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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.

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34 responses to “Gin and Topics: Nationals Bullpen Reads Fifty Shades of Grey”

  1. Tears of laughter! Thanks for sharing these video gems 🙂

  2. yvettepistorio says:

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

  3. katskrieger says:

    I so needed this right now. Thanks Gini!

  4. #1 is hilarious. Sending it to all of my friends who were as obsessed with watching the women’s gymnastic team as I was!

  5. PointA_PointB says:

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

  6. sydcon_mktg says:

    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!! 

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

  8. KenMueller says:

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

  9. geoffliving says:

    Natitude and seedy pulp! LOL!

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  11. rachaelseda says:

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

  12. 3HatsComm says:

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

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