Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Self-Deprecating Workout and Twins Sing “Let it Go”

By: Gini Dietrich | April 11, 2014 | 

Gin and TopicsBy Gini Dietrich 

The Canadian Spin Sucks tour is finished and what a blast I had!

I got to meet so many of the Spin Sucks crazies and I’m fairly certain Martin Waxman and Eden Spodek told their classes if they didn’t show up to the event on Monday night, they would fail the course.

Canadians are so nice and a very obliging audience. They all laughed at my jokes! 

My only issue with the trip was at Starbucks in both Toronto and Ottawa. First, they don’t put lids on your drinks. I don’t understand this (though Paula Kiger did some research and found a few reasons). They also call an egg and cheese sandwich a veggie sandwich…even though there are no veggies on it.

(Before you chastise me about not going to Tim Horton’s, I don’t drink coffee and that’s all they have.)

I also was there during the Quebec elections, which was very interesting to watch.  As an American, I cannot understand how anyone can run on a platform that essentially takes away a person’s religious freedom. Thankfully that side didn’t win.

While I retreat to my hole to recharge and get ready for next week, I will leave you with Gin and Topics.

This week’s videos are courtesy of Karen Wilson, Susan Cellura, Clay Morgan, Terreece Clark, and Mr. D.

5. I’m a Snake. I have no idea how to explain this to entice you to watch it. So I will just say this: Wow.

4. The Expert. This is hilarious because it’s true. If you have ever sat in a meeting where you are being asked to do something ridiculous with a project, you will cry from laughing. I mean, really. You can’t have red lines that are drawn with transparent ink. This poor guy. It’s almost painful toward the end…”you can only draw red lines with red ink.”

3. Old Man Shuffling. I feel like I’ve included this video in Gin and Topics once before, but this old man is so cute (with his mismatched socks!), it’s worth a second view.

2. Maddie and Zoe Sing “Let it Go. Sorry, Josh Wilner, for putting this back in your head. It’s worth it! Two four-year-olds just go for it with their favorite song from Frozen. To die for. Also, singing at the top of my lungs makes me yawn, too.

1. Workout Wednesday. I don’t know what I love more about this video: The fact that a kid with cerebral palsy is popular and is on his 100th video or that he’s super funny and self-deprecating. “If you don’t have a walker, it probably means you can walk. So you’re already ahead of the game!” He doesn’t have a “fancy watch” so he duct tapes his phone to his chest. And he makes fun of Canadians. SO FUNNY! I love him!

On that note, have a great weekend. And remember…you can’t spell smiles without miles.

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!

  • Great stuff! I don’t know why but the old man shuffle makes me happy every time I watch it.

  • CommProSuzi

    A public relations pro who isn’t a coffee junkie — fascinating.

  • Thank you for Zach… I have no idea how I’ve never seen him… but I was nearly on the floor… and #2 – SCREW YOU GERT SCREW YOU

  • CommProSuzi  People say that to me all the time! I just don’t like it.

  • Todd Lyden  Let it go. Let it goooooo!

  • ClayMorgan  Me too! I love his socks.

  • Do you want to build a snowman?

  • I have a few videos of my daughter at 4 singing just like that, was cute. But I am still going to send you a 87 pound squirrel. 😉

  • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes I can’t believe you said the “S” word! #brave

  • I have been having a frustrating day but this provide a few moments of WELCOME relief! I think I want a snake hat. I have been in far too many meetings like #2 – UGH. I love the old guy & the little girls (and I hope dad doesn’t rush to buy them voice lessons — they’re perfect as is. And as a fitness lover you can imagine how crazy I am about #5 in general. And duct tape. A very versatile product!

  • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes  Oh come on! I apologized before you hit play!

  • biggreenpen  I’m a slithering snake. I’m a snake.

  • jasonkonopinski  Now it’s stuck in my head!

  • ginidietrich I was just watching that clip of The Niece acting it out yesterday.

  • jasonkonopinski Which is adorable!

  • ginidietrich Right?!

  • ginidietrich Todd Lydenno, YOU let it do… ugh

  • ginidietrichYes you did. Maybe you are just nicer than me. 😉

  • OMG I love the last one so much! Zach is the best (and I love him more because he’s a fan of Peter Dinklage).

  • Gini Dietrich

    A slithering snaaaake.

  • Arment Dietrich, Inc.

    I watched the whole thing and I don’t know why! ^ep

  • Gini Dietrich

    Me too! And then I thought, “This had to go in G&T!”

  • Um Wow. I don’t even know what to say to today’s choices. All I can really say, is that no self respecting CANADIAN would have chosen these weirdos.

  • MoxiFruvous

    Hey Gini, nice to read that you had a good time in Canada. I feel compelled to make a few comments on your comments. No lids on a coffee makes sense to me. You put it on after you add the cream, sugar, etc. Plus baristas can serve more people quicker if they don’t have to take time to put a lid on every cup. Tim Horton’s serves tea ( black and herbal) plus smoothies, etc. I’ve lived in Canada all my life and never heard of a egg and cheese sandwich referred to as a ‘veggie’ sandwich so must be some strange local thing happening there. The Parti Quebecois ran on a sovereignty platform which means they want their own country. The whole religious thing was a side bar. Which ever one you look at, it was not wonderful and we are glad they did not win. Obviously saner heads prevailed in Quebec.

  • MoxiFruvous  I’m glad saner heads prevailed. I was watching that, completely astounded!

  • belllindsay  I’m sorry. Are you insulting me? Do I need to fire you?

  • Eleanor Pierce  And I could walk one twelfth of a mile.

  • My favorite part “geometry!”