Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Lip-Sync Contest and Silly Men

By: Gini Dietrich | May 10, 2013 | 

Gin and TopicsIt’s Friday. It’s spring time. Cycling season officially began this week. It’s happy time!

First things first, did you see Iron Man 3 last weekend? If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s definitely a big screen movie. I saw it in 3D (mmmmm…RDJ in 3D) and it was worth the few extra bucks. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow is stunning in it. I have a crush on her, too.

This weekend is The Great Gatsby. Though I loved the book in high school, I didn’t love it as much when I re-read it last year. But I’m still looking forward to the movie, if only for the cinematography.

For those of you who have kids and can’t get to the movies, I’ll make you a deal. Buy me cupcakes from Sweet Mandy B’s and I’ll watch your kids so you can go to the show.


Until then, I bring a little bit of Hollywood to your inbox with Gin and Topics. This week’s videos are courtesy of Christina Pappas, Mr. D., Heidi Massey, Bill Dorman, and Roger Friedensen.

5. Dog Dancing. For real, this dog dances to Eminem. To the beat and everything. Even does what he song lyrics ask him to do. I have to figure out how to get Jack Bauer to do this. So funny!

4. What Doesn’t Kill You. I can’t decide if this will warm your heart or make you cry. This young woman worked with her nurses and fellow warriors to create a music video about cancer and your journey. It’s pretty incredible.

3. Masculine Moments. Someone with too much time on their hands put together a montage of the top five masculine moments on television. Let’s just say they all involve sexy women, some hot rod cars, and men.

2. The Human Connection. This is from the Cleveland Clinic, but it’s so well done, you don’t realize it’s advertising. Get out the Kleenex because it will make you tear up. Guys, you too. No one is immune.

1. Lip-Sync Off with Jon Krasinski. If you haven’t seen this lip-sync off between Jimmy Fallon and Jon Krasinski, trust me when I say it’s worth the eight minute investment. Not only are they super talented and hilarious, you’ll find yourself wanting to hold the same contest among your friends.

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!

  • Tara Geissinger

    YAY!! I could use a laugh….

  • Not sure if my husband will like you feeding my Jon Krasinski obsession, Gini Dietrich! 🙂 Definitely what I needed this Friday though!

    • TaraGeissinger Uh oh. Sorry…but he’s so dang cute!

  • I <3 Jimmy Fallon!!! And that dog shaking it’s thang…too cute!!

    • yvettepistorio I heart him, too! He’s so freaking talented!

  • Wait a minuted!! All I have to do is buy you cupcakes & you will watch my kids so I can go to a movie? What if I pick a show time thats smack in the middle of activities…can you handle a baseball game & pointe class while I am gone?  If thats the case, clear your schedule!

    • sydcon_mktg Well, and you’d have to bring them to the city. But yes.

  • Oh my goodness, the lip sync is THE best. I so needed this. I can’t watch the sad ones today.

    • katskrieger Mr. D and I have already begun practicing so we can do this contest with our friends!

  • I wrote all the songs James and Jonny lip synced haven’t you ever seen the song credits?

    • Howie Goldfarb I did see the credits. Your name was front and center.

  • PattiRoseKnight1

    This is the best Gin and Topics so far….The Cleveland Clinic is outstanding and I LOVE the switching of key to room 808 – CLASSIC!

    • PattiRoseKnight1 That poor man was going to have another man show up in his room. So funny!

  • rdopping

    Dammit ginidietrich these are not supposed to make a 6ft3in 220lb 48 yr old MAN blubber like a 3 year old child. Thank gawd for Jimmy and John.

  • Little known factoid… I once won a contest to lip sync all of the words to Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight. LOVE that Fallon video!

  • Cleveland Clinic’s is just like the training video my daughter had to watch a few years ago when she was hired by Chick-fil-A. Part of the training involves being conscious of each customer and co-worker as an individual.

    • Word Ninja You know, kmueller62 talks about the great training they have at Chick-fil-A. That’s pretty incredible!

      • ginidietrich Word Ninja You should see the training materials my son brought home. ALL very customer centric. It’s incredible.

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