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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Ryan Lochte is So Cute and Ellen has Competition

By: Gini Dietrich | April 26, 2013 | 
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Gin and TopicsFirst things first, a huge thank you to Rebecca Todd for filling in for me while I was on vacation!

You’re all kinds of awesome, Beck, and I can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

Secondly, everyone wish Mr. D a happy birthday! It’s tomorrow and we have a weekend of fun planned. Book of Mormon tickets, dinner with friends, and lots of gifts. I may even make a cake! Well, maybe. That sounds pretty aggressive right now.

Anyway, happy birthday Mr. D!

Now, without further ado, I bring you this week’s Gin and Topics. Videos are courtesy of Jason Konopinski, Susan Cellura, Angie Finley, and yours truly.

5. Cat in a Shark Costume. I’m not sure why I find this as hilarious as I do. It’s pretty simple. A cat is wearing a shark costume. It’s riding a Roomba. And chasing a duckling. Then the dog shows up. These poor animals!

4. How Animals Eat their Food. I don’t know what’s more funny about this: The skit on how animals eat their food, the sippy cups, how the friend never cracks a smile, or the cardboard box table.

3. Worry about Yourself. For anyone who has ever experienced an independent child, this will hit pretty close to home. When she tells her dad, “You drive! Worry about yourself! Go drive!” I died. Precocious little stinker!

2. Ellen Meets Ellen. This is H-I-larious (as Mattie Dietrich would say). Kate McKinnon dresses up like Ellen and goes on the show. She dances, she stretches on in the chair, she puts on her reading glasses. She has her moves down exactly. Very, very funny!

1. News Anchors Lose it Over Ryan Lochte Interview. You may have already seen this one because it was making the rounds late last week, but I swear it’s worth watching again. “If you’re a man at night, you have to be a man in the morning.” Poor Ryan Lochte. He’s so cute.

Have a great weekend!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

64 comments
Dayngr
Dayngr

I totally look forward to these posts, and even though I don't always comment, I am always digging into them. :)

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

Happy Birthday to Mr. D.!!!

Roomba Cat mesmerizes me.

KensViews
KensViews

Ryan Lochte is a walking-talking concrete block. He deserves all the derision we can heap on him. That "Worry About Yourself" toddler already has a more highly-developed intellect!

LauraPetrolino
LauraPetrolino

So I'm currently taking bets as to how long it takes until I get that 'man at night....' line? We all know it's going to happen!

debdobson62
debdobson62

I love the Ellen clip.  That is very funny.  Dang, she has Ellen's moves down pat.

T60Productions
T60Productions

#3... that's my Betsy a year from now. :-)

--Tony Gnau

RobBiesenbach
RobBiesenbach

Book of Mormon was awesome -- great choice and happy birthday to Mr. D!

The Cat Roomba video sets such a high bar I fear I'll never again be able to post videos of my cat doing ordinary things like playing with a catnip mouse or climbing into a box. And when I first saw that Ryan Lochte video I had to look him up to figure out who he was. On the bright side, that indicates my Reality TV Diet has been a big success!

WordsDoneWrite
WordsDoneWrite

I rarely laugh at videos, but oh my gosh, those first two are hysterical! I needed a good belly laugh! Makes me wanna get my mom's kitty a Roomba (I already have a shark costume--yep!).

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

Oh, did you see the 30 Rock where Ryan Lochte plays the Sex Idiot? So perfect! "The plural of Pokemon IS Pokemon!"

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

No worries G! Thank you for letting me guest host. It was a lot of fun! Hah the cat clearly loves being king of the roomba, whereas the dog looks mortified to be dressed up. 

Oh man, How animals eat their food...laughed so hard I cried! I've been kicked by a Roo. It's a lot like that. 

Thanks G great to have you back and see you soon! xxoo

ifdyperez
ifdyperez

Oh lawdy, I had to stop watching after the second video because my face is leaking tears of laughter! Totally watching the rest of it tonight.

SocialMediaDDS
SocialMediaDDS

"My lash is going to come off".....SO funny...there is nothing more contagious than someone who is laughing uncontrollably.  Great pick.  Also....that independent toddler....a RIOT.  SO glad I'm done with that phase.  Fun fun fun G&T!  Thank you!

KristenDaukas
KristenDaukas

My 14YO loves the Ryan Lochte show and it's AWFUL. Well, awful except for the fact that he's wicked hot.  And that kid? None of my 3 girls were EVER like that. Said Kristen never. 

belllindsay
belllindsay

Man. I adore Ellen. Like, would marry her. You know, since it's legal up here. ;) Having worked in TV -I died when I saw the Lochte interview - oh, have I been there before. Best part was when she kept saying "But he's good looking!!" - because he kind of is. But dumb as a plank!!  

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@rustyspeidel No, no. Man at night, man during the day. I don't understand how he can be so dumb. Poor thing.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@RobBiesenbach I guess you didn't watch the Olympics either?!? But yeah...he deserves no reality TV show. I guess people will watch it because he's so dumb.

belllindsay
belllindsay

@SocialMediaDDS Me too. Maybe that's why I didn't comment on that one (though cute) - it took me back to dark dark days. ;) 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@KristenDaukas He's so pretty, but he really should just not talk. We're happy to just look at you. 

That kid was so funny! Just drive!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@belllindsay I loved it when she said they had to stop because she was going to lose an eyelash. Remember how hard we laughed when we found your send button? If that'd been on video, it would have gone viral.

KensViews
KensViews

@ginidietrich  I can just imagine you saying "Take care of yoo-self" to them. And to Kelly! 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@belllindsay @SocialMediaDDS Mr. D and I discovered this morning that if you're at Disney World and you see one of the Toy Story characters, you can yell, "Andy is coming!" and they have to fall to the ground and pretend they're just toys. All I can say is it's a good thing we don't have kids because we'd be going to Disney World this weekend for that particular purpose AND we'd be encouraging precociousness like that child in "worry about yourself."

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@KristenDaukas OMG! Best story ever! @belllindsay Skype'd me one day all frustrated because the send button in her email disappeared. I tried helping her troubleshoot and couldn't figure out what was wrong. This was like October. In December, she's here and we're working and she says, "Look! I've lost it entirely." I click a button and voila! It reappears. The look on her face was priceless. I nearly peed my pants.