Rumored-pee drinker Nick Nolte has successfully completed his transformation into a senile mountain Santa Claus.
Nolte's drinking is the stuff of legend*. Right up there with Richard Burton and Oliver Reed. The whole awkward exchange struck me as a double-whammy of age-related loss of hearing (there was a lot of background noise, after all) and probably not sober.
* I can't find the exact quote but (I want to say) Katharine Hepburn (or some other awesome lady with her shit together) once told Nolte he needed to "stop drinking himself into every gutter in town". His response was something like, "I can't stop, I still have a few gutters left."