Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban

By: Gini Dietrich | October 7, 2011 | 
68

It’s been a sad week, with the passing of Steve Jobs. The Apple store on Michigan Avenue is surrounded with candles and flowers. It’s a sad week for all of us who use Apple products…and even those of us who don’t (cough, Chris Barger, cough).

But I also think we’ve reached saturation stories about him so I won’t say anything more.

What I will tell you, though, is it’s marathon weekend in Chicago! I haven’t run the Chicago marathon in six years (MUCH prefer cycling to running), but it’s still tons of fun to go to the expo and stand out and watch the runners.

My high school friend, Mike Koehler, is here to run it so we’ll cheer him on, have some good food, a couple bottles of wine, and reminisce about skipping French class every, single day and my still pulling out an A.

Oh! And! The Bears play the Lions on Monday night. I hope you’ll all be cheering for the Bears to beat the Lions, if only so their undefeated streak is broken. Because, we all know if the Lions go undefeated, the Mayans were right about 2012. That or hell has frozen over.

And with that…Gin and Topics.

5. Who Is this Steve Jobs Fellow? OK. I said I wasn’t going to talk anymore about Steve Jobs. I lied. You’ll see why. This is an actual tweet Michael Oher (the kid The Blind Side is about and offensive lineman for the Ravens) sent on Wednesday night. Thanks to Sean McGinnis for sending it to me last night. Oy.

4. And then the PR Guy Called Me (a bad name). I can’t decide if this is funny or traumatic. I really don’t understand PR pros who don’t know how to communicate. I understand the “reply all” mistake. But to keep antagonizing the blogger in email, after she calls you out for calling her a name? And we wonder why the industry has such a bad perception.

3. Florida Lawmaker Wants to Repeal Dwarf-Tossing Ban. I can’t make this stuff up. The reason? To create more jobs, of course. Duh.

2. 10 Things to Do When You’re Dead. Oh this is good! My favorite? Marriage for cadavers to “provide departed loved ones with comfort and company in the afterlife.”

1. Betty White. I leave you with the following photo. Enough said.

Have a great weekend! Go Bears!

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.

Spin Sucks in Your Inbox

68 responses to “Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban”

  1. trontastic says:

    Don’t get me started on the Lions. #Thatisall.

  2. For this date forward you may call me Pope Formosus. #Thatisall

  3. “….then I remembered that this isn’t the 18th century and that I’ve never taken a high road in my entire life.” Just swallowed my tongue….. LMAO!

  4. ginidietrich says:

    @trontastic GO BEARS!

  5. ginidietrich says:

    @Sean McGinnis Right?!? She’s so freaking funny.

  6. @ginidietrich And with 801 comments and counting, she clearly has more internet juju than you….

  7. ginidietrich says:

    @Sean McGinnis She has 167,000 followers on Twitter. She definitely has more juju than me.

  8. faybiz says:

    Oher… perhaps he was just being funny?

  9. ginidietrich says:

    @faybiz Do you think so? It looked serious to me. I mean, he’s a football player. They don’t tend to be the sharpest knives in the drawer.

  10. faybiz says:

    well, I’m trying not to be stereotypical… then again, I despised Blind Side so you are probably right… screw the Ravens

  11. ginidietrich says:

    @faybiz How did you despise it?! It won Oscars!

  12. rustyspeidel says:

    I almost sent you the Betty White pic, then decided that might not be cool. WRONG!! Love it. I also LOVE the Bloggess. You are a funny girl, G. Who knew?

  13. rustyspeidel says:

    @ginidietrich@faybiz I tear up whenever I watch it. GREAT story. So there.

  14. rustyspeidel says:

    @ginidietrich@faybiz I tear up whenever I watch it. GREAT story. So there.

  15. rustyspeidel says:

    @ginidietrich@trontastic Cutler is gonna have to keep it in his pants this week or they are DEAD.

  16. ginidietrich says:

    @rustyspeidel You’re just now figuring out I’m funny?

  17. ginidietrich says:

    @rustyspeidel Seriously. I just know he slept with a teammate’s wife, which is why the O line won’t protect him.

  18. faybiz says:

    @ginidietrich all oscar winners deserve kudos huh?

  19. rustyspeidel says:

    @ginidietrich just figuring out HOW and WHAT KIND of funny…

  20. ginidietrich says:

    @faybiz It was a great movie!

  21. ginidietrich says:

    @faybiz It was a great movie!

  22. The return of dwarf tossing? No wonder this country is going down hill. A complete lack of priorities. Sheesh. And sheesh again…

  23. ginidietrich says:

    @WordsDoneWrite THANK YOU! You’re the first one to comment on that and I thought it was hilarious!

  24. ginidietrich says:

    @rustyspeidel So what kind of funny do you figure?

  25. TheJackB says:

    The other day I wrote that I have a penis and that I know how to use it. In fact, I used that line here. For a moment I wondered if I had pushed the envelope too far, but thanks to Betty White I now that I didn’t.

    Back to walking tall again.

    P.S. I can throw a dwarf 22.8 feet or at least I used to be able to. Been a long time since I made my living that way. Good to know that I can stop working as a writer and go back to the old lifestyle.

    Let’s recap this comment for a moment. We celebrated being able to write penis and did the Snoopy dance over dwarf tossing. You can thank me for assisting with your SEO efforts later.

    P.P.S. That Bloggess chick is fun, isn’t she. I love those kind of stories. Her snake story is pretty cool too.

  26. TheJackB says:

    @ginidietrich@rustyspeidel Cutler has issues everywhere he goes. Look at Denver.

  27. trontastic says:

    As a dwarf, I am personally offended that you even added this to your post. @ginidietrich @WordsDoneWrite

  28. trontastic says:

    Random question. Are those who regularly comment/post on SpinSucks.com considered Spinsuckers?

  29. faybiz says:

    @ginidietrich to each their own- go watch the mockumentary “trollhunter”

  30. faybiz says:

    @ginidietrich to each their own- go watch the mockumentary “trollhunter”

  31. @ginidietrich Slacker.

  32. ginidietrich says:

    @trontastic Bwahahaah. We prefer to call them Spin Sucks Pros. Jeez.

  33. ginidietrich says:

    @trontastic Bwahahaah. We prefer to call them Spin Sucks Pros. Jeez.

  34. ginidietrich says:

    @trontastic Bwahahaah. We prefer to call them Spin Sucks Pros. Jeez.

  35. ginidietrich says:

    @TheJackB You have to move to Florida to toss the dwarfs. It’s the law.

  36. ginidietrich says:

    @TheJackB You have to move to Florida to toss the dwarfs. It’s the law.

  37. ginidietrich says:

    @Sean McGinnis Look who’s talking.

  38. ginidietrich says:

    @Sean McGinnis Look who’s talking.

  39. @ginidietrich What. Ever.

    Just because you have JB in your bio pic and your Klout score is suddenly 5 pts higher than mine you think your the foshizzle.

    What goes around comes around baby.

  40. ginidietrich says:

    @Sean McGinnis I AM the foshizzle.

  41. trontastic says:

    I think she uses the PAID version of Klout score. @Sean McGinnis @ginidietrich

  42. trontastic says:

    SERIOUSLY?!? I didn’t hear about that. Wow. #jackass @ginidietrich @rustyspeidel

  43. ginidietrich says:

    @trontastic No, i’m not serious! It’s just a theory.

  44. ginidietrich says:

    @trontastic NO WONDER I thought you were younger than you are.

  45. KyleAkerman says:

    @ginidietrich@faybiz Oher is 1 of 13 children by a mother addicted to crack. He did not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write when he was a teenager. And yes, he is a football player. Is it really so unbelievable to think he would not know of Steve Jobs? Just Sayin’.

    And if you get a chance, read the book. It is about him, not the “mom” that adopted him.

  46. Tinu says:

    You posted. The epic graphic. I salute you.

  47. wabbitoid says:

    The episode on blogess (being called a name) seems to be a bit much because the organization cannot possibly be professional to start with. Apostrophe abuse at that level combined with Khardashians? Who are the Khardashians anyways and what on earth did they do to became professional celebrities? Not worth anyone’s time, IMHO.

  48. lkpetrolino says:

    As a proud Florida resident, I have to say that this is a fine example of how fantastically the citizen’s of Florida care about the well being of our people. Just because our beautiful state is dominated by botoxed lips, liposucked tummies and silicon boobs (and I’m not just referring to the female populous) , does not mean that we don’t respect the rights and hope to improve the quality of life for all citizens. These dwarfs deserve the right to have a career, they deserve the right to be successful, they deserve the right to be tossed dammit!

    As it is the only well paying, respectful position available to dwarfs are acting jobs at Disney with Snow White. Meanwhile, thousands of dwarfs are forced to go with out job while they patiently wait for the current Sneezy or Doc to pass on. Unless this ban is repealed the dwarf population will continue to suffer, continue to toil without a job, without a future, without hope of a better tomorrow….

  49. bdorman264 says:

    What? Of course we don’t make that stuff up; we are all about economic development in the F L A. Plus, it will help with tourism and that’s why we don’t have a state income tax. I don’t think you can have too much dwarf tossing…………..just sayin’………

    I like Jenny at The Bloggess; I get that type of humor. I liked the one w/ the ‘Found rattlesnake sign’. Very bitey, must have come from a bad home……….

    Classic Betty White, she’s a sport.

    I’m trying to decide if I want to be a runner or a biker and have been doing neither while I’m thinking about it; better come up w/ something quick the way I eat, huh? Have fun at the marathon and hope you have a good week.

  50. jennwhinnem says:

    @ginidietrich@rustyspeidel I need an answer to this. It’s going to be good.

  51. Ali Mac says:

    Yet another reason why Betty White is my hero…priceless!

  52. ginidietrich says:

    @Ali Mac Isn’t that awesome? I’m waiting for my mom to call and use my middle name when she yells at me for including it.

  53. ginidietrich says:

    @Ali Mac Isn’t that awesome? I’m waiting for my mom to call and use my middle name when she yells at me for including it.

  54. ginidietrich says:

    @bdorman264 I’ve told everyone I know to move to Florida. I hear they have new jobs opening soon.

  55. ginidietrich says:

    @bdorman264 I’ve told everyone I know to move to Florida. I hear they have new jobs opening soon.

  56. ginidietrich says:

    @lkpetrolino At Disney with Snow White?!? I have tears from laughing so hard. Hahahahahah!!

  57. ginidietrich says:

    @lkpetrolino At Disney with Snow White?!? I have tears from laughing so hard. Hahahahahah!!

  58. ginidietrich says:

    @wabbitoid hahahahah! The apostrophes made me nuts too. That’s what I would have emailed back to the PR pro.

  59. ginidietrich says:

    @Tinu You very well know where I found it!

  60. Ali Mac says:

    @ginidietrich@Ali Haha love it!

  61. EricaAllison says:

    Michael just wants to learn!

    There’s just no fixing stupid (PR Guy and his responses)

    And, my goodness do I LOVE Betty White!

  62. Al Smith says:

    Too funny. I tried to post comment yesterday. I was rejected. whats up with that ? Love Betty White. She is hilarious. Almost as funny as you. ha. hope you had fun at the race. And always remember, don’t drink and ride ……. unless …….. you have on the helmet cam. yes, i’m obsessed with you doing a blog post from bike with helmet cam and mic. would be AWESOME. luv ya. Go Lions !

    Al

  63. TheJackB says:

    @ginidietrich My family in Miami would love to have me. Going to start training today.

  64. […] you read Gin and Topics last week (or follow the industry news), you’ll know a PR “professional” (I use […]

  65. […] you read Gin and Topics last week (or follow the industry news), you’ll know a PR “professional” (I use that term […]

  66. […] more like one of us, and less like a CEO of a company. (I mean, you recently posted on your blog a picture of Betty White with some, uh, deep thoughts. I couldn’t see somebody like Steve Ballmer doing that.) Do you […]

  67. missmims1 says:

    This post was hilarious and a great way to show how to make blogs fun, and interesting. Just because a blog is about the pr industry doesn’t mean that it has to be dull and boring. 5 ways to do this, 8 do’s and don’t, etc.

  68. missmims1 says:

    This post was hilarious and a great way to show how to make blogs fun, and interesting. Just because a blog is about the pr industry doesn’t mean that it has to be dull and boring. 5 ways to do this, 8 do’s and don’t, etc.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  
Please enter an e-mail address

[postmatic_subscribe_widget]