Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Mean Tweets and Our Preconceived Notions

By: Gini Dietrich | June 14, 2013 | 

Gin and TopicsFriday, we meet again!

I both love and hate summer. I love it because of summer hours and riding my bike outside and getting a really terrible cycling tan, which renders wearing sundresses impossible.

But I hate it because no one is around and it takes about 16,000 times longer to get any work accomplished. I guess I should be thankful for the extra time to get some more strategic business things accomplished, huh?

That said, I spent Saturday through Tuesday in Austin (where it was 1,000 degrees with a gazillion degrees humidity) at Counselors Academy. It gave me time to think, really think, about the future of Arment Dietrich, how Spin Sucks folds into the continued growth there, and the new and exciting things we can offer you.

The biggest thing I’m having to practice now is patience. It’s hard when you’re excited about your company’s vision to not want to do everything at once. Which, of course, will fail, but still.

While I ride my bike and think more about the future of these businesses, I’ll leave you Gin and Topics.

This week’s videos are brought to you by Aimee West, Karen Wilson, Mr. D., Lindsay Bell, and Dick Carlson.

5. What Kind of Asian are You? You begin watching this and think it might be a bit racist and then it is and it’s brilliantly done and you will laugh. Be sure to watch past the credits for the bloopers. The woman is hilarious!

4. Big Rooster Scares Reporter. I don’t know what is more funny about this: The reporter screaming like a little girl or his production team laughing hysterically at him. I mean, really. He’s a grown man.

3. Mean Tweets, the NBA Edition. Oh Jimmy Kimmel. How I love you so. He has NBA stars read some of the mean tweets people have sent to them. I’m pretty sure I am the one who sent the tweet Shaq reads, but tell me it’s not true!

2. Pub Loo Shocker. I don’t know why I think this is so funny, but it is! It’s an ad from Leo Burnett about how impaired just one drink may make you. It’s pretty powerful and it will make you laugh.

1. Pug Bowling. It takes a couple of minutes to get into this one, but stick with it. With hardwood floors, toy bowling pins, Pledge, a laser points, and a pug, you get to see the most amazing bowling ever played.

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.

  • Scared by the cock … Sorry, had to say it. What a wussy.
    Jimmy is the best late night show host right now. Love the mean tweets bit. I would love to read the tweets Boston fans send to their favorite NY Yankee, A-Rod. Shaq would fit in that damn Buick if they just took out the front seat.

    • Craig McBreen Wasn’t that funny? I laughed so hard! Poor sissy.

    • GrantEpstein

      Craig McBreen two things.  Scared by the cock would be a great garage rock band name.  Also, turkeys are mean SOBs, but even still that was pretty bad.

  • Hahaha!! OMG, I’m crying now, love the tweets and the pug video! Next time they may not want to set up the pins so close to a door…that probably did hurt the little guy – but it amused the hell out of me!!

    • yvettepistorio I thought it was hilarious, too! I’m sure he made some animal rights group mad, though.

      • ginidietrich yvettepistorio YVETTE SWORE!!!

        • belllindsay yvettepistorio Where?! I see no swear word.

        • ginidietrich belllindsay yvettepistorio She said HELL!

        • belllindsay ginidietrich yvettepistorio You kids settle down now.

  • How did “Mark Wahlberg talks to animals” not make it, even just for the close call?

    • RebeccaTodd That’s an old one! I always try to do really new ones…unless someone sends me an old one they want to see again (hint, hint).

  • OMG the basketball Tweet reading was hilarious. Jimmy ROCKS.

    • TaraGeissinger I love the Shaq one…it’s true! He’s way too big to fit in that car.

      • ginidietrich I’m not so sure. My dad is 6’8″ and his favorite car is the Volkswagon Beetle. He’s had every incarnation I think. Right now he drives a PT Cruiser! LOL

  • GrantEpstein

    The reactions from the players were hilarious.

    • GrantEpstein We were just laughing last night at how Bill Simmons agrees he’s the kind of guy to watch you sleep.

  • M_Koehler

    What, no “twerking” vid that I posted? bah.

    • M_Koehler Oh sorry. I was running around when you texted me to watch it and then I forgot.

  • Dear ginidietrich – New Spin Sucks content: Gini Reads Mean Tweets. Come one people! Who wants to see it!!!??

    • belllindsay It’s kind of brilliant!

      • ginidietrich We need to find mean stuff – mean emails, blog comments, etc.!

        • belllindsay ginidietrich I support this idea

  • Pug bowling and Asian rant! My weekend is complete now 🙂 The pug looked like he was having a ball. And, hell yeah… would love to see Gini read mean tweets!

    • annethewriter LOL!! we should totally do that.

  • rdopping

    Pug bowling. We have to try that with Hank.

    • rdopping I think we should try it with Hank!

  • Pug Bowling – no bumpers needed (bonus points for Hotel California)…and #5 was hilarious

    • dbvickery I thought #5 was hilarious…no, where are you FROM?