place.

                    • Val

                      That dude is a bundle of contradictions.

                    • SuperStrings

                      I think you should check him.

              • afronica

                Jesus be a well-diversified stock and bond portfolio. Say it caint be so.

                • Val

                  Let’s hope not.

            • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

              I thought the same ish….i was like “dang, my boo must got some overdue bills to pay”

            • 321mena123

              The movie looks decent. How are the trailers for his movies (without Madea) always looking decent?

              • panamajackson

                Then you get Good Deeds.

        • JayIzUrGod

          He’s like an illusive xombination of Big Foot and Batman

    • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

      Just because someone’s funny in their writing doesn’t mean they’re “on” all the time in person.

      • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

        Panama is hilarious in person though.

        • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

          Really? ALL the time? Like, allllll the time? Interesting.

          • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

            He is an extrovert’s extrovert to the fullest.

            • Sahel

              Use a better analogy. And work in the word boobs so i can understand Panama better

              • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

                His personality is as full and firm as the bosom of your favorite vss.

                • panamajackson

                  Folks kill me with downvotes. I really wish I could tell who was down voting what.

                  • Rachmo

                    Downvoted you. SO WASSUP

                    • SuperStrings

                      dang OG double OG loc

                    • panamajackson

                      You trynna test my gully? Don’t get disappeared. LOL

                    • Rachmo

                      You tryna handle this DC style? You want to have a degree/certification off? See who can run the most 10Ks? Who can drink the most mimosas at brunch?

                      I ain’t scurred!

                      http://i.imgur.com/8Kxjz.gif

                  • Joel

                    I know, right? I’m still salty that someone downvoted my congratulations post to Champ when he announced he was engaged.

        • panamajackson

          Thanks homes.

      • panamajackson

        I’ve been told by numerous individuals, Liz, family, folks who meet me that I may need an off button. I am a full on extrovert it would seem. My point is, what you see via the blog is exactly what you get in person. My posts are more written streams of consciousness that could easily be spoken. Which is why you get so many random connections that seemingly make no sense.

        Point is, I’m about that life.

    • The Champ

      7% out of 100%? Damn, lol

      • b sweet

        I’m pretty sure it’s out of 10

  • JayIzUrGod

    The ending part, about the selling the blog. I got questions. Is that blog life not that profitable in the end without the ads and what not, or would the big pay off from some higher ranking media firm be a better option? I was curious about this when I first saw the premier. It’s clear both of you write for other publications and P has a full time job, so I wonder, what would it take for VSB to making it rainforest all over the world?

    • panamajackson

      Some people make sizable livings off of their blogs. And it’s definitely possible with enough traffic and attention. Like the Necole Bitchies and YBF chick. And I’m assumign they do via ads and sponsors. So its possible. But it also depends on what you’re looking to do with it. I mean, you have two people you start getting a little Big Boi and 3 Stacks stuff going on. Folks desires and goals change.

      • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

        soooooo does that make you the leopard print dashiki and yellow rainboots wearing member of the group? #PreguntasQueNecesitanRespuestas

        • panamajackson

          You know…i think we alternate…cuz I’m definitely the n*gga out of the duo. lol. I think Damon is more 3 Stacks on a regular basis. But i have my moments.

          • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

            *mails you a pair of polar bear fur assless chaps*

            • panamajackson

              I’m not signing for that sh*t.

    • The Champ

      you either have to have enough traffic to get revenue from ads and/or subscriptions, or you have to use the blog as a vehicle for other opportunities (books, paid writing, paid speaking appearances, etc)

      • JayIzUrGod

        Ok so you definitely cannot be a one-trick pony, you must have a serious hustle to go along with it. I understand now. Thank you.

        • panamajackson

          I mean if your one trick is Oprah…oh wait…we talkin’ different tricks. My bad.

  • Msdebbs

    That was funny n shiat

    • The Champ

      thanks and shiat

  • http://www.saysmeblog.wordpress.com/ Aly

    This was the best part of the pilot – comedy mixed with a little drama. The panel discussion was hilarious, nicely done.

    • panamajackson

      Thank you.

  • 321mena123

    Champ’s character is believable. I don’t feel like he struggles. It’s almost like this is his story and he is fully carrying this show. The manager is good as well. He’s growing on me. Panama’s character isn’t believable. It’s not even about “knowing” the PJ that writes for VSB. If I just turned on the tv and saw this pilot, PJ’s character would make me lose interest and annoy me. He’s over the top, not comfortable and unpolished. I love a sensitive goofball but his deliverable is completely off.

    Maybe I’m being too hard. Do y’all have other episodes in the works? I would give this show one more chance if it were on regular tv. As of right now, the storyline is good. Maybe too much at first. It would be great for the characters to be introduced with starting a blog. This seems like a season 1 finale and not an introduction but I guess a pilot can be anything.

    However you guys move forward, keep Champ’s character, the manager, and the storyline. Right now those things are making and carrying the show.

    • panamajackson

      Duly noted. And thanks for the synopsis.

    • The Champ

      “It would be great for the characters to be introduced with starting a blog.”

      we thought about that, but it would have taken much too long to set that up

  • http://www.twitter.com/IluminatiNYC Todd

    Good work, and that panel discussion was hilarious. Between “Realistic Expectation” girl and dude who was obviously pandering to the ladies, it was a hoot. These p*ssy panderers are a hoot. Plus it seems more socially acceptable for women to have unrealistic demands than for men to do the same. (And for the record, both of them are dumb…because they’re unrealistic. Why frustrate yourself over something you can’t get?) I am curious how you guys are going to resolve the cliffhanger if/when you get picked up by someone. We shall see…

    • panamajackson

      It’s all in the works. And that resolution will definitely be an interesting plot point.

  • camilleblue

    I loved Champ with his hand motions in response to “Dr. Black Men”while he was on the stage. Anybody catch that besides me? PJ’s character does seem a bit over the top, and poor Liz – is she gonna get a storyline?? But overall, you guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. Very happy for you guys.

    • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

      Alls my life I hads ta fight, eyes wont work for anuva man again

    • panamajackson

      Thanks for the notes.

    • The Champ

      yeah, a major storyline for liz is written into the other episodes

      • Sandpaper

        I hope it involves Las Vegas.