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Gin and Topics: Michael Jackson Reincarnate and Boys as Girls

By: Gini Dietrich | July 19, 2013 | 

Gin and TopicsBy Gini Dietrich

I know. I know. I’m not supposed to be doing Gin and Topics anymore. I CAN’T HELP MYSELF!

I think it was Mark Twain who said being is writer is like having a disease. You’re not better until you get it out of your head.

Plus, so many of you sent me such great videos this week, I felt like I had to make a guest appearance.

But that’s all this is…a guest appearance. Next week we’ll feature one of you as the video jockey of the week. VH1 we are not, but I imagine it’s still fun to highlight your favorite videos of the week here. I know it’s my favorite blog post to write and produce.

This week’s Gin and Topics is brought to you by Mike Schaffer, Rebecca Todd, Mattie Dietrich (everyone say hi to her in the comments because she doesn’t use the web so I can’t link to her, but she does read/watch this religiously), Patti Knight, and Sean McGinnis.

5. Corey Feldman’s “Ascension Millennium.” I cannot decide if this is awesome or horrific. I think Corey Feldman is channeling his inner Michael Jackson and I don’t understand the whole song’s video in my house thing, but it’s like a train wreck…you can’t stop watching.

4. Celeb Grammar CopsThis is fantastic! A school in Brazil called Red Balloon asked their students to read – and edit – the tweets of celebrities. I’m kind of disappointed there hasn’t been a single celebrity who has responded to the grammar cops, but I love the school is doing this. Paging Sam Fiorella! Where is Sam Fiorella?

3. What Girls Say/Do On Road Trips. This is brought to you by the guys who make fun of girls…really, really well. This time they’re on a road trip and, I have to say, they have it down nearly perfect. It’s kind of scary how good they are!

2. Please Move the Deer Crossing. There is a part of me that really hopes this isn’t real because I just cannot believe someone is this stupid. This woman calls into a radio station and asks if they’ll help her lobby to have the deer crossing signs moved. Her rationale? The signs are in high-traffic areas, which encourages deer to cross in places such as the interstate. I’ve listened to this no less than five times and it makes me laugh out loud every time!

1. Baby Swims Across Pool. This is pretty incredible. This little girl can’t be much older than 18 months and here she is…swimming right across the pool.

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!

  • BethMosher

    ok – love the throw of the asthma inhaler from Corey Feldman to Sean Astin – GREAT subtle Goonies reference.

    • BethMosher Right?! Man…so terrible, but so good.

  • The deer crossing one! No no no no no. It can’t be real. Please!

    • TaraGeissinger It made me laugh so hard. Multiple times!

  • I must have missed the memo about Corey Feldman being a musician. That was bad. Really, really bad. And that deer thing is hysterical. I saw that earlier this year and couldn’t believe anyone was that clueless.

    • KristenDaukas I thought the SAME thing about Corey Feldman. It was really bad.

  • KateNolan

    I’ve got a feeling in my soul that I’ve just got to let go. And that feeling is channeling Michael Jackson.
    What does Ascension Millennium even mean? One of life’s mysteries, I guess.

    • KateNolan I have NO idea. And how many women can live in one house with one man?

  • Ali Mac They were really good, weren’t they??

  • WOW Corey Feldman has totally jumped the shark. I love this. Thank you.

    • rdopping

      Oddly enough, I just found out what jumped the shark means recently. Don’t worry, there’s still hope for me.

      • rdopping Oh Ralph. We’re going to have to teach you a thing or two, aren’t we?

        • rdopping

          ginidietrich apparently so.

    • RebeccaTodd Totally and completely!

  • NicoleCollida

    OH my gosh – Corey Feldman.  I don’t know what I’m most bothered by: the fake shower with no water, the blatant energy drink sponsorship in the video, OR the fact that I found myself tapping my toes to the song!!  Scary.  Weren’t “the Corey’s” tight with MJ in the 80’s?

    • NicoleCollida The fake shower with no water and then getting out and pretending to do his hair and brush his teeth. So weird.

  • Hello Mattie Dietrich!!! Have to come back later for my brilliant (ha) commentary on everything else here; just wanted to say hi!

  • Well, this “later” didn’t take long. That’s because there’s a grammar one and how could I not watch / respond? Good for those kids in Brazil! I hope some of the celebrities respond back (after having their tweets proofread …. oh and hey! I know someone who does that kind of thing :-)).

    • biggreenpen Wasn’t that great? I wish there were a celebrity that had responded to them, though.

  • rdopping

    Ok. Brilliant series. But I have to say, you post a video here with seriously adult content and then “moderate” comments with expletives in them. Hmmmmmmm…….

    • rdopping No swearing here! It’s the policy! We don’t have “no adult content” in the policy.

      • rdopping

        ginidietrich got it! Be afraid, be very afraid……;-)