Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Gov. Christie Channels Seinfeld and School is Out for Summer

By: Gini Dietrich | May 18, 2012 | 

It has been a crazy, but totally fun, week! Thank you to all of you who participated in the Marketing in the Round launch!

Thanks to all of the photos everyone posted and the Facebook Timeline, Geoff Livingston and I have an incredible story we’ll be able to look back on for many years.

I’ve had lots of people ask me how sales are doing. We don’t know yet! Amazon refreshes on Fridays and, as of this writing, it hadn’t been updated.

In other news, Facebook went public this morning at $38 per share, which raised $16 billion for the company and made Mark Zuckerburg the 29th richest person on earth.

It’ll be interesting to see how they do throughout the day. I’ll definitely be watching!

In the meantime, I give you Gin and Topics.

5. Where the Wild Things Are. Yes, the book we all grew up with, but as read by Christopher Walken. He doesn’t just read the words, but also describes the pictures. Not for kids to see. It’s really, really great! Howie Goldfarb, did you send this to me? It’s great!

4. Teachers Pull Spectacular Prank. While high school students are being interviewed on video, their teachers video bomb by dancing in the background. It truly is spectacular. And the guy at about :50 has some serious moves. Thanks to Christina Pappas for tweeting it to me!

3. How Pixar Almost Deleted Toy Story. I had nightmares after watching this. Not because it’s a bad video, but it’s super stressful to imagine your entire business going down because of one minor mistake. Michael Schechter and I had a fun email conversation about it. Phew! Stressful.

2. Insults from Luther’s Works. Taken from the 55 volume set of Luther’s Works, Tyler Rasmussen created a little site that provides you some nice insults, if you’re feeling particularly good about yourself. I wish I had both the time and creativity to do something like this! Thanks to Kat Krieger for sending it to me!

1. Governor Christie Channels Seinfeld. This is awesome! New Jersey Governor Christie totally makes fun of Mayor Booker’s hands-on approach. The best part? They do the video together. Thanks to Ken Mueller for sharing it!

Have a great 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!

  • Despite the fact that #4 contains The Earworm That Should Not Be Named ™, it is quite possibly The Best Thing Ever.  
    And as I mentioned during our email convo from the other day, the dude at :50 stole some of my best moves. True story. 

    •  @jasonkonopinski If he stole them, does that mean you cannot dance that way?

      •  @ginidietrich Oh, I totally can. #shakeatailfeather

        •  @jasonkonopinski This I cannot wait to see!

  • Hahaha. Love the Booker and Christie vid. Too funny.

    •  @Sean McGinnis I laughed out loud. I love that they sit on opposite sides of the aisle, but did the video together.

      •  @ginidietrich Agreed. If only Washington could put aside their differences and have that much fun actually solving the nation’s problems. Tell Kelly to get on that for us, okay?

  • I am ready to dance again. After what I just saw no one can ever make fun of my moves. Ok, maybe they can but…. 😉
    Love Walken’s reading- too much fun.

    •  @TheJackB I want video of you dancing like that!

  • Yep Walken was me! The Christie v Booker thing is great. Especially since Booker is probably going to be Governor of jersey some day.

    •  @HowieSPM The work he’s doing is just phenomenal. Newark is a tough, tough city. 

    •  @HowieSPM I should take a picture of my guest room for you. It’s Where the Wild Things Are.

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  • geoffliving

    It was a great week, and you have been a champ about sharing the limelight. Thank you for everything you did publicly and behind the scenes.