Tuesday, September 27, 2016

“If we ever develop an Olympic drinking team, [Dean’s] gonna be the coach.”

Hey pallies, likes we loves bein' supremely surprised just where our most beloved Dino will turn up next on the ol' world wide web.  Likes today we takes you to the fiduciary pad YAHOO! FINANCE for some  deeply delightful Dino-action.  Now, likes youse woulda thinks the post below woulda probably accent our Dino's powerful prowess with amassin' a fabulous fortune seein' how this yahoo site is 'bout finance.....but likes  au contraire pallies!

From the pages of YAHOO FINANCE comes Mr. Tony Sachs' Robb Report tagged "History's Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin."  Likes we ain't certain how the world of finance figures in the work of drinkin', but we are pleased as punch to share Mr. Sachs' potent prose rememberin' one of  our Dino's trademarks.....an ever present liquid libation in hand.  Truly truly Tony has a way with words and paints many many fun images of our Dino with winsome words....two of our favs are:
      "Dean Martin was a walking, talking, singing advertisement for getting soused." and,
      "He was a one-man cocktail party."

Likes our most fav reference is a quotation quipped by our main man's main pallie, Mr. Frank Sinatra...and one that we ain't ever remember readin' before...“If we ever develop an Olympic drinking team, [Dean’s] gonna be the coach.”  Don't that sound likes a one-liner ad lib that woulda comes out of the mouth of our ever lovin' Dino?!?!?!?!  We coulda goes on and on 'bout this fun frolic into the land of Dino-drinkin', but likes there won't be anythin' more for all youse Dino-holics to drink deeply of...so likes read on pallies!

We thank Mr. Tony Sachs of the Robb Report and all the pallies at YAHOO FINANCE for such an energetic entertainin' look at our King of Cool's devotion to drink.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


History’s Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin

Robb Report

Tony Sachs

August 24, 2016

History’s Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin

History’s Greatest Drunks: Dean Martin

With his dark good looks, mellifluous voice, hilarious one-liners, and ever-present rocks glass, Dean Martin was a walking, talking, singing advertisement for getting soused. He was a one-man cocktail party, and all of the United States was invited to pour a stiff one and join in the fun. And during his heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, it sometimes seemed as though everyone did.

Some, including Martin’s son, said it was really apple juice in the rocks glasses Dean Martin brought onstage. Others begged to differ, including his singing and drinking buddy Frank Sinatra, who said, “If we ever develop an Olympic drinking team, [Dean’s] gonna be the coach.” But how much Martin actually drank is beside the point. He always seemed bombed, and that was what mattered.

Dean Martin got his start as the straight man for Jerry Lewis—they were the most popular comedy act in the country in the early and mid ’50s. After they split up, Martin became a full-time crooner and developed the drunk act to go with it. He was never that interested in actually singing during his loose, haphazard Vegas shows and TV appearances, preferring to extol the virtues of drinking and drunkenness—while knocking back a few himself, of course. “I don’t drink anymore,” he’d say. “I freeze it now, and eat it like a popsicle.” Or “You’re not really drunk if you can lay on the floor without holding on.” And even “I feel sorry for you people who don’t drink, because when you wake up in the morning, that’s as good as you’re gonna feel all day.”

Martin was one of the top draws in Las Vegas for decades, and The Dean Martin Show was a TV-ratings giant for most of its nine seasons, starting in 1965. Sinatra went down in history as the greater artist; Martin’s records haven’t passed the test of time nearly as well. But no less a legend than Elvis Presley claimed Martin as a vocal influence. And as for his drinking, a generation of inebriated game-show panelists and talk-show guests owe him a debt of gratitude. Getting tipsy has always been one of the perks of adulthood, but nobody before or since Dean Martin ever made it look so cool.

4 comments:

Danny G. said...

Words of Dino-truth! Haha! Makes me proud to be a self-proclaimed Dino-Holic!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, Always greatly grand to be surprised by where Dino-truth will be shared next! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our most beloved Dino!

blueiscoool said...

While a regular reader of Yahoo News, not Yahoo Finance, since i have no Finance, i am glad you found and posted this gem i missed DMP. Things were so much different back in the glorious 40's, 50's and 60's, compared to today, esp when it came to alcohol. It would seem if anyone has more then a single drink these days someone mite accuse them of having a problem or simply call the police. lol Back then entertainers, actors and such would boast of the amount they could put away and people simply would laugh and get it. You really don't see this sort of thing today, but people then didn't have the drug issues we do now. I have always felt too much has been made of Deans drinking and i don't believe he did to the extent that has been said. Look at Frank, he drank far more then Dean ever did, rite up till the end. One thing in the article that was quoted 'I feel sorry for you people who don’t drink, because when you wake up in the morning, that’s as good as you’re gonna feel all day.' confused me a bit, i always thought it was Frank Sinatra that said this?

Anyways enough of my rambling, thank you DMP for this thought provoking post.

Have a great day.

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallies, likes WOW Scotty, we digs all your tremendous thoughts on this particular post.
Thanks for sharin' so so deeply on this subject. Likes it does appear that our Dino did more imbibin' 'pon the passin' of his most beloved namesake boypallie Dino Jr., it is so so true that 'lot of the drinkin' stuff was just part of his on stage persona. Likes never ever call your Dino-thoughts "rambinlings" dude, we are grateful for each and every word you scribe in the name of our great great man! Keeps lovin', diggin' 'n s harin' our most most beloved Dino!