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Ginger Bond and Jameshhh Bond

Sean Connery was the best James Bond. Anyone else is a poor shadow beside the light that is Scotland's most famous export... with yer man Brosnan coming a close second.

James Bond is a character created by Ian Fleming in some very popular books of the '50s and '60s. Fleming used his wartime experience as assistant to the Naval Intelligence Director - along with his wartime daydreams - to make up the character. James Bond was, then, to be a Commander (SB) in the RNVR, like Ian Fleming himself. Some authors also point out that Cdr. Patrick Dalzel-Job, RNVR, was also an inspiration for Fleming's work.

However, he became better known after a series of films, starting with Dr No in 1962 and with the most recent being a remake of Casino Royale, in which a new actor, Daniel Craig, plays Bond as a gwar. Will the sacrilege never cease? [Hell! Black American female Halle Berry would have been a better choice than a ginger!]

It's impossible for any British male to wear a dinner suit without uttering 'The nameshh Bond, Jameshhhh Bond', and reaching into an imaginary basketweave shoulder-holster for an imaginary Walther PPK. Although technically this is walting, it's acceptable as long as no-one sees you.

To wear a dinner suit, drive an Aston Martin, have a watch that does stuff as well as tell the time and keep chucking pithy one-liners around is definitely walting.

Factoids:

  • All members of the Int Corps actually joined the Green Slime because they were under the impression they'd be getting the Aston and dinner jacket combo at the end of basic training.
  • There was an Air Trooper in the AAC many years ago with this name. Of course, some wag at manning saddled the poor fecker with 007 as his last three.
  • There was also (several years back) a Booty of the same name who also had the immortal digits appended to his s/n. Some people have no sense of humour. [This is true, 'cause I met the poor bugger!] Buck Felize 00:00, 25 July 2008 (BST)