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New Guest Post Series + May Price Adjustment

As we have done in the previous years, we will need everyone to add a little extra to their payment for May - this year is $15 per person. This fee is added to cover you until June 12, at which point the Champions Club Summer 2017 will begin and the normal Summer price will be in play. More on that in a few weeks.

But again, add $15 to your May payment and it will cover you from May 1 through June 12.


In more exciting news, there will be a new guest post series appearing periodically, similar to the thing Mel is doing. This one will be off-topic, but will surely relate to lots of you smart folks.

You may have noted that we've had a new name to some of the comments sections. VJ Tocco is not a Mel from North Carolina, or a Concerned Fitizen alias that Jacob/Morrow/Brian use to post. In fact, VJ is a high school classmate of mine who also played football and basketball with me. He's been checking in and out with the site for some time now, and has commented on posts like Flaw in the Grade Scale and the Eminem post, and was a big fan of Untitled/Unedited Rant from somewhere around 1998.

VJ went to the graduated from the University of Michigan a few years ago, and now attending grad school at Florida. He's one of those engineering people who is doing things in the nerd-world, I believe chemistry to be specific, but I could be wrong. What I have always found odd about VJ was on the outside you would never guess him to be q brainy-type. He wore baggy shorts, memorized Ice Cube lyrics, could debate 1st Generation Pokemon with the best of them, and knew who Mich Richmond was. In fact, I didn't know he was good at school until I sat next to him in AP Biology, where he was almost single-handedly responsible for me passing the class.

In recent weeks, he's shared some rather interesting opinions with me about his field and how to go about starting a blog where he can share his thoughts. After reading his first installment, I thought it would be a great idea for him to use this site as his outlet because we have a lot of academics in our mix. I'll let you guys be the judge, but I think you'll find VJ's post a good detour from our normal content and an entertaining insight into the topics he chooses.

If you needed any more convincing, he met Flo Rida this summer.

If I had Chris Binno's arms I could reach from here to Florida to touch VJ's hand. But I don't so I'm sad. VJ's guest post series is yet to be titled, but be on the lookout for it starting in early May.

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Reader Comments (10)

VJ looks like a younger Greg Amundson. An auspicious start.

April 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Also, is that Julius Randle with an umbrella behind him?

April 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sinagoga

BOO. We want to hear from Tocco Sr.

April 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Don't worry Chris, I will touch VJ for you.

April 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris Binno

Thank you Binno.

Anita, I think who we really need is Mr. Leary so he can take roll

April 28, 2017 | Registered CommenterChris Sinagoga

Hey Anita. Sup

May 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVJ

Yo VJ that's a different Anita. This one is decently polite and has manners. The one we remember was not that in any way we remember.

May 1, 2017 | Registered CommenterChris Sinagoga

Backhanded Compliments 101 - everybody take notes. I harness the good and block the bad, so thank you, Chris. Sup VJ!

May 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Harness. Energy. Block. Bad. It's a cycle.

May 2, 2017 | Registered CommenterChris Sinagoga

You pay the quarter, you get on the horse, it goes up and down, and AROUND. It's circular. Circle, with the music, the flow. All good things.

May 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

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