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Gin and Topics: Truth is Stranger than Fiction

By: Gini Dietrich | June 1, 2012 | 
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This morning I posted a picture of the temperature on Facebook.

It’s 48 freaking degrees in Chicago. On June 1. It was in the mid-90s this past weekend. Heck, I have a great start to my really unattractive cycling tan already. And now it’s too cold and rainy to ride outside.

If everyone in this city gets sick, you’ll know why.

I hope the weather is better where you are and you can get outside to play this weekend. It is June, after all.

And with that, I give you Gin and Topics.

5. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings. Truth is stranger than fiction and that’s definitely the case here. A banker saw a duck waiting for her ducklings to jump from a tree branch two stories high. He was nervous they wouldn’t make the leap so he went to help them. You have to see it to believe it. Thanks to Nancy Cawley Jean for making sure I saw this!

4. Polar Bear Pictures. Jennifer DeVitt sent these to me this morning so I had to move an already written #4 and replace it. It’s worth it. Trust me. And, you’re welcome.

3. Tornado Backdrop in Kansas Wedding Photos. I think I might have to put Deb Dobson on the payroll. She finds the best things for Gin and Topics! Including this one…again truth is stranger than fiction. A tornado coming right at these people during their wedding ceremony. Unbelievable.

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2. The Best of Prom 2012. As if prom wasn’t awkward enough, now we have bloggers choosing the best photos from the web and highlighting them. And when I say “best” I really mean terrible. I’ve inserted my favorite of the bunch below, but if you click on the link above, you can see the rest. Thanks to Rusty Speidel for the find!

1. Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal. This video made the rounds on Facebook last weekend so you may have already seen it. But if you haven’t, I saved it for number one for a reason. It’s a must watch. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll watch it more than once. The only thing I don’t like about it is he’s setting her expectations way too high for the rest of their married lives!

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.

39 comments
richescorner
richescorner

I feel so bad for that girl in the prom picture. What they really need is a before and after picture of Dad when she sees that picture.

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JudyDunn
JudyDunn

On #1. Amazing. Spokane, WA is Bob's hometown. Makes a person proud. I'm wondering if it was last month, when their annual Lilac Parade took place. Because why else would the streets be blocked off (lucky ducklings) and the handy police escort be there? Reminds me of the children's book, "Make Way for Ducklings," which is sort of the same story. Thanks for the share, Gini.  : )

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Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

Imagine my surprise watching the duck video and it turns out I totally know the "Duck Man." And I had no idea. He said he's going to stop by in the comments over the weekend. :)

 

Now about this proposal thing. Clearly there was a choreographer in the family, yes? 

 

 

rustyspeidel
rustyspeidel

I WAS so many of those prom dates, it scares me even now. 

AmyMccTobin
AmyMccTobin

That proposal made me tear up!  To put that much thought and energy into telling someone you want to marry them - plucks my heartstrings!

debdobson62
debdobson62

OMG, I've watched the duck video several times already and have my whole team watching.  To quote my colleague Shaun, "That's awesome.  Good PR for bankers."  And I'm liking this payroll idea.  Kansans aren't afraid of a lil' ol' tornado.

Hajra
Hajra

I get the expectations too high logic.... the video has over 11 million hits, they are already celebrities... 

 

Talking about weather; it is 93 F here and we are still calling it okay! :(

M_Koehler
M_Koehler

The prom thing was hysterical. I do applaude the nerdy guys that had the totally out of their league girls. And people wonder why I skipped our Prom. I dis 't want any incriminating photos showing up somewhere

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