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"I have to concur. For years I was not fond of Timothy Dalton's Bond at all. I must admit, however, that I believe his movies age wonderfully. Moreover, to your point, I went back and reviewed his two films and it seems to me that he was doing…"
"I had a Isla del Sol (by Drew Estate) the other day that I bought from a Cigar/Coffee shop. It is a mild, sugar-tipped and infused with coffee, which made for a very interesting flavor. At about 3/4 through, it tasted more like a regular…"
"I know Dalton is not Popular, but as someone who has scene all incarnations of bond, including one where he was american, and has read and re-read all of the books. I really think that Dalton's Bond was the closest to what Ian Fleming…"
"I appreciated how closely Goldfinger stuck to the book.
Then again, Maybe the producers just used up the better books early and had to rework the other titles. "The Spy Who Loved Me" took place entirely in some roadside motel, if I recall…"
"She was special, by damn.
I give Roger Moore props; according to the commentary on the FYEO DVD, he said something like "Please don't make me seduce that child onscreen," concerning the skier Bibi who threw herself at Bond. Moore…"
"Yeah - an invisible car? Changing the villain's race from Korean to Anglo with a lengthy and agonizing DNA "transplant"?
A great Bond that never was is Clive Owen. He's more in line with Fleming's conception than is Craig,…"
"As Brosnan was my first Bond, I hold a certain place for him. But I have to agree about Die Another Day. I think Brosnan did fine as playing the role, but the writing and directing ruined the film. I think they went down the wrong path when they…"
"Die Another Day indeed bordered on being an exploitation film with a 1950s comicbook plot, and Halle Berry stole the show with her girl-power kungfu moves and cheesy one liners that should have remained in the Moore era! Nice set of legs, mind..…"
"I'm with you there - thought Dalton was absolutely the right guy for the role, even if the flicks took a wrong turn. There was a canine quality to him that made Bond a kind of juggernaut, the way Connery was. And Dalton was a fine actor,…"
"I wouldn't call them the best in terms of plot, direction, effects and general artistic merit.. but the two Dalton films (The Living Daylights and License To Kill) strike me as amazing films. It showed the jaded, vengeful and renegade aspect of…"
"I had a great Arturo Fuente the other day that one of my buddies gave me. He likes to dip the tips of his cigars in Macalllan 18, which I hadn't had before but it gave it a great flavor to the actual cigar and to the smoke. Anyone who really…"
[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
"It has to do with how it is used.
A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
""if there needs to be a change, the leaders of the change should be members of the group. For self-appointed guardians to decide for other ethnicities what they should be offended by seems pretty demeaning."Of course. By the same token,…"