Thursday, March 12, 2009

For those who don't know who he is, meet Ronnie Mervis

Besides being Greg's favorite guy in the whole world, Ronnie Mervis is the owner of Mervis Diamond Importers here in the Greater DC metro area. How do I know this? Because anytime you turn on a radio around here, one of his commercials is bound to come on, and trust me, they make me laugh every time (especially true when I picture Greg doing his Ronnie Mervis impersonation). Cue the Mervis:



Enjoyed that one? Well, too bad if you didn't, because there's more:



And if that wasn't enjoyment enough, I just discovered that Ronnie Mervis has a blog. No, seriously, he does. Go check it out while I watch some Shoe City and Easterns Motors spots.

177 comments:

rob said...

wow, we're taking filler to a whole new level up in this bizatch. nice.

TJ said...

TR and TJ are really in a filler groove...and I'm warming up to Greg's new policy of dropping Clerks quotes in every post.

Marlin said...

Nice, but it is no Jhoon Rhee karate.

Nobody bother me either. . .

TR said...

Bad commercial threads on this blog should start and end with mentions of Lowell Stanley and Joynes and Beiber.

Mark said...

Well...now that you've said it, TJ, Greg's unlikely to be heard from around here for weeks.

rob said...

marlin, you know you're one degree separated from the star of those jhoon rhee commercials, right?

Marlin said...

TR - Lowell Stanley is pissed that you failed to address him as "The Hammer". I'd be on the lookout for a legal beatdown.

Marlin said...

Yep - I met the immortal Chun Rhee on the back porch of Unit M. Makes those commercials even better.

jerome said...

Ronnie Mervis makes me want to go deep into the diamond mines of South Africa and do dirty things.

rob said...

smorgasbord of hoops action today. ronnie mervis cuts out the middleman so you can enjoy all the action.

rob said...

northwestern might have a chance against minnesota if they stop playing 1 v 5.

Michael Jack said...

I finally saw a Shoe City a couple of weeks ago when I was in Baltimore going to get a serious crab cake. the neighborhood was questionable. but, then again, so is all of baltimore. I used to see those commercials all the time when I lived in DC and wondered where those stores were located. definitely not at Tysons.

TJ said...

"a serious crab cake"

Yeah, I bet. How much did that lap dance cost?

rob said...

scrappy methodists moving on in the big 12.

TJ said...

And Baylor beat Kansas.

rob said...

yes, that too.

TR said...

The ghost of Koresh lives in Waco and helps the hometown school.

TJ said...

And Patrick Dennehy (sp?). Don't forget that poor kid. He's Baylor's (non-Wayans) 6th Man.

TJ said...

I think Greg should see if he can get a screen grab of the graphic ESPN just showed, "Penetration with Purpose". He could frame it for his home.

rob said...

i don't think any so-called bubble team really wants to be in the tournament. it's a festival of suck amongst that group.

TJ said...

I like Ga Tech taking it to Clemson...

TJ said...

I can't take Marquette seriously in those unis.

TJ said...

Here's a stat for you - Kansas' loss today was their first loss EVER in the Big 12 tourney.

And here comes Team Ugly Uni...Villanova looks shellshocked.

Dennis said...

4:20!!!

Dennis said...

Dammit...missed it. Mother effer.

rob said...

4:21 is oregano

TJ said...

This Villanova/Marquette game is fantastic.

TJ said...

Holy shit.

rob said...

talk to me - what happened?

TJ said...

Villanova has the ball on final possession, and the guy at the three point line finds a baseline cutter who gets a reverse layup off with 0.7 on the clock...hits every part of rim and drops in. Nova wins.

Gotta say, never seen a perimeter guy look to pass with under 3 seconds left in a game.

Mark said...

Wow. Was Nova tied or down? Thats about as risky a pass as I've ever heard of if Nova was losing. Would it be possible to cancel all the other major conference tourneys and just play the Big East and ACC tourneys? I mean, does anybody care about or remember anything about any other major conference tourney in the last 6-8 years?

(Time frame based on the fact that I still remember where I was when Kenyon Martin broke his leg in the CUSA Tourney...in a hotel in Key West as Vitas vomited violently and repeatedly in the shower)

TJ said...

Nova was losing...which is what caused me to jump off my (work) stool and scream "Are you fucking kidding me?" in a virtually empty (work place).

Mark said...

Why is your office always so empty TJ? I seem to remember you drinking and watching...um...um...foreign films one day in your office a year or so ago.

TJ said...

With subtitles no less.

I am such a hard worker.

Shlara said...

I love Raftery--doesn't matter what game he's calling--he makes it fun to watch.

Shlara said...

Why does Hubert Davis look so old. We don't look that old, do we?

rob said...

no. no, we don't. except for whitney. the years have taken their toll on him.

rob said...

wvu/pitt game is a classic motivation mismatch. an m-and-m'er, baybee. like cleveland state/butler. i think the neers win going away.

rob said...

jay bilas is killing the referees in this wvu/pitt game. and he's right.

rob said...

did the terps get in tonight?

Dennis said...

Eers getting it done...Siena better seriously hope they don't draw WVU, Tommy.

rob said...

okie state. in.

i think clemson bought themselves a piece of siena with their gack this afternoon.

Mark said...

Between the NCAA and NBA, there are a bunch of intriguing basketball games on tonight. Makes me miss my TV setup from the days before I was living in sin.

Mark said...

Oh...and AJ Price might be the most effective offensive flopper I've ever seen.

TJ said...

Mark, I must strenuosly object...

Reggie Miller. The lil' leg kick. Flop-tastic.

Mark said...

Yeah...you're right, but Price has a different style. He throws his whole body into people and rarely gets a good shot attempt off but the refs fall for it nearly every time.

Ans seriously, tonight is ridiculous. UConn-Cuse, Spurs-Lakers, Cavs-Suns. And fucking Florida's playing for its life against Arkansas too. Christ.

TJ said...

Christ.

Play him to his left.

TJ said...

Raise of hands, who has attended an event at MSG?

TJ said...

Anyone who just saw that camera shot knows Billy Packer is one row the Cuse bench. He's in a summer sqush sweater...and a "I must kill the Nantz" tee.

TJ said...

Listen, I'm not a cousin-fucking douchebag, so someone want to tell me what Phillips 66 is?

Mark said...

Really? You don't know?

Mark said...

Raftery is fired up. Nice.

TJ said...

Mark, not only did I indeed know that the Bird is the Word...but I also discovered that We Have Tha Beet...


we have tha beet...

Mark said...

Turn Tha Beet around.

TJ said...

God bless the BE tourney...from work stool to business couch, this guy has had a terrific day.

Andy Rautins Mullet bitches!!!

TJ said...

God damn I love college basketball

TJ said...

So, apparently Flynn, Harris and the second best guy on a good Niagara team were on the same high school squad. I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm betting they didn't lose many games.

Mark said...

Do Rautins and Devendorf even speak to one another? I mean, based strictly on physical appearances (which is pretty much how I live my life) you couldn't have two white college basketball players farther apart on the spectrum.

And...I know why Raftery's so fired up. He's showing off for Bilas because of Jay's obvious love for Raftery.

Mark said...

I didn't know about the Niagara guy, but I had heard about Flynn and Harris.

TJ said...

Oh man, to Mark's point, the Bilas/Raf relationship reached epic proportions during the second half of Cuse/Seton Hall last night. There was some smooching under the Onuaku miss.

Mark said...

TJ, I hope you heard that. Sean McDonough just stole my material.

Mark said...

You don't have to say "to Mark's point", its probably just us at this point.

TJ said...

Oh, I heard it...

We Got Tha Beet..we got thatbeet...We Got Thabeet

TJ said...

Much like Jimmy Fraggle Rock, I'm all in...

TJ said...

Ohhhh, now Stanley Robinson decides he has talent

TJ said...

Block out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TJ said...

We'll, it's just the two of us...everyone else is missing out.

TJ said...

I must sound like Johnny Big East...but this Cuse/UConn game is awesome too.

Mark said...

This game is terrific. Has anyone explained what Gerry MacNamara is doing these days?

TJ said...

They showed him last night with a 4 to his 13...

Mark said...

I would never give Devendorf the ball like that in a late game situation.

TJ said...

Hey...they got thabeet

They got thabeet

They. Got. Thabeet

TJ said...

Fuck you Kemba Walker.

Mark said...

Stop it.

My boy just snuck in and got you. I'm not mad at the prospect of OT.

Shlara said...

OMG!!!!

Mark said...

HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT!

TJ said...

Well then...........

Mark said...

That isn't going to count.

rob said...

ho lee shit

TJ said...

No dissasemble. Number 5 alive

Shlara said...

The BE tourney has fulfilled the promise of March Madness today

rob said...

i hate devendorf, but i hate uconn. so conflicted.

TJ said...

I luv him, Mark hates em...

TJ said...

Un

Real

Stan

Ley

TJ said...

Mulllletttt!!!!!!!!

Mark said...

Anybody else notice that since I called Stanley Robinson out a couple of weeks ago (some thing about the collegiate Tim Thomas), he's been killing people? I think we have a new fan, folks.

Shlara said...

calhoun needs to use some of that $12M to buy some suits that fit him

TJ said...

Miss a shot you lazy fuck

Mark said...

Why do you run a play for a 3 there? That makes no sense whatsoever.

Mark said...

Jesus Christ this game is great.

TJ said...

Rick Jackson...you bad mutha...I gotta uncork more wine...

Shlara said...

The MSG deejay needs to update his tunes. Rock Jock Vol 3 isn't going to cut it for this game

TJ said...

Jay, the more "un-Jeff Adrien" move is holding on to Australia in RISK.

TJ said...

Mark, Shlara...thanks for wnjoying...

TJ said...

Son. Of. A . Bitch.

TJ said...

Fucking Flynn!!!

And you bet your ass our boy Dave helps Johnny just for me

TJ said...

You stoopid wigger.

TJ said...

This gane is fucking out of control.

Shlara said...

seriously???

TJ said...

You are all gay for sleeping...

Shlara said...

It's WAY past my bedtime, but I can't turn this off. And I hate both of these teams.

TJ said...

Shlara, I apoligize.you've been here the whole time

Mark said...

This is game is completely ridiculous. I barely noticed most of Florid second half and the entire 1st half of Suns-Cavs has passed with me barely seeing any live action.

Shlara said...

yes, and for us old folks, it's really hard to stay awake this long

TJ said...

Shlara, let's be honest, our boy squirrel, he's gay right?

Mark said...

Fuck off TJ...

Shlara said...

I wish we could watch at Jimmy Kimmel's house. Apparently he has like 27 big screen HDTVs. We could watch everything at once

Shlara said...

stop picking on squirrel. he has kids. he has to sleep. you, me and Mark apparently have no one to care for, so we can stay up, watch triple OT and drink all we want

TJ said...

No. No. No. No. No. No. No

Mark said...

Its true...and its awesome.

Mark said...

I was addressing Shlara. Not the psychopath in the back.

TJ said...

Hey you, settle down...Mark has to go play daddy after Cuse blows this, and my wife went to sleep when she felt "this was over"

Shlara said...

and, since i'm not drinking, i think TJ might be making up for my share tonight

TJ said...

Who's got two thumbs and love the Patriot League Final?

This guy...and rob

Mark said...

"Oh my goodness"...thanks for that Jeff Adrien.

TJ said...

Listen...quadruple OT kills my quiltin sked, but...

Shlara said...

Mark, that made me laugh too...

Shlara said...

wow--I totally remember that game!! I'm old.

TJ said...

Paul Harris!

TJ said...

Jeff Adrien is a bitch

TJ said...

God

Fucking

Dammit

TJ said...

Ok, we go to four OTs, we reveal one horrible secret each?

TJ said...

Eat me

Shlara said...

like a game of "truth or dare?"

Mark said...

I'm convinced that I'm never going to sleep tonight.

TJ said...

WHO'S AWAKE!!!!!!!

Shlara said...

unbelievable.

Mark said...

I guess you're going first TJ...

Shlara said...

the Dorf kid looks like he's going to cry

TJ said...

OK, so yesterday's zipper story want enuff?

TJ said...

Awful call.

Shlara said...

TJ, that was funny. Not very believable, but very funny.

TJ said...

Uh oh...thye had Tha Beet they had Tha Beet...


They jhad thabeet

Mark said...

I hate to say this TJ, but maybe you don't even want the Cuse to win after all this. They'll need the rest.

Shlara said...

It is pretty amazing that it took him until the 4th OT to foul out

TJ said...

Greatest non-march madness game ever?

Yep

TJ said...

Mark, he just cost us 5th OT.

We now both hate Paul.

TJ said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Mark said...

Paul Harris = Charles Smith

TJ said...

I hate you

TJ said...

Harold reynolds will tell you, its well documented, racists play more monutes

Shlara said...

no!!! make it stop!!

TJ said...

Fuck it...I'm breaking out a banana...I'm getting angelo pappas...

Mark said...

I told you so TJ...

Shlara said...

both of these teams should advance. kick out louisville

Mark said...

I had the very same reaction to the 3rd OT...with a different apparatus, obviously.

Shlara said...

this reminds me of the Caps-Pens playoff game from like 10 years ago. 4OTs, went til like 2:30am

TJ said...

Shlara, you're the non-Spicoli in the group

TJ said...

Who gave AJ Price amn iMac?

Shlara said...

the walk-ons are playing? oh boy

TJ said...

For gods sake, 2-3 zone....

Mark said...

Just let the walk-on hit the game winner so we can all go to bed.

Shlara said...

Patrick-Chewing. Funny.

Shlara said...

Like the 2009 version of Hoosiers. But with near-professional teams...I love that movie!!!

TJ said...

I'm out of decent white

TJ said...

Seriously, my liver can't do 6

Mark said...

This is unlike anything I've ever experienced as a sports fan.

TJ said...

Yep, here we go, the walk on makes it,,,I hate yuconn

Shlara said...

these poor kids are going to collapse

TJ said...

I'm in the "yo adrian" mode too sean

Shlara said...

I'm totally sleeping in tomorrow and going to work late

Mark said...

I'm not gonna lie. I just want this game to end.

TJ said...

And the legit reason is....I WATCHED THIS

Shlara said...

wow!

TJ said...

Oh, Ill lie...I want Johnny five to not come alive

TJ said...

Listen, let's go 6 OTs...

TJ said...

Mark...they loving ur biy...

TJ said...

I'm gonna take this 6OT momwnt to guess that this ne Nic Cage movie sucks balls

Mark said...

biy?

TJ said...

Raf made a Sudoku joke

Shlara said...

TJ--Jay Bilas just asked you to wake up your friends. He's telling you to call Rob

Mark said...

She's right again.

TJ said...

I love you guys.

Me and tiny have a conf final tom.

But guess what, 5 OTs had quite an effect here

Mark said...

TJ's making no sense, which isn't very surprising. I haven't even been drinking and I feel a little slappy.

Shlara said...

epic game. i'm going to bed. TJ--have fun at AU tomorrow. Mark, I'm going to the Wiz/Magic game, and I don't want any gloating out of you tomorrow.

TJ said...

Fucking Cuse

TJ said...

Take a wild guess how exhausted/hungover this guy is today?