Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Aunt Carol, Old Men, and Star Wars Dogs

By: Gini Dietrich | January 20, 2012 | 
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GUESS WHAT?!? It is snowing again! This makes me so happy!

Jack Bauer and I will be out cross-country skiing at lunchtime. Well, I’ll be skiing. He’ll be marking every tree along the lakefront as his.

This week’s Gin and Topics turned into all videos. You know what happens? People send me links and videos or post them on my Facebook wall. Which I love (makes my job a lot easier). And this week they all happen to be videos.

So, happy viewing! Some of these are downright hilarious.

5. Aunt Carol Usher. This is not my Aunt Carol. It is someone’s Aunt Carol and she dances to Usher using a bathroom chair and some smoooooth moves.

4. Old Man Shuffling. Speaking of smooth moves, check out this old man shuffling and his awesome socks. I really want dude at the end to get out of the way of the camera. He’s blocking my view! I want to hug him and squeeze him and call him George…and feed him a banana split.

3. I Hate Your Blog. On Wednesday, I did a webinar for MarketingProfs. The consumate professionals they are, they had me log in 30 minutes early to be sure the audio and video all worked. After about 10 minutes of prep work, they put me in the virtual lobby, where there were jamming out. Suddenly, I perked up when I heard, “I hate your blog. It’s incredibly terrible and bad.” And I found the song for you. You’re welcome.

2. Sh*t Nobody Says. “Twilight deserves an Oscar.” HAHAHAHAHA!! Alright, the meme might be getting old, but this is pretty funny. Modems, farts (sorry, Lisa Gerber), Nickleback, faxes, taxes, WNBA, and more.

1. The Bark Side. This is the pre-release to the Volkswagon Super Bowl ad this year. It takes about eight seconds for you to realize what they’re doing and it’s pretty freaking awesome. Although, I was more impressed until Mr. D burst my bubble and told me it isn’t real. I really want dogs to be trained to do this!

Thanks to Nancy Lyons, Jason Konopinski, MarketingProfs, and Ken Mueller for the help this week.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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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48 Comments on "Gin and Topics: Aunt Carol, Old Men, and Star Wars Dogs"

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dcaplick
dcaplick
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich Of course! BTW, Gin & Topics was a topic in my PR/Adv class last night – you may have some new viewers.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@dcaplick Oh good! I’ll have to step it up a notch

TheJackB
4 years 8 months ago

The old man has some moves.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@TheJackB Right? I love him.

Hajra
4 years 8 months ago

I want that Aunt Carol for birthday this year! Why are we “blessed” with all the wrong aunts – sh*t I shouldn’t say!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@Hajra HAHAHAHAH!!! You’re hilarious.

Hajra
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich I should be modest and say… awwww stop it…. just sometimes but thanks 🙂

jasonkonopinski
4 years 8 months ago

I’d wager that marketingprofs was responsible for selecting that hold music.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@jasonkonopinski It wasn’t! I asked. It was one of their internal peeps, though.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich Huh. I could have sworn it was Tina Fey’s ….I mean, Ann Handley’s idea. 🙂

mark2law
mark2law
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich @spinsucks Just what i needed!! Thanks!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@mark2law LOL! You’re welcome!

ifdyperez
ifdyperez
4 years 8 months ago

OLD MAN SHUFFLING! OMG I want to shrink him and put him in my pocket. But you called dibs first so I’ll wait for the next cute old guy doing something too young for his age.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@ifdyperez You know what? I like you so much, I’ll share him.

HowieSPM
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich@ifdyperez have you ever seen Techno Viking?

ifdyperez
ifdyperez
4 years 8 months ago

@HowieSPM@ginidietrich@ifdyperez Techno Viking?

HowieSPM
4 years 8 months ago

@ifdyperez@ginidietrichhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwsntHcWiy4

captions are R Rated but funny.

Xecunet
Xecunet
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich @spinsucks 8 minutes is a lot of time…will we be paid for this?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@Xecunet You. Zip it.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@cision I liked the clicking at the end

NEMultimedia
NEMultimedia
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich Aunt Carol and Old Man Shuffling…they make me hApPy! They strike me as the kind of folks who never make excuses. 😉

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@NEMultimedia Funny, right?? I love that little old man

NEMultimedia
NEMultimedia
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich I want to be a hottie like Aunt Carol! Smokin’!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@NEMultimedia In about 50 years, you will be

Lisa Gerber
4 years 8 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA!! OMG !!! you must be dying waiting for me to get here, and I”M SO LATE!!

EWWWW!! I can’t believe you tainted Spin Sucks with the Bodily F word!

Lisa Gerber
4 years 8 months ago

“Can someone show me how to make Papyrus my default font?” is perhaps the funniest thing I’ve heard all week.

HowieSPM
4 years 8 months ago

@Lisa Gerber you know that kmueller62 bdorman264 and @Sean McGinnis are old enough to still use papyrus right?

KenMueller
4 years 8 months ago

@HowieSPM@Lisa Gerberkmueller62bdorman264@Sean McGinnis Fart Fart Fart

KenMueller
4 years 8 months ago

@HowieSPM@Lisa Gerberkmueller62bdorman264@Sean McGinnis Oh, and this is where I point out that apparently Lisa is my mom. When my mom talks about the F-word, she is referring to “fart”. We had to condition the kids early on to understand that using “fart” was verboten when visiting my parents. We didn’t need lectures on how poorly we were parenting our kids.

bdorman264
4 years 8 months ago

@HowieSPM@Lisa Gerberkmueller62@Sean McGinnis Experienced is a better term I believe….

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@Lisa Gerber I like your farts.

TheJackB
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich@Lisa Gerber That is one video segment we can pass on. 😉

DannyBrown
4 years 8 months ago

Wait – Jack doesn’t do the Star Wars theme? Pfft.

HowieSPM
4 years 8 months ago

@DannyBrown wouldn’t it of been funnier if she typed wrong and it said ‘Jack Bauer skiing while I mark the trees?’

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@HowieSPM@DannyBrown Oh you’re both funny.

DanielMilstein
4 years 8 months ago

Awesome Post Gini. I will die of laughing really. The post is too good. Thanks for posting.

SocialMediaDDS
4 years 8 months ago

hahahaha…. @ginidietrich I’m thinking you should start a new segment (not that you don’t have ENOUGH work to keep you out of mischief) called Viewing Videos Voraciously and just share these outrageous and hilarious videos with your loyal readers 😉

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@SocialMediaDDS Mischief?! Me??

SteveNargang
SteveNargang
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich – bummer, SpinSucks videos are not iPhone compatible?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@SteveNargang They’re not?? They should be. For sure.

AskKim
AskKim
4 years 8 months ago

LOL! I’d always wondered just how you were supposed to dance to the shufflin’ song… now I know! Guess the guy in his spiffy socks showed us all! Have you seen the video of the old turkish guy dancing yet?

Kim

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@AskKim No! I’m going to go find it right now.

AskKim
AskKim
4 years 8 months ago

@ginidietrich https://plus.google.com/u/0/114542752454519869265/posts/8bYSMPNXxtV

That will take you to the turkish man … and then in the comments is the link to the grandma that’s also funny.

HowieSPM
4 years 8 months ago
Love numbers 2 and 4. Who listens to Usher? Sheesh. Best music is definitely 2 and seriously Gini send me your IPod so I can load the music in collaboration with @jasonkonopinski and danperezfilms unless they get Andy Sandberg to write those I hate your blog lyrics (or the Grouch!) http://soundcloud.com/therealgrouch/artsy And I can already see another cute VW commercial everyone loves and doesn’t sell a car so I can spend two weeks…no wait this year I will dedicate 3 to thrashing their creative agency and probably losing VW as a potential client forever…no wait….they will crawl to me begging… Read more »
ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 8 months ago

@HowieSPM How do you know their sales aren’t up? I’m curious to see this whole trend of sending you down a rabbit hole into an entire user experience from one ad. I think it might actually work.

HowieSPM
4 years 8 months ago
@ginidietrich would you buy a car based on a cute ad? Often it is price that drives sales and VW sales are up because they have great mileage. Last night I bashed honda for their minivan and CRV spots. Then I saw a Dodge Truck spot that made me think it was a badass tough machine. Then VW had a Jetta spot not bad because it highlighted their safety rating but they didn’t show the car. Why spend so much to reach 60mil people and not show the car or sell it is my question. Ironically for cute ads the… Read more »
Tinu
4 years 8 months ago

This is the first time O.?’d encountered some of these before I got here. I’ve also learned that tablets make me more inclined to watch YT videos. Love the digs. Hadn’t seen that one.

Anthony_Rodriguez
4 years 8 months ago

The Bark Side; I love it! But what I love most is that the pug does not bark even once during that entire parody. It just sits there looking all cute.

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