Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: A Chimp Adoption and an Overly Attached Girlfriend

By: Gini Dietrich | July 13, 2012 | 

Ahhhh. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The book tour is nearly finished!

I had a great time in Detroit, though. Through Social Media Club and Ford, Nikki Little, Mike McClure, and Scott Monty really took care of me. I got to put some faces to Twitter handles and met some really fun new people.

But, I had to write my hotel room number on my hand on Wednesday night because I tried to go into the hotel room number from Tuesday night. So I’m happy to be home!

And I’m happy that last week’s Gin and Topics compelled a whole bunch of you to send in articles, photos, and videos. This is a good one!

5. A Conversation with my 12-Year-Old Self. Some of you may have already seen this because Jack Steiner posted it in the comments of last week’s Gin and Topics (against the rules!), but if you haven’t, it’s worth checking out. It’s 32-year-old Jeremiah asking his younger self what he wanted to be when he grew up. Pretty powerful. And thank you to Rebecca Amy Todd for following the rules and sending it to me the appropriate way.

4. Batman Meets the Riddler. In honor of The Dark Knight premiering and Ifdy Perez’s excitement, this is Batman meeting the Riddler. It’s not what you expect…and it’s really freaking funny (and a little painful because Batman is so dumb).

3. Justin Beiber Fan. Alright, Ryan Cox, this is a good introduction for you to Gin and Topics. This video is an overly attached girlfriend singing new lyrics to “If I Were Your Boyfriend” by Justin Beiber. It’s strangely hilarious.

2. The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody. I love the Muppets. I love Queen. Why not put them together? With Animal and all! Thanks to Jason Konopinski for the find!

1. Chimp Adopted by Bull Mastif. Not a video, but I can’t help but include images of a chimp adopted by a bull mastif. This might be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (thanks to Mr. D). I want one! You have to flip through the images to see how it all came about (and see both animals as babies).

Happy weekend, all!

About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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55 responses to “Gin and Topics: A Chimp Adoption and an Overly Attached Girlfriend”

  1. C_Pappas says:

    I have seen that chick in #3 do a couple covers – recent one for the song ‘Call Me Maybe’ and she is always acting the part of psychotic girlfiend. Im starting to wonder… LOL

  2. bradmarley says:

    I couldn’t get that stupid Justin Bieber parody out of my head for days after I watched it. Seriously. I was walking around my house singing about tiny recording devices taped under sleeves.
    The Overly Attached Girlfriend story is, in my opinion, a fascinating look at how an ordinary person can become “Internet famous” overnight, with the help of a site like Reddit. In fact, I’ve been trying to interview her for my blog, but she won’t reply to my tweets. I guess she’s too popular…

    • ginidietrich says:

       @bradmarley Seriously? She might just be too young to understand (or handle) the attention. It’s pretty funny she is this creative…I never would have done that at her age.

  3. autumnmthompson says:

    Muppets video is my all time favorite!  I watch it anytime I want to laugh (out loud). I posted it to Facebook once and none of my so called “friends” commented on it.  Gin and Topics has restored my faith in humanity!

  4. Nikki Little says:

    Love the convo with my 12-year-old self video. So clever. And LOVED finally meeting you! Thanks again for coming to Detroit and talking with SMC Detroit. 

  5. Andrea Pecoraro says:

    Justin Bieber fan = creepy!

  6. TheJackB says:

    That Steiner dude is crazy, trust me I know.  He spent too many hours trying to follow The Chicago Way


  7. Ugh – I’m so rolling my eyes right now. My total disregard for humiliation and wearing a paper letter glued to me deserves a shoutout… just sayin

  8. rustyspeidel says:

    Creep. Out. 

  9. Hajra says:

    The attached girlfriend is very scary! Creepy… Thank God for the cute chimp and I am losing the mental image of the girl staring at me!

  10. faybiz says:

    you are so far behind on the muppets curve…  headed to see cute chimp

  11. Lisa Gerber says:

    Seriously. I had to stop the creepy girlfriend video. Now I’m going to have nightmares. 

  12. dfriez says:

    I liked the creepy girlfriend video until I watched the Muppets. Miss Piggy rules! 

  13. ifdyperez says:

    I’m Batman.

  14. Okay, yes, the girl is creepy, but the lyrics are great! I was smart enough to fast forward through her creepy stare in the beginning. *shudder*

  15. jeanniecw says:

    I LOVE THE MUPPETS. I definitely love them more than my kids, but I subject them to anything I can find. Thank you, Gini! And woo hoo and getting home!

  16. rdopping says:

    A small boy’s Sunday trowsers. Brilliant. Enough said. 
    I love the girlfriend thing. It’s actually a great insight to the new millennials (or something trite like that)…..made me howl.

  17. kamichat says:

    The “girlfriend” is HILARIOUS. She has a whole channel of these videos, some with way more views. Not sure her dating life will ever recover, but hey…

  18. RebeccaTodd says:

    That’s what @TheJackB gets for trying to thunderheist me! BOOM. 

  19. rachaelseda says:

    The 12 year old self video is a great idea. Would be cute to ask your kids questions and give them a video when they’re older!

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