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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Obamas Take to Video

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2013 | 
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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, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

63 comments
dbvickery
dbvickery

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.

Anthony_Rodriguez
Anthony_Rodriguez

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. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142168n

HeidiMassey
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.)

belllindsay
belllindsay

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

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

That fish parasite is just the absolute creepiest!

creativeoncall
creativeoncall

So, has FOX "News" complained about Kid President yet?

JoeCardillo
JoeCardillo

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

DickCarlson
DickCarlson

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

Arment Dietrich, Inc.
Arment Dietrich, Inc.

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

EdenSpodek
EdenSpodek

Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Obama are amazing! Love them. 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

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

allenmireles
allenmireles

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!

sydcon_mktg
sydcon_mktg

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! 

yvettepistorio
yvettepistorio

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

PattiRoseKnight1
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).

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @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.

DickCarlson
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.

EdenSpodek
EdenSpodek

 @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. 

Geoff Reiner
Geoff Reiner

@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 :/