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Gin and Topics: A Memorial Day White Pants Phenomenon

By: Gini Dietrich | May 23, 2014 | 

Gin and TopicsBy Gini Dietrich

The start of summer is upon us!

It’s Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. (you Canadians got your Victoria Day last weekend so get back to work!) and the start of BBQ season, swimming pools, and flip-flops is here.

Mattie Dietrich is coming to visit us and bringing her new puppy, Walker Texas Ranger. We’ll see how Jack Bauer does with another dog in his house. It could be fine or Walker could end up locked in a room with the key buried somewhere in the front yard.

We have bike riding, beach time, and lots of cooking in store. We might even go check out the new Tilt at the Hancock Tower.

While you sit outside and enjoy a frosty beverage, you can share Gin and Topics with your friends and family.

The videos are brought to you courtesy of Mr. D., Lindsay Bell, and yours truly (I had to pre-empt some submissions to get my favorite video of all time in here).

5. A Little MJ at the Talent Show. I have a visual of this kid closing himself in his room and playing the Billie Jean video over and over again, while he practices his move. If it weren’t for the mop of brown hair, you’d think he was Michael Jackson!

4. Baby Bear Rescue. Wait until you see this! A momma bear rescues her baby bear from a busy highway. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll watch it multiple times. OK. Maybe not any of those three things, but it is really cool!

3. Jimmy Fallon Gets Michael Jordan to Sing. This struck me as hilarious. I mean, laugh out loud funny! I won’t give it away, but I will tell you…it’s not really Michael Jordan.

2. A Training Musical. I have included this in Gin and Topics before, but it’s one of those classics that just needs to be revisited every once in a while. Learn how to sell by service and service by selling in just three short minutes.

1. Tight Pants. And, in honor of Memorial Day – which is the start of the tight white pants wearing season – I bring you my most favorite video of all time. Of the 5.6 million views, I’m fairly certain I’m a good 25,000 of them. If you’ve never seen it before, you’re welcome. If you have seen it before, it’s worth another watch…or 10,000.

There will be no blog posts on Monday. Have a very happy holiday weekend, Americans!

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!

  • I don’t think Michael Jackson pantomimes are ever going to get old

  • Do people really care about time of year and the color of their pants/shoes whatever?

  • I put my….I put my….I put my tight pants on.

  • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes When Mr. D read that, he said, “But you’ve already worn your white pants!”

  • JoeCardillo I feel like I should do this.

  • jasonkonopinski Now it’ll be stuck in your head.

  • TimPio

    Ha…we’ll see if the Tight Pants song gets stuck in my head.  Thanks for the share and have a great holiday weekend!

  • ginidietrich JoeCardillo Do it! I learned how to moonwalk once. It was super fun.

  • makeaner JoeCardillo That’s the part that surprised me, I didn’t realize he was still so well known among teenagers.

  • The return of Tight Pants!

  • Will have to check back in and enjoy later — ’tis the season of graduations and pomp and circumstance (at least down here, where we didn’t have a kajillion snow days). Happy weekend everyone!

  • ginidietrich I’m kinda ok with that.

  • UHM….HELLO….No post Monday? But my subscription specifically states 10 posts per week. It also states in Page 2 section 3.1 Rev 6 of the TOS should there be a week without 10 posts my subscription fee will be prorated yet you still charged me the full price….FREE. So I want some of y free back!

  • What’s funny is bdorman264 jasonkonopinski and TimPio send snapchat pics of their tight pants to each other. But Jason really rocks the pants the best.

  • ginidietrich jasonkonopinski It’s stuck in my head since yesterday. Thanks a lot! Have a great long weekend!


  • belllindsay You know it’s my favorite!

  • Howie Goldfarb OMG

  • RebeccaTodd HAHAHAH! I was hoping you saw this!

  • biggreenpen T minus six days for you??

  • TimPio It’s one of my favorites of all time!

  • ginidietrich biggreenpen Yes! Si!

  • ginidietrich biggreenpen Yes! Si!