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.

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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