Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Rap Songs, Royal Doctor, and Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | January 4, 2013 | 
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Happy New Year!

Did anyone else feel like this was the longest short week of their life? One of my goals this year is to work no more than 12 hours a day and I blew that on Wednesday, my first day back. But I managed only 12 hours yesterday. Baby steps!

Hopefully your New Year’s resolutions are going better than that.

I’m sorry for those of you who missed Gin and Topics last Friday (cough, Mattie Dietrich, cough). I took a day off! But we’re back and it’s time for your weekly break from PR and marketing.

5. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. I have no words for this. It’s just plain, old awesome. Fallon and Timberlake perform snippets of rap songs through history. It’s 10 minutes, but it’s three different shows weaved together…and worth every second. Your crush on Justin Timberlake will increase after this (guys, you too). I am in love.

4. Waverley Mansion’s Call Me Maybe. I know we’ve had enough of the Call Me, Maybe? meme (even my four year old niece wanted me to sing it to her on Christmas Eve), but this is hilarious. I mean, old people lip syncing to the song? It doesn’t get better than that! Thanks to Rebecca Todd for the find!

3. Royal Family Doctor. If you missed this on SNL, it’s a must watch. It’s “instruction” to the Royal OB/GYN to the Duchess of Cambridge on how to speak to the “Royal A-hem” during examinations. When it’s explained what to do on delivery day, I laughed out loud. It’s very naughty (and kind of rude), but very, very funny! Thanks to Karyn Cooks for the find!

2. Dog Flip. You know me and animals. Anytime they do something funny, it makes me laugh. And this is no exception. This dog literally flips while he eats. Thanks to Mr. D for finding it and knowing it would make me laugh.

1. Socialnomics 2013. Alright. I lied a little bit. You don’t fully get a break from PR and marketing because this revised video from Eric Qualman and his team is a must watch. It’s updated stats on the state of social media and its use in business.

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.

  • rdopping

    …..fancy meeting you here…..

    • @rdopping Crud. You just reminded me I still have your blog post from yesterday open and haven’t read it yet. Oy.

      • rdopping

        @ginidietrich if I knew you were going to read it I would have written better crud…..;-)

        • @rdopping  You mean to tell me it sucks?!?

        • rdopping

          @ginidietrich read it…….and weep.

  • I am literally squealing in my office about this puppy. LOVE!!!

  • Also…I LOVE Call Me, Maybe. It is a perfect little pop song.

    • @RebeccaTodd I love the old ladies handing the old men their phone number on pieces of paper.

  • 5 is AMAZING…OMG

    • @katskrieger settle down…

    • @katskrieger Right?! You love him, don’t you?

      • @ginidietrich  @katskrieger I already loved both of them, but this makes me crush even harder!

        • @yvettepistorio  @katskrieger I’m kind of impressed Jimmy Fallon can sing.

        • @ginidietrich  @yvettepistorio  @katskrieger I just love how they both commit to it fully, good or bad.

        • @ginidietrich  @yvettepistorio  @katskrieger He’s super talented. Did you ever see the music special?

        • @yvettepistorio  @ginidietrich Exactly!

  • Dagnabbit, I should have sent #2 to you.  My sister sent it to me last week.

  • I love that puppy. I pity the royal doctor now (yes rude, yes hilarious)
    And why did they name the child Facebook / twitter. That’s like building the foundations of a terribly troubled teenage life. Do they really want their kids to hate them?

    • @Hajra  You know you’re advocating for some kid to be named Instagram.

  • I have become a Jimmy Fallon fan because of Gin and Topics.

    • @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes The weird thing is I’m not a Jimmy Fallon fan, but this and tight pants…such comedy gold!

  • autumnmthompson

    OMG! I heart Justin Timberlake!   That was awesome.  My daughter asked me to teach her how to dougie……

  • Such fun. Provided much needed giggles today.

    • @allenmireles Do you have a crush on Justin Timberlake now?

  • Worth the read just to see the dog flip 🙂

    • @Glenn Ferrell Funny, right?! LOL!

      • @ginidietrich  @Glenn Ferrell  Now I know where Alexander Calder got his ideas 🙂

  • PattiRoseKnight

    That dog flip was just what I needed at the end of the longest, short week 🙂  Now I’ll watch the others!

    • @PattiRoseKnight I think I’ve watched it 10 times!

  • debdobson62

    Okay, I absolutely love Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake history of Rap, then laughed out loud with the elderly Call Me Maybe…brilliant commercial to be honest and then love the dog flipping while eating.

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