Feb 16, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen...Tony Plush

I've generally ignored the "Shit ____ Say" meme or trend or phenomena or whatever. The first couple I saw were kinda funny, but they degenerated quickly into a tiresome form of comedy that just wasn't funny. And I generally like my comedy to be of the funny variety.

Enter Tony Plush.

First, a little background. Tony Plush is the online/social media altar-ego of Major League Ballplayer and current Milwaukee Brewer Nyjer Morgan.  Now, his name was already cool to begin with. Nyjer. He was also already the coolest cat to interview after a game.  And he is one of the growing number of young, black men in this country who also could have had a career playing hockey professionally.  He played semi-pro hockey as recently as 11 years ago before turning his attention to baseball full-time. Pretty damn cool.

But, really, it's when he slips into the Tony Plush persona that Nyjer Morgan really shines. His "gentleman's name", as he likes to call it. His Twitter feed is often hilarious (just as often...not), regaling us with his gentlemanly adventures. Either on his own or with his adopted cat, Slick Willy.

Since it's the off-season, he decided that Tony Plush needed to jump in on the "Shit ____ Say" bandwagon with a video of his own.

For your viewing pleasure, here's Tony Plush with "Shit Black Guys Do".  You won't regret watching this. Even if you don't enjoy Nyjer Morgan's fun energy or rather impressive baseball skillz.


Slyde said...

ok, the thumbs up after "team jacob" made me titter....

Kate said...

Ha ha! That is so random. I love it!

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - it was the cat beating him at Connect Four that cracked me up.

Kate - I agree. I wonder if he came up with this himself or if it was part of the new channel (The NOC) on Youtube for athletes that came up with it for him. Either way, brilliant!

sybil law said...

Hahaha. He lets his cat beat him at Connect Four, and reads him Garfield. That's just funny! And cute!

Bruce Johnson said...

Cute, but obviously professionally produced. He paid someone to make this for him. So basically not a blog, but a Tony Blush social media endorsement. Call me jaded, but I prefer my entertainment a bit more spontanious and not so slick, sort of like my granddaughters "things I hate" video


Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - Agreed!

Bruce - OK, you're jaded. ;)

I actually think someone may have paid HIM to make this, because it's part of a new sports entertainment channel on youtube called The NOC. Have no idea what that is, but I really don't care one way or the other.