Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Obamas Take to Video

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2013 | 

Gin and TopicsI have been looking forward to this Gin and Topics since last weekend.

You see, I found a video on Heidi Massey’s Facebook wall and I was mad I didn’t see it in time for last week.

And then Jennifer Lawrence had the glorious trip at the Oscars that endeared her to all of us.

And then Michelle Obama was on Jimmy Fallon.

And then I saw a parasite that eats the tongues of fishes.

And I didn’t want to wait until today to share them all! But I was patient and held them all in a draft post until it was time.

Before we begin, I’d like to thank Heidi, Patti Knight, and Mr. D for their help in pulling together this week’s best videos ever.

And now…it’s Gin and Topics time!

5. President Obama Sends Kid President a Message. The message is pretty funny (and super cool!), but the outtakes are even better. I love how he asks his editor to make it look like his head is exploding. This kid has some serious charisma. I won’t be surprised if we someday see him run for office. I know, Dan Perez, most of this is scripted. But it’s still fantastic!

4. The Tongue-Eating Parasite. All I have to say about this is…THIS IS WHY I’M A VEGETARIAN! All you fish eaters might be eating a parasite. Ewwwwww!

3. Jennifer Lawrence Interviewed about Her Fall. A few weeks ago, I read an article about Jennifer Lawrence in Vanity Fair. She said things such as Woody Harrelson didn’t think anyone was more lazy than he is until he met her. Then she was quoted as saying she’s been media trained, but it “didn’t really stick.” Stuff that, as a big fan of her work and a communications professional, I really didn’t want to know. But I’ll admit these answers she gave right after she won the Oscar are pretty much great. I dare you not to like her after watching this.

2. How to Fail a Breathalyzer Test.  I don’t know which is more funny: How this guy fails or the cop laughing so hard he has to walk away.

1. Evolution of Mom Dancing. Michelle Obama is my hero for doing this! Seriously. It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you sit, you have to admit this is downright charming. I’ll bet it embarrassed the crap out of her kids. And Jimmy Fallon looks like Tina Fey.

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. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • bobledrew

    I need a ringtone of kid president laughing.

    • @bobledrew THAT would be awesome!

    • PattiRoseKnight1

      @bobledrew patent that intellectual property now!

  • Full disclosure: I like Jennifer Lawrence.
    But am I the only one who wonders if Jennifer Lawrence’s personality isn’t an act? I mean, she IS an actress. I also realize it’s possible the recent admissions of guilt from Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o have led me to think that nobody famous is genuine anymore.

    • @bradmarley I don’t think it’s an act for two reasons: She’s way too off-the-cuff for it to be and she’s much too young. I think that’s genuinely her. It’ll be interesting to see how all of this changes her (and it will).

      • PattiRoseKnight1

        @ginidietrich  @bradmarley I really hope she doesn’t change; she is so refreshing!

    • PattiRoseKnight1

      @bradmarley if it is an act then she’s damn good at it….I think she’s genuine especially when she met Jack Nicholson.

    • @bradmarley I hear you, but I don’t think it’s an act. She doesn’t have The Filter (and I know this because I don’t have The Filter, either). I hope she never gets it, because she really is hilarious.

      • @mickeygomez  You don’t have The Filter, do you?! LOL!

  • PattiRoseKnight1

    Make my head explode; do it for the children!!! LOL!  AND I am going to do the Michelle Obama dance when I pick my son Mike up from school today and tell him Gini wanted me to do that!!! CLASSIC but she’s not my mother!

    • @PattiRoseKnight1 I just spit candy at my computer screen. LOL!!! I’ll do it with you. Come get me first and we’ll do it when we pick him up…broken foot and all.

      • PattiRoseKnight1

        @ginidietrich She is the coolest mom EVER but I’m not her child.  I never thought any First Lady could replace Jackie O in my heart but Michelle Obama ROCKS!!!! And she sure can dance!

  • Did you see the video when Jack Nicholson crashed her interview with George Stefanopoulos? Her reaction is AMAZING. 

    • @jasonkonopinski That WAS hilarious!!!

    • PattiRoseKnight1

      @jasonkonopinski She was totally starstruck when Jack came up to her…I don’t think she could have faked that!  Hysterical!

    • @jasonkonopinski I hadn’t seen that. That was fantastic!

  • Best 10 minute procrastination EVER!!!

    • @SocialMediaDDS I’m kind of proud of this one. It’s pretty good, right?

  • PattiRoseKnight1

    Am i the only one who thinks Jimmy Fallon as a woman is a cross between Tina Fey and Austin Powers?  Kind of creepy but funny (and I guess that’s the point).

    • @PattiRoseKnight1 Now that you mention it, I totally see Austin Powers!

  • Seriously, best Gin & Topics I’ve ever seen! I LOVE Jennifer Lawrence and the Kid President always makes me laugh!

    • PattiRoseKnight1

      @yvettepistorio Make my head explode; do it for the children….I want that as a bumper sticker.

    • @Karen_C_Wilson Totally made up. Don’t believe it.

  • Thanks for the lunch time laugh! (Since I was eating I didnt watch the parasite yet)!  The Kid president is the cutest, funniest thing!!!!
    Dancing Michelle is so awesome! My 3 would want to crawl under a rock and die!!! Has it is, Dave torments them on Instagram (their friends follow him & help with the tormenting by encouraging him). His is the king of the duck face & the selfe over there and is always threatening colored pants! Anything to mortify them!

    • @sydcon_mktg What? We had a president named Linda?

  • Jennifer Lawrence is priceless.

  • Loved the kid president outtakes. What a charmer. He will go places, for sure. Did NOT watch the fish parasite thing…I would have nightmares and I don’t want to give up my lovely seafood meals. And Jennifer Lawrence? I have new hero(ine). Thanks for the smiles!

    • @allenmireles You HAVE to watch the fish parasite one. Do it.

      • @ginidietrich @allenmireles I’m really starting to wish I didn’t watch the fish parasite vid. It’s pretty gross!!!
        Gini I might be right there with you eating veggies for the rest of my life after that one :/

  • Nice! I love Michelle Obama. What an awesome woman!

    • @RebeccaTodd Right?! You can’t help but love her!

  • OMG I SO needed this!!!

  • Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Obama are amazing! Love them.

    • @EdenSpodek So good, right? I’ve watched the mom dance at least five times. I love how she follows the prompts and shows Jimmy what to do.

      • @ginidietrich Yes, so good, indeed! I love how Jennifer Lawrence seems real (although some critics think it’s an act) and Michelle Obama seems so perfect but not in an annoying way. She guides Jimmy in a discrete way and helps him look good. I think she’s the next Oprah. Looking forward to what’s ahead for her in 2016.

        • PattiRoseKnight1

          @EdenSpodek  @ginidietrich Eden I completely agree Michell Obama does seem perfect without being annoying.  I too can’t wait to see what’s ahead for her in 2016.

        • @EdenSpodek I just told friends the other night you think she’ll be the next Oprah. They all agreed that’s a great idea!

  • Arment Dietrich, Inc.

    This is by far my favorite Gin and Topics to date – worth the time to take a break and watch ^pk

  • DickCarlson

    I would suggest that you give ALL your clients a shot before their big interviews.

    • @DickCarlson What’s your fancy, Dick? We’ll make it happen!

      • DickCarlson

        @ginidietrich Sorry, I don’t do interviews. I have people for that.  But you can take photographs of my nipples if you’d like.

  • Kid prez is great. The whole SoulPancake project by Rainn Wilson is worth a good look, too.

    • @JoeCardillo Ohhhh. I’ll look at SoulPancake.

  • So, has FOX “News” complained about Kid President yet?

    • @creativeoncall Bwaahahah! Did you happen to catch FOX said the reason women are overweight is because they’re no longer doing housework?

      • PattiRoseKnight1

        @ginidietrich  @creativeoncall WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Remind me not to watch FOX – oh I don’t so we’re good!

  • That fish parasite is just the absolute creepiest!

    • @dwaynealicie I seriously yelled, “THIS IS WHY I’M VEGETARIAN!” LOL!

    • PattiRoseKnight1

      @dwaynealicie that one was truly disgusting YUCK.

  • rdopping

    Jennifer Lawrence. Dude!

  • belllindsay

    Jennifer Lawrence is my newest most favourite person in the entire world. I love her. And Kid President rocks.

    • @belllindsay Well, behind me of course.

      • belllindsay

        @ginidietrich Yes. Of course.

  • HeidiMassey

    All I have to say is OMG. Best G & T ever.
    (Oh, and when they warned us they were going to show a picture of a real parasite infested tongue, I should have stopped watching.)

    • @HeidiMassey Bwahahaha! And they DID warn you! LOL!

  • It feels like have been gone forever. But the interview of J. Law makes me like her even more than I already did. And the kid prez is hilarious. CBS did an interview with him last night and after seeing it what he does makes him that much more impressive to me.

  • Fallon blows my mind with some of his creativity…and yeah, Michelle Obama seems to have several “genuine” firsts for a First Lady.
    Kid President remains impressive…hope he “grows into” that charismatic potential he has versus go the “fallen child actor” route.