Skip to comments.Yes, Mr. [James] Bond, we expect you to die -- from booze [life expectancy of 56 years] [link only]
Posted on 12/13/2013 8:04:14 AM PST by grundle
Don’t forget the English ovals he had a penchant for.
Oh please, Save us nanny state!
It is ironic that all of the actors who played him in the movies are still alive
The British Journal recommends 7 shaken-not-stirred Vodka Martinis a week for men. Thats plenty, IMO.
...and he gets laid by beautiful women 10x more than British men.
And he gets shot at 100x more than is considered healthy for 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.
Churchill probably drank 40 times the limit, and he lived to 90.
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”
National health care, and no flouride in the water...
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.
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.
...but he’s gotta über cool Walther PPK that kills everything it’s pointed at.
As many as 70 a day if I remember correctly.
Perhaps they are 'walking embalmed' with all the alcohol consumed
OMG! It’s a fantasy character!
he lived a hell of a lot in that 56 years!!! I could handle that...
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.
Of course, they cited the “57” age since that was how old Ian Fleming was when he died.
Can’t wait till they go full PC on the character and have him become a bisexual crack/meth toker.
Two words: Keith. Richards.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
I'll have to get there ... for (ahem) research..
Barry Nelson and David Niven are no longer alive.
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.
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.
More Hollywood magic:
Are people clamoring for this?
Ed Helms ? Hell, this is a perfect vehicle for Joe Biden. They can even spring O.J. from the can to co-star.
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.
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).
How much of
History is apochrophl
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Naked Gun” remake???
Phah! There’s only ONE Leslie Nielson, and he owns that flick forever.
Hale will pass on it.
“Theres only ONE Leslie Nielson, and he owns that flick forever.”
Khent Thicke will piss on it.
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.
I am Khent Thicke; it’s my new identity for the dangerous world we live in.
YOU are not interchangeable nor replaceable, my friend!!
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 Im glad modern America cares what teeth look like.”
Yes, if “Juice” was in it I’d watch, otherwise it’ll be vomit.