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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Celebrities Fake and Real

By: Gini Dietrich | September 7, 2012 | 
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How about that short work week?

I think every week should be four days. Perhaps I’ll run for President on that platform. It wouldn’t matter which “side” I”m on, everyone would vote for me!

Am I right?

Then Secret Service would have to road bike with me and I would LOVE that.

This is sounding like a great idea.

While I ruminate about my 2016 campaign, I’ll leave you with Gin and Topics. Which, I have to say, are very, very good this week. I’m partial to number three, but they’re all very good.

5. Mad Men Perform Rick Astley. I’m pretty sure some people have waaaaaaay too much time on their hands, which is what I said to Deb Dobson when she sent this to me. But, you have to admit, this is pretty darn clever.

4. Fake Celebrity Pranks New York City. Michael Schechter and I had a really good laugh over this one. An average, every day guy has his friends follow him around with cameras while he pretends he’s a celebrity. You have to see this go down. People amaze me.

3. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Jump On It. Yvette Pistorio posted this on the Arment Dietrich Facebook wall a few weeks ago and it still has me crying from laughing so hard. I really, really, really want Lisa Gerber to do this with me, but she thinks we’ll be laughing too hard and won’t be able to pull it off. She’s probably right.

2. Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A). OK. This is raunchy and hilarious. It doesn’t matter how you feel about the stance of Chick-fil-A, you’ll find this hilarious. It’s drag queens singing Wilson Phillips with new lyrics about chowing down at Chick-fil-A. H-I-larious (as my sister-in-law would say)! Thanks Rebecca Amy Todd for the find…welcome home!

1. How to Piss Off a Frog. Ken Mueller sent this to me with a note about nature meeting technology. The poor frog!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

51 comments
3HatsComm
3HatsComm

This, this right here - THIS is why I don't spend much time on YouTube. That is seriously funny, addictive - way too much awesomeness here. I'd already seen the MM RickRoll but the Chick-fil-a and Faux Celeb punking NYC?! Wow. 

Nic_Cartwright
Nic_Cartwright

Undoubtedly in Parallel Universe #278, President Gini D is entering her 15th term in charge of the United States of Cyclists....  Once I have invented my Parallel Universe Transporter - I am putting in my Green Card application...

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@karlsprague That Fresh Prince video makes me laugh every time I watch it

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@amarie5304 It's seriously my favorite blog post to write.

T60Productions
T60Productions

Tony: @ginidietrich... too funny. I responded. :-)

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

#5- You do know Rick Astley has a new album and is touring?!? Back to Aus to catch a show, methinks...

#4- Brilliant!

#3-You MUST do this!!!

#2-I can't stop listening to this! And thank you- good to be topside, at least for a while.

#1- Hoist by his own Pe-toad! 

belllindsay
belllindsay

The frog bite is just so good. Buddy screaming! :D 

etelligence
etelligence

lol who do they think he played in Spider Man? Does anybody know?

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes

That is one angry frog. Kid in New York was good, but he made me feel old.  We used to pull similar crap when I was in college twenty some years ago.

 

We had the people, we had the time but we didn't have the tech. Amazing to think about how far we have come. Used to dream about what we could do if we had access to some video cameras and phones that you could take out of the car.

autumnmthompson
autumnmthompson

I didn't watch the whole video but did you know the fake guy was on GMA?  They were talking to him and everyone was yelling his name.  They were taking pictures with him and asking for autographs.  All I could think was  Wow!  It must be a slow news day in NYC.

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

OMG!!! People are so full of shit! I can't believe how many people pretended to know who this guy is!!! "I've heard his first single but I don't the name...." LOLOLOLOL!!!!

Social proof right there - what a hilarious experiment. 

irishis98
irishis98

It's not nice to tease frogs. There's a support group for those willing to admit they have problems with frog teasing, I know I read about it on the internet. :) thanks for the giggles.

jasonkonopinski
jasonkonopinski

BOOGALOO SHRIMP!

 

Poor frog got his revenge when he chomped down on that dude's finger. That's an African bullfrog - and their bite hurts something fierce. Ask me how I know. ;) 

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barrettrossie
barrettrossie

Poor frog. That's like showing up on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and finding out the transvestites in front of you got the last chicken sandwiches. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@sassyinthekitch Miss you too! I made your goat cheese cheesecake on Sunday. Super delish!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @yvettepistorio  The problem is @Lisa Gerber is all the way in Idaho. But I already know it would take 13,000 takes to get it right. I told her we'd have to have @t60productions do it for us so he could edit the parts together that we're not laughing.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @irishis98 Isn't that funny? I can't believe the frog actually tried to eat the flies on an iPhone. It's both hilarious and strange.

Nic_Cartwright
Nic_Cartwright

@ginidietrich awwww... That's nicest thing anyone has said to me today... It is 4am mind. Body in uk, brain awake in Oman!

yvettepistorio
yvettepistorio

 @ginidietrich  @Lisa Gerber   Lol! I don't know how they originally did it w/o laughing!! We missed our opportunity when Lisa was visiting recently :(  Lisa, come back so we can record it!!!!!

 

 

jasonkonopinski
jasonkonopinski

 @ginidietrich The first job that I ever had was working in a petstore that dealt almost exclusively with exotics. One of those little bastards chomped my thumb when I was cleaning their habitat. For true. 

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Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

 @belllindsay  You are cracking me up! Gini has a photo of me watching that video for the first time. . @ginidietrich  @yvettepistorio  @t60productions 

 

Also, about remaking the video, it would totally take 13,000 takes. I can't do anything with a straight face. I'd have to pretend someone died for an hour. But I'll come back to do it!!