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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, 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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biggreenpen
3 years 5 days ago
Wait why am I the first to comment? Maybe because I sprinted from catshark to Lochte. A) the cat thing is hilarious – my cat would leave me a deposit of something smelly & gross if I tried to put a shark costume on her. Don’t know how the owner did that. Now, for Lochte — I don’t know what about that video made me think “Lord those anchors love their jobs …” they really weren’t being mean to him. I wathced it like three times (that’s a lot for me) and it was laugh out loud funny each time.… Read more »
ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

biggreenpen¬†I’m kind of amazed both animals left their costumes on. And the cat kind of looks evil as a shark.
I’ve watched that Lochte video at least three times, too. It’s so funny. I love how at the end she says, “We have to stop. I’m going to lose an eyelash!”

RobBiesenbach
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich¬†biggreenpen¬†Yeah, that’s the mellowist damned cat I’ve ever seen. Not just to stay on the Roomba but to wear that outfit? I’d need a transfusion if I tried that with our cat.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

RobBiesenbach biggreenpen And then it stops and the cat just stays on there. Amazing.

yvettepistorio
3 years 5 days ago

A few things:
 Lola will be a shark for Halloween this year.
The Rhinoceros and TRex were my favorite animals.
I hope my little kid is that bossy! Ha!!

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

yvettepistorio¬†We HAVE to find a shark costume for her! I’ll start looking in September. LOL!!

yvettepistorio
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich¬†yvettepistorio¬†Yes!!! I’ll start looking now!

lizreusswig
3 years 5 days ago

yvettepistorio¬†We were a little disappointed they didn’t show zebras! Which, btw is what Sophie (aka Zebra Girl) will be this year – shocking, I know!

lizreusswig
3 years 5 days ago

Love these! ¬†Of course, I shouldn’t have watched with the girls…now I’m going to hear “Worry About Yourself!” all day! ūüėČ

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

lizreusswig HAHAHAHAHAH! I will die to hear those stories. You can blame me.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 5 days ago

Man. I adore Ellen. Like, would marry her. You know, since it’s legal up here. ūüėČ 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
3 years 5 days ago

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.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich¬†I have no idea what you’re talking about.

KristenDaukas
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich belllindsay Lindsay has a send button?? And Lindsay.. I professional plankers everywhere are cursing your name for that comparison.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

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.

belllindsay
3 years 4 days ago

ginidietrich KristenDaukas IN MY DEFENSE!!! Gini took at *least* ten minutes to figure it out! hahahaha It was  pretty sweet though Рwe were on the FLOOR!!!

KristenDaukas
3 years 5 days ago

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.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

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!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich¬†KristenDaukas¬†He’s so pretty when he’s quiet.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

RebeccaTodd KristenDaukas He really is.

SocialMediaDDS
3 years 5 days ago

“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!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 5 days ago

SocialMediaDDS¬†Me too. Maybe that’s why I didn’t comment on that one (though cute) – it took me back to dark dark days. ūüėČ

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

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.”

SocialMediaDDS
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich¬†belllindsay¬†SocialMediaDDS¬†Oh that is hilarious….now I want to go to DW and try it!

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

SocialMediaDDS¬†Let’s go together!

SocialMediaDDS
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich¬†SocialMediaDDS¬†I’ll honk outside your door….ROAD TRIP!!!

belllindsay
3 years 4 days ago

ginidietrich belllindsay SocialMediaDDS Now THAT I would be into.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

SocialMediaDDS RIGHT?!! LOL!!

ifdyperez
ifdyperez
3 years 5 days ago

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.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

ifdyperez HURRY UP! The ones in the #2 and #3 spots are the best ones!

TheJackB
3 years 5 days ago

Where is Michael Shannon’s Funny or Die video? That one is classic.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

TheJackB I missed it!

TheJackB
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich Have you seen it?

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

TheJackB No! I have to go find it.

TheJackB
3 years 5 days ago

That little girl is great, reminds me a bit of my daughter.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

TheJackB If she speaks to you that way, I need it on video!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 5 days ago

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

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

RebeccaTodd LOL!! Thank you again!!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 5 days ago

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

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

RebeccaTodd¬†OMG! That’s right! Poor dummy.

WordsDoneWrite
3 years 5 days ago

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!).

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

WordsDoneWrite Where did you get the shark costume?!

RobBiesenbach
3 years 5 days ago

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!

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

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.

RobBiesenbach
3 years 5 days ago

ginidietrich¬†RobBiesenbach¬†Right, the Olympics — sports, the original reality TV! I did watch, but I still don’t remember him. Just the giant guy with the huge wingspan …

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

RobBiesenbach LOL!! Michael Phelps?

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

RobBiesenbach You are cracking me up!

rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel
3 years 5 days ago

Rock scientist by day, man at night.

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

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

T60Productions
3 years 5 days ago

#3… that’s my Betsy a year from now. :-)
–Tony Gnau

ginidietrich
3 years 5 days ago

T60Productions You will FOR SURE be taking video of that for us!

debdobson62
debdobson62
3 years 4 days ago

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

ginidietrich
3 years 2 days ago

debdobson62 Funny, right?!? Sitting in the chair? I laughed out loud!

LauraPetrolino
3 years 4 days ago

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!

ginidietrich
3 years 2 days ago

LauraPetrolino¬†I’ll bet you have it down already!

KensViews
3 years 4 days ago

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!

ginidietrich
3 years 2 days ago

KensViews¬†My mom told me the reason I thought that toddler video was so funny is because that was me at her age. She said, “Do you have more respect for your dad and me now?”

KensViews
3 years 2 days ago

ginidietrich¬† I can just imagine you saying “Take care of yoo-self” to them. And to Kelly!

spinchick
3 years 4 days ago

ginidietrich is back! Yipee. Yes, Rebecca did a great job holding down the fort while you were gone. Lazy cat + playful duck + confused dog + Roomba. How can you go wrong? Happy birthday Mr. D!

ginidietrich
3 years 2 days ago

spinchick¬†I don’t get how the cat managed to stay so calm. And then the Roomba stops and he just keeps sitting there. Amazing.

dwaynealicie
3 years 4 days ago

Happy Birthday to Mr. D.!!!
Roomba Cat mesmerizes me.

ginidietrich
3 years 2 days ago

dwaynealicie Can you believe he stayed in that shark costume?

dwaynealicie
3 years 2 days ago

ginidietrich dwaynealicie I think he secretly likes it, but will deny, deny, deny!

Dayngr
3 years 2 days ago

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

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