Well I still don't consider it a hack b/c to do this you're not altering the distributed code of a program and that isn't required to do this. you know that. you have something similar working in your own vbportal on your own site for recent gallery images unless you didn't do it like this.
I was simply asking if anyone with experience with vbportal had an idea as to how to get reviewpost info to post to a vbportal block.
For anyone else that needs this information, it is as simple as adding a block from the vbportal admin, block manager and using this code for the block:
Content visible to verified customers only.