Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Prancercise Lady and Baseball Players Called Bowlers

By: Gini Dietrich | June 21, 2013 | 

Gin and TopicsIt’s rally day! There is lots to accomplish at work and I need to get 77 miles in between today and tomorrow to beat last week’s mileage.

Friday nights are hilarious at our house. Mr. D gets up at 5:30 a.m. to play basketball and I try to ride 40-60 miles during my summer hours. By dinnertime, the two of us are so tired, neither one can speak.

But that’s okay…it’s well worth it and we can eat pretty much anything we like.

Also, we have only one more full week before Canada Day and Independence Day. That week is going to be soooooo slow. I feel like the whole world is taking off.

So rally! Get your work done. And then hang out with us for a few minutes to watch Gin and Topics.

This week’s videos come to you courtesy of Rebecca Todd, Dick Carlson, Bob LeDrew, Mr. D., and yours truly.

5. Tit for Tat. Alright, this is a little crass, but it’s pretty darn funny. And so true. I mean, if you’re going to go nearly naked to yoga, you kind of deserve to be looked at…by men and women.

4. A Three Year Old Explains Why He Won’t Eat Octopus. The intelligence of children astounds me! This little boy explains to his mom (in Portugese, which might make it even cuter) why he won’t eat the octopus gnocchi on his plate. Don’t worry, Luiz. I don’t like animals to die, either!

3. Millennials in the Workplace. Alright, all of you Millennials. Get ready to be mad I posted this. It’s funny because it’s true (for some of you)!

2. Bad British Baseball Commentary. This can’t be real. It’s a British commentator calling the Yankees and Red Sox game. It’s freaking hilarious! “Are they going to collllllllide? No, they didn’t, but a nice pat on the bum!” I think baseball would be more interesting if this guy called the games.

1. John Mayer and the Prancercise Lady. Remember Prancercise lady?!? She’s baaaaaack! She’s romancercising to John Mayer’s Paper Doll. I don’t know if it can get better than this.

Have a great weekend. Go learn how to Prancercise!

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!

  • “Re-imaguation”! Ahh smug millennials…”Like pets that do work sometimes”. 
    There is so much subtext to the whole yoga video…like “I’ve been practicing one year and now I’m going to be a teacher”…and chakra meditations…I love my yoga, but sometimes the “greater yoga community” gets a leeeeeeelte…well… 
    Happy weekend G!

    • RebeccaTodd I love the girl who stomps her feet because she wants another day off. It made me laugh out loud!

  • OMG, I love this kid in the second one. Funny, our 4 yr old went vegetarian of her own accord around December and still no one seems to believe that she is capable of that kind of ‘adult’ decision. So infuriating. This kid melts my heart.

    • katskrieger Why are you crying? Did I make you sad? No, honey, you touched my heart.

  • “If you’re not pregnant or nursing, why not consult Jarrad?” O.M.G. WHOA.  Also, I am 97% sure I saw a very tall Skellington-like dude Prancercising on his Fixie this morning. 
    And I would not joke about such a thing. It was very, very real.

    • dwaynealicie I miss the whole Jarrad thing…

    • dwaynealicie How do you not get video of that?!

      • ginidietrich Clearly I need to build an iphone mount on my bike and just record, record, record… ohhh, the things I see on a daily basis ….

        • dwaynealicie We should both do that and then compare videos.

  • PattiRoseKnight1

    I love the Millennials one and that is all I will say.  I saw the little boy not wanting to eat before so didn’t do that one because it even made his mom cry at the end.

  • If prancercise is still a “thing” in May of 2014 when we have the Spin Sucks come-together that we haven’t planned yet, we really must prancercise together. I’ll have to buy something new …… or old.

    • biggreenpen Even if it’s not, I think we should do it.

      • ginidietrich biggreenpen Yes!

        • lizreusswig ginidietrich biggreenpen A gentleman by the name of dwaynealicie and I are already making plans to practice our Pracercizing.

  • Best laughs I’ve had all day!!  Especially loved the Sheryl Sandberg reference in the Millenials vid & I think we’ve stumbled upon why the Brits have never really taken to baseball!  🙂

    • lizreusswig I kind of loved it, though. I would watch way more baseball if he was the commentator.

  • You know what’s funny about the Millenials thing, is if you are half smart you really can Google anything and figure out what the heck is going on. I do it all the time. Great Googling is actually a skill.

  • The prancercising lady better watch out because I am working on the Sashay your way across Texas two step video.

    • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes I CANNOT WAIT!

  • My 9-year-old son stood here and watched the Prancercise video, and finally at about 2:30 into it he said, “Why is she doing that?”

  • The Millennial video was awesome. I like to think it takes an equal swipe at workplace hysteria over “what to do about the kidz these dayz.” Also a nice sendup of bad training videos and the bad spokespeople who narrate them. The worst I ever saw was a sexual harassment video called, “That’s Not In My Job Description.”

    • RobBiesenbach Tell us more about this video1

      • ginidietrich Oh, just terrible — something right out of a Simpsons parody narrated by Troy McLure. If their goal was to make the audience laugh off the idea of sexual harassment in the workplace, mission accomplished. I don’t remember many of the details but have vague recollections of stiff actors, stilted writing, contrived situations, and one of the characters, upon being the subject of a clumsy pass from a co-worker, saying indignantly, “That’s NOT in my job description!” which instantly became our office catchphrase.

  • 1) Prancercise video. I didn’t think it could get worse but that John Mayer song is just creepy so it is a perfect paring to prancer girl. 
    2) Millennial.. I love my millennials. They’re cute! I love when we give the “this is a phone” demonstration. The sparkle and wonder in their eyes is endearing to say the least.

    • KristenDaukas Their eyes sparkle with the phone conversation. LOL!!

  • Says the FBI agent with the best view!!! And Gordon Levitt!!??!! Bwahahaha!!!
    And the little boy was too cute!!!

  • That Prancersize lady gives me nightmares. Can you imagine being in her neighborhood and watching her prance by? OMG. The horror!

    • jeanniecw If that happened, I would video it and send it to you immediately!

  • I have seen the Prancersize lady doing her “thing” on some of my social networks. I am with you, she scares me a little, but she is out there doing her thing. Most people aren’t and I guess I have to tip my hat to her… from a very safe distance !! 😉