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Gin and Topics: Taylor Swift and a Goat

By: Gini Dietrich | March 22, 2013 | 
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Patti Knight and I have been joking all week about spring.

On the first day of spring, it was zero degrees in Chicago. Yesterday it was five. Today it is 17. We’re getting closer!

My friend Ces Guerra posted this on my Facebook wall last night:

Spring Break in Chicago

 

LOL! It’s so true. Mr. D’s birthday is on April 27 and 90 percent of the time it snows and THEN we get spring.

Personally, I got the cast off my foot and am a free woman again so I am really looking forward to it warming up so I can get outside on my bike.

For those of you who are already playing outside, I’m jealous. But not jealous enough to keep Gin and Topics from you.

This week’s videos are courtesy of Susan Cellura, Mr. D, Liz Reusswig, Deb Dobson (sorry, Jason Konopinski, she sent it to me first), and yours truly.

5. Old Spice: Meet the Wolfdog. This is the kind of stuff that really makes me miss working with consumer packaged goods and food clients. I mean, really. A talking wolf to introduce a new product? That’s marketing that I just did to you. And while you’re at it, follow my twitters and read my blog writings.

4. After Ever After. I don’t know if this is fantastically hysterical or frightening, but the guy is extremely talented. He sings what happens after all the Disney dreams come true. You know, such as mermaids going missing because of oil spills. Do not let your kids watch this!

3. Cocktails for Two. These two absolutely darling children belong to Liz Reusswig. They pantomime Spike Jones’s Cocktails for Two. Apparently her father-in-law taught it to them and they are freaking fantastic! I want to kidnap them! Liz, if they end up missing, don’t come looking for them!

2. Seal Pup Slip ‘n Slide. You’re about to go into cuteness overload as you watch baby seals try to climb onto a surf board. They must be very social creatures because every time one more finally gets up there, another one tries.

1. I Knew You Were a Goat When You Walked In. Seriously, this might be the funniest thing I have ever seen. Ever. Poor Taylor Swift. But man! F-U-N-N-Y!

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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belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

Oh my god the SEALS!! I love how the first two are just lying there all smug!! HAHAHAHA

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay I love how they finally get up there and then slide off the other edge. Hilarious!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich I know!! And at the beginning: “No Vaseline was Used” – hahahaha

JoeCardillo
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay Step away from the bat….;)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

janbeery Thanks, love!

bradmarley
3 years 4 months ago

Love Mr. Wolfdog. And I see http://www.mrwolfdog.com is a Tumblr site. Sign of the times.
 
Perhaps I’ll have to buy his book, “Is It Wollfdog In Here? Or Is It Just Me?”
 
Ha ha.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@bradmarley “I’m OK, You’re Mr. Wolfdog” (you may be too young to get this) LOL

bradmarley
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay Was that a song?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@bradmarley LOL Brad, you are too funny! Trust me – your MOM had this book! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I’m_OK,_You’re_OK

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@bradmarley Follow my blog writings.

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
3 years 4 months ago

Wolfdog- love that guy,

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes I really want to do something creative and fun like that!

KristenDaukas
3 years 4 months ago

FINALLY! The truth about the story of Pocahontas is OUT! Getting thru the Princess stage with my girls was harder than potty training. Give me midnight feedings any day of the week.

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@KristenDaukas Wasn’t that great? I love the jabs at The Man, too.

lizreusswig
3 years 4 months ago

Hahaha…no need to kidnap them @ginidietrich !  I’ll send them to visit with Auntie Gini anytime!! 🙂

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@lizreusswig  @ginidietrich I live closer. I can grab ’em up. 🙂

lizreusswig
3 years 4 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @ginidietrich LOL…no offense, but I’m guessing they’d rather visit Chicago, but ya never know! 😉

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@lizreusswig  @ginidietrich But…but…but…SNYDER’S and UTZ.

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@lizreusswig SWEET!!!

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

If I have to lose to someone, it can be to debdobson anytime.

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  🙂

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich  @jasonkonopinski funny debdobson  was torching you in the cafeteria and and recess yesterday. Called you old and slow Jason. Don’t work I tricked her onto the teeter totter and got off when she was high in the air. But then she did steal my tater tots at lunch!

debdobson62
debdobson62
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  @ginidietrich  @jasonkonopinski  debdobson Now watch it…….

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@debdobson62  @ginidietrich  @jasonkonopinski  It is ok Deb you did get to eat my tater tots! Jason is still trying to make it to lunch with his walker…since Tuesday.

debdobson62
debdobson62
3 years 4 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  debdobson Now aren’t you sweet.  I don’t mind losing to you.

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@debdobson62  @jasonkonopinski  is a sheep in wolf’s clothing careful Deb!

JoeCardillo
3 years 4 months ago

I’m pretty Taylor Swifted out, but that cracked me up
 
The Disney princess thing drives me crazy. I could write a whole other blog and call it Child Spin Sucks.

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@JoeCardillo The Taylor Swift one makes me laugh, literally, out loud every time I see it.

EdenSpodek
3 years 4 months ago

At first, I was green with envy when I read it was 17 degrees in Chicago. Then I remembered you’re talking about Fahrenheit world and realized it’s only -8°C and it’s 2°C (36°F) here in Toronto. Hope it warms up soon. 😉

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@EdenSpodek Yeah… it’s FREEZING!

EdenSpodek
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Dislike, unless of course you want more snow. 😉

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@EdenSpodek HAHAHAHA! I did the same thing Eden for about three seconds! LOL

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay  @EdenSpodek Jeez. I’m going to have to start converting for the Canadians like I do on time zones.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich  @EdenSpodek Oh, we know how to convert Gini (double C and add 30 – roughly) it’s just that number 17 looked soooooo tantalizing!!!

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay  @ginidietrich  @EdenSpodek is that a bra size Lindsay?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  @ginidietrich  @EdenSpodek BAHAHA! Might be but definitely not mine! 😉

SpinSucks
SpinSucks
3 years 4 months ago

PRNewser 😀 Happy Friday!!

KateFinley
3 years 4 months ago

Oh my goodness. That princess guy is SO talented. Great find. Also, I needed the seal video. So adorable. LOVE.

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@kateupdates Hope they helped after your long week!

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich  @kateupdates the thing Gini didn’t tell us is the seals were used to make her new coat! It is Zero ya know!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  @ginidietrich  @kateupdates I’d love to have a sealskin coat. Not even kidding.

LauraPetrolino
3 years 4 months ago
Ok, so here is a funny story about me and ‘spring’ in Chicago. I went to SOBCON a few year back, which was the first weekend in May. So here in Florida, by May we are definitely waaaay the heck into beach season and wearing nothing but bikini’s, flip flops and sundresses (unless you are a guy…well with some exceptions, but…ok, nevermind). So, I had looked at the weather for that weekend and I guess I didn’t really look at the temps, just that it was suppose to be sunny! Awesome, I think to myself…..bahahahahahhaha.   So our plane lands… Read more »
ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@LauraPetrolino You know what’s even funnier? You could have looked at the temperature and made the same decision to arrive in your cute little dress, but with the wind, it would have felt like 30 below you anyway.

LauraPetrolino
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Oy!

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@LauraPetrolino  @ginidietrich Chitown wimps until it hits -20 it is summer damn it!

creativeoncall
3 years 4 months ago

Love the Cocktails for Two girls… see how cute lip syncing can be, Gini? (#SocialSong hint hint)

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@creativeoncall LMAO!!!!!!! Ah, man. OK. Fine. FINE!

creativeoncall
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Can’t wait!  Maybe you can get Lindsay and Patti to join in, for moral support

LauraPetrolino
3 years 4 months ago

Oh, and on another note…goats are HUGE right now. This video will probably single handedly revitalize Taylor Swift’s career! I hope she donates some quality money to a goat rescue or something to give back.

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@LauraPetrolino Bahhhh!

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@Kara McAulay  LOL! I figure once a week doesn’t hurt to have a little fun. My brain is fried by the time I write this one so I assume everyone else’s is too!

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich  @Kara McAulay but so many people send you stuff it must be easy watching a gazillion videos while @belllindsay works ghost writing for you.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  @ginidietrich  @Kara McAulay You trying to  get me fired again Howie?

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

I actually think the Old Spice spot is the WORST waste of money and dumbest campaign of the year so far. I bashed it heavily before and I will until it gets buried. Horrible product that I guess now is having campaigns to match it. It isn’t funny!
 
Hold on.
 
Hello?
 
Hi Howie @jasonkonopinski here. You do know that @ginidietrich ‘s guy is an Old Spice Man right?
 
Hi @jasonkonopinski what up bra!? No didn’t know he seemed like an AXE dude for sure. Thanks.
 
That said numbers 1-4 are possibly the best 4 ever in tandem on G+T

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  Oh come on! It’s hilarious! It’s a talking wolf!

debdobson
debdobson
3 years 4 months ago

debdobson Oh I love it when I tweet myself….NOT

debdobson
debdobson
3 years 4 months ago

howiegoldfarb Hi Howie.

howiegoldfarb
howiegoldfarb
3 years 4 months ago

debdobson waves from the northern tundra 8)

debdobson
debdobson
3 years 4 months ago

howiegoldfarb Waves back from cold “hot” Atlanta

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