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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Harlem Shake, Downton Arby’s, and U.S. Military

By: Gini Dietrich | February 22, 2013 | 
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Sun to SnowBoy! What a difference one week makes!

Jamaica last week. Snow this week. I’m certainly not complaining – I got the best of both worlds in a matter of seven days.

But look at the difference!

It’s been a kind of quiet week, particularly for those who had to stuff five days into four. Hope it was as productive for all of you as it was for me.

This week’s entertainment is courtesy of Lindsay Bell, Michael Koehler, Martin Waxman, Bhaskar Sarma, and yours truly.

With that, I give you Gin and Topics. And don’t forget! If you have a video you think should be included in here, send it to me!

5. Mother Convinces Michael Buble to Let Her Son Sing. This is freaking amazing. At a Michael Buble concert, a woman in the audience talks the singer into bringing her son on stage. The look on his face is priceless when the kid sings along.

4. Car Goes through Ice. This made my entire morning! I love how you understand nothing about what the guy is saying until he says one priceless swear word.

3. Harlem Shake (Med-Syd Edition. I know some of you are sick of the Harlem Shake already, but I had to include this because it’s Martin Waxman’s daughter’s dorm at the University of Western Ontario. Famous kids!

2. Downton Arby’s. You may have already seen this, but it makes me laugh every time I watch it. I LOVE the Edith character. Hilarious!

1. Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders vs. U.S. Military. This is, by far, the best Call Me, Maybe skit I’ve seen. I might appreciate it more in light of yesterday’s women’s equality blog post, but man! Those guys must have practiced forever to get the moves down exactly right. I mean, hair flips and everything. It’s a beautiful piece of work.

Have a happy snowy (or not) 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.

60 comments
MindyTdesign
MindyTdesign

@kmueller62 Is that what everyone is in today?

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

Asked (via FB) my best friend from high school if he's seen Downton Abbey. He's married w 3 daughters. Terse reply: "I live with 3 women. Of course I've seen it."

belllindsay
belllindsay

Oh my god the Call Me Maybe vid is amazing!! hahahaha 

belllindsay
belllindsay

Back story on Buble: he was discovered by Canadian uber-producer David Foster when he saw him singing at a wedding reception!!! A hundred bucks says Buble ends up helping this kid, mentoring him, whatever. I get goosebumps every time I watch this. I've met Buble in real life - he is as real and gracious as you see when he's on stage. That's not an act. 

 

Side note: what's with all the Canadian singers with the bad B last names?? LOL Bieber...Buble...

bdorman264
bdorman264

Downtown Arby's was good; it's a laugher. 

bhas
bhas

The first time I saw the Call me maybe video, it was a standalone US military one and I was this close to falling out of my chair. I might have possibly scared a bunch of sparrows and a whole nest of ants nearby. A little bit of Googling and when I saw the juxtaposed version i KNEW I had to show it to you

Nuk3dawg1
Nuk3dawg1

Hi Gini , came up on this whilst playing with flipboard. Very attractive the way it formats out..like a vanity fair cover...carry on

debdobson62
debdobson62

OMG, I so love the Call Me Maybe.  And must confess, the Soviet Russia piece makes me lol.  Yep, likely fake, but still.  Gotta love it. 

M_Koehler
M_Koehler

In Soviet Russia, lake park car for you!

yvettepistorio
yvettepistorio

Hahahaha, love the US military/Dolphins cheerleader video, hilarious!!!! I do hate that song, but it was worth one more listen. Minute 2:45 I think is the best though...

 

Still don't' get the Harlem Shake...

 

 

JoeCardillo
JoeCardillo

If I've never seen Downton Abbey, does this count?

KateFinley
KateFinley

Michael Buble seems like he's mean. I should really watch Downtown Abbey I guess ... Ice guy was hilarious! Call Me Maybe is a reminder that social media and tools like YouTube are serving our men and women overseas and adding some fun to their routine over there -- awesome! Totally fun. Loved it!

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ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @debdobson62 I love how he looks behind him as the car is falling through the ice. HAHHAHA!

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

 @JoeCardillo @ginidietrich Love this video! Joe, you only need to watch one episode to "get it," I just started a couple of weeks ago on Netflix. Fantastic!  Then I noticed so many people tweeting about about "DowntoWn Abbey," which is an unfortunate mistake because that's a name of a pub near Downton Abbey where the lower caste enjoys burlesque.... And there's a real-life Downtown Arby's within walking distance of my house. So I think they made this video with me as the target audience. Perfect! 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @JoeCardillo It won't be funny if you've never seen it. BUT HOW HAVE YOU NOT SEEN IT?!? Best show on television.

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @ginidietrich Yup. I laughed through the whole thing. Really great - love that they were such good sports. :) 

JoeCardillo
JoeCardillo

 @barrettrossie  @ginidietrich That's awesome, maybe they should make you a brand ambassador......if Howie gets a t-shirt from Chobani I don't see why you can't get one with the Early of Grantham on it. (see, I'm learning)

JoeCardillo
JoeCardillo

 @ginidietrich Well this is embarassing. I don't have a TV, and was going to say I don't watch much online but then I just looked at my Amazon Prime account and realized seasons 1 & 2 streamed are free. *limps out of the room*

bhas
bhas

 @ginidietrich  @kateupdates Never knew who Michael Buble was before this, and just like that 2 hours of my morning, gone. I blame you, Gini. His voice has a certain richness that reminds me of black and white, fedora hats and a pub in Casablanca

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @JoeCardillo Bwahahaaha! I'm like you - I don't watch much, but this is one I stream every week.