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Yes, Mr. [James] Bond, we expect you to die -- from booze [life expectancy of 56 years] [link only]
USA Today (link only)

Posted on 12/13/2013 8:04:14 AM PST by grundle

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/12/james-bond-drinking-bmj/4002179/


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1 posted on 12/13/2013 8:04:14 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Don’t forget the English ovals he had a penchant for.


2 posted on 12/13/2013 8:07:21 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: grundle
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!

3 posted on 12/13/2013 8:11:17 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: grundle

It is ironic that all of the actors who played him in the movies are still alive


4 posted on 12/13/2013 8:11:24 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: grundle

The British Journal recommends 7 shaken-not-stirred Vodka Martinis a week for men. Thats plenty, IMO.


5 posted on 12/13/2013 8:13:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Last Dakotan
The authors found that Bond, as depicted in 14 classic Ian Fleming novels, drinks more than four times the limit recommended for British men.

...and he gets laid by beautiful women 10x more than British men.

6 posted on 12/13/2013 8:15:47 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

And he gets shot at 100x more than is considered healthy for British men.


7 posted on 12/13/2013 8:21:32 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: TADSLOS
“...and he gets laid by beautiful women 10x more than British men.”

Yeah, that probably has something to do with lack of dental hygiene, what is it with europeans and bad teeth?...............never understood that. maybe it's the result of their great national health care.

8 posted on 12/13/2013 8:22:07 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Last Dakotan
The authors found that Bond, as depicted in 14 classic Ian Fleming novels, drinks more than four times the limit recommended for British men.

Churchill probably drank 40 times the limit, and he lived to 90.

9 posted on 12/13/2013 8:26:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: grundle

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”

KYPD


10 posted on 12/13/2013 8:27:19 AM PST by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: V_TWIN

National health care, and no flouride in the water...


11 posted on 12/13/2013 8:27:54 AM PST by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: jmcenanly

But Daniel Craig is showing his age more than the others.
Connery and Moore are both in their 80’s and look good for their ages. Craig is starting to get the look in his skin and eyes, of someone who does drink and smoke a lot.


12 posted on 12/13/2013 8:31:04 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Last Dakotan
I grew up in an Old NE Industrial city and we drank a lot by our standards, beer was cheap and plentiful.

Years later I was sent to England to work on a project, THEY drink. Try a crate of Newsy Browns, 20 ounce pints, at double the alcohol content on a Friday night, 240 oz of high test. We were pikers.

13 posted on 12/13/2013 8:41:48 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: TalonDJ

...but he’s gotta über cool Walther PPK that kills everything it’s pointed at.


14 posted on 12/13/2013 8:43:03 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Vaquero
"Don’t forget the English ovals he had a penchant for."

As many as 70 a day if I remember correctly.

15 posted on 12/13/2013 8:43:25 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: jmcenanly; grundle
jmcenanly :"It is ironic that all of the actors who played him in the movies are still alive "

Perhaps they are 'walking embalmed' with all the alcohol consumed

16 posted on 12/13/2013 9:22:56 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: grundle

OMG! It’s a fantasy character!


17 posted on 12/13/2013 9:25:25 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: TADSLOS

he lived a hell of a lot in that 56 years!!! I could handle that...


18 posted on 12/13/2013 9:27:20 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: grundle

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.


19 posted on 12/13/2013 10:02:53 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: grundle
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.
20 posted on 12/13/2013 10:13:41 AM PST by Route797
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To: Perdogg; Impy; GOPsterinMA

Of course, they cited the “57” age since that was how old Ian Fleming was when he died.


21 posted on 12/13/2013 10:26:55 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Can’t wait till they go full PC on the character and have him become a bisexual crack/meth toker.


22 posted on 12/13/2013 10:31:28 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Two words: Keith. Richards.


23 posted on 12/13/2013 10:38:44 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: V_TWIN; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale

“what is it with europeans and bad teeth?...............”

When you start the nicotine addiction (smoking) at birth, it ruins one’s teeth, amongst everything else.


24 posted on 12/13/2013 10:50:11 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: dfwgator
Churchill probably drank 40 times the limit, and he lived to 90.

If you're a fan of Churchill and like reading biographies written to show you the protangonist's place within the rest of what's going on in the world during that time (and you don't mind taking on a challenge, i.e., LONG trilogy), may I recommend "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill"? You can get them in either book or Kindle format. They are amazing. I learned SO much detail not only about Churchill, but about European and world history. Manchester did an incredible job of not only chronicling Churchill's life, but of detailing and explaining the world he lived in.

25 posted on 12/13/2013 10:52:32 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: grundle
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.

26 posted on 12/13/2013 11:08:24 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hoffer Rand

Also, if you haven’t seen “The Gathering Storm”, with Albert Finney as Churchill, it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen, period.


27 posted on 12/13/2013 11:38:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Little Bill
THEY drink.

I'll have to get there ... for (ahem) research..

28 posted on 12/13/2013 11:39:50 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: jmcenanly

Barry Nelson and David Niven are no longer alive.


29 posted on 12/13/2013 11:41:12 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Verginius Rufus

IIRC correctly after someone complained to Lincoln that Grant was a lush, Lincoln responded by saying that he would send a case of whatever Grant was having to his other generals.


30 posted on 12/13/2013 11:42:54 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Verginius Rufus

Pierce was plastered for pretty much his entire Presidency. It was largely due to grief after watching his last surviving child killed in front of his eyes right after he won the election. More of a pitiable figure than anything else.


31 posted on 12/13/2013 2:16:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; GSP.FAN

More Hollywood magic:

http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/blog/2013/12/ed_helms_to_sta.html

Are people clamoring for this?


32 posted on 12/13/2013 2:16:37 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Ed Helms ? Hell, this is a perfect vehicle for Joe Biden. They can even spring O.J. from the can to co-star.


33 posted on 12/13/2013 2:37:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Biden would be a better choice! Sure bet the OJ would be up for it.

Wow. The creativity in Hollywood has gone the way of the dodo bird and sea cow - extinct. Gimme a frigging break.


34 posted on 12/13/2013 2:43:11 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: morphing libertarian

That’s the traditional story of what Lincoln supposedly said. It seems to me I heard some scholar on C-SPAN recently saying Lincoln didn’t really say it but someone later reported it to Lincoln and he thought it was a good one (the kind of thing he would have said if he had thought of it).


35 posted on 12/13/2013 3:21:20 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

How much of
History is apochrophl


36 posted on 12/13/2013 3:23:47 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

I was thinking of the movies produced by Albert R. Broccoli, which are what most people think of when they think of a ‘James Bond’ movie.


37 posted on 12/13/2013 3:38:46 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: jmcenanly

Broccolis do not own the right to exclude other bond flicks as they do when the count their own movies as “official” and number them. When you exclude a bond movie starring Connery then your own definition Is meaningless.

Words have meanings.


38 posted on 12/13/2013 4:10:54 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; GSP.FAN

Bond did not really shows signs of excessive drinking in the novels until Goldfinger. We get his physical results in the beginning of Thunderball and we learn he drinks about a half bottle of 60 to 70 proof liquor a day and he drinks due to depression in You Only Live Twice. Remember YOLT was after On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

I would not characterize his drinking as alcoholism. He doesn’t seem to have a problem while working.


39 posted on 12/13/2013 6:15:54 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Fleming was limited by his doctor to one drink a day and he would get the strongest he could find. He also smoked 70 cigarettes a day.


40 posted on 12/13/2013 6:16:52 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GSP.FAN; NFHale

I would also say there is a difference between a guy that likes to get drunk and an alcoholic. But I’m no expert on the subject.

Half a bottle a day sounds like a lot to me but I don’t know if it’s enough to seriously harm one’s life expectancy.


41 posted on 12/13/2013 11:54:23 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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It will probably suck.

I’d watch it if OJ was in it. NORDBERG!!!! He did a TV pilot about navy frogmen or something right before the murders, never aired. I’d love to see it.


42 posted on 12/13/2013 11:56:54 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: GOPsterinMA; V_TWIN; fieldmarshaldj

That’s one thing.

No fluoride in the water. And I hear they just don’t care as much how their teeth look over there.

Sometimes it freaks me out to see someone on TV with preternaturally white teeth, overbleaching.

But teeth like people used to have years ago are disgusting and I’m glad modern America cares what teeth look like.


43 posted on 12/14/2013 12:08:28 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; GSP.FAN

“Naked Gun” remake???

Phah! There’s only ONE Leslie Nielson, and he owns that flick forever.

It’ll bomb.

Hale will pass on it.


44 posted on 12/14/2013 7:16:14 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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“There’s only ONE Leslie Nielson, and he owns that flick forever.”

Khent Thicke will piss on it.


45 posted on 12/14/2013 7:48:58 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; GSP.FAN

“...Khent Thicke...”

I’m not sure who that guy is.

Like I said... they all look alike to me; Standard Cyberdyne Systems Model 100(M) Libidiot.

Completely Interchangeable, completely replaceable, and can’t tell the difference.


46 posted on 12/14/2013 7:57:53 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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I am Khent Thicke; it’s my new identity for the dangerous world we live in.


47 posted on 12/14/2013 8:03:43 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Hahah!!!
YOU are not interchangeable nor replaceable, my friend!!


48 posted on 12/14/2013 8:12:06 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Butts plus several shots of espresso daily make teeth black. So, I think you’re right, they don’t care.

“But teeth like people used to have years ago are disgusting and I’m glad modern America cares what teeth look like.”

YES!!!


49 posted on 12/14/2013 8:13:00 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Yes, if “Juice” was in it I’d watch, otherwise it’ll be vomit.


50 posted on 12/14/2013 8:14:01 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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