19 January 2006

Do we really need James Bond?

Well, Bond villains are everywhere. See if you can't spot these unsavoury people in, say, your office (for example).

  • Dr. No (1962): e.g. 'Would you...?' 'NO!'
  • Goldfinger (1964) e.g. 'Would you...?' 'Kenot, but see plink over there...?'
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1975) a.k.a. Head of HR
  • Octopussy (1983). You all know who this is....
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Yes, nothing like a spot of interdepartmental rivalry to spice things up....

The high-pressure corporate world (Casino Royale) fosters certain dangerous attitudes:

  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  • Die Another Day (2002)

So much so that I'm becoming very paranoid:

  • For Your Eyes Only (1981): Most of what we read these days is also marked 'Confidential', (Dr.) No?
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969): Tell me this isn't like YOUR workplace....
  • A View to a Kill (1985): Expiry of contract or tenure, anyone?
  • Licence to Kill (1989): Need one just to survive out there.

There are ways to relieve stress:

  • Thunderball (1965): Bowling + drinks.
  • Moonraker: A bunch of guys wanted to do this to Mr. Raker....

But most necessary is a positive outlook:

  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)

And a healthy degree of materialism:

  • Goldeneye (1995): Useful for picking out expensive er... investments, yes.
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971): Obviously.

A faraway retreat won't hurt either.

  • From Russia with Love (1963)


At 11:40 pm, Blogger Simple American said...

My license to kill is suggests it is limited to driving. Unfortunately everyone else around here has the same license. Whats a professional to do?

At 4:08 am, Blogger L B said...

Excellent job!! M would approve, and so would Q, and L, and B.. *G*

At 4:20 am, Blogger L B said...

And since you've excelled at that, here's a much much easier one: When you wake up in the morning, and come here, you will find this note that says YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED by L B.. Isn't that such a nice feeling? To be so wanted, so loved, so appreciated? Your fellow Taggees should be may, King's wife, & J.. Enjoy!

At 10:49 am, Blogger Hedonistics Anonymous said...


weii u've been tagged by me too!

fortunately it's the same meme as lb's, so u can prolly kill 2 birds with 1 stone. :)

At 1:18 pm, Blogger L B said...

Hahah! We love this plink so much, don't we, hedonistic anonymous? Awwwww, see the amount of anklehugz you're getting? And not enough ankles.. *muaahh*

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