A Bar Tale … from Philly …. written by Big Virge 23/7/2013

So, yes folks, chilling as per, but damnit man, feeling a lil’ rough right now, probably due to having a rather fragile hammock give way under me on Saturday (Samantha & Fire !!!)

So, think me spine and neck may have ended up where they’re not used to being, so, struggling a bit, as I was, one sunday night, at my hotel in Philly.

I was genuinely feeling below par, so, merely went down to the bar to get som food in before everything shut down, well, here is where this particular bar story takes a journey beyond anything I could of expected !!!

The Radisson, being what it is, had held proms & weddings, during my stay, and there had been a wedding earlier, this particular Sunday, thus, fortunately, a young employee by the name of Ty, welcomed me downstairs, and fixed up my order ….

I’d ordered to go, as I was intent on getting back to my room, only to hear from a white girl, who was with a rather hench looking white guy ….

“Come and have a drink as you look like an interesting guy !”

The white guy was like yeah, so, I joined, out of curiosity ….

Now this was to be the beginning of one of those interactions, that, in many ways, typifies, what drink can do, and also, how some people really don’t have the first clue how to just be cool, and not overdo things, especially when, clearly, in unfamiliar company/territory.

So, conversation flowed, and you know what, names escape me now, because this couple were just the stereotypical, slightly tipsy white folks, who look and sound the same after a while, ya know ….

” Sounds familiar, that line !!! ” ….

Anyway, after getting the basic intros out the way, then madame drops the bombshell on my man, who was clearly looking for some sexy times ….

My food arrives, and she’s like,

“Eat it downstairs, what you going up for ?” ….

Once again, Mr. Aus, cos’ he was from Australia, concurred, even if a little reservedly, but, in fairness to him, he seemed cool, but now, I am getting vibes that make me play the game, but, I put my man at rest, by explaining that, I currently had a situation with a woman who was, most probably, the love of my life, which was still running hot in my mind.

Thus, drinks were bought, conversation jumped from, madame’s moving to Australia, on a whim, and then, somehow, via the wonders of the web, hooking up with, I believe, the girl, who got married, which resulted in them becoming friends, and her staying in Australia for a considerable period of time ….

Amazing, how some folks get through … !!!!!

Anyway, he was an ex pro-golfer, stopped, due to injury, and she now worked in the corporate fold of golf promotion, at a very high level …..

This is not unfamiliar teritory for me as I used to be pretty good at golf and know my ish, when it comes to the sport ….

One of the funniest things said, in the whole conversation, was her telling us that she was having dinner with this guy at some function, and she, clearly being oblivious, asked this man, so, what do you do … ?

He replied, “I used to play a bit of golf … ”

She later found out that, this particular man was …. JACK NICKLAUS !!!!

I mean, if ever there was a sign that this was gonna be a most interesting, inter-action, there it was, she works in the field of top level golf, and had no clue who Mr. Nicklaus was … !!!!!

Now, at this point, she couldn’t help herself, and apologetically asked,

“Can I touch your hair !!!”

Thankfully, Mr. Oz didn’t want to indulge, but, here was the moment that defined how I was now going to be, polite and nice, but, mindful of the level of let’s say, hidden agendas, that could support her calling me over, and then doing this stuff, in front of said, Horny Aussie Beefcake !!!!

He was being, ” Ultra Cool “, but, surely, had to be feeling a little threatened by the FACT, that, lil’ Ms. Hottie, may have been getting, just a little bit wet, from touching my head !!!!!

Now, the funniest thing is the amount of times in my life that i’ve had white girls play that line, with boyfriend, or possible partner for the night, in tow ….

Could you imagine doing something like that …. ?!?

My ex would of been, incensed, by such an action ….

Anyway, all of a sudden, another couple come in from the wedding party ….

An interesting looking white chick, and, an older looking white guy, who was quick to state, THAT ….

“We’ve just had sex !”

I mean, SERIOUSLY, talk about feeling insecure & threatened, by something that, hadn’t even been visualised in my mind, as I was trying to maintain my P’s & Q’s, with the first couple ….

Incredible !!!!!!

So, now it got to, the second couple explaining that they wanted couple No.1, to join them at a bar they were going to ….

Well, I was kind of glad that this vibe was offered up, but, wouldn’t you guess, Mr & Mrs. Oz, weren’t interested at all, and in fact more drinks were bought and my relationship issues, were the main subject of discussion now, lots of advice was offered, as if these two could tell me how I should deal with my situation !!!

So, everything was running, drinks, talk, jokes, etc, however, all the time, it was as if, she was trying to entice me into sumthin’, maybe with the 2 of them !!!!!

NOT how I get down !!!!!

…. and he was becoming more and more tactile with her, as if staking his claim to her being, ” HIS “, when clearly, if that was the case, I don’t believe for one second, that i’d be sitting with them drinking …. having just popped in to get some food, on my own …..

Then, in front of him, again, she drops another bomb, “Oh, we just met today, we’re not an item like that !!!”

At this point, i’m just watching his body language and keeping mine, very static …..

Now, after all this, about an hour later, the 2nd couple return, a bit worse for wear, so, as I was in the chair, I offered to buy them a drink, to which they both said no.

So, Mr. & Mrs. OZ were on their way out, so, also said no, but then Mr. Oz, proceeded to pass two extra drinks they had to couple No.2, and amazingly …

Not … !!!!!

They drank the drinks … “HE” … gave them …. !!?!!

Now, girlie number 2, having heard the topic of discussion, gets up in my face whilst her man, for the night, looked on nervously.

Now she, like her friend, was in her late 20’s, and then starts to quietly explain her vibe with sex & relationships, she then says to me that,

“She isn’t about anything longterm, as most men bore her within 45 minutes !!!!!”

I wonder if she was talking about the sex-capade, that, her current squeeze was so quick to shout out about, before even introducing himself to me …. !!!

Now, as she and I got closer, the energy was very intense, she had quite the pair of eyes, and as with most girls in wedding outfits, she had that, “Wedding Sexy Vibe”, going on, she explained that she was a mix of German/Irish & sumthin else, which upon looking at her closely, rang true to me.

She, even with her rather thicker body & tan-lines, at 1.30 in the morning began to look quite appealing …..

(NOTE TO SELF) – Watch those Alcohol-filled Goggles ….

Especially when the … “White Sharks”, are swimming around …..

So, suffice to say, everything ended nicely, but, interestingly, Ms. Oz had this thing about us all meeting in a years time in Hawaii … ?!?

…. to the point where, rather than give her a card, I gave her my e-amil address, to see how, “Interesting”, I really was to her …..

Well, a good few weeks down the line, No e-mail,

Surprised … Hell NO … !!!!

It just verifies what I could see from the beginning, she would flirt and do all the talk, as long as she had her, White Knight, by her side …..

After what we’ve seen regarding recent issues of race in the states, I can totally confirm, that on the surface, YEAH, it’s all great, but, don’t get tie up people, like England, it’s all veneer and rhetoric, when it comes to it, yes, ofcourse the white girls be on some Black Dick now, they always have been, in many ways, like now, if they can get away with it, without you being visible, they’ll play away ….

But at the the end of the day, unless you’re in places where money resides, then you’ll only be a ride for the night, unless they’re, WELL PAST … their prime, then, they’ll happily pay for some, probably from the proceeds of the divorce from the wealthy white man who was of the right ilk to provide, but, who she probably, never actually loved, more than his status & money !!!!

Anyway, to end this bar tale, Ty’s boyfriend was sitting the other side of the bar, a pretty cool white guy, and yes Ty is black folks, and ladies, in terms of his looks, would of been a heartbreaker, either way, for most of you ladies, but, his boyfriend and he, after everyone had left, explained to me that, the whole scenario was so contrived, but, highly entertaining …..

The idea that, oh, I was the guy in the middle of these couples, who essentially was the catalyst, for all this pent up, interest, from the girls, and pent up, passive aggressive, behaviour from the guys, who now know, I don’t play like that, NOT AT ALL.

Ty’s boyfriend, was like, man, “You were so cool”, and in fact, after a while, that made it worse, because when each individual had toilet moments, it could of been on, but, I just strung them along, as people like these are supposed to be ….

So, to end my evening, I sat with the guys, and asked Ty’s boyfriend, what the REAL DEAL was, with the whole, larger than you’d expect, Gay Community in Philly, to which he said, yeah, it’s there, but, what is shocking, is the amount of men, and, he specified, black men, who work with him, who know he is gay, who be pulling out their dicks, in the back of the restaurant he works at, fronting him and basically saying, ” What do you think, interested ?!? ”

Believe if you will, dismiss if you want, but, I got those words straight from the proverbial, ” Horses Mouth “.

Absolutely incredible right, guys who you’d never think would be swinging, oh, yeah, they be swinging …. !!!!!!

As long as … much like the white girl situation ….

It’s kept ….. “undercover” …..

As i’ve said in most of my blogs about my time in Philly …..

All I can say is this folks ….

Philly is one …. CRAZAaaaaY … City !!!!!

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Well, at least Mr. Zimmerman has been Good for Sumthin’ !!! … written by Big Virge 14/7/2012

The title to this post is because he’s inspired me to write some more, about, my recent visit to the US, and reminded me of much that I heard in the U.S.

…. Not Florida, but, Philadelphia, which according to various stories that I was told, in my interactions, is a state filled with, Police Brutality & Corruption !!!!!

One evening, whilst in company, a woman came into the group and immediately changed the vibe of the gathering, as she spoke about feeling pressured into going to court the next day, regarding an incident, which she proceeded to tell us, from ofcourse, “Her side of the story”, involved her and a young boy, who, she didn’t know, being arrested & searched for drugs, which were not found, as she & the youth had none, only to be dragged out of the squad car, to be then beaten by 7 out of 8 officers, whilst the female officer, officer number 8, stood and watched !!!!!

The BIG problem with this, is that ….

Oh, stupid Mutha fuckers didn’t know that she was pregnant !!!!!

She lost the child !

As the judge initially told them, “This young lady better not be troubled before this gets to court as you are on charges of murder, remember that !!!!!”

The captain of the station where these fukkers were from, personally came to apologise to the woman, who, sadly, in my opinion, was not taking this matter seriously enough, until I and a few other men started to explain to her the gravity of her position, and that, she should be doing everything possible, to not only get financially compensated, but, to use this as an opportunity to expose these officers for their behaviour, so that others would have a level of awareness, if not protection, from such …..

“Po Po’, practices.

Unbelievable, but true, however, it seemed that she was highly fearful of reprisals, beyond the law, by said officers, or their fraternity …. which …. links suitably to, guess who, Mr. Zimmerman !!!

Is it something about the name George that America likes, that means that they can get away with all kinds of wickedness, and pay no price for it ?!?

Zimmerman and Georgie Bush, seem to have got away with murderous acts in the name of ….

“Defence of their territory !”

So, realistically, this … ” Stand Your Ground “, Florida Law, should avail freedom for people, fearing the police, as most people of colour do, to, shoot them without fear of punitive measures from the states judicial system, under the grounds of self-defence … ???

…. or is that, just for, … Fairer-Skinned Folks, as plenty of white folks will be running the, “Ahhh but Zimmerman’s Mexican !!!!”, rhetoric.

It is interesting to me though, having found myself in a neighbourhood, that is predominantly white, in Barbados, how my neighbours, in over a year, have yet to introduce themselves, other than from a very …. ” Safe Distance !!!”

It’s crazy funny to me, or, as Mos Def has said, ” It’s So SERIOUS, i’m Laughing “, because, as much as recent occurrences in this area, suggest a level of need for such neighbourhood watches as per the Zimmerman case, here in Bim. The manner of some of the white folks when first seeing me, even now, does have me now thinking, could I of ended up being shot, if I happened to be walking through here at the wrong time of night by some, “Trigger Happy” ….

” American History X “, wannabe ???

Well, fortunately, hooded garms, aren’t so much of a need here, due to the weather, but, bwoyyyyy, wit some of these, actually, not so secretive, racists, i’m beginning to wonder … ???

Sadly for me though, it has been those of a similar skin tone, who, actually make me glad that I am where I am, due to none of these white folks openly threatening to shoot or rob me, because I apparently, deserve to be !!!!!

Words like those, have though, come from, ” My People ??? “.

…. maybe …. not so much like me … ???

…. but, having been on the receiving end of such talk and attitudes, it isn’t so hard to see why a lot of white people view black people as a threat, and, in many ways, a strain of humanity, that, needs to be kept away from them !!!

However, back to Philly, and let me show you how it can be translated in their actions, which proves their stance to be as f’ckd up, as that of blacks, who feel that, due to another black persons progression, they need to be dragged back to where they seem, happy to be.

I walk in to one of the, Radisson Hotels’ toilets in Philly, on my recent visit, to see a white guy, visibly disturbed by my appearance, but, he relaxed, “A little”, upon seeing that I wasn’t about to rob him … ?!?

…. only to have, two rather merry … (inebriated) … older white guys walk in to see us at the urinals, which then was quickly followed by one of them loudly proclaiming to their white compadre, “Careful he don’t rob you !!!”.

The … “Truth Juice”, had clearly got the better of him, now, I could ofcourse, now be in prison for decapitating his ignorant ass, but, upon looking at the first white guys face, it was as if his eyes were saying,

“Damn it you redneck fuck, I was thinking it, but, you had to go there didn’t ya !?!”.

Who was the worst racist … ???

…. well, debatable, but, my non-reaction, is to retain my freedom, so that I can pass on the FACT, that, such attitudes have never been removed, perhaps because of judicial decisions like this, “Not Guilty”, Zimmerman bullpish !!!!!

I’m gonna cut this one here, as today, on a thread I started, a comment was placed on it by a young white guy, who seemed unabashed in stating that, “He doesn’t care whether Zimmerman is guilty or not, because racism has been placed above the law !”.

… which is a JOKE, in his view.

Well, when I see such attitudes being so brazenly shown, especially by white peeps, it reminds me of these things …..

How many of them … FEAR … Immigration checks, when travelling ?!?

… or, “Stop and Search”, from Po Po ???
… or Beatdowns, to the degree that the young woman I met in Philly, went through ???

…. but, more important than all of these things is this, how many of these, “PC Laws”, are written by … Black People, for the benefit of … Black People, in countries where, “These Laws”, do not relate, ONE IOTA, to the indigenous people of countries like, The …. let me stress ….

UNITED …. States of America …. huh …. ??? ! ???

Even in places like Barbados, as much as there are black figureheads now, their doctrine seems to follow those of the colonialists, who whipped their forefathers into shape.

As I was recently told, about the coastguard here, apparently, when someone calls for help due to difficulties in the waters,

Why would the first question be … ???

“Are they tourists … !???!”

People… People… People… SMH SMH SMH !!!!!

When will we learn to get past being open, and, more important than that,

“Impartial and Logical”, regarding things that, CLEARLY, are not right …. !!!!!

Like Mr. Zimmerman, not being found guilty of … ANYTHING … when he still has the blood of a young mans murder, on his hands ……

Think about it …….

Riots and protests now ….. for what ….. ???

To fuel more need for, Hard-Hitting Policing and law changes that impinge even further on, civil liberties ….

Good luck with that people ….. !!!!!

What a crazy place the U.S, has become, under the guise of … ” Change “, under the Obama administration ….

What a joke !!!!!!!!!

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The Internet & it’s … “THREADS” … written by Big Virge 1/7/2013

Yes Yes Motha Suckas’ … !!!

What’s the word … ?!?

Well, as I am struggling to get to explain about my Philly diaries, i’ll use a … Internet Thread … I saw today, that asks what the Brits think of Americans ???

As most of the people on the thread were of Irish/British descent, hardly seemed worth adding to the fucking nonsensical rhetoric being spouted, but, it has lead to me posting a lil’ more, about Philly, in amongst other things, tonight.

Firstly, Big Up to my new, Fav female tennis player, mostly because of my old man lust for a nice young fit girl, who happens to be a pretty good tennis player, Ms. Sabine Lisicki, who, if she stays healthy, focussed & positive, may well be on her way to a Wimbledon title, YOU GO GIRL !!!

Having beaten the probable favourite, Serena Williams, in 3 today, I sense that this is her chance to grab the spotlight after what has clearly been a very difficult couple of years, having suffered some pretty horrid setbacks, injury wise. Always smiling, and seemingly, always happy to have the opportunity to do, one of the things she loves, i’m down !

…. and saying, Go Get That Trophy Girl !!!

…. of Polish & German roots, now a U.S. resident, if I was twenty years younger and around tennis circuits, oh yes, those legs …. anyway, I digress !!!

Good luck for the rest of the tourney Sabine !!!!

So, origins, and who likes and doesn’t like …. who …. ???

Well, Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love, or, is that Shuv, cha, well, whatever it is, I do think that the element of race & it’s levels of division are clear for anyone with, “Open Eyes”, to see !!!

The Yankee Doodles are far from being, as advanced with it all, as, Mr. Obama’s presidency suggests, subtle, nigger references from bar managers & their black staff, YES, F’ing Black staff, whose comments were in reference to me, indicate a subversive level of racist mentalities, that run without any kind of discussion or challenge, from, i’m sad to say, all sides, but, most definitely, in places like the very lovely, and quite plush, Radisson, down there in central Philly, around what, 17th street.

Philadelphia is a city with much history, that again, draws back to England, Charles II, and of course, William Penn, famed for Penns’ landing, and of course, Pennsylvania State right !

Well, there is proof, that, whether the English are looking at Americans, or, Visa Versa, aren’t all you the same F’ing people !?!

Oh, but ofcourse, as one white dude tried to tell me in a bar, every black baseball player, born in the U.S., is, American, well, yes that’s true, but, as I explained to him, or tried to, are they not of another origin, like say, Africa ???

… or, wherever they were transported from to be the offspring of parents, residing in the U.S., at their time of birth ???

Didn’t go down so well, especially when he insisted on showing me, I guess, in his own way, how far Philadelphia has come, due to being the last Baseball team, apparently, to use black players, to being the team famed for being where, Jackie Robinson gained much of his fame, as the new movie, “42”, will hopefully show.

…. haven’t seen it yet, but, am interested, as the monument in honour of the black leagues in Philly, is in a very small corner of a park, in a not-so-nice, part of town.

So, the slavery elements, and the historic nature of Philly, well, German Town, Dutch influxes, and of course, The Irish, en masse, have many memorials, statues, and houses preserved, to ensure that their stamp is firmly imprinted on any visitors passport as it were.

Surprised … ???

…. nah … but, in terms of it’s progressive attitude towards race relations, errrm, well, having had a coach ride in Old Town/City, I would have to say that when an Irish guy can tell me that he isn’t so sure about the whole, “Inter-Racial”, thing, but, in the same breath, can tell me how, “Even I find myself thinking on the train, that some black ass would be worth a look”, as it were, one has to wonder how far we have to go !!! Let alone, have we come ?!?

The area of Philly, that has some kind of homage to what the slaves went through, would hardly constitute, in my mind, the level of acknowledgement & recognition of suffering, that, our forefathers/mothers, went through, as black people, but hey, it was the … ” Old Days” … right, ain’t nothing to be carrying a chip about !!!!!

Maybe, if you don’t give a shit about anything other than the, “Bling”, you sporting, or, the amount of pussy/dick, that you can get of different types, regardless of the reasons why it’s becoming available now !!!

Well, the judgements continue, and I was clearly, a most intriguing attraction for the Radisson bar faithful …… for a lot of, seemingly, fear & insecurity driven, reasons, but hey, I have no issue causing a lil’, “Positive Disruption”, unlike the human church mouses running about town, serving the, well to do, mainly white folks, who, owned I believe, 99 of the 100 private condos up in that bitch !!!!!

The other was, YES, owned by black folks, well, at least we’re getting up there right ???

Hmmmm, how bad or good a sign that is, i’m not sure, when, they are mostly welcomed by black faces, who are still, in my view, highly subservient to them.

Now don’t get me wrong, I met a … “Black Woman !”, who showed me a level of that dignified attitude towards her job, regardless of who she would greet and meet, there was a fire that she possessed, that I will eternally be grateful to have felt, so, much love and respect goes to … Ms. Francine !!!

Yes … Ms. Francine !!!!!

Well, i’d happily of had her as my, Miss Daisy, just to be around a black woman, with such, inner fortitude, as I felt from speaking with her, and sharing some of my art with ….

Yes, Ms. Francine, I am still doing it and will always remember your words of encouragement, a la, Lady Gaga, of all people, but, we shall always know why …… !!!!!

Okay, on that note, i’ll leave y’all hanging …..

I have yet to get into the Nitty Gritty of Philly, but, these days, it’s a very free flow that i’m rolling with, as, so much crazy ish is going on all over this world of ours …..

Keep strong people, keep the faith and one thing I will say today …..

Stand up for what you believe in, it is, and will be scary, don’t doubt it, but, if your faith holds righteous values, you will prosper, even if, it doesn’t seem like it, initially ….

Don’t follow, for followings sake, set your trend/standard, and stick to it …..

Money can only do so much for you, your soul cannot be fed by it ….

Bless up, and yes, share that love …..

and cut out all this, English, American, whoever, Stuff ….

…. and accept the path to rising above, and seeing yourself and the rest of us all, as just being ….

“Human”.

One Love ….

Big V

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