Tag Archives: James Bond

Couldn’t Do It Today

Paleo Retiree writes: Things 2016 Bond could not get away with. Bonus Bond: one of the great moments of onscreen Game:

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An Interesting Lesson in Female Psychology

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Kerim forked up a strip of fish and tore at it with his teeth. He drank down a half a tumbler of raki. He lit a cigarette and sat back in his chair. ‘Well,’ he said … Continue reading

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Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: An appreciation of P.G. Wodehouse’s Leave it to Psmith. What happened to the Harlequin romance? Some early James Bond director commentaries, suppressed by producer Albert Broccoli, can now be downloaded as MP3s. Your Lunchtime Reading: How El Chapo, the … Continue reading

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A Typical Routine Day

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It was the beginning of a typical routine day for Bond. It was only two or three times a year that an assignment came along requiring his particular abilities. For the rest of the year he … Continue reading

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“Flashman”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I just finished the first volume of George MacDonald Fraser‘s high-spirited and rollicking The Flashman Papers series. For those new to the books, the series of 19th century historical novels chronicles the exploits of an English army officer and self-described … Continue reading

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Campus Cuties, by Louis Marx and Company

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: During the years immediately following the Second World War, Louis Marx and Company was the largest toy producer in the world. The outfit was mainly known for its molded plastic figures, many of them sold in … Continue reading

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Genre Movie Themes, Adult Fantasies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Have you ever noticed how many genre movies of the late ’50s, ’60s, and early ’70s featured specially-composed pop songs? It’s one of my fave aspects of that era in movies. I’m not sure exactly where the … Continue reading

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