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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Gangnam Style and Crazy Razorback Fans

By: Gini Dietrich | September 21, 2012 | 
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Last week, we had dinner with friends who have a two year old (two and a half, if you ask him). He was wearing a Polamalu jersey. I said, “Go Bears!” to him and he said (are you ready for this?), “No, Aunt Gini. The Bears are at home. It’s Polamalu’s turn.”

I can’t even turn a kid, who LIVES in Chicago, into a Bears fan. Hrumph.

And yet, I’ll be sitting at Soldier Field on Sunday, cheering them to victory. They play the Rams so surely we’ll win this one. But what I really need is for the Packers, Lions, and Vikings all to lose this week.

Can someone make sure that happens for me? Or can someone find an offensive line for Cutler?

No? OK. Fine. Take your Gin and Topics then.

5. Riley On Marketing. This is an oldie, but goodie. Barrett Rossie sent it to me earlier this week and I feel like it needs to be seen again. #girlpower

4. Midttrafik Commercial. I had three people send this to me, which means we really want great public transportation throughout North America. It’s a commercial for a bus in the Netherlands and it’s subtitled in English so you can read along. But I’m not sure you need to…I think you get the gist with just the images.

3. Ain’t No Stopping Us Now. Mr. D and I are obsessed with this Razorbacks fan…and she’s back! I feel like I don’t want to give her more views, but I. Can’t. Stop. I mean, she “ooohs and ahhs” like she’s a real pig. Train. Wreck.

2. The Ultimate Runway Model Fails. Ken Mueller and I are going to burn in hell for laughing at this, but come on! These girls are so skinny, their legs don’t hold them up. If you laugh, too, we’ll see you there!

1. Saturday Night Live Lids. This whole Gangnam craze has me a bit bewildered, mostly because of the neon sunglasses and suits, but I will admit it’s pretty darn funny to see some of the reenactments of PSY’s song and the dance. This one is from Ifdy Perez, who found it on SNL. Trust me when I say you need to watch until the end.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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.

53 comments
TonyBennett
TonyBennett

I thought I was above Gangnam Style... Until it got stuck in my head and I learned the dance moves. Suffice to say, my kids dread being seen in public with me since I break out with an "Oppan Gangnam Style" about every 3.5 minutes.... Although, I haven't even done it once yet, today; maybe I've been cured

Anthony_Rodriguez
Anthony_Rodriguez

I actually heard Gangham Style while flipping through radio this weekend on our way home from the zoo. The only thing I could think is, 'REALLY?!!'

Carmelo
Carmelo

Hahahaha ... now I'm ready for the weekend. Oh, and now I know what to get @rdopping for Christmas

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

Looked up "Gangnam Style" on Wikipedia. Saw this:"It has been shared on the internet by celebrities including T-Pain and Katy Perry" 

 

My ancient eyes thought it said:

"It has been shared on the internet by celebrities including Tom Petty"

 

I thought that Mayan thing had started. 

IliyanaStareva
IliyanaStareva

OMG I admit I laughed at the models video, but I still find it sad too.. Being so skinny and with completely damaged legs and feet (and health!) at such a young age!

GeoffReiner
GeoffReiner

I can imagine the similarities between young Riley and young Gini. Looks like she is a true business superstar in the making! LOL

bradmarley
bradmarley

I had no idea what Gangnam Style was, even after I watched the entire skit on SNL. Of course, when I got into the office on Monday, I made sure to drop as many references as possibly to increase my street cred.

LovelyGrk
LovelyGrk

Looks like I'll see you in hell.....the model video was great! I'm sharing it on FB! Thanks for this!

Kristinesimpson
Kristinesimpson

I just laughed to hard I started to cry at the model video.... oh wow!

ifdyperez
ifdyperez

Oh dear, @Mark2law is going to kill me if he finds out I got credit for "Lids!" :D

sarahmatsushita
sarahmatsushita

@ginidietrich Such a great name. And the video of Riley on marketing is so well said- and she's under 5 years old!

Mr.D
Mr.D

We are going to live forever!  Great line. I"m going to put on my tight pants and get ready for the weekend. Go hogs!

Ruth - MarketingWise
Ruth - MarketingWise

Okay...I admit it...I laughed at the starving models. 

 

Couldn't watch the gangnam style video since it won't stream to Canada :-( but I agree that it seems a strange phenomenon. 

 

My 8 year old son finds the most hilarious (and unusual) videos on YouTube worthy of a little watch - ever seen this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8MkQS3dqPU

 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @IliyanaStareva Well, I'll save you a seat on the bus to hell, then. But I totally agree with you. Legs that skinny are not normal. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@sarahmatsushita Right? I love that. Girls like superheroes too!

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

 @KenMueller Hey, if we can't laugh at others, who can we laugh at? Wait....I may have that one wrong...

TonyBennett
TonyBennett

@RebeccaTodd Gini is gonna be mad at you for encouraging my behaviour, but if you insist... AYYYYYY SEXY LADY OP OP OP OP OPPA GANGNAM STYLE!!!

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

 @ginidietrich  @barrettrossie Bwah that made my morning Barrett. There is a great video of Psy on Ellen teaching Brit Brit the dance so we can learn it for our next gathering. 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

 @ginidietrich There is also one from the Ellen show where Psy teaches Brit Brit how to do the dance. You need to check it out so we can be in sync for our dance party. 

TonyBennett
TonyBennett

@ginidietrich @RebeccaTodd small problem... I haven't learned to lip-sync any other part of the song... 6 seconds isn't worth it :)

Nic_Cartwright
Nic_Cartwright

 @ginidietrich  @bradmarley 

 

Heard about it / did not know what it was / did nothing....

 

Just seen it here / Just checked out Video / MY 'happy place' will never be the same again...