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Gin and Topics: The Invite of All Invites

By: Gini Dietrich | March 6, 2015 | 

Gin and TopicsBy Gini Dietrich

If you can believe it, I think spring is slowly making an appearance.

It’s supposed to be in the mid- to upper-40s in Chicago next week, which may as well be flip-flop weather after the two below it is right now (and weeks and weeks and weeks of this).

As Sean McGinnis put it on Facebook, “It’s snow melting weather!”

Though, I wonder what Boston is going to do when all that snow melts? I’m stressed about what’s going to happen to our basement, and we don’t have nearly as much snow as they do.

I read that they were trying to put some of the snow in the harbor, but I don’t think that’s going to cure the flooding.

While I ponder that, I’ll leave you with Gin and Topics.

This week’s videos are brought to you by Lindsay Bell (she does still love us!), Liz Reusswig, and yours truly.

5. Want to See Avengers? I have to say, I’m not super excited about lessening my chances of winning this by sharing it with you. But maybe you all can be convinced to donate $10 in my name and get me more chances! I mean, RDJ + Gini + Avengers = Blogging Gold. Do it for Spin Sucks!

4. New Geico Ad. I don’t know which is more funny: The dog being naughty (I HAVE A NAUGHTY DOG!) or the family only moving their eyes.

3. Wheel of Musical Impressions with Christina Aguilera. Oh my gosh! She is so freaking talented! I mean, really. Who can make “This Little Piggy” sound this good?

2. American Kids Try Breakfasts From Around the World. I love it when the kids try the coffee from Brazil. Those are future adults who will never touch coffee.

1. Bar Mitzvah Invitation. Well, this is it. If you have another party for any of your children after this, you’ve already lost. This kid’s bar mitzvah invite beats everything in the entire universe. When you get to the Blurred Lines section, I leave you with this: Teenaged girls do not have this kind of confidence. (I also wonder how much this cost; it’s professionally produced.)

Have a great weekend!

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!

  • Sorry to be the fly in the ointment, that Bar Mitzvah invitation is shameful, embarrassing, awful and wrong. But the other videos are fun.

    The kids and the breakfast foods cracks me up.

  • Gag me with a spoon, honey bunnies, the RDJ experience with its swag certainly lends itself to a very good cause. 
    Jack Bauer would have nailed that Geico commercial with canine class! 
    Fallon and Christine  – hillarious
    Kids, I think the Netherland breakfast was the winner. 
    This heathen did find the Barmitzvah kid really funny. 

    Have a great weekend!

  • LOVED Fallon and Aguilera ……. LOVED! 🙂

  • biggreenpen She is so talented. I’m green with envy.

  • Digital_DRK DONATE $10 in my name!

  • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Really? Why?

  • ginidietrich what?!  that’s like $100 CDN.

  • Digital_DRK Plleeeeeaaaase?!?

  • ginidietrich Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes 

    The point of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah isn’t to throw a party because you have reached a certain age. It is an acknowledgment that you are ready to accept adult religious responsibilities.
    It is marked by leading and or heavy participation of those responsibilities in the service and then a general celebration.
    And that ignores the abuse this kid is going to take for poor singing and being half naked online. I don’t know what his parents were thinking.

    I am not the only one:

  • ginidietrich biggreenpen and if you’re going to be a color, green is a pretty good option.

  • Digital_DRK HAHAHAHAH! It was a joke, but YOU RULE!!!!!

  • biggreenpen LOL

  • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes But… the Bar and Bat Mitzvah has the reputation of being a ridiculously expensive party, in general.

  • ginidietrich I can never tell when you’re joking (I’m just joking)  I hope you win, or come second after I win  :-)))

  • ginidietrich biggreenpen She does great impressions. I remember when she was on SNL a while back and she played Samantha in a Sex & The City sketch and it was SPOT ON. I think I like her comedy better than her singing …

  • ginidietrich Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Just to throw my two cents in. I messaged Josh privately to ask for a little more about his feelings earlier today. And I don’t want to take away from a fun Gin & Topics post so will keep my response brief (ish). I feel kind of curmudgeonly when I get irritated with the overthetop-ness of some life events lately (promposals, gender reveals, etc.) but I always worry that I’m just jealous that I don”t have the resources to do the same. I do think society has gotten to a point where many of our passages are so documented that we lose sight of the significance of the passage itself. I don’t think this kid’s video is the first time that the prelude and actual party surrounding a child’s bar mitzvah will be EXCESSIVE — that has kind of come to be accepted — but it’s easy to lose sight of the dignity of the moment. (And that could apply to quinceaneras, sweet 16s, etc. etc. etc.). A few thoughts:

  • ginidietrich Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Don’t worry, Gini… Josh schooled me on it earlier this week when I posted it.. 🙂

  • Is that the thing that I emailed you earlier this week for RDJ? I didn’t click thru so I have no idea where it took you. I saw Meet RDJ and knew where it had to go 🙂

    You know the dad was waiting for the dog to let one loose in his face… wonder why he didn’t like the salad…

  • photo chris

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, my eyes can’t unsee the naked kid! I actually gasped out loud. LOL. OH, the DOG! Hysterical!!!  I’m just getting to the point of maybe, possibly, wanting another newf in my home. SO GREAT!  I love that RDJ was cracking up at the end of his post.

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  • Suzy Chisholm

    Not really an Avenger fan (slight understatement) but the whole helicopter, LA tour and indoor skydiving thing had me sold.  $10 for a good cause?  Definitely.  
    About Brody, does his mother know how he is spending his time?  Maybe things are somewhat different in the States where showmanship is prized but if my 14 year old did that in Switzerland, his life as he now knows it would be over.  Honestly, and not for the good.

  • Oh wow. There are no words for how much I hate that kid.