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Gin and Topics: Talking Animals and Sexy Farm Boys

By: Gini Dietrich | June 29, 2012 | 
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So, is it hot where you are? I’ve been getting a kick out of everyone posting the temperatures in their city.

It turns out, it’s hot EVERYWHERE. Yesterday, Chicago had its first 100 degree in seven years.

Think global warming is a farce? Explain this!

I hate to see what August is going to bring. But the good news, I can ride when it’s hot so I don’t mind!

To help you cool off (or at least laugh), following is this week’s Gin and Topics.

5. I’m Farming and I Grow It. Ken Mueller is going to be mad at me for posting this here, because he’s using it on his blog tomorrow, but it’s really good. It’s a take on “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” by three farm boys in Kansas. It’s worth a chuckle or two.

4. German Shepherd Confused by Talking Husky. Ifdy Perez is going to be mad at me for posting this one (she’s in a competition with Mark Wohlschlegel to see who can get more videos here and he’s winning), but it’s really freaking funny! A dog sees another on Skype and I LOVE the way he tilts his head as the other dog “speaks.” He’s listening very intently.

3. Sorkinisms. If you’re a fan of Aaron Sorkin, you’ll think this is hilarious. Michael Schechter, knowing how much of a fan I am, sent it to me. It’s a funny clip of how many times he uses the same phrases throughout all of his writing.

2. Maru Greatest Hits. Alright, Ifdy. Now you and Mark are tied. Watch this one with the captions on. You’ll laugh out loud at them … and at this darn cat trying to get in a box as it slides across the floor.

1. Dachshund vs. Crab. Mr. D always says I laugh at animals…always. I guess that’s pretty apparent with this week’s Gin and Topics, huh? Jen Devitt sent this one to me…a puppy making “friends” with a crab. You’ll see the crab is like, “Dude. I just want to get back in the water. I don’t care if your tail is wagging!” And then the poor puppy loses his friend in the tide. So sad.

Happy weekend, all!

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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faybiz
3 years 11 months ago

When did you turn it into the best videos of the week here??
and thanks as a fan of the talking dog… I looked just like the german shep the first time i saw it too

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @faybiz It’s been happening over time. Not sure when, but people keep sending me videos that I can’t help but post.

Sean McGinnis
3 years 11 months ago

The Sorkin video is gold. Makes me want to break out West Wing for a 2d viewing.

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @Sean McGinnis And Sports Night! I loved that show.

Sean McGinnis
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich I only caught Sports Night a couple times. I’m angry all the good shows keep popping up on paid cable.  : |

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @Sean McGinnis Um, this 😐 means you don’t care! Angry is this 🙁

Sean McGinnis
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich I told you. This 😐 is my new permanent emoticon, regardless of actual emotion. Haha! 😐

Sean McGinnis
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich For the record, I love getting Livefyre emails that have the title “Sean McGinnis replied to you in Gin and Topics: Talking Animals and Sexy Farm Boys.”
 
It’s all so very Meta.
 
Oh look, here comes another one now…

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @Sean McGinnis Ohhhhh. It’s the emoticon no matter emotion. Got it.

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @Sean McGinnis And one more!

HowieSPM
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich @Sean McGinnis well I heard Mr D was a sexy farm boy until Gini discovered him deep in the wilds of kansas and tamed him into a metrosexual city slicker who gave up his overalls for kenneth cole and tommy hilfiger.

KenMueller
3 years 11 months ago

You’re right. I’m mad! Well, no I’m not. I gave you permission and shared it with you. But I love the farm boy video. We need more creativity like this. Maybe you need to do your version of this, “Spin Sucky and I know it”

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @KenMueller No way. I’m not that creative OR talented. 

patrickreyes
patrickreyes
3 years 11 months ago

Sorkin video is great especially after watching The Newsroom this week.

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @patrickreyes I still have to watch it. I have it DVR’d, but haven’t watched yet. Stupid travel.

MSchechter
MSchechter
3 years 11 months ago

Yay! I win my weekly attempt at swaying you 🙂

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @MSchechter You always sway me.

HowieSPM
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich @MSchechter bribes of pearls, diamonds and cupcakes help. Lucky for Michael he is sitting on treasure chests of all three.

Lisa Gerber
3 years 11 months ago

Two things: It’s sunny and 70 here. I think this corner of the country is the only one that is bearable right now. Second: I have tried like crazy to Facetime with my dogs when I’m in Chicago and they are completely oblivious. They cannot hear or see! How does this German Shepherd do it???? 

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @Lisa Gerber I think it’s other dogs and not humans. You should try it with each of the dogs and see what happens. 

Lisa Gerber
3 years 11 months ago

@ginidietrich @Lisa Gerber Now you’re just toying with me. I’m seriously siting here thinking how I can stage a Skype call between my two dogs. I’m officially nuts.

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @Lisa Gerber  OMG! You can totally do it! Have Patrick use your laptop and you use the iPad. You may have to be in separate rooms. But it’ll totally work!

mark2law
mark2law
3 years 11 months ago

Lol, apparently our competition has become public @ifdyperez. thanks for the shout-out @ginidietrich

ifdyperez
ifdyperez
3 years 11 months ago

I’m #2 and @mark2law is #4. I’m happy! 😀

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @ifdyperez  @mark2law LOL!! I didn’t realize you were counting on order, too. I’ll have to label them A and B next time. But then you’ll say you’re happy because you’re A and he’s B, won’t you?

ifdyperez
ifdyperez
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich  @mark2law You know me. :))

zodot
zodot
3 years 11 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing the Sorkinisms Supercut.  I watched the first few minutes and had a good chuckle.  I’m saving the rest of it for later. Have a great weekend, Gini!

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @zodot Funny, right? I had it playing while I did some other work. 

NancyD68
3 years 11 months ago

It is in the high 90’s here on Long Island. Now that we have a heatwave, all the work we have had is outdoor and backbreaking!
What is going to happen in August? MY BIRTHDAY! I WANT CAKE!
The cat video is beyond adorable. I want a cat like Maru but I will name him Seth instead

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @NancyD68 Why will you name him Seth?

NancyD68
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich I will name him Seth after Seth Godin.

HowieSPM
3 years 11 months ago

 @NancyD68 my nephew’s name is seth. Don’t do it!

TheJackB
3 years 11 months ago

It is close to 100 now, but that is not unusual. That Sorkinism bit was great. Now it makes me wonder how often I repeat myself in my writing, but I suppose that is it common for writers to wonder how often we repeat ourselves in our writing.

ginidietrich
3 years 11 months ago

 @TheJackB Now that you say that, I often wonder the same.

HowieSPM
3 years 11 months ago

 @ginidietrich you say horse hockey in every third wed post. I have been keeping track.

Robb_Wexler
Robb_Wexler
3 years 11 months ago

@ginidietrich Hey…I once had a Sorkinism….but the ointment clear it right up.

K_A_Productions
K_A_Productions
3 years 11 months ago

@kamichat Farm Boy video is quite funny. Thnx for sharing, have a great weekend 🙂

kamichat
kamichat
3 years 11 months ago

@K_A_Productions You have a great weekend as well, Karen.

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HowieSPM
3 years 11 months ago

So 1.5 viral videos. I am impressed the farm boys are truly viral over 2mil views in less than a week. Cute pets and babies always win the view count.
 
So it seems Sorkin has all these phrases he writes and has an algorithm that just spins them all out randomly into a screen play. And somehow people pay him to press ‘Create Screen play’ and then people pay to see the screen play he wrote in 2.73 seconds. Brilliant!

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @HowieSPM They’re farm boys…what’d you expect? OF COURSE they’re going to go viral and without kicking each other in the cajones, either!

KDillabough
3 years 11 months ago

I love the “I’m Farming and I know it” video. We live “out in the country”, surrounded by farms and horse farms, but I don’t think I’ve encountered any farm boys like those:)It’s Canada Day tomorrow, and a long weekend, woohoo! And what am I doing? Continuing to shovel stone dust and building a shed in the backyard. Does it get any more glamourous?26 and counting…Cheers! Kaarina

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @KDillabough Is the shed built yet? And where is my photo of you in your hat?

KDillabough
3 years 10 months ago

 @ginidietrich Changed plans. We hand-bombed 2000 paver stones that were partially buried in our back woods for 15 years (that’s a whole other story), and loaded them on skids. Photos of that, and me in my hat, will be posted on FB today:) [unfortunately, the light-up lights on the hat didn’t show:(

KDillabough
KDillabough
3 years 11 months ago

@CristerDelacruz @SpinSucks Me too Crister, AND the farm boys:)

TedRubin
TedRubin
3 years 11 months ago

Hey Gini… thanks for the smiles :-))

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @TedRubin This is the one crazy post I do a week. Thanks for stopping by to see it!

Hajra
3 years 11 months ago

The farm boys videos is just too awesome…
 
As for temperatures, we are at 107 F and 80 % humidity and we still are waiting for summers to hit us in full force…. 

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @Hajra  OMG. I’d be living in the freezer.

Omni Chaparala - DFW Realties
3 years 10 months ago

I am farming and I grow it is a really good video. 🙂

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @Omni Chaparala – DFW Realties Wasn’t it great?

Christina Strickland
3 years 10 months ago

The farming video is AWESOME! As a Missouri farm girl, I can say that all looks very familiar! I love that they’re using their creativity and ingenuity to promote agriculture. But, I’d love it even more if they weren’t wearing K-State gear. 🙂

lauraclick
3 years 10 months ago

The farming video is AWESOME! As a Missouri farm girl, I can say that all looks very familiar! I love that they’re using their creativity and ingenuity to promote agriculture. But, I’d love it even more if they weren’t wearing K-State gear. 🙂

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @lauraclick I know! I noticed the K State gear and groaned, too.

yvettepistorio
yvettepistorio
3 years 10 months ago

Love Maru!! I’m not a cat person, but I would take that cat! Hilarious!!

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @yvettepistorio My mom emailed me and said, “You know how much I hate cats, but I want Maru!” Hilarious!

annedreshfield
3 years 10 months ago

#1 is absolutely my favorite! That might be because I have a dachshund at home…yes, that’s probably it. The poor crab is like “get this thing OUT OF MY WAY!”

ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

 @annedreshfield Wasn’t that funny? And then when he went into the water, the dog is like, “Wait for me!!”

annedreshfield
3 years 10 months ago

 @ginidietrich Poor little guy was sad to see his new friend go! 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

@karlsprague My mom emailed to say she loved Maru!

karlsprague
karlsprague
3 years 10 months ago

@ginidietrich Your mom has good taste. Why am I not surprised? 🙂

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
3 years 10 months ago

@karlsprague My mom rocks. She’s my BFF

RebeccaTodd
3 years 10 months ago

Ooo he was so sad when the crab went back in the water! Poor little hound. Great list as always- thanks for sharing! 

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