The Charger and the Nerd

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About Damon Young

Pittsburgh native Damon Young (aka “The Champ”) is the co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com. Their first book Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide To Dating, Mating and Fighting Crime is available at Amazon.com

Comments

  1. Quality post as always Champ… Who the hell is Damon though?? He sounds like a grown ass lactose intolerant latte sipping black bougie nerd. j/k. Champ fits you better though.

    • “Quality post as always Champ… Who the hell is Damon though?? He sounds like a grown ass lactose intolerant latte sipping black bougie nerd.”

      well played

  2. Being a new blogger myself, I can so relate to this post. I haven’t made the transition into making this my new profession but when that time comes, I can so see myself doing a lot of these things that you’re talking about in this post. Thanks for the extra boost of confidence.

  3. David Wise says:

    I’ve rented a couple of Chargers. I like them. Those new Camaros, though, are way better.

  4. Mike Saunders says:

    A exceptionally smart brotha would have doubled down on the meatheadedness and gotten the SRT-8. The V6 in the base model is a minivan engine. The mid-level Hemi is respectable, but the SRT-8 is the full metal jacketed version. If you’re going, go deep.

    • Yes. Yes. And YES!!!!! Mr. Saunders. I was just thinking that.

      I loved this, though. I thought I was the only nerd (or other people go out of their way to make me think so). This chick here will cut a b*tch for calling me during Jeopardy! ( I am so serious about that). And I’m a car nerd on top of all that. ’71 hemi ‘cuda anyone?

  5. This post is hilarious! It’s clear that you are a great writer. If anyone questions your credentials, tell them to kick rocks in flip flops.

  6. Jameseq says:

    An entertaining read

  7. Tom Matlack says:

    welcome aboard bro!

  8. Derrick says:

    Bored with this. Self-referential hipster is self-referential and a hipster who doesn’t admit he’s truly a hipster but “(slightly) bougie.” Nonplussed.

  9. Champ, not only was this well (and hilariously) written, but it conveys such personal introspection that I think many of us can relate to on different levels. Thanks for being so open and sharing, in the candid and witty way only YOU can :)

  10. Hmm, I’m surprised. At the nerd part. Not the bougie or the Charger driver part. I can’t decide if it makes you more sexy or less sexy.

  11. afronica says:

    Love this. Whenever I see a Charger, I assume someone’s, ehrmm, compensating. But now, I’ll have to re-think what he might be compensating for, or consider that he might just be taking his male-ness out for a spin.

  12. Eddie Brock says:

    LOL! The more I read, the more I’m convinced we’re somehow related. Excellent post as always. BTW, I posted the “planking” pic of your car over on My350z.com and quite a few mentioned that Charger needs some more aggressive wheels and a slight drop. Might also help out making you even more ‘douchier’, who knows?
    :0P

  13. Mitsubishi Galants explode all of the time Champ and the world is better for it.

  14. acekulb says:

    Good post. One question that I would like to hear you thoughts on…
    Do you think the need to buy a Dodge Charger is a method to show folks, “don’t get it twisted, I’m real son” similar to the bunch of black dudes in college who convert their campus student center into “125 and St. Nick” but know that their major is history, philosophy, etc?

  15. I’m glad I’m not the only nerd who thinks that there’s nothing wrong with driving a Charger. All though I don’t drive one I like the juxtaposition.

  16. I’ve had this post in my “to read” folder for weeks now, and I’m glad I waited because this hit me right where I’m at this moment. It’s the Dodge Charger headline that caught my eye. I had to give mine up when I lost my job, which, in turn, forced me to become the one thing I always wanted to be–a writer. Now, I’m getting to the point where I can afford a Charger again which is really cool, because I like the post-2010 models waaaaay better.

  17. Weeb Young says:

    For all his bougie, hoity-toity, geeky-assed, brunch-bustin’, lactose intolerant, sedentary nerdiness, he’s still one of the finest h.s. hoopers ever to come out of Western PA, who could stop on a dime, bust a trey in your face, then give you seven cents change, says Dad. “Look it up.”

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