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On This Day — James Bond “From Russia With Love” Premiere in London (October 10 1963) [2021]

“The film is highly immoral in every imaginable way; it is neither uplifting, instructive nor life-enhancing. Neither is it great film-making. But it sure is fun.” Richard Roud — The Guardian  (October 11 1963)   October 10 2020  — From Russia … 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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MEDINT — Whisky of Mass Destruction

“In the post-Cold War environment, a unified, consistent approach to deterring, reducing and countering weapons of mass destruction is essential to maintaining our national security.” Defence Threat Reduction Agency September 12 2021 — In the aftermath of 9/11, the US … 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 “The World Is Not Enough” Premiere in Los Angeles (November 8 1999) [2020]

“There’s no point living, if you can’t feel alive.” Elektra King November 8 2020 — The World Is Not Enough is the nineteenth James Bond movie and the third to star Pierce Brosnan. Its world premiere was November 8 1999 … Continue reading

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OBITUARY — Sean Connery dies aged 90 (October 31 2020)

“There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.” Sean Connery   October 31 2020 — Sean Connery, the sexiest man on earth and the only real James Bond in many people’s eyes, died peacefully in … 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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