Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Limbo Skating and Unbelievably Strong Brothers

By: Gini Dietrich | March 2, 2012 | 

It’s Friday. Which means it’s going to snow in Chicago.

Right, Mother Nature?!? Do you hear me?? It’s going to snow in Chicago!

Actually, I just looked at the radar and it’s all rain. It’s too warm. Booooo!

We had a special day this week – it was Leap Day and one of the topics for today is based around something really cool on that day.

I’ll let you at Gin and Topics now so you can see what it is.

5. Marriage Proposal Goes Viral. A few weeks ago, Len Kendall send a private message to his Facebook friends titled, #OperationSayYesKatie. It was to ask everyone to participate, on Leap Day, in creating and promoting memes around Len asking Katie Holland to marry him. She said yes! But watch the video WGN did because, when you find out how she found out, you’ll cry. Just a little bit.

4. Wisdom from the Most Influential PR Person of the Century. When I first moved to Chicago, the PRSA monthly luncheons were held at the Chicago Athletic Club. There was one elevator. It held maybe six people. And it was old. Super old. One day, running late and in six inch heels, I jumped on to the packed elevator, only to find myself face-to-face with Dan Edelman. If I’d had this blog back then, I would have interviewed him on the spot. Which is why I’m so jealous Mark Schaefer had the opportunity to sit down with Harold Burson.

3. Indian Boy Limbo Skates Under Four Cars. I don’t know what I like most about this video. The kid “warming” up before he skates or the sheer pain I can feel when he goes flat to the ground.

2. The Lively Morgue. If you missed it in yesterday’s blog post about the New York Times, I highly recommend you check out their Tumblr blog. Every day they are featuring photos from their archives (which you can buy). Even if you’re not a history nut, the storytelling is so rich, you won’t want to miss it.

1. Romanian Brothers, Seven and Five, Are Unbelievably Strong. When Krista Kotrla sent this to me as a Gin and Topics candidate, I’ll admit I didn’t know what to expect. Now all I can say is, be prepared to be shamed by two little boys and their ability to do such things as 90 degree vertical push-ups.

Have a great weekend!


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!

  • If that limbo skating kid can do that on his back, he could get a job as an auto mechanic!

    • ginidietrich

       @KenMueller Terrible!

  • You can keep your snow right where it is! Me and my bronchitis have enough problems dealing with the rain here! 
    Marriage proposals eh? Why do I always spell marriage backwards? Maybe there should be a post about that.
    As far as the kids go, they got nothing on Douglas.
    I am watching my boss eat an entire pizza BY HIMSELF in half an hour for twenty bucks. I think I work in an insane asylum. 
    Did you miss me?

    • ginidietrich

       @NancyD68 I’m pretty sure Douglas cannot do pushups at a 90 degree vertical. 
      Please take photos of this pizza eating boss!

      •  @ginidietrich He is almost done. He has two minutes to finish the crust!

      •  @ginidietrich The pizza picture is on FB. He lost. He did not finish the crust.

  • I read Mark’s interview with Mr Burson on Monday. My only regret was not knowing about him prior to that blog post. He strikes me as a once in a lifetime type of mind. His book screams MUST READ

    • ginidietrich

       @SociallyGenius There are a handful of those guys who started the big agencies still around. Can you imagine what they’ve seen in their lifetimes?

  • ifdyperez

    You know what made me cry? The fact that I don’t have a kid that can flex to look like paper and slip under bank doors and into safety deposit boxes for me. Sigh.

    • ginidietrich

       @ifdyperez OMG!!! I am crying…from laughing at you!

      •  @ginidietrich @ifdyperez How do you even come up with that? I’m dying laughing too! Except the reason I’m crying? My hips hurt from watching that. owie.

        • ifdyperez

           @Lisa Gerber @ginidietrich I dunno… can’t always explain why I think of these things. But you know what I also thought?! If this kid teamed up with a herd of cats… whoa. Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife. They’d be unstoppable.

  • That kid actually skated right under 20 cars or so. As far as I remember he set a Guinness record for having done that. 

    • ginidietrich

       @Hajra  It’s pretty freaking incredible! I loved how he was warming up and doing stretches at the beginning. So funny.

  • KristaKotrla

    @ginidietrich NICE Gin and Topics! Honored to be mentioned… THX! And I love that you rock six inch heels. A fellow soul sista’ 🙂

    • ginidietrich

      @KristaKotrla Thanks for sending me that link!

  • Yogizilla

    @ginidietrich Hey Gini – LTNS! What’s the easiest way to chat with you 1on1 these days? Wanna catch up and pick your brain a bit. Skype?