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Lindsay Bell

Gin and Topics: Hip Hop, Bench Presses, and Funny Old People

By: Lindsay Bell | September 6, 2013 | 
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Gin and Topics

By Lindsay Bell

Yes, yes, it’s me again, serving up some delicious Gin and Topics for your viewing pleasure.

It’s been a short week – but, as per usual – short weeks always seem longer and harder than the regular ones do.

What’s up with that?

Also, what’s up with the weather? It’s like the kids all officially go back to school and BOOM – someone flips a switch and it’s fall?

I blame the rug rats.

We’re now counting down the days until Christmas. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger – facts are facts.

So now that I have you all down and depressed, put your feet up, dry your eyes, and get ready for some funny.

This week’s videos are brought to you by Mattie Dietrich (Hey. Mattie. Take a tip from the seniors and get an online presence!), Jason Konopinski, and yours truly.

5. BEAT IT – DUBSTEP. This is Marquese ‘Nonstop’ Scott. And this boy can DANCE! I watched this video over and over again, convinced  there’s some kind of digital manipulation going on. I can’t believe any human being can move like this. Now, you decide.  

4. Kids Vibing on The Ellen Show. Speaking of hip hop and breakdancing moves, I can’t help but think this was little Marquese ‘Nonstop’ Scott at age eight! I adore Ellen, and it’s time to break out the cardboard, ’cause these three young cats will blow your mind when they start getting their vibe on!

3. Best. Advertisement. EVER! No, really. This ad won top spot in 2010, and I can see why. It’s dark, the accompanying music is perfect, and just when you think you’re watching a horrible tragedy unfold before you…well, I won’t spoil the plot twist. But I LOL’ed my head off!! Rock on little mouse!

2. Webcam 101 For Seniors. My mom and stepdad are finally entering the digital age. They’re getting a computer (Ok, they’re getting a Blackberry tablet – *head desk* – but it’s a start). AND the internet! I am thrilled. Because now I won’t have to hear “How come so and so knew such and such before I did?” – Um, because it was on my Facebook wall, Mom! Anyhow, when I saw this video, I immediately thought of Mom and Jerry – they really are two peas in a pod, and adore each other to bits. And I love how much fun this couple are having trying to figure out their webcam together.

1. Eighty-Five Year Old Best Friends. To end, I’m just going to leave you with this. I want to go have dinner with these two geezers. What a hoot! And I’m calling TLC as we speak. #reality show!

NOTE from Lindsay: Please feel free to email your video finds to me, as well as Gini, each week! I’ll be working with Gin and Topics guest writers until the beginning of October, and it’s a huge help. I can be reached at LBell@armentdietrich.com.

Have a great weekend everyone!

About Lindsay Bell


Lindsay Bell is the content director at Arment Dietrich, and works in Toronto. A former TV producer, she’s a strong advocate of three minutes or less of video content. She has a cool kid, a patient husband, two annoying cats, and Hank Dawge, a Vizsla/Foxhound/moose hybrid. Ok, maybe not moose.

28 comments
KateNolan
KateNolan

I literally (which is rare) laughed out loud at the two seniors. "Just drop your dress a little bit..." Ah, boys are always boys and men are always boys. Absolutely what I needed tonight!

Melanie Tolley Hall
Melanie Tolley Hall

Loved the couple and the video. That will be me and Arthur Hall one day!

Craig McBreen
Craig McBreen

Cheddar power!

Cheese is good for the soul and it looks like it's a testosterone booster too.

HeidiMassey
HeidiMassey

Well done, @belllindsay ! LOVE the seniors figuring out vid record. And the old guys who are friends. Sadly, perhaps I identify with them...being old and all. Did you see that the couple on the computer vid has over 1 million views? Made me happy to see that.

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I sure earned this one.

sydcon_mktg
sydcon_mktg

These are all just what I needed this afternoon!! Thank you!

My 14 yr old daughter can dubstep, her Advanced Hip Hop teacher could do exactly what that dude in video 1 did...no digital manipulation! Love love love the 3 little hip hoppers as well.

Now #3 had me laughing out loud! As you say, rock on little mouse - I wont spoil it either.

The seniors, OMG the seniors.  My inlaws are 80 & make @sydcon nuts with the computer. But just how cute are all 4 of them. I say reality shows all around! 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

Marquese is AMAZING! It's all real fo sho. 

belllindsay
belllindsay

@KateNolan I'm glad to hear that Kate! And yes, boys never *really* grow up, so they? LOL

belllindsay
belllindsay

@Craig McBreen LOL! That poor little mouse, taking his (almost) last breath to The Doors! I seriously cracked up when he 'recovered'! 

belllindsay
belllindsay

@sydcon_mktg @sydcon HA! It could be like The Golden Girls!! LOL And the mouse!! At first, I thought "Oh my, that's pretty bleak!" And then...DUN! Dun dun dun! HAHAHAHA! 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

I just got a "Control yourself!" message from the boss for how very hard I am laughing at #2. LOVE!