Hey pallies, likes it was on November 1, 2009 that ilovedinomartin last spoke of the totally totally rad tome, "Stoned Like A Statue," that's hugest of huge claim to fame is that it features a forward by our most beloved Dino...and likes who better to speaks of bein' stoned that our great man!
Anywho, through the magic of google Dino-'lerts, just came 'cross this very recent post from the blog, "Matou En Peluche," by blogger Samantha Battersby, "an artist and illustrator in Sydney, Australia." Matou En Peluche translates into "stuffed cat" and the stuff of this blog is likes ubber ultra cool , just likes our ubber ultra cool cat big daddy Dino.
So, likes Miss Battersby somehow has got her hands on "Stoned Like A Statue" and has written a very lovely post on it as you will see below, includin' quotin' our Dino from the introduction to the book. Loves that Battersby includes at least a portion of the Dino-reflection, 'cause all that ilovedinomartin has been able to share previously is the pix of the intro that graces the top of this Dino-gram.
So, likes pallies let's groove on the Dino-thoughts scribed below! Miss Samantha has included pixs of several of the pages and if you clicks on the tag of this Dino-report you will be able to see 'em for yourselves.
Hats off to down under dame Miss Samantha Battersby for helpin' her readership grow in their appreciato for our most beloved Dino! Keeps lovin' our Dino! Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP
Stoned Like a Statue
They sure don't make books like this anymore. Published in 1961 and with a forward by Dean Martin, this book is without a doubt something of a treasure. It features artifacts and sculptures ranging from Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece right up to the 20th Century. These sculptures are, however, all at a "party" and are in various states of intoxication. The cover really explains its premise better than I ever could:
Dean Martin says in the introduction:
Let me say right off that I was skeptical about this project from the beginning. I mean, how could I be party poking fun at something I've known and loved all my life? Something that people think of immediately when they hear my name. How could I join a group out to spoof art?
Ah! Makes me want to rush out and get a heap of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movies! Anyway, here are a few of the images from the book that I've selected for your viewing pleasure.