posted on 12/13/2013 8:04:14 AM PST
Don’t forget the English ovals he had a penchant for.
posted on 12/13/2013 8:07:21 AM PST
(Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
The authors found that Bond, as depicted in 14 classic Ian Fleming novels, drinks more than four times the limit recommended for British men.
Oh please, Save us nanny state!
It is ironic that all of the actors who played him in the movies are still alive
posted on 12/13/2013 8:11:24 AM PST
("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
The British Journal recommends 7 shaken-not-stirred Vodka Martinis a week for men. Thats plenty, IMO.
posted on 12/13/2013 8:13:53 AM PST
Funny how those fictional characters have more capacity than us mortals....
Good thing the article was considered “tongue in cheek”
Written at a time when capacity was manly....by an author who also penned “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang”
posted on 12/13/2013 8:27:19 AM PST
(It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
OMG! It’s a fantasy character!
posted on 12/13/2013 9:25:25 AM PST
("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
At least in the books, Bond never expected to live very long anyway. The drinking and smoking were just small pleasures on the road to finally being shot.
James Bond had always seemed like a nasty old man to me. Watching a man who seems to be about 75 romancing 18 year old girls and beating up various bad guys is not my idea of a pleasant experience. I have to say that if nasty old secret agents are your thing you need to watch Where the Spies Are, a 1960s movie starring David Niven. Mr. Niven looks to be about 97 and his lovin' and fightin' abilities take a back seat to no man's.
posted on 12/13/2013 10:13:41 AM PST
To: Perdogg; Impy; GOPsterinMA
Of course, they cited the “57” age since that was how old Ian Fleming was when he died.
Lincoln died at 56, and he was not known for boozing.
Franklin Pierce and Ulysses Grant were Presidents with a reputation for drinking too much--Pierce lived to 64 and Grant to 63.
Lincoln could have added 7 years to his life if he had stayed home and gotten bombed on April 14, 1865, instead of going to the theater and getting blasted.
Barry Nelson, died at 89.
Sean Connery, 83 and counting.
David Niven, died at 73.
George Lazenby, 74 and counting.
Roger Moore, 86 and counting.
Timothy Dalton, late sixties and counting.
Pierce Brosnan, 60 and counting.
Daniel Craig...well, he’s only 45.
But so far, their argument is invalid.
posted on 12/14/2013 7:43:50 PM PST
("Moneypenny! What gives?" "Me, given an ounce of encouragement.")
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