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Finally got round to writing a new rant hope you enjoy!

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JFK was had the same kind of drugs in his medicinal treatment, 1950-60s it was considered safe. Actually I think it goes back to ww2 everybody was doping their front line special forces soldiers. We do the same today, the elite SOF guys get some s**t you wouldnt ordinarily think of them getting. USAF pilots are on some serious s**t too. There is a line soldiers cross to keep alert on the battle field under extreme conditions.
Hell Taliban and al-Qaeda are high as F-k and they keep the supply going to keep those jokers juiced to keep volunteering getting slaughtered.
Some of the s**t that happened in Somalia during the 1990s was a precursor, actually It was the same groups involved in later with the war on Terror. Somalia mission went to s**t because there was truck loads of terrorist getting their fix exactly when us military planed a mission. No ground intel just pentagon brass in a building looking at satellite pictures thinking “yeah this will be easy”. Everyone who knew the area knew when these guys came to town to get high.

Anyway back to Bond.
In the 1950s it wasn’t considered anything abhorrent. The fact Craig thinks it’s bond trying to numb his sole is so off base it’s be funny if he weren’t ruining, I mean running bond.


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Omega wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:27 pmAnyway back to Bond.
In the 1950s it wasn’t considered anything abhorrent. The fact Craig thinks it’s bond trying to numb his sole is so off base it’s be funny if he weren’t ruining, I mean running bond.
My point exactly Big O, A man lost in his own world with no context to guide him, much like today's cancel culture "you made a joke 20 years ago I don't agree with today? Begone with you, no consideration for context!"
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"He really is f*cking dark."
Why does a man of 50 sound like a 14 year old girl on Tumblr?
As well as Billie Eilish.
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Veronica wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:15 am "He really is f*cking dark."
Why does a man of 50 sound like a 14 year old girl on Tumblr?


Ha Ha too true!
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He always does that, when his daughter was teenaged one of the parents on the forum brought up how he is like a foul mouthed teenage boy and is this the way he acts around his own kids and does he think it’s ok do act this way around our kids ?


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I'd completely forgotten about Dream On. Now I have the theme tune stuck in my head.
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Gets a bit boring just saying "great rant, Benny" every time, but...great rant, Benny!
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Kristatos wrote: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:14 pm Gets a bit boring just saying "great rant, Benny" every time, but...great rant, Benny!
I'll take it Kris thanks!
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While I otherwise enjoy Waller-Bridge's work she's about the last person out there I would hire to write anything for a Bond movie. Then again she is THE hot stuff now plus a woman (a female writer!!! How shocking) so.. Eh.
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New rant, let me know what you think, good, bad or ugly. Letting me know what you like or don't like helps me improve!

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dirtybenny wrote:New rant, let me know what you think, good, bad or ugly. Letting me know what you like or don't like helps me improve!

http://danielcraigisnotbond.com/index/b ... o-vespers/
Good, definitely good. Though wearing my editor's hat, I should point out that the phrase is "to all intents and purposes", not "intense". Having said that, if that's my only complaint about the piece, I'd say you're doing pretty well!

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Thanks Kris, I appreciate it! All fixed now.
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d**n good DB!
I argued with the Craig zealots at the time about so much of the terrorism plot and poker game not making sense. It was a desperate attempt by eon to make bond relevant to the Jason Bourne new world after 9/11 nevermind dad was a 2002 film.

I never put together the differences in Fleming’s Vesper Vs Babs, I was too caught up in debunking this is the love that bond loses which makes him become the bond we know and hate (according to Craig and Babs at the time), I missed the difference in the magnitude of psychopath Babs vesper had, she basically was a rewrite of Rosemund Pike’s frost with the exception that vesper supposedly ends her life to avoid, I mean save bond. At least Miranda frost owned being a traitor in mi6 relishing the role.


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dirtybenny wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:42 pm Thanks Kris, I appreciate it! All fixed now.
An interesting rant, DB. I'll have to give Casino Royale another read sometime soon as it was many years ago I read it. You made a good comparison of the two characterizations of Vesper. It's funny that they wound up making her less plausible in the movie, I guess in trying to bring her up to date.

It's not quite all fixed by the way Benny as where it says "betraying their county" I think you probably meant "country".

Now as usual I've got about another 30 of your rants to catch up on. Keep it up! :cheers:
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acid wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:11 pm
dirtybenny wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:42 pm Thanks Kris, I appreciate it! All fixed now.
An interesting rant, DB. I'll have to give Casino Royale another read sometime soon as it was many years ago I read it. You made a good comparison of the two characterizations of Vesper. It's funny that they wound up making her less plausible in the movie, I guess in trying to bring her up to date.

It's not quite all fixed by the way Benny as where it says "betraying their county" I think you probably meant "country".

Now as usual I've got about another 30 of your rants to catch up on. Keep it up! :cheers:
Thank you kind words as always Acid :cheers: and thanks for the edits (you never heard of betraying your county? :happy spin: ), that's why I need the feedback from you folks!

I noticed the discrepancy between the characters two years ago while listening to the audio book and I forced myself to watch the film again when it was on TV recently, the attempt at a strong independent woman portrayed on film really stood out, creating a character totally out of sync with her circumstances.
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I was always bothered by Vesper's remark how she isn't Bond's type since she happens to be "smart" to which he replies:"No, single."
Ohoho, Bond apparently only likes dumb women since who else would sleep with a man so easily ohoho.
That also applies all the previous Bond girls were dumb, yet another jab at the Bond films of yore.
Not only does it come off as somewhat pretentious, it comes off as something a 15 year old girl on Tumblr would write. Not quite the thing they were going for I expect.
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During the PR build up Craig inadvertently took a dig at Eva green , says something about how she’s not a like the beautiful women before that’s she’s actually close to what a real woman looks like not the hyper pretty women that came before. I’m probably way off on exact wording but that was the essence of it. It was also during the time he saying bond isn’t the man you love to hate yet.


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A short but sweet farewell to Diana Rigg:

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