Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: We Await the Spin Sucks Intern

By: Gini Dietrich | February 13, 2015 | 

Gin and TopicsBy Gini Dietrich

Well, birthday week is over for Lindsay Bell, Martin Waxman, and me.

BUT! We are waiting to hear when the Spin Sucks intern (aka Eleanor Pierce’s baby) makes her first appearance in the world. Hopefully sometime today!

We’ve already texted and Facebook messaged her 100 times…and it’s only 6:24 a.m. She’s being super nice and not saying, “YOU GUYS! I will let you know!”

Yay, Spin Sucks intern!

While we patiently wait to hear, I’ll leave you with Gin and Topics.

This week’s videos are courtesy of Mr. D., Mattie Dietrich, Lindsay, Paula Kiger, and yours truly.

5. Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About. Love him or hate him, you have to hand it to our President. He’s a super cool human being…someone you’d like to go grab a beer with, you know, after he’s finished ruling the free world. This Buzzfeed video demonstrates his cool factor while he wields a selfie stick.

4. Harvey and Harmony. In this hilarious ad for ThinkboxTV, Harvey tries to convince his owner to let his girlfriend, Harmony, move in with them.

3. Password with Emma Thompson, Michael Cera, and Jim Parsons. I try really hard not include Jimmy Fallon. I do. BUT HE IS SO GOOD! And this Password game they place is H-I-larious! The first password is so painful!

2. Friends: Rebooted. This is what Friends would look like if it were made today with hipsters.

1. Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski Play “Mortal Kombat X” With Conan O’Brien. Conan O’Brien challenges Gronkowski and Lynch to a game of Mortal Kombat X before the Super Bowl. Mostly to see if he can get Lynch to speak. Just one word. And see if he can predict the outcome of the Super Bowl, based on who wins this playoff.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 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!

  • Aw, you included Friends Rebooted – can’t wait to share with my friends who were involved in it! 🙂

  • “Bloomers!”

  • Kate Nolan

    Wait, who’s being patient?

  • biggreenpen Of course I did!

  • Kara LOL!! Tom…Jones! Tom…Hanks! Tom…cat!

  • I have to go Jim Parson’s hands down the best!  such a nerd, and a dork….

    That reminds me, I’ve been called a dork…..

    Have a great weekend!!

  • Ashley Stryker

    Ow. You know your Friends spoof autoplays when you land on the page, right? Could you kinda stop that, please?

  • Darryl Robinson-Keys

    This tardiness by the intern should be considered unacceptable, grounds for dismissal.

  • Ashley Stryker I can’t! It does it automatically. It’s embedded in their code. It was making me nuts earlier, too.

  • Digital_DRK LOL!!

  • Arment Dietrich, Inc.

    Yeah, we’re not so patient.

  • ginidietrich Ashley Stryker agree annoying! I hope you all like it though! It was written and shot by two friends of mine (who did not have control over that autoplay thing!) 🙂

  • Ashley Stryker

    ginidietrich biggreenpen Damn. At least it’s not just me!

    Well, have you guys written an article about how people are misusing video clips on their websites? There’s tons of people/companies who do this and should know better: news media that have proprietary video hosting that always breaks/never loads, uploading to weird video hosts to be “different” with no tangible benefits, autoplay (and autoplay with noise), no way to mute ads even if you can’t skip over them…
    I can’t tell you how many sites and articles I’ve bounced RIGHT off of when I caught that. /sigh But you’re right, biggreenpen, it was hilarious.

  • Ashley Stryker Do you want to write that for us?!?

  • Ashley Stryker

    ginidietrich If you want, I could give it a go. It’d be snarky and indignant and full of pent-up, dramatic rage. When would you want a draft?

  • debdobson62

    Love, love, love the hipster video.  Funny as I was just talking about hipsters with several of my colleagues.  And, of course I love the Jimmy Kimmel video.

  • debdobson62 Ah, the hipsters.

  • OMG. “Can I live..??” HAHAHAHA!!

  • Ashley Stryker ginidietrich “It’d be snarky and indignant and full of pent-up, dramatic rage.”  PERFECT!!  As for a draft, send it in when you’re ready. Email Laura Petrolino at

  • belllindsay LOL

  • belllindsay Ashley Stryker ginidietrich There is only one good thing about the autoplay on that video: with enough practice you can pause it before the word “rated” is out of the announcer’s mouth and before he utters the word “mature”! (ask me how I know) I look forward to your post, Ashley — I asked if it is possible to get a version w/o the auto play and apparently the creatives don’t have much control over the distribution ….another thing for you to snark about if you feel so inclined. 😉