August 04, 2008

Llama PSA

We got a note in the Tasty Bits (TM) Mail Sack this afternoon about a limerick contest being held by Mervis Diamond Importers, a Dee Cee outfit run by one Ronnie Mervis, whose South Efrikaan accent and do-it-yourself over-the-top radio ads have become something of a local legend. (I've snarked about those ads from time to time here, a fact that some kid interning there evidently discovered via the magick of Google. Hence the note. Heck, if he's willing to go to that much trouble, I figure it doesn't hurt to help him out.)

It seems like a legit promotional contest. First prize is a $500 diamond pendant plus fifteen minutes of semi-fame, and the deadline is August 20th. Go on over a check it out. I don't know whether the first few contest "entries" are plants or legitimate efforts at verse, but by God they're awful - I should think any one of you ought to be able to swoop in and cop the prize. (If you do, we'll reprint it here as well.)

Yip! Yip!

Posted by Robert at August 4, 2008 02:44 PM | TrackBack

OK, Robert, you're ON!

Seriously, I entered one. I don't even live in Dee Cee, but I was appalled at some of the entries. I figured I could do at least a little better. The entries are screened so mine's not showing up yet ... and it won't show up as keysunset anyway.

The suspense, oh the suspense...

Posted by: keysunset at August 5, 2008 01:44 PM

Ha, ha! Go for it!

Yip! Yip!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at August 5, 2008 02:06 PM

Ha! Ha! You have empowered me. I submitted another.

OK, I have to be done with this now. :-D

Posted by: keysunset at August 5, 2008 03:59 PM