Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Future Hipsters, Butterfingers, and Unlucky People

By: Gini Dietrich | February 10, 2012 | 

Guess what? It’s my birthday and Mother Nature sent me a HUGE gift!

Yes, that’s right! It’s snowing on my birthday. I must have done something really, really good to deserve that. YAY!

I told Jack Bauer we’ll go skiing tomorrow. He won’t really know what that means until I put my ski pants on. Then the whining will begin. I can’t wait!

You guys are awesome. I hinted (loudly) at getting more fodder for Gin and Topics and you answered. And answered well!

Now I have to decide which can run today and which I should hold for next week.

OK. Here goes.

5. What Happens When You Swear At Your Users. This is hilarious. Deb Dobson sent it to me earlier this week and I immediately sent it to Lisa Gerber with the note, “Let’s make sure we don’t do this.” It’s funny because we’ve all made the fated mistake of sending an email that wasn’t ready for primetime.

4. Treadmill Fail. Ifdy Perez tweeted this to me a few days ago. It is so. freaking. funny. I don’t really understand why the treadmill is even running and it’s a good thing he took his chains off. You’ll see.

3. Unluckiest Person Alive. This totally sucks! The residents of a small town in Spain pooled their money together to buy a lottery ticket. And they won! $950 million! Except one man didn’t get the knock on the door when they were collecting money. So everyone, but him, won.

2. Future Hipsters. This one is making the rounds so you might have already seen it. It interviews social media hipsters in the year 2062. It’s very creative and funny!

1. Thousands of Butterfingers Sent to Copley Square. I think I would absolutely die if I walked through Copley Square and saw this. I’d have that moment of, “Is it OK to take one? Is anyone watching? Do you think they’re poisonous?” And then I’d take one and hide it in my purse so no one would see. Sean McGinnis knew what my reaction would be, which is precisely why he sent this to me.

Happy 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!

  • Forget the treadmill running, how is he still dancing…?

    As for the unluckiest man, he has my sympathies; imagine what his wife must be nagging him about for the rest of life. And yes, I am keeping my door open at all times; or at least leaving my phone number outside; just in case..

    Why don’t they leave butter fingers in my city? I would hesitate but of course I would pick up one… no wait, I would pick up some.

    Happy Birthday Gini!

    • ginidietrich

      @Hajra Was that not hilarious? I laughed. Out loud.

      Note to self: Do not shop with Hajra. We’d be scooping up all the free candy!

      • @ginidietrich Oh definitely! I am pretty impulsive you see.. I am the person who picks up hotel pens and papers if I really like them and guilty…guilty… a hotel shampoo bottle once because it made my hair smell so nice! And it was just waiting right there for me to pick it up…

        It was too hilarious, and yes, thank God he took off those chains…

  • I don’t know, I think it’s a good idea to keep a treadmill and video camera running at full speed 24/7! That’s how funny happens.

    • ginidietrich

      @etelligence LOL!! Clearly that is how funny happens!

  • ifdyperez

    YESSSS! My two fav parts of that video: his shoes flying off and his friend cracking up. BAHAHAHA!

    • ginidietrich

      @ifdyperez It was so funny! I laugh out loud every time I watch it!

  • ifdyperez

    wa-hoo! RT @ginidietrich Gin and Topics comes from a little help from my friends @ifdyperez @seanmcginnis @debdobson

  • Happy happy happy happy birthday!!!! Yes, I’m wishing you every which way I can.

    • ginidietrich

      @Shonali My favorite kind of birthday wishes – on every platform possible.

  • Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

    • @EricaAllison Mr. D got @ginidietrich a new Apron and a new Broom. Jack Bauer got her new skiis. Something is wrong with their household.

      • ginidietrich

        @HowieSPM @EricaAllison Seriously.

    • ginidietrich

      @EricaAllison THANK YOU!!!

  • Happy Birthday! Enjoy the snow! I think we’re getting a blast of snow and ice this weekend. …shiver… no riding for a few more weeks

    • ginidietrich

      @Collectual You guys have been pounded in the last couple of weeks. I’m jealous.

      • @ginidietrich Funny! I often think that about the work you all are doing. 🙂 Yep, the past couple of weeks have been busy. Fingers crossed!

  • The email snafu was really funny! If I got an email like that, it would definitely make me laugh. And the treadmill video is hilarious too. What was he thinking, wearing his slippers on a treadmill anyway? Thanks for providing some levity, and enjoy your b’day weekend!

    • ginidietrich

      @glonigro I thought the treadmill was hilarious. It makes me laugh every time I watch it!

  • Happy birthday and happy skiing!

    • ginidietrich

      @Andrea Hypno Thanks Andrea! Turns out there wasn’t enough snow for skiing. I probably jinxed it.

  • Happy Birfday! It isn’t snowin here in Orlando, and it isn’t snowing at my condo in Carolina Beach either…. but it is snowing in Ft. Wayne IN where I will be in a couple weeks since they want to hire me at Cirrus ABS to head up their social and SEO departments 🙂

    Not sure I want to move from the beach, but I can be bought…..

    • ginidietrich

      @keithbloemendaal I’m sorry. WHAT?!? You’re actually considering moving from the beach. Are you OK?

      • @ginidietrich Still trying to work out the details, not sure I can move, but it is a lucrative offer. Details later….

  • There is a followup and an apology from Pawngo about the Butterfingers stunt:

    • ginidietrich

      @searchguru Well, at least his apology was a bit self-deprecating.

  • Oh the irony in Spain. They are close to default on their Sovereign Debt yet they can afford to have a $1bil pay out in a lottery.

    But the winner is Social Media Week who basically created a spot giving you all the reasons to not go to a Week based on a bunch of horse hockey stuff. Not sure I would of advised them to make that spot. I just canceled my trip and going to Reality Week at the Jersey Shore and hang with the Situation and Snooki.

    • btw did the Pawn Shop make a killing in Vegas or something? I could see if it was a NYC pawn Shop. But Denver? If that had been NYC everyone would of been suspicious and the second one person took one people would dive in to take as much as their pockets could hold 😉

      • @HowieSPM Pawngo is an online pawn shop and claims to the the first one on the Web.

        • ginidietrich

          @searchguru @HowieSPM LOL!! Wow. Just wow.

      • ginidietrich

        @HowieSPM It’s so true. We all wait for the first person to do it. LOL!

  • 5- love it. and signed up to fetchnotes. bitches.

    4- I normally don’t laugh when people fall, because it’s just not funny to me. But oh how he seemed to have had that one coming.3- Let’s hope Mitsotakis doesn’t become synonymous with bad luck. Because that would just suck.2- Love. Creative way to talk about an event.1- Who butterfingers a butterfingers joke. Wow. Fail. Unless in a year they’re remembered as the people who gave away free candy and not the folks who alienated Boston-ites.

    • That is not my latest post. Weird.

    • ginidietrich

      @Tinu I thought that Fetchnotes email was so funny. I also loved they blogged about it. People after my own heart.

      • @ginidietrich I loved the *way* they blogged about it too. They could have just said, we screwed up, and thanks to those who were understanding, and those who love us even more after seeing that we’re flawed. Or denied that negative backlash was mixed in with the positive. But it felt like being in the passenger seat of a start-up company’s growing pains.

  • I love treadmill fails. I really shouldn’t. I use one daily and that is the sort of thing that could jinx me but…

    • petercanthony

      @TheJackB I hope it didn’t jinx you. But I think it’s really freaking funny, too!

    • ginidietrich

      @TheJackB I hope it didn’t jinx you, but I think it’s really freaking funny, too!