Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Talking Animals and Sexy Farm Boys

By: Gini Dietrich | June 29, 2012 | 

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.

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        •  @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…

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

        •  @Sean McGinnis And one more!

        •  @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.

  • 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”

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

  • patrickreyes

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

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

  • MSchechter

    Yay! I win my weekly attempt at swaying you 🙂

    •  @MSchechter You always sway me.

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

  • 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???? 

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

      • @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.

        •  @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

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

  • ifdyperez

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

    •  @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

         @ginidietrich  @mark2law You know me. :))

  • zodot

    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!

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

  • 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

    •  @NancyD68 Why will you name him Seth?

      •  @ginidietrich I will name him Seth after Seth Godin.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Robb_Wexler

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

  • K_A_Productions

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

    • kamichat

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

  • Pingback: Weekend Video: I’m Farming and I Grow It()

  • 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!

    •  @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!

  • 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

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

      •  @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

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

  • TedRubin

    Hey Gini… thanks for the smiles :-))

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

  • 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…. 

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

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

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

  • 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. 🙂

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

  • yvettepistorio

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

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

  • #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!”

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

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

  • ginidietrich

    @karlsprague My mom emailed to say she loved Maru!

    • karlsprague

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

      • ginidietrich

        @karlsprague My mom rocks. She’s my BFF

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