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Very Smart Singles (For Real This Time) And More

Writing books, throwing parties at the SAME. DAMN. TIME!!!

A year in a half or so ago, I wrote an entry talking about our plans to launch Very Smart Singles — a service created to help the thousands of single members of VSB nation connect with each other, date, (hopefully) copulate, and (maybe) spawn a race of big-headed VSB babies.

Unfortunately — well, fortunately for us, but unfortunately for Very Smart Singles — “Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At Night” was released a month later, and that pretty much took up all of our attention and energy.

Anyway, we have quite a few things planned for the next couple of months, and the return — and follow through — of Very Smart Singles is one of them

Here are the details:

A person (male or female) submits a picture and a short (150-200 word) and witty (well, as witty as you can be) bio to our email address. Included in the bio should be their general location (i.e.: DMV, Greater Atlanta area, etc) and the name they prefer to have on their profile. (For instance, if your name is Kimberly Johnson, you’d be “Kim J”, “K.J.”, or “Kimmers”)

We’ll then post the pic and the bio on VSB as its own entry. (We’ll eventually have a Very Smart Singles permeneat sidebar, but for now this’ll do) People interested in possibly meeting the Very Smart Single will email us, and we’ll then contact the Very Smart Single, giving them the contact info of whoever expressed interest. From that point, they’re on their own.

We plan to launch this in a few weeks, but we’re currently accepting submissions so that we can hit the ground running. If you’re interested, email a hi-definition picture, a short bio, and your location to contact@verysmartbrothas.com, under the heading “Very Smart Singles.”

Also, if you already sent something in during the first go around, please resend if you’re still interested.

A couple more things…

After receiving over 500 emails, we ended up choosing three interns — Mylon M., a D.C. resident who actually was one of the baby-haired kids in the Just For Me ads that used to run on BET in the late 90′s, Natalie D., a Princeton student and former female pro wrestler, and “Stalls,” who won’t allow us to print her real name because she owes the IRS $19,000. These lovely ladies are needed additions to the VSB team, we’re glad to have them on board, and we apologize in advance for all the shit we’re going to put them through and all the Greyhound station Bible study classes Liz will drag them to.

A couple weekends ago, Panama drove up to the Burgh so that we could record an audio version of “Your Degrees…” at Ya Momz House, the recording studio owed by my man Emmai Alaquiva. All of the final engineering and production was completed this week, and we’ll have it available shortly (possibly by next week). Stay tuned and shit.

There’s something else really big in the works that I’m not allowed to talk about right now. Lets just say that you’re going to be seeing a lot more of “us” in the very near future.

It’s still not to late to cop a limited edition VSB sweatshirt from our partnership with Coliseum Apparel. Forget about the fact that it’s supposed to be like 90 degrees everywhere on the entire east coast this weekend. Cop it, and literally be the hottest dude (or chick) in the club.

Lastly, if you’re in the D.C. area this weekend, come through to #REMINISCEDC, the party dedicated to all 90s music at Liv Nightclub in DC!!! Straight hip-hop/r&b/dancehall brought to you by Very Smart Brothas x Shine On Me x Just Cause Events. Come party with us THIS Saturday, May 5, also know as Cinco De Mayo (rock your sombrero), FOR FREE! It’s FREE before 11pm with RSVP (reminiscedc.eventbrite.com) and $10 after, there’s an OPEN BAR from 930-1030PM (sponsored by Courvoisier) and NO DRESS CODE. It’s cheaper to come out and party!!!! After you down all the Coronos and Margaritas you can, come party with us! Plus, we’ll have $5 drink specials all night long. Really, you can’t beat it.

Anyway, VSB nation, does anyone have anything new and exciting (or old and mundane) that you want to get off of your chest? The carpet is yours.

—Damon Young (aka “The Champ”)

 

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  • http://challyshares.tumblr.com/ Nei Jae

    hmmm. interesting…

    • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

      *confetti* in honor of you being finally FIRRRRRRRRRRST!!!! :)

      • http://challyshares.tumblr.com/ Nei Jae

        *curtsies*

        It’s been a long journey, but finally, I’m here! lol

  • WayUPThere

    Because of the caption on the pic, I’m currently blasting Future’s “At The Same D@mn Time” at 12:58 EDT. In two minutes, the song will lose all entertainment value when I realize that the song sucks @$$ but is still great…at the same d.amn time.

    • Yoles

      WUT where have you been hon? I’ve missed you!!!!!

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    Yes, I do have something to get off my damn chest! I am typing this with one eye open!!!!!!! Why?! Because, you-YOU-YOU Champ have adopted a Hakuna Matata ideology of posting during ungodly hours. Please adjourn your azz to post by12:00 a.m.

    To all Very Single Men, I don’t have time for all this submit, be approved, then contacted shiiiiiiiid. i am single seggggzy and willing…..the floor is yours.Contact me through the comment box.

    Ooooooh lawwwwwwwwd Jesus my eyeeeeeeeeeees are burrrrrrrrrning with sleeep but because of my damn dedication to this damn blog, they refuse to close!

    Jammy jams I miss your foolishness!

    • http://challyshares.tumblr.com/ Nei Jae

      “To all Very Single Men, I don’t have time for all this submit, be approved, then contacted shiiiiiiiid. i am single seggggzy and willing…..the floor is yours.Contact me through the comment box.”

      LOL! The lady makes a lot of sense.

    • http://moacn.wordpress.com Sir Farouk

      Lol @”To all Very Single Men, I don’t have time for all this submit, be approved, then contacted shiiiiiiiid. i am single seggggzy and willing…..the floor is yours.Contact me through the comment box.”

      She has spoken!

      This comment has been approved by Sir Farouk, all flirtations, innuendos and self promotion are implied in this disclaimer. I am not liable for any feelings caught cos lord knows I m a 4. lol.

      • WinterNights

        I will officiate this union since I know it will most likely hold in my neck of the woods.*wide grin*

        • Yoles

          I will be the official witness.. ahh E-Love so exciting & new…. :D

      • A Woman’s Eyes

        Stop playing. Those who are a 4 are on the 6 scale on feelings. lol

    • http://pervertedalchemist.blogspot.com/ Perverted Alchemist

      “To all Very Single Men, I don’t have time for all this submit, be approved, then contacted shiiiiiiiid. i am single seggggzy and willing…..the floor is yours.Contact me through the comment box.”

      Internet pimpin’ at its finest, LMAO!!

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      you know…your constant referring to me as Jammy Jams has me feeling conflicted.

      • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

        @ jammy jams

        The name came about because of the PAJAMAS you rocked while sipping whatever it was you were dranking from your daughters tea cup! Plus you had on a FRO, and it looked like you might start doing some ABBA inspired dance. That visual will ALWAYS be stuck in my mind. Your conflict is UNWARRANTED and ignored. You are JAMMY JAMS!!!!! Sue me! :)

        Now Champ from now on you are Choompa Choomps, I don’t have a reason, other than I am all for business partner equality. I figured if PJ is Jammy Jams you will need to be Choompa Choomps, or a variation of that nature. Sue me!!

        This clears up any thoughts of being secretly insulted.

        • MJoy

          Love this woman!!!! I’d marry her myself if I didnt have maid of honor duties to uphold!!!!!

          Yay femboo!!!!!!!!!

          • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

            my fembooooooooooooooo!!!!!! How is my sweet delight doing?!

            How is you and jmtg doiiiiing?!?!?

            • MJoy

              Fembooboo!!!!!!!!!

              I think we are ok… but i’m not really sure. He defends me when other Negros step outta line, gets jealous when I flirt, yet continues to flirt himself and won’t check these women who step outta line (only the men). So, I’m concluding he is just possessive and territorial but not truly committed. This my dear, is problematic.

              And I have a feeling we won’t be seeing him round these parts today to prove me wrong or put my mind at ease. hmmm…

              • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

                Your assessment is quite accurate!

                Who knows he might just need some joy in his life and decide to stop by!!!

                • MJoy

                  hopefully! he makes me :) :) :) :)

                  • Justmetheguy

                    Mjoy- You’re my boo thing, you know that. We got history and sh*t. We have an open relationship (a tumultuous one at times, but a rewarding one nonetheless). Now who do you propose we recruit for our first threesome? (Fyi, u mentioned it first not me) lol

                    • MJoy

                      I need a twosome before the threesome!!

  • Iamnotakata

    Umm… is that code for yall (Panama & Champ) won’t be writing the daily post any more?

    • Iamnotakata

      I forgot to mention I am referring to the new interns…

      • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

        oh mi gosh, that is a sad state of affairs! I’ll row back my boat to Afrique!

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      no. thats not what that means. that means they’ll be helping us with some of the insane things going on behinds the scenes.

      in fact, Mylon is helping with the video series i’m doing. which despite what you may think, is intentionally bootleg.

      • MJoy

        can I just say this Mylon person will FOREVER be my idle for being a Just For Me model???

        I used to loooooooove those girls in a jealous, how she get her hair to look like that? kinda way. Which I guess is the point and the reason why I should NOT have idolized them but I was a kid… sue me.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          prrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetty sure that’s not true. but in case that busted your bubble…SHE TOTALLY IS!

          • MJoy

            WOW. Consider bubble busted!

      • YeahSo

        Those poor kids.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/mackaroto Jay

    Deeeeeeeyum. Forty dollars though?

    • kaname

      That is gourmet cupcake money! *runs to Magnolia*

      • Iceprincess

        Thats the name of the bougie cupcake shop in your town? Here in the A its called Cami cakes. Comes in a pretty pink box. The pinapple coconut joint is to die for! Taste like pinapple upside down cake. Yuuuuum

        • https://twitter.com/#!/mackaroto Jay

          I live in the A. Where is it?

          • Iceprincess

            In the strip mall directly across from Justin’s.

            • Iceprincess

              Where u live jay?

              • https://twitter.com/#!/mackaroto Jay

                Right now I’m in Bama for a few more months but I live in East Atlanta.

          • Ms.TnB

            there are actually two in the atlanta area, the other is in vinnings.

            although I think Cami cakes have too much frosting…try The Cup in Brookhaven.

  • http://moacn.wordpress.com Sir Farouk

    Congratulations PJ and Champ, y’all are expanding the brand and ish. I approve. We gonna have a VSB TV show and whatnot very soon.

    On the low though, are you trying to take over the world? give me a lil slice!

    I hope the dating thing works out, looking forward to the first profile and the comments that will follow.

  • kaname

    Welcome new interns! I hope you’ll keep the site running in tip-top shape!

  • Iceprincess

    Hold up! Why is “us” in quotations? Yall finna have a lil column in Us weekly or somethin? Let me find out!! Whoop whoop! :-)

    • MJoy

      I think someone’s preggo!

  • http://runningwithhumans.blogspot.com/ dimaati

    Very much cools beans for all coming soon newness for the VSB nation.

    New in my world, other than being an old head college student this coming fall due to a blessed lay off from a ridiculous job in March, nothing much. Just studying & networking till I have my degrees in hand. And making plans to travel the country this summer & writing books. Yeah self publishing!!!

    • MJoy

      I’m writing too! Hurray beer!!!! And hurray for you pluralizing books!!!

      • http://runningwithhumans.blogspot.com/ dimaati

        Thanks MJoy. Good luck with your books too! Writings a lot harder than I thought be I’ve been loving it.

  • Yoles

    ♥☆♡★Congratulations♥☆♡★ to the ♥☆♡★VSB♥☆♡★ team… ♥☆♡★Welcome♥☆♡★ to the new interns… and I cannot wait to see what is in store next!!!♥☆♡★

    As for me, i recently underwent a life saving operation and i am BACK and better and badder than ever!!!! In celebration of this our very own King Jordan took me out last night, got me drunk and we copulated on the table at Chillis to the rowdy rendition of Happy Birthday being sung to the patrons at the next table… That’s c*mming back a BANG!!!!

    Ok there was no copulation but he did get me my very first two alcoholic drinks of 2012!! I wore tore up, giggly and spilling all kinds of life story beans & giving him my motherly advice of him needing to get out and giving more pipe to more chicks… All in all a great night… Thanks so much KJ :D

    • Yoles

      Oh and please note… any and ALL visits to NYC… must be coordinated through me… I meet people… (all people ask about me) at strip clubs (yeah I’m talking to MJoy and JMTG), malls, first saturdays, mcdonalds etc… Don’t let this kind of slip up happen again!

      • http://www.twitter.com/bmorebmw Tentpole

        Now you tell me. I was just there. Gald to see you are in great sprits, but I am going to need the video from Chillis to confirm it didn’t happen.

        • Yoles

          NEVER

      • http://sarcasmforbreakfast.com MizzCam

        Ooooh. I may try to sneak off to NYC for Memorial Day weekend. I’ll definitely be in DC from May 18th-28th, though. So if you’re in the DMV come hang with me!

    • http://runningwithhumans.blogspot.com/ dimaati

      Congratulations on a successful recovery & fun night out with King Jordan. The whole Chili’s debauchery sounded way much more fun & while it didn’t happen, I thank you for giving me a visual that was…educational *teehee*

      And I agree, good & proper chicks need more good & proper pipe in they lives. It’s public service & sh*t!!

      • Kema

        “good & proper pipe ”

        Just wanted to repeat this phrase. Thats all…

        • Meisarebel

          I laughed.

    • http://twitter.com/kjnetic King Jordan

      We did it in our VSB sweaters….

      Ka-Booooooooooom.

      *waves Hi to Yoles*

      • Yoles

        Hey KJ… I had such a good time!! Remember spread love & the pipe its public service! ;)

        • http://twitter.com/kjnetic King Jordan

          Ima try…but this whole ‘nice guy’ programming….yeah.

          But ill work on it, lol

    • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

      January 2013. I’m going to need a tour guide- or a least a list of the best restaurants to try.

      • Yoles

        WIP we have a date for the opera already!!!! I cant wait

    • https://twitter.com/#!/IluminatiNYC Todd

      And when the hell will ya tell me your schedule so that I can get you your peach cobbler? We do need to hang out sometime. :)

      • Yoles

        I addressed you wrt down thread hmpf

    • A Woman’s Eyes

      All of that put a smile on my face. When King Jordan & Yoles smile, angels get extra wings. :)

      • Yoles

        That was so sweet thank you :D

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      well we’re all glad that your back like cooked crack.

      • Yoles

        thank you everyone for the kind words, well wishes and smiles

    • MJoy

      I would loooove to meet Yoles! Thank God for your recovery! I’ll coordinate with the hubby so we can plan a Yoles paaaartay!!!!