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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Weekend Break From Politics

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

For all you golfers out there, here is a commercial from the 1960's (hat tip to I Love Dino Martin):

I Love Dino Martin also has some related still photos.

Have a great weekend.


  1. I was once a golfing fanatic. The commercial is right. Only one ggod shot made the whole round worthwhile.

  2. I'm a golfer ... and I can say for certain, I never played this bad!

    Thank Goodness!!

  3. Mustang, Dino didn't play that badly, either!! He was a member of a country club nearby and my friend Mike was the pro at the time....he said Dino was a very good golfer and a very nice man...very thoughtful.
    They also say he was never the same after his son died.

  4. Funny! the mention of Titleist brings me back many years to the time when I first saw the name advertised.

    For years and years I thought it was pronounced


    Really I did! Silly me.

    But then I knew a lady who was fond of what-she-called BERRY BUNNED BASKETS. I had no idea what she was talking about, till one day it dawned in me that she must mean BERIBBONED baskets -- baskets tied with brightly colored ribbons.

    And then there was the guy who read aloud in class about someone who had been MISSILED by his friends.

    The teacher gently correcting him, and told him the character had been MISLED not "missiled."

    And so it goes ...

    Dean Martin was a great entertainer. He was also -- like his pal Frank Sinatra -- a remarkably good actor -- something for which he's never received enough credit in my never humble opinion.

    I doesn't matter whether he was a good, bad or indifferent golfer. He was a joy to behold in that commercial -- the expression on his face at the end ALONE would have been worth "the price of admission," if there had been one.

    ~ FreeThinke

    PS: Don't miss The Boston Beguine at FreeThinke's Blog. It's a hoot. - FT

  5. Dino was a classy guy. I love his music, and my little grade schooler does too!

  6. Z,
    My father-in-law tended Dean Martin in the man's latter days -- respiratory treatment. My father-in-law said that Dean Martin was an easy patient, but had given up on living.

    Yes, Dean Martin's son's untimely death destroyed love of life.

    Dean Martin SHOULD have been a good golfer. He played every single day!

  7. Awesome commercial. I don't remember it. I thought Dean Martin was a great comedic actor and singer.

  8. My hubby took golf in college, he was terrible at it. Never played again. He doesn't like to do things that he isn't good at, ha.

    Right Truth

  9. Debbie,
    I, too, took golf in college. I did okay mostly because the teacher was a great guy and realized that we were merely fulfilling a PE credit, but I never played golf after college.

    I do, however, enjoy watching golf tournaments from time to time.

  10. Instead of spendig so much time and effort of sports maybe we should and would better spent our time and effort on learn more about the threats of the militant jihadism of Islam. After all as one of America's Founding Fathers,Thomas Jefferson taught "Fortitude...teaches us to meet and surmount difficulties; not to fly from them." Furthermore, the title of this internet site is a good one. Which is 'Always On Watch.' Likewise, Mr Jefferson wrote "Let the eye of viligance never be closed."

  11. Walter,
    I typically spend little time blogging about sports.

    However, I do take breaks from blogging about politics. My explanation is HERE.

    I agree with you about the threat from fundamentalist Islam.

    I have done a lot of blogging about Islam at my two previous sites HERE and HERE. I actually began blogging at Northern Virginiastan.

    At this sorry time in America, I'm convinced that one key to dealing with Islam is to make sure that Barack Hussein Obama is defeated in November. His support of the Arab Spring is going to reap the whirlwind.

    I also blog at Infidel Bloggers Alliance, where I am a team member and an administrator.


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