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Gin and Topics: Nationals Bullpen Reads Fifty Shades of Grey

By: Gini Dietrich | August 3, 2012 | 

Happy full Olympics week!

I have to say, even among all the controversy with NBC and tape delays and Twitter accounts being suspended, I’ve really enjoyed the Games this year.

This morning, I started to cry when they told the story of Oscar Pistorius running the 400 meter race for South Africa…on prosthetic legs. It’s pretty freaking amazing what human beings can do when they put their minds to it. And, not only may he take home a medal, he’s teaching kids with prosthetic legs how to run and not let others treat them like they’re different.

I love that.

It’s been a very inspiring week from the Phelps/Lochte rivalry, Gabby Douglas taking home gold to Missy Franklin hugging her parents after her win and President Obama tweeting his congratulations.

Go Team USA!

And, speaking of Team USA, we have a couple of videos that pay tribute to the swimming and gymnastics teams.

5. Call Me Maybe – 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team. I saw this video too late last week, as I’d already written Gin and Topics. So I saved it for today, which also risks you’ve already seen it. This is the swimming team singing, dancing, and swimming to Call Me Maybe. I’ve seriously watched it at least five times, even though the song is waaaaaay overdone.

4. Nationals Bullpen Reads Fifty Shades of Grey. Daria  Steigman sent this to me and I was crying from laughing so hard. It’s not very long and don’t forget to wait until the very, very end…even after the MLB logo.

3. Actors Read Yelp Reviews.  Actress Therese Plummer reads Yelp reviews…the good and bad including Indian food that made one reviewer “pee out my butt.” Holy cow. Thanks to Nicole Vernet for making sure I saw this!

2. The Smartest Dog in the World. I don’t know if I should be really impressed by this or pained by it. The smartest dog in the world is so well trained, he knows “touch” vs. “get” and, when he’s told to get the toy on the count of three, he doesn’t go near it, literally, until the guy says three. Thanks to Blair Minton for sending it along!

1. What Makes You Beautiful: A 2012 USA Gymnastics Team Parody. This is a riot! It’s to the tune of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” but some guys in a gym paying tribute to the women’s gymnastics team.

Happy weekend, everyone!

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!

  • Funny!

    •  @Sean McGinnis I think it’s pretty funny that Gin and Topics has turned into the most ridiculous videos I can find. 

      •  @ginidietrich I love a little potty humor with my Spin Sucks. Maybe I’ll find a way to fold that into my next guest post. 😉

        •  @Sean McGinnis My mom is going to be so disappointed in me.

  • Tears of laughter! Thanks for sharing these video gems 🙂

    •  @courtney petty Which one did you like the best?

      •  @ginidietrich Oh, its a toss up. Either the Nats players reading Fifty Shades or the Yelp reviews. Definitely needed a little laughter in my day (even if my office-mates are wondering what I’m laughing about!). 🙂

        •  @courtney petty That Fifty Shades of Grey one was seriously funny!

  • yvettepistorio

    Love the dog video…Now I just need to get that guy to train my dog!

    •  @yvettepistorio I’ll bet you can do it! It just takes patience.

    •  @yvettepistorio @ginidietrich  my Rottie was trained like that, he was amazing.  People would stop driving down the street to watch me work him in my front yard.  Miss that dude ( he passed three years ago and still feels like he is by my side)

  • I so needed this right now. Thanks Gini!

    •  @katskrieger The Nats players reading Fifty Shades of Grey seriously had me rolling. So. Funny.

  • #1 is hilarious. Sending it to all of my friends who were as obsessed with watching the women’s gymnastic team as I was!

    •  @annedreshfield Isn’t that funny? I wonder if they think it’s funny or totally creepy?

  • PointA_PointB

    OMG! That Yelp review had me crying. So damn funny. Great selections this week. I really needed the laugh.

    •  @PointA_PointB Wasn’t that funny? She was so serious about it, too. 

  • OMG…..Funniest Gin & Topics Yet!! I am seriously crying from the “What Makes You Beautiful” parody!! My daughter LOVES One Direction…I sent it to her!  
    The baseball players & 50 Shades, LOL!!!! 
    Seriously this one was a awesome edition!! 

    •  @sydcon_mktg The baseball players had me dying! I loved the very end.

  • Now I see what I have been missing with Gin & Tonic SIGH – %^&*( like I need another addiction snort.

    • ha topics , see it is like I drank already snort

      • @prosperitygal hahaha… I ended up writing gin & tonic after I read this segment for the first time, too!

      •  @prosperitygal LOL! You dork.

  • Aw, geez, now Shadow just seems so….what’s the word I’m looking for? Stupid!

  • Chuckling.

  • geoffliving

    Natitude and seedy pulp! LOL!

    •  @geoffliving It seriously made me laugh. My favorite one of the bunch!

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  • Uhh ditto @geoffliving love the Natitude in this one, and so glad you passed this video along…HILARIOUS!

    •  @rachaelseda  Funny, right? I loved that what they were reading was from her point-of-view. So. Funny.

  • Seen the Swimmer vid – the one for the Gymnasts so cute too. The one for the Nats? So, so very wrong – and funny. 🙂

    •  @3HatsComm It seriously made me laugh out loud!