Monday, April 30, 2018

.....the most ridiculously awesome spy movie series of the 60s: The Matt Helm movies starring Dean Martin.

Hey pallies, likes are all us Dino-holics in for some beau-ti-ful blasts from the past dudes.  Likes recently we swankly stumbled  back 'pon a stellar series of remarkable reviews on the quintessential quartet of Matt Helm Dino-flicks that were  powerfully posted a delightful decade 'go in April in the year of our Dino 2008. While we greatly grooved on these Dino-discussions when they first appeared at the potent pad of the happenin' blog tagged "DR. K'S 100 SUPER SPECTACULAR PAGES 100" and even pattered on 'em at the time, in lookin' back at Dino-grams here, we discovered that we never ever shared 'em with all youse we are goin' to bring 'em to the light of Dino-day here at our humble little Dino-blog....better late then never!

Dr. K is a professor  whose bio tells us that he is "an English professor at a small university in South Carolina, where I teach courses in British literature, film, and detective fiction. I blog about comics, movies, and other pop culture topics. And I like everything that you like."  Likes we loved then, and loves even more now that someone as learned as Dr. K has used his terrific talents to hugely hugely homage of most beloved Dino as swingin' spyster Mr. Matt Helm.

Likes 'cause these ravin' reviews are a decade old, be aware that some of the youtube vid clips shared originally are no longer up at youtube, but Dr. K's potent prose is  as absolutely awesome in deepest of deep delight in our Dino as when first wisely written in April 2008.  Today's first entry is a primo prelude for what is to come as Dr. Kunka has tagged it, "Coming Soon! Matt Helm Week!"  We gotta say that we still concur with Prof K'sDino-observation that "However, I always felt that one of Dean's many talents--and perhaps his most endearing one--was that he never seemed to work harder than he had to."

It's a incredible introduction to the Helms dudes....and, likes of course, Prof K includes that inspirational image of our Dino as Helm sweetly surrounded by a bevy of beauties on his randy round bed!  So let's the Dino-festivities begin!  Hats off to our wisest of wise Dino-holic Dr. K, with our absolute apologies for bein' so so late in sharin' his wonderful work with Dino-devotees every Dino-where!

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2008

Coming Soon! Matt Helm Week!

This week on the Spec, I'll be posting a series of entries on the most ridiculously awesome spy movie series of the 60s: The Matt Helm movies starring Dean Martin.

The four films--The SilencersMurderers' RowThe Ambushers, and The Wrecking Crew--were released over the course of three years (1967-69) during the height of the James Bond craze. While they lack much of the quality that many spy movies of the period had, they make up for that by being contagiously fun. Dean Martin functions here in the mode that he followed for his tv series: he clearly isn't trying very hard, and most of the time he's reading his lines off of cue cards, but his personality carries him a long way. And the films do a great job of playing off the hard-partying persona he developed during this period of his career.

In fact, a lot of Dean Martin purists dislike these movies because he seems to be wasting his talents. However, I always felt that one of Dean's many talents--and perhaps his most endearing one--was that he never seemed to work harder than he had to. So, while he certainly could act, as he proved in The Young LionsSome Came RunningRio Bravo, and elsewhere, his talents were such that he could easily coast on his personality alone. Plus, he gets to sing a lot in these movies.

The movies also benefit from having some incredible leading ladies, including Ann-Margret, Sharon Tate, Stella Stevens, Janice Rule, Senta Berger, Camilla Sparv, Elke Sommer, and Daliah Lavi.

Here's the great opening sequence from the first Matt Helm movie, The Silencers. The music is by Elmer Bernstein, who may be slumming a bit here. Cyd Charisse performs the theme song:

This sequence captures the feeling of unbridled hedonism that these movies all celebrate. When the stripper opens her top to reveal the film's title, you know exactly what you're going to get.

And the line, "And she's 38 where it is great to measure 38"--I really don't know what to say about that, except it makes me happy.

The opening credit sequence for the second film, Murderers' Row, features music by Lalo Schifrin. The music may be better here, but the sequence contains less stripping. The design resembles a more generic 60s spy movie style than the earlier movie does, too.
 So, tomorrow we'll start Matt Helm Week off with The Silencers.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I Wish You Love"

"I wish you bluebirds in the Spring, to give your heart a song to sing."
Man...that says it ALL, pals.

Dino wishin' us somethin' as BEA U TI FUL as that REALLY says a lot to me.

It's one of the simplest thoughts in the world...peaceful...tranquil even!

 But, man o's great!

It tells us that the smallest thins' in this world can be the BIGGEST treasures!

Dosen't need to come from a fancy store or a sparklin' showroom.

 It comes from the simple lyrics from a Dino-jam that swoons us into a light & easy vibe. 

It comes from our heart & soul, my friends.

Some of the GREATEST joys in my life & MOSTEST specialist moments have been quiet & calm.

No fantastico over-the-top celebration...just a sunny day with a special friend or a relaxin' night with some Dino & vino flowin'!

That's the good stuff, pallies.

So for the last Serenade of this WON DER FUL we say "So-long" to April 2018...let's keep those "easy, breazy days" in mind.

Their what REALLY matter, mi amici.

"I Wish You Love" is EXACTLY the way I want to slide into May!

Laid back & chillin'...& DEF IN ATE LY  O so cool!

Yes, pals o mine...let Dean's soothin' voice guide youse to serenity!

Enjoy, mi amici! 

I wish you bluebirds in the spring
To give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss
But more than this
I wish you love
And in July a lemonade
To cool you in some leafy glade
I wish you health
And more than wealth
I wish you love
My breakin' heart and I agree
That you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best
I set you free
I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all
When snowflakes fall
I wish you love
I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all
When snowflakes fall
I wish you love

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The actor Dean Martin is discovered

Hey pallies, likes we're back with more delightful devotion to our Dino a la internationale!  From the German online mag blog "prisma" come the post simply tagged "Dean Martin.  Likes we are sharin' this particular post with all youse Dino-philes for a number of reasons.  First of all, we loves to awesomely accent Dino-adulation from all 'round the known Dino-world and as we stated 'bove this post hails from Germany.

Likes second, we deeply deeply digs the incredible image below of our we ain't ever remember viewin' before.  It our way of Dino-thinkin', we thinks was probably snapped in the later '70's or even the '80's and we gotta 'fess up that we digs our Dino's groovy threads...that sport's jacket is truly hip and with it likes our swingin' Dino!

Third, this particular Dino-information contains a least one glowin' error on our Dino's background...we're wonderin' which of youse Dino-holics will chime in and tell us with the huge error is.  And, fourth and last reason is 'cause we loves! loves! loves! how pallies in other countries tag so so many of our Dino's big screen epics such as the 1964 "Kiss Me Stupid" is tagged "Always with another."  It's fun to try and figure out which flick is which.

We thank the unknown scriber from"prisma" mag for this poetic portion of Dino-amore.  To checks it out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this particular Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin

Sänger, Schauspieler, Lebemann: Dean Martin

 Singer, actor, bon vivant: Dean Martin

Dino Paul Crocetti

Born: 07.06.1917 in Steubenville, Ohio, USA

Star sign Gemini

Died: 25.12.1995 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

In Atlantic City - in addition to Las Vegas the daddy of adventurers and players - in 1946 begins the rise of the small nightclub singer Dino Crocetti, who later calls himself Dean Martin. The son of a Jewish hairdresser, after elementary school, works as a boxer, croupier, factory worker and gas station attendant to earn money for his career. The boy dreams of becoming a star singer in New York and Las Vegas - and today many of his songs are evergreens.

On his way to the top he successfully imitates Bing Crosby. Then in 1946 he meets the comedian Jerry Lewis and together with him the stars twinkle: As a duo, Lewis & Martin are the nation's hit for the next few years, as in films like "The Terror of the Division", "The Prügelknabe" (both 1952 ) and "The Dork" (1953). The two are the little jerk with the quack voice, the lumbering gait and the shrill grimaces, and the womanizer and singer who fools the dumbass at his side, makes him small, but basically takes pity on him again and again. Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin are so convincing that they even regret Dean Martin outside the studio, that he has to deal with such a stupid Ulknudel.

It takes a long time for both to realize that the common path has no future. They have exhausted all the cards and can only repeat themselves. The noise that is attributed to them comes largely from the pen of gossip columnists and the chroniclers have taken him - for the sake of simplicity. In any case, Jerry Lewis, who does not suffer from feelings of inferiority, has always said that the time spent together was also important to him and his career. He paid tribute to his colleague when, very late, he found his new ego. Shortly after the break Dean Martin had his own telephoto show, he sang and appeared in numerous shows, the trick of which was that he often took himself on the shovel. But also the actor Dean Martin made speeches.

The actor Dean Martin is discovered

It was in 1959 when Howard Hawks cast Dean Martin in "Rio Bravo" as a partner of John Wayne. Nobody understood that then, everyone wanted to talk Hawks out of that. But in the deputy sheriff Dude, who causes his boss chance with the constant Suffkopf all sorts of trouble, one recognizes the talented actor Dean Martin for the first time. And when, five years later, Billy Wilder cast him in "Kiss Me, Fool" (1964), Hollywood has recognized that "Rio Bravo" was no exception and what opportunities are in Dean Martin.

And another movie showed a very big artist: Vincente Minnelli's "Damn them all" (1958). Unfortunately, the actor was personally in very bad shape at that time, he drank, was unreliable, and even his prominent friends Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Shirley MacLaine, who, like him, rat pack, rat pack could not bail him out.

Although his success as a show star on television shows did not cease and he remained one of the wealthiest actors and singers, but in the movies you only occasionally saw him in average roles. In the seventies it finally became quieter around Dean Martin. He was occasionally seen in shows, on television, and a few cinematic roles, but luck and career were over. His death at the age of 78 years was the end of a long dying.

Other films with Dean Martin: "Irma in the Golden West", "Crash with the Company" (both 1950), "sailor, watch out!" (1951), "The daring Jockey", "Starr with fear" (both 1953), "In the circus of the three manees", "Patient with roof damage" (both 1954), "The Agentschreck", "The Gangsterschreck" (both 1955 ), "Everything about Anita", "Where Men Are Still Men" (both 1956), "10 000 Bedrooms", "The Young Lions" (both 1957), "Just Call - Come Into the House", "Who Was The Lady ? " (both 1959), "Frankie and his cronies" (1960), The Road to Hong Kong, "Woman with the Past" (both 1961), "Always for Your Own", "Dolls Under the Roof" (both 1962), "Seven Against Chicago "," Four for Texas "," Who slept in my bed? "(All 1963)," Always with another "(1964)," Four sons of Katie Elder "," Three times to Mexico "," Quiet Whisper the Pistols "(both 1965)," When Jim Dolan Came, "" The Murderers Queue, "" Two Great Guys in Texas "(all 1966)," Tenderly Takes the Trap, "" Bandolero, "" When Killer lying in wait "(all 1967)," Rollkommando "," mortal enemies "(both 1968)," Airport "(1969)," El Capitano "(1971)

Dean Martin

Dino Paul Crocetti
Geboren: 07.06.1917 in Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Sternzeichen: Zwillinge
Gestorben: 25.12.1995 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Kalifornien, USA

In Atlantic City – neben Las Vegas das Dorado der Abenteurer und Spieler – beginnt 1946 der Aufstieg des kleinen Nachtclubsängers Dino Crocetti, der sich später Dean Martin nennt. Der Sohn eines jüdischen Friseurs jobbt nach der Grundschule als Boxer, Croupier, Fabrikarbeiter und Tankwart, um sich Geld für seine Karriere zu verdienen. Der Junge träumt davon, einmal Star-Sänger in New York und Las Vegas zu werden – und heute sind viele seiner Songs Evergreens.

Auf seinem Weg nach Oben imitiert er erfolgreich Bing Crosby. Dann trifft er 1946 auf den Komiker Jerry Lewis und zusammen mit ihm funkeln die Sterne: Als Duo sind Lewis & Martin für die nächsten Jahre der Hit der Nation, so etwa in Filmen wie "Schrecken der Division", "Der Prügelknabe" (beide 1952) und "Der Tolpatsch" (1953). Die beiden sind der kleine Trottel mit der Quackstimme, dem tapsigen Gang und den schrillen Grimassen und der Frauenheld und Sänger, der den Blödmann an seiner Seite austrickst, klein macht, aber sich im Grunde seiner immer wieder mitleidvoll annimmt. Jerry Lewis und Dean Martin sind dabei so überzeugend, dass man Dean Martin auch außerhalb des Studios bedauert, dass er sich mit einer solchen dämlichen Ulknudel herumschlagen muss.

Es dauert sehr lange, bis beide erkennen, dass der gemeinsame Weg keine Zukunft hat. Sie haben alle Karten ausgereizt und können sich nur noch wiederholen. Der Krach, den man ihnen andichtet, stammt weitgehend aus der Feder der Klatschkolumnisten und die Chronisten haben ihn - der Einfachheit halber übernommen. Jerry Lewis jedenfalls, der keineswegs unter Minderwertigkeitsgefühlen leidet, hat stets gesagt, dass auch für ihn und seine Karriere die gemeinsame Zeit von Bedeutung war. Er hat seinem Kollegen Anerkennung gezollt, als der, sehr spät erst, zu seinem neuen Ego gefunden hatte. Kurz nach der Trennung hatte Dean Martin seine eigene Tele-Show, er sang und trat in zahlreichen Shows auf, deren Clou es war, dass er sich vielfach selbst auf die Schippe nahm. Doch auch der Schauspieler Dean Martin machte von sich Reden.

Der Schauspieler Dean Martin wird entdeckt
Es war 1959, als Howard Hawks Dean Martin in "Rio Bravo" als Partner von John Wayne besetzte. Keiner hatte das damals verstanden, jeder wollte Hawks das ausreden. Doch in dem Hilfssheriff Dude, der seinem Boss Chance mit dem ständigen Suffkopf allerlei Ärger bereitet, erkennt man erstmals den talentierten Schauspieler Dean Martin. Und als ihn fünf Jahre später Billy Wilder in "Küss mich, Dummkopf" (1964) besetzt, hat man in Hollywood erkannt, dass "Rio Bravo" keine Ausnahme war und welche Möglichkeiten in Dean Martin stecken.

Und noch ein Film zeigte einen ganz großen Künstler: Vincente Minnellis "Verdammt sind sie alle" (1958). Doch leider war der Schauspieler zu jenr Zeit persönlich in einer sehr schlechten Verfassung, er trank, war unzuverlässig und selbst seine prominenten Freunde Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis jr., Peter Lawford und Shirley MacLaine, die wie er zum "rat pack", zum Rattenpack gehörten, konnten ihn nicht aus der Patsche helfen.

Zwar riss sein Erfolg als Show-Star in Fernsehshows nicht ab und er blieb einer der wohlhabendsten Schauspieler und Sänger, doch im Kino sah man ihn nur noch gelegentlich in Durchschnittsrollen. In den Siebzigerjahren wurde es endgültig stiller um Dean Martin. Man sah ihn gelegentlich in Shows, auch im Fernsehen und einigen wenigen Kinorollen, doch Glück und Karriere waren zu Ende. Sein Tod im Alter von 78 Jahren war das Ende eines langen Sterbens.

Weitere Filme mit Dean Martin: "Irma im goldenen Westen","Krach mit der Kompanie" (beide 1950), "Seemann, paß' auf!" (1951), "Der tollkühne Jockey", "Starr vor Angst" (beide 1953), "Im Zirkus der drei Manegen", "Patient mit Dachschaden" (beide 1954), "Der Agentenschreck", "Der Gangsterschreck" (beide 1955), "Alles um Anita", "Wo Männer noch Männer sind" (beide 1956), "10 000 Schlafzimmer", "Die jungen Löwen" (beide 1957), "Anruf genügt - Komme ins Haus", "Wer war die Dame?" (beide 1959), "Frankie und seine Spießgesellen" (1960), Der Weg nach Hongkong", "Frau mit Vergangenheit" (beide 1961), "Immer nur deinetwegen", "Puppen unterm Dach" (beide 1962), "Sieben gegen Chicago", "Vier für Texas", "Wer hat in meinem Bett geschlafen?" (alle 1963), "Immer mit einem anderen" (1964), "Die vier Söhne der Katie Elder", "Dreimal nach Mexiko", "Leise flüstern die Pistolen" (beide 1965), "Als Jim Dolan kam", "Die Mörder stehen Schlange", "Zwei tolle Kerle in Texas" (alle 1966), "Zärtlich schnappt die Falle zu", "Bandolero", "Wenn Killer auf der Lauer liegen" (alle 1967), "Rollkommando", "Todfeinde" (beide 1968), "Airport" (1969), "El Capitano" (1971), "Die Geier warten schon" (1972), "Mr. Ricco" (1975), "Auf dem Highway ist die Hölle los" (1983) und "Highway 2 - Auf dem Highway ist wieder die Hölle los" (1984).

Alle Filme mit Dino Paul Crocetti

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Nor the Rat Pack photo autographed by Dean Martin, owner Greg Moore’s prized possession.

Hey pallies, likes today's delightful Dino-gram reminds all us Dino-philes that Dino-devotion is absolutely alive and well and comes in the most ubber unique wonderful ways.  Today we travel to the midwest of our great great US of A and read Dino-news from the Windy City's Chicago Tribune's LAKE COUNTRY NEWS-SUN and a restaurant review scribed by Miss Shonda Talerico Dudkicek.

Likes Miss Dudkicek put her readership onto a Grayslake sandwich shop tagged "Ba Da Bing" and it sounds likes an excellent eatery, but why we woulda makes pilgrimage to food pad is 'cause "Ba Da Bing's owner, Mr. Greg Moore exhibit's his "prize possession, "the Rat Pack photo autographed by Dean Martin."  Likes we searched high and low to see if we coulda finds once Dino-scribed image that Moore shares with his guests, but to know the Dino-pix 'bove is simply one that we located on the ol' web.

And, likes after payin' homage to our Dino's scribed pose, we, of course, woulda order "The Dean Martin, Italian sausage" sandwish.  Likes to our Dino-way of thinkin' this is a cooler then cool way of hugely hugely homagin' our most most beloved Dino, and we woulda eats it up literally pallies!

We swankly salute Mr. Greg Moore and his open and affirmin' ways of sharin' his deep deep devotion to our Dino, as well as Miss Shonda Talerico Dudkicek for scribin' this perfect prose.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

by Shonda Talerico Dudlicek

Tony Soprano references abound.

But it’s not just the iconic mobster that the Grayslake sandwich shop is named for. Nor the Rat Pack photo autographed by Dean Martin, owner Greg Moore’s prized possession. Or “Godfather” and “GoodFellas” posters.

Yes, it's the name of the strip club in “The Sopranos,” but this Ba Da Bing owner says the name is “like ‘yay,’ just like a fun, long word” that he grew up saying in a Sicilian household in Chicago.

Moore said he migrated north because there was no good beef in the area. “We have a small menu and we make our beef in-house, our meatballs in house. People say our beef is the best. It’s the homemade way. It’s cooked in the gravy. Gravy is a beautiful thing. The beef and sausage combo is my favorite.”

That would be The Godfather sandwich. It’s joined on the menu along with sandwiches like The Ba Da Bing, Italian beef; The Dean Martin, Italian sausage; The Joey Zasa, meatball; Joey Da Whale, Italian-style Maxwell Street Polish; and Mona Lisa, chicken parmesan with cheese and marinara. And a special that’s not on the menu, The Ultimate Mob Sandwich, or prime ribeye.

Moore said he was at the deli he used to own in Libertyville when he came up the with the Ba Da Bing Beef Co.’s sandwich names. “They were fancy names of people who influenced my life growing up in an Italian neighborhood in Chicago. You know, GoodFellas, Tony Soprano.”

All the fries are hand cut daily. Moore even jars and sells his own giardiniera peppers. “We’ve sold 10,000 jars since we opened,” he said of the mild, hot and Devil’s Brew varieties.

And Moore doesn’t serve just dry, wet or dipped Italian beef: “We call dipped ‘cement shoes.’”

Onion rings are one of the sides served up at Ba Da Bing Beef Co. in Grayslake. (Shonda Talerico Dudlicek/News-Sun)
On the menu: Italian beef and other sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, fresh-cut fries.

About the owners: Moore opened Ba Da Bing Beef Co. three years ago. Previously he owned a Sal’s Deli in Libertyville and a bar in Chicago and even worked as an executive chef at a national chain of day care facilities. He didn’t make just macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets, though. “The food was very high quality,” he said of Bright Horizons.

Philosophy: “Where we always make it a’nice” is everywhere, on the sign outside, on the welcome mat, on the menu. “Keep it a simple place, keep the freshness. We always make it a’nice, we put a lot of love into it,” Moore said.

Decor: “It’s a shack inside a shack, it’s so small,” Moore said. “We have seating for eight inside and up to 40 outside.”

Price range: Sandwiches from $5.25-$8.95. Burgers and hot dogs from $2.50-$6.50. Chicken tenders and shrimp are $5.75 and $7.95. Chili for $3.25. Sides from $1.95-$3.95. Beef by the pound for $12.50. Loaves of Italian bread for $4. Party specials and catering.

Logistics: Ba Da Brew Beef Co. 99 S. Route 45, Grayslake. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, closed Sundays in the winter and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 29. Contact 847-548-2232 or go to

Shonda Talerico Dudlicek is a freelance reporter for the News-Sun.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On This Date In Dino-history: April 25,1973

Hey pallies, likes  it was 45 years ago this very Dino-day, April 25 in the year of our Dino 1973, that our most beloved Dino marched himself down the aisle a third time and promised to love, honour, and cherish his youthful bride, Miss Catherine Mae Hawn.    As you look at the stellar weddin' poses, you can certainly certainly see how very very  much our Dino and Miss Cathy were in amore. Unfortunately our Dino's marriage to wife numero 3 lasted less then 3 years.

Permit us to share a couple of details 'bout the wedding.  The flowers alone cost a cool 85 thou, and our ever generous Dino gave his best man, Mr. Frank Sinatra, the gift of a solid gold cigarette lighter inscribed with his appreciato, "Fuck you very much."

Below is a pix of our Dino on his weddin' night with three of his daughters, Deana, Claudia, and Gina.  Don't our Dino looks so so dashin' with his girlpallies by his side?!?!?!?!   Likes below the pix are some more  details of the weddin'.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin with 3 of his daughters at his 3rd marriage (to Catherine Hawn) 1973 - back is Deana, white dress is Gina, lavender is Claudia.

Entertainer Dean Martin married his girlfriend of two years, Cathy Hawn, 25, in a small ceremony at his Hollywood home,Wednesday evening. Frank Sinatra was his best man. It was the third marriage for Martin, 55. It was Miss Hawn's second marriage, and her 6-year old daughter, Sasha, was the flower girl. The bride word a peach champaign French chiffon satin bias-cut gown with a high draped neck and a long train for the ceremony at Martin's home in the Bel Air area.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

“I kicked Dean in the shoulder, sending him flying across the room,”.....

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Hey pallies, likes knowin' how much all of youse Dino-holics digs keen knowledge of our most beloved Dino, we simply couldn't pass up this op to share this delightful Dino-detail with youse.  From the powerful  pen of Mr. Jimmie Tramel (pix 'bove), a "pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World comes perfect prose, "Jimmie Tramel: Bruce Lee? Steve McQueen? Snakes? Sink your teeth into for-real Chuck Norris Facts."

Likes probably tons of youse Dino-addicts knows that Mr. Chuck Norris have the particular privilege of workin' with our Dino on the fourth and last of the Matt Helm epics, "The Wrecking Crew."  But Mr. Kimmel reveals below a fact that we don't ever remember readin' before 'bout what happened with Mr. Norris did a fight scene with our mighty marvelous man.  The headline of this Dino-gram tells youse what happened, but youse are goin' to have to read below to see our Dino's remarkable reaction to it.  Makes us ever more stand in awe, in awe pallies of our one and only Dino!

We thanks Mr. Jimmie Tramel for scribin' this piece of prose sharin' news of Mr. Norris addressin' fans at a pop culture convention (Fan Expo Dallas) this month.  Thanks also, of course, to the pallies at Tulsa World for puttin' this in print.  Likes to check this out in it's original source and to read the prose in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Jimmie Tramel: Bruce Lee? Steve McQueen? Snakes? Sink your teeth into for-real Chuck Norris Facts

By Jimmie Tramel Tulsa World  Apr 23, 2018

• A Norris kick once caused Dean Martin to go airborne.

Once upon a time, Norris and Bruce Lee were workout partners. Lee was the stunt coordinator for “The Wrecking Crew,” a 1968 movie starring Martin as agent Matt Helm. Lee told Norris there was a “perfect role” for him in a fight scene.

The scene called for Norris to fight Martin. Norris intended to throw a high, spinning kick over the star’s head. Martin failed to duck.

“I kicked Dean in the shoulder, sending him flying across the room,” Norris said, adding that he ran over to see if Martin was hurt.

Smiling, Martin said he was fine. The next time the sequence was shot, Martin did what he was supposed to do.

Monday, April 23, 2018


Hey pallies, likes 'bout year -go at this time we shared the Dino-prose below lavishin' laudin' the bestest of best video bio of our most beloved Dino from the pallies at E! TRUE STORY HOLLYWOOD....'long with a youtube vid of said Dino-extravaganza.  Unfortunately not long after that particular postin', the vid was removed from youtube to our supreme sadness.  Well recently, while searchin' a plethora of Dino-vids at youtube, we found once 'gain that a pallie had put it back up and so we have decided to repost the praiseworthy patter 'long with the vid presentation.

So, likes one more Dino-time, here are our Dino-reflections 'long with the amazin' adulation of our one and only Dino by the pallies at E! TRUE STORY!

Hey pallies, likes digs this dudes!

"He was a drop dead dream boat, with a don't give a damn smile and a voice that could melt ice.  He oozed sex and sin and he was the coolest cat in showbiz." It is with these wonderful words, the E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY  begins their two hour deepest of deep video documentary of our most most beloved Dino.  Likes we bountifully believes that this is a very very vibrant  video powerfully, potently presentin' the life, times and teachin' of our most most beloved Dino.

Likes youse quires the reason why pallies?.....Likes the E! True folks gathered massive massive 'mounts  of pallies who knew our Dino when he walked the earth and they share  marvelous marvelous memories of their Dino-connections...likes totally totally just Dino-fabulous!

 Likes, likes we stand in awe, yes, in awe pallies of the time, talent, and treasure that was so lavishly lovin'ly poured into the cool creation of this 1999 production, and we sez with complete confidence that this potent programme is not only first rate in viewin' for those young in Dino, but also of incredible importance for those who have been diggin' our Dino for decades and never ever tire of growin' deeper and deeper in our Dino!

Permit us to share just one of the tons of magical moments offered durin' this over 90 minute presentation to gives you just a clue as to how wisely wonderful this Dino-bio truly truly is.

Early in the presentation, likes startin' at 'bout 3:25, we hear from our Dino's grandboy pallie Alexander.   We deeply deeply digs the way that Alexander speaks of his granddaddy-o...'bout his "all encompassing" hands, 'bout his "gorgous" watch, 'bout his "Dunhill lighter."

Gotta 'fess up pallies likes we never knew the brand of lighter that our Dino had 'til we viewed this vid, but certainly it don't surprise us  that our Dino has the primo lighter of lighters to light his ever-present Kent cigarette.  Likes we loves to learn each and every new Dino-detail that we cans....

Alexander  reverently remarks, "I remember hands, my grandfather's hands, which were these all encompassing---I remember that he had this watch that was this tiny, I don't know what it was, but it was this gold chain and it was gorgous, and his lighter, his Dunhill lighter..And, when he would light a cigarette, the lighter would disappear in his hands. I had no idea who he was. I had no idea what he meant to people."

We have searched the ol' web to try to locate this particular programme to no avail.  Likes if any of youse pallies have a clue 'bout how to gets yours hands on it, please patter us promptly.   We coulda watch this deeply delightful Dino-bio over and over and we are incredibly  indebted to the pallies at E! TRUE HOLLYWOD STORY for bringin' the Dino-story to the masses.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Danny G 's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"

Hey there, mi amici!
How's my bros & gals of Dino?
How's your weather?
Warm? Chilly? Sunny? Drizzly? All of the above?! Haha! too, pals
Oh well...that's April for ya'.
But guess what? I ain't complainin'!
Not this fella!
No way!
Not me!
Well...maybe I moan a wee bit. Hahaha!!!

Oh well, that's OK. It's only normal to feel a little down when the clouds just won't go away, pals. 

But...don't youse worry, my friends! Dean is here & it don't matter WHAT it's like outside...he's gonna croon a tune that will AB SO LUTE LY gets us in a bright & sunny kinda mood!

What's a little rain anyway?
No big deal, Ol pallies o mine.

Just do what I do, when the gray gray skies gots me in a gray gray mood...pour a little drink & throw on a little Dino!

Yes sir!
It's as simple as that, pals!

I thinks today's Serenade will help to lift those rainy day blues away.

"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" seems to fit just right for these early Spring days!

Ain't worth feelin sad, pallies.
Can't change the weather.
What we CAN change is how we deal with it!

Follow Dean's lead...keep your head up!

Take the cloudy days with the sunny ones.

Like the song say's..."Cryin's not for me...'cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'...because I'm free...nothin's worryin' me"!


Don't youse just love it?!

So So Dino!

Soak it in, my friends!

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
Just like a guy who's feet are too big for his bed
Nothing seems to fit, those raindrops are fallin' on my head they keep fallin'
So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleepin' on the job, oh raindrops are fallin' on my head they keep fallin'
But there's one thing I know, the blues they send to meet me
Won't defeat me, it won't be long 'til happiness steps up to greet me
Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me, 'cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free nothing's worryin' me
(It won't be long 'til happiness steps up to greet me)
Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me, oh I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free nothin's worryin' me