VSB in NYC, Explained

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(Photo courtesy of Jonathan Newton/Washington Post; Flyer courtesy of Panama Jackson/VSB)


Hey man, what's happening?

Nothing, just bhillin. The usual.

Y'all going to NYC?

It's in the title.

You right. You right. So, why are you going to NYC? I hear it's the concrete jungle where dreams are made of.

Damon and I are heading to the big city of dreams to meet and greet all of our newest co-workers with The Root/Gizmodo Media. It suggests to be a jolly and merry good time with food, drinks, and merriment. We're looking forward to meeting our new co-defendents and what not in this new venture for us.

You know what you guys should do? Since you're going to be in NYC? You should have a meetup.


What? For real for real. You should.

That's exactly what we're doing. In fact, on the very flyer up there that says "vsb in nyc" we state where we'll be around 830pm. We're doing dinner there - we hear it's awesome - and since Damon and I are muy lazy, we're like, "why leave, why not just invite everybody to come where WE are!?" So we're gonna be mackin' and hangin' at Burger and Lobster in the Flatiron district on Friday night (that's August 4th) at 830pm.


It's like you read my mind. So meta. What can we expect if we come out see you guys? Free drinks? Lapdances? Firebreathers?

Probably a solid mix of none of that shit. I mean, it's entirely possible that a round of shots might be on us. It is a celebration after all, and what's a celebration without shots. In DC, I bought a round of shots and handed them out to friends and strangers alike in celebration. Almost nobody said "thank you" either. But like Joe and Chico DeBarge sang to us….life has no guarantees.


Did you really just name drop Chico DeBarge?

Yes. Yes I did. He should send me a thank you card.

Are there any after Burger and Lobster plans?

Listen, I'm up for anything. We have a solid crew of folks in NYC that we're always happy to see and hang with and who allegedly believe in the turn up. But who knows where the night may take us. But mostly, we'd just like to see as many folks as possible who support and helped get us to where we are today. If that's you, we'd love to meet you.


Do you look out for people who really want to come say hello but pretend like they aren't there to see you guys and kind of stand off in the corner, or perhaps leave and then say, "hey, sad I missed you!"

Yes. We look out for people like that. If that's you, I promise, we do not bite. Come, commiserate, meet some new friends. Damon and I are the friendliest chaps you don't know, and despite his recent glow up, Damon hasn't gotten too big for his britches. He's still the same ole approachable G. Shouts to Ginuwine.


Well, I'm convinced. See you Friday.

See you Friday. By the way, who are you?

Panama Jackson is the Senior Editor of Very Smart Brothas. He's pretty fly for a light guy. You can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking all her brown liquors.


Brass Tacks

Are flowers no longer a good thing?

A co worker had a flowers delivered to her office. and while I thought the gesture seemed nice, a couple coworkers commented that it's kinda…archaic?

Maybe i'm ol' fashioned, Is this no longer a good thing?