Gin and Topics

I posted this on our Facebook page because our weather has been so awful.

We are now on day 16 of the last 21 days with rain.

Although, my lawn and plants LOVE it. They’re so green and flowery and happy. And I don’t have to water them every morning.

So there is the silver lining. Happy plants!

This week’s Gin and Topics is a modge podge of topics, but when you have gorillas and kittens in one spot, it’s sure to be delightful.

So, without further ado, I present you this week’s videos, in all their glory.

Gin and Topics for Your Viewing Pleasure

This week’s videos are courtesy of Paula Kiger, Susan Cellura, Betsy Decillis, Erika Heald, and yours truly.

5. Tom Hanks Adlibs Performance. This is what you call a true professional. A medical crisis during the performance of Henry IV at the Shakespeare Center in Los Angeles did not stop the show from going on as Tom Hanks, staying in character, entertained the audience for almost five minutes.

4. Dancing in the Street…Silently. Someone removed the music from the Dancing In The Street music video and, well, it’s something. I don’t think I’ll say anything more. I’ll let you check it out for yourself.

3. The REAL Man in Hollywood. Is Josh Brolin the real man in Hollywood? Watch this and then decide.

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2. Koko Loves Kittens. Koko, the gorilla who adopted kittens, died yesterday. In honor of her very long, generous life, we give you an update on her and her kittens, filmed just two months ago.

1. Can You Name a Book? ANY Book? This makes me very sad. So very, very sad. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, almost one in four Americans has not read a book in the past year. To find out, Jimmy Kimmel took to the street to ask people to name a book. Any book. I just cannot.

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Have a great weekend!

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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