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Gin and Topics: Dog Rides Bicycle and Squirrel Learns to Purr

By: Gini Dietrich | May 25, 2012 | 

It’s time for a long weekend (sorry Canadians, you got yours last weekend)! YAY!

And so begins summer in Chicago – the best season this city has to offer. And many days of cycling, which means an awkward tan requiring me to always wear sleeves and skirts at least knee length.

I hope you have fun plans for the weekend and will get some sun, some exercise, and some family time. I’m going to plant my vegetable garden and see some movies.

For some weekend viewing and conversation, I give you Gin and Topics.

5. Norman Rides a Bike. No one else may find this as funny as I do, but I saw it on The Today Show, so surely someone will think it’s hilarious. This dog actually rides a bike – pedaling and all. It’s freaking amazing!

4. The Ultimate Chick Flick. Steve Farnsworth sent this to me and I laughed. Out loud. It’s funny because it’s true!

3. iPhone Stolen on Disney Cruise Continues Uploading Photos. While it’s very sad this woman’s iPhone was stolen on a Disney cruise, it’s pretty apparent the thief is an idiot. He’s using the phone to take photos, which are still being uploaded to her account. So she created an album on Facebook of her favorites, calling the guy out by name. Awesome.

2. Cat Adopts Baby Squirrel. This is awesome. A cat adopted a baby squirrel, fed it, took care of it, and even taught it to purr. You can skip to 1:08 (the first minute is just the news reporter) so you can see how this came about. Thanks to Jason Konopinski for the share!

1. From Love to Bingo in 873 Images. Michael Schechter sent this to me and it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Getty Images created a video of the circle of life, using stock images. I wish I had this kind of creativity. It’s very, very cool.

Have a really good 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. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • That Getty video is great – and I recognize a number of those images. Pretty sure I licensed at least half of them. 🙂 

  • Love to Bingo is awesome.

    •  @TheJackB Very cool, right?! We have to give credit to mschechter! 

    •  @TheJackB I concur…… beans……..I have that kind of time to put something together like that………..right, mine would be about 4 images……..

  • Woah…Getty Images; watch that again.

    •  @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Cool, isn’t it? I watched it a couple of times. I wish I had time to do something like that.

  • That Getty Images video is absolutely amazing. Now to watch that adorable dog riding a bike! Thanks Gini. 🙂 

    •  @annedreshfield I love you for loving the dog riding bike one! I thought it was great!

  • rdopping

    Love to Bingo: I think I saw my life in there somewhere.
    Love the cat + squirrel National Geographic style vid. Too funny that it’s done in such a serious manner. I couldn’t stop howling. They even named it Rocky…..that’s probably just funny to me and maybe Bullwinkle.
    Love that you do these crazy #FF posts. Enjoy yer long weekend all you Americanos….. 

    •  @rdopping It was such a nice long weekend, too!

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  • Hmmm… I never thought of the Wizard of Oz that way. I laughed out loud!

  • Speaking of not things you see every day with squirrels, I was at Niagra Falls this weekend with the family  and as we were walking along we saw a squirrel with another squirrel wrapped around it’s head. Never in a million years would did I  think I would see a full-grown squirrel being carried in the mouth of another.