Gin and TopicsBy Gini Dietrich

During junior high, I somehow became obsessed with the JFK assassination.

I’m pretty sure I’ve read everything there is about the theories, the science, the news, and more.

In fact, I think the reason I loved 11/22/63 as much as I did is because of Stephen King’s fictional portrayal of the months and weeks leading up to it and its humanization of Lee Harvey Oswald.

While I wasn’t alive in 1963, it still floors me it has been 50 years. As this blog post publishes, the nation will have a moment of silence in the President’s honor.

While we remember the great man and the tragedy our country experienced, I bring you a little levity.

This is the last Gin and Topics of November as we are taking a Black Friday break next week. It is brought to you by Alina Kelly, Kat Krieger, Jeff Esposito, and yours truly.

5. Car Crash at 185 MPH. This is craaaaaazy! A guy was trying to break his record of 200.9 mph when he crashed at the Bonneville Flats. You have to watch this because you will be amazed he walked away with only a collapsed lung.

4. “Oils” – A Thanksgivukkah Miracle. I know we did a Royals parody last week with Puddles the Clown (who Lindsay has fallen in love with), but I had to include this for three reasons: 1) It’s produced and acted by Gregg and Elise Jaffe, who are Chicago royalty; 2) It plays on the combined Thanksgiving and Hanukkah we’re about to experience; and 3) It’s H-I-larious!

3. Couple Performs Dirty Dancing at Wedding. I WISH I HAD THOUGHT OF THIS! I want to get married again just to do this. This couple wanted to perform the Dirty Dancing dance at their wedding reception. They got their bridal party involved and totally nailed the dance. So. Much. Fun.

2The Hungry Games: Catching Fur. OK, perhaps this goes back to my childhood, but anything Sesame Street does is very funny to me. In this Catching Fire parody, Cookie Monster leads his pals to find the cookies, while they are assaulted by fruit. May the cookie forever be in your flavor.

1. Xbox One: Retirement Home. This is a great ad for Xbox One with Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis. They discuss retirement as they play football through their new video game consoles. I laughed out loud.

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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