Monday, December 10, 2018

VOTE: Do You Find The Lyrics To ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offensive?

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Hey pallies, likes the bannin' of our most beloved Dino's wintery croon, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by an Ohio radio station is creatin' more 'n more deep discussion all over the world wide web meanin' that the name of our King of Cool is bein' lifted up more then ever in this swank season of Dino-cool.  Today we share with all youse Dino-holics a powerful post from the potent pen of Mr. Brian Mazique (pictured on the left),  who sez 'bout himself that, "I'm a sports, gaming and film journalist and digital content creator. I'm blessed to make a living writing and discussing the things I love."

Mr. Mazique coolly contributes to the likes of Forbes mag.  His present prose featured below was discovered at the 'net pad of  "heavy." is a real-time news and information platform visited by 25 million unique visitors per month.  And, likes as youse guessed it pallies, the topic of Bri "heavy" post is the controversy over the lyrics of our Dino's croon "Baby , It's Cold Outside." Tagged "VOTE: Do You Find The Lyrics To ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offensive?," Mazique has created a poll for pallies likes us to weigh in on our opinion of the Dino-croon.

Bri shares patter on the background of the controversy as well as printing the lyrics of the song and then quires us, "After reading the lyrics with context, does it affect your thoughts? Tell me in the poll below, are these lyrics offensive or just playful and harmless?"  Readers likes youse and we then get the op to vote our opinion. Note that while we have shared the poll here in this Dino-gram, youse will have to go the the original pad where Bri holds forth to do the votin'.  Simply that means that if  you clicks on the tag of this Dino-report you will be able to vote.

Likes allow us to make one observation.  Mr. Mazique shares an incredible image of our Dino at the top of his post.  'though a ton of singers have recorded this song,  Bri has chosen to immediately identify it with our one and only Dino...and, might we add, it is our most most most beloved Dino that is gettin' all the amazin'ly awesome attention in everythin' posted 'bout the controversy on the world wide web.  Likes how fantastically fabulous is that Dino-philes.  Truly pallies more and more folks are goin' to be drawn into the Dino-fold, warmly welcomed into our Dino's wonderful world by the media attention the bannin' of "Baby" has greatly generated.

We thanks Mr. Brian Mazique and all the pallies at "heavy" to give op for all to speak their Dino-minds.  We will do our best to keep track of the poll results.  As of our votin' the results were 98% NO and 2% YES.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

VOTE: Do You Find The Lyrics To ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offensive?

By Brian Mazique

Dean Martin

Dean Martin's Baby It's Cold Outside under fire
The legendary Dean Martin made the holiday song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a classic, but now the lyrics of the song have become the subject of controversy. In fact, an Ohio radio station pulled it from its programming when a listener voiced their displeasure.
The song was originally written in 1944 by Frank Loesser, but it won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1949 in “Neptune’s Daughter.” Martin’s daughter Deana Martin still sings the song when she performs and doesn’t plan to stop.
Per Fox News, here’s how you described the lyrics:
It’s been recorded by dozens of the world’s top recording artists for over 60 years, including my dad Dean Martin… This song is included in his very successful 1959 ‘Winter Romance’ album and I’m very proud that it has become an evergreen favorite that is played every holiday season. I personally love performing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ and will continue to do so.Merry Christmas!
If you’re unaware of the controversy, you might be thinking, “what’s the big deal?” Some of the lyrics are being taken as offensive because they are sparking of images or suggestions of rape. Here’s what the WDOK’s Desiray had to say about the lyrics:
“People might say, ‘Oh, enough with that #MeToo,’ but if you really put that aside and listen to the lyrics, it’s not something I would want my daughter to be in that kind of situation,” she continued, explaining that the “tune might be catchy, but let’s maybe not promote that sort of an idea.”
Still confused? Here’s a look at the lyrics to the song with some of the more controversial sections bolded:
I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)
I gotta go away (Baby it’s cold outside)
This evening has been (Been hoping that you’d dropped in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hands they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Beautiful what’s your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful please don’t hurry)
Well maybe just a half a drink more (I’ll put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (Baby it’s bad out there)
Say what’s in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)

I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell) (Why thank you)
I ought to say no, no, no sir (Mind if move in closer?)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (What’s the sense of hurtin’ my pride?)
I really can’t stay (Baby don’t hold out)
Baby, it’s cold outside
Ah, you’re very pushy you know?
I like to think of it as opportunistic
I simply must go (Baby it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (But baby it’s cold outside)
The welcome has been (How lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Gosh your lips look delicious!)
My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (Gosh your lips are delicious!)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before) (And I don’t even smoke)
I’ve got to get home (Baby you’ll freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat? (It’s up to your knees out there!)
You’ve really been grand, (I feel when I touch your hand)
But don’t you see? (How can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (think of my life long sorrow!)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died!)
I really can’t stay (Get over that old out)
Baby it’s cold
Baby it’s cold outside
Okay fine, just another drink then
That took a lot of convincing!
After reading the lyrics with context, does it affect your thoughts? Tell me in the poll below, are these lyrics offensive or just playful and harmless?

Do you find the lyrics to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Offensive?
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