Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Featuring Kids of Friends and More

By: Gini Dietrich | August 31, 2012 | 

Woo hoo! It’s the start of a long weekend in the U.S.

What are you going to do this weekend?

Some of you were talking last night on Facebook about a four-day weekend. Clearly my boss sucks. We only have a three-day weekend.

But it shall include cycling, cooking, friends, reading, wine, and perhaps even a movie or two (which will make Mr. D super happy).

Your weekend should also include this week’s Gin and Topics because there are some really good ones this week, including two that feature kids of our mutual friends.

5. What is Facebook? There have been lots of videos made about what kids think Facebook is and how it works. I always think they’re pretty funny because kids are so literal, but this one Michael Schechter recorded of his daughter takes the cake. Facebook is how babies are born!

4. Old Spice Muscle Music. OMG. I can’t get enough of this. Catherine Morgan was the first to send it to me (sorry, Mueller) and I keep playing with it. First, you have to watch the video. If you’re a muscle person like I am, you won’t be able to stop. And, at the end, you can make his muscles play. They had him on The Today Show this morning and he demonstrated how he did this. It’s pretty cool! You’re about to lose a good 15 minutes. Sorry!

Old Spice Muscle Music from Terry Crews on Vimeo.

3. Oh it’s a Tiara! Jason Konopinski sent this to me and, while some of you may have already seen it, it really made me laugh. Of course I am (beautiful)! I am a princess and this is my tiara! Kind of makes me want to pull the tiara out that I wore on my wedding day and wear it around the house. In fact, I think I will.

2. 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championships. Lisa Gerber sent this to the Arment Dietrich team and I really have no words for it. You just have to watch it. I mean, it includes “exciting aerobic presentations from around the world!” You certainly don’t have to watch the whole thing; you’ll get the gist in the first few minutes.

1. I Would Join the Army for Your Mom. In today’s #FollowFriday, I promised Allen Mireles’s son, Gabriel, would make his debut here. Make sure you get to the part about voting Republican for your mom. It made me laugh out loud. And I love how he laughs at himself at the end. Very, very funny!

Have a great weekend!!

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!

  • My favorite part of the Old Spice video is when you hit the letter A. Gonna post this on my blog tomorrow too.

    •  @KenMueller He was on The Today Show this morning and was FANTASTIC! He even took his shirt off and did a little muscle music.

  • Of course you have a tiara. Of. Course. 

    •  @jasonkonopinski You need one to wear a veil. It hasn’t been out of the box in 10 years, but after this video, I kind of think I need to wear it!

      •  @ginidietrich I demand video of you prancing. 

        •  @jasonkonopinski I’ll have jeanniecw take a picture of me wearing it while I cook on Sunday night.

        •  @ginidietrich  jeanniecw Lisa Konopinski loves, loves, loves, loves this scene. Like, totally snorting laughter-kinda-love. 

        •  @ginidietrich  @jasonkonopinski OH my gosh…I’m totally going to wear mine, too!! 

        •  @jeanniecw  YAY!!

        •  @ginidietrich  @jeanniecw Wait wait wait. Konopinski sent you the Tiara video?
          I want a divorce.

        •  @Sean McGinnis  @ginidietrich  @jeanniecw Don’t be salty, Schwa. 

  • Haha I love that last video a lot

  • Mr.D

    Movies? PLURAL!? Awesome. Will you wear your tiara to the theatre?
    The last video is my favorite, though I found myself completely absorbed with watching the aerobic championships. I couldn’t look away. My mind was racing. Where are these people now? What made this a good idea? How the heck do you judge this? How did they get Alan Thicke there? What movie did they pre-empt to show this and how much better ratings did it get? Scratch the last question, OF COURSE it got better ratings!

    •  @Mr.D How did they get Alan Thicke there??? Doing those sorts of shows is how he made his name!

    •  @Mr.D No, I will not wear my tiara to the movies.

    • @Mr.D Hahahaha Kelly. I was totally thinking about the interrupted programming. I’m also curious about the writers for Alan Thicke’s monologue. Brilliant comedy. Not.

    •  @Mr.D @KenMueller  @jasonkonopinski I’m sorry, I’m a little lost here. At what point does @ginidietrich appear in the aerobics video? 

  • Flame Sax!

  • I’ll have you know that the Crystal Light National Aerobics Championships was actually a PR client of mine, c, 1983 or so. I believe that’s where I first met @ginidietrich She had petitioned the judges to allow her to do her routine, the first one to include a bicycle and a dog.  It wasn’t pretty!

    •  @ginidietrich To be clear, my client was the championships, before it was a major, must-see, nationally syndicated television EVENT.

      •  @KensViews Riiiiiight.

        •  @ginidietrich I see you’re not denying the fact that you petitioned the judges to do an aerobics routine including a dog and a bicycle!

        •  @KensViews There is no winning with you. 

        •  @ginidietrich My work here is done!  BTW The Crystal Light National Aerobics Championships really were my client! (Crystal Light was a General Foods product)

  • O. M. G. FLAMING SAX!!!

  • I laugh out loud each and every time I watch Gabriel perform this one, @ginidietrich . I am especially fond of the line about ” ..with my underwear outside my pants I’d be the Superman to your Dad’s Clark Kent…”. Not sure how he comes up with this stuff. Thanks for including him in your post. 😉