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World Cocktail Day 2022 — “Vodka Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred”

“There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum. He should seek professional help and try to find other strategies for managing occupational stress.” Medical Journal of … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond “Die Another Day” Premiere in London (November 18 2002) [How Jamaica inspired James Bond]

“Die Another Day is the wrong film at the wrong time.” South Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism November 18 2021 — Die Another Day is a 2002 British-American spy film, the twentieth film in the James Bond series produced … Continue reading

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Global James Bond Day — Dr. No Worldwide Premiere at the London Pavilion (October 5 1962)

“Dr. No is a dangerous mixture of violence, vulgarity, sadism and sex.” Vatican spokesperson (1962)  “James Bond is the personification of capitalist evil.” Kremlin spokesperson (1962) October 5 2021 — On October 5 1962, Dr. No had its worldwide premiere at … Continue reading

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On this Day — Remembering Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) : Father of James Bond & Master of Disinformation [UPDATE : ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Netflix Movie]

“Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for all things British, provided purpose to his life. But after WWII ended, he found himself at loose ends, and took a job with a newspaper. He … Continue reading

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World Cocktail Day 2021 — “Vodka Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred”

“There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum. He should seek professional help and try to find other strategies for managing occupational stress.” Medical Journal of … Continue reading

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World Cocktail Day 2020 — “Vodka Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred” [UPDATE : Happy birthday to Daniel Craig!]

“There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum. He should seek professional help and try to find other strategies for managing occupational stress.” Medical Journal of … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond “Die Another Day” Premiere in London (November 18 2002) How Jamaica inspired James Bond [2020]

“I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, and ‘James Bond’ was much better than something more interesting, like ‘Peregrine Carruthers.’ Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure — an … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond “Die Another Day” Premiere in London (November 18 2002) How Jamaica inspired James Bond [UPDATE : “My Name is Bond. Jane Bond.”]

“I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, and ‘James Bond’ was much better than something more interesting, like ‘Peregrine Carruthers.’ Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure — an … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond Dr. No Worldwide Premiere at the London Pavilion (October 5 1962) [2020]

“Dr. No is a dangerous mixture of violence, vulgarity, sadism and sex.” Vatican spokesperson (1962)  “James Bond is the personification of capitalist evil.” Kremlin spokesperson (1962) “Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for … Continue reading

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On this Day — Remembering Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) : Father of James Bond & Master of Disinformation

“Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for all things British, provided purpose to his life. But after WWII ended, he found himself at loose ends, and took a job with a newspaper. He … Continue reading

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