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Study: Alcohol would have kept James Bond from bedding women or stirring his drinks

Agent 007 boozed so much that in all reality he would have had the tremulous hands of a chronic alcoholic, according to an offbeat study published by the British Medical Journal. If statistics are any guide, Bond would have died from alcohol- and tobacco-related diseases in his mid-50s, it says.…

A green 007?: Tesla CEO Elon Musk buys James Bond’s ‘submarine car’

Elon Musk is now the proud owner of James Bond’s submarine car (via The Christian Science Monitor) The white Lotus Esprit amphibious sports car appears in a still from The Spy Who Loved Me. (YouTube) In the 1977 flick “The Spy Who Loved Me,” James Bond takes a comely young…

‘James Bond’ stuntman from London Olympics killed in Alps jump

LONDON (Reuters) – A stuntman who parachuted into the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics dressed as the fictional British spy James Bond alongside a double of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been killed in a wing-diving accident in the Swiss Alps. Mark Sutton, 42, a former Ghurkha Rifles officer,…

William Boyd to pen new Bond adventure

Author William Boyd is to follow in the footsteps of fellow novelists Kingsley Amis and Sebastian Faulks by penning a new adventure for 007 superspy James Bond, it was revealed on Thursday. Bond-creator Ian Fleming died in 1964 after writing 14 novels in the series, but other authors have since…

Flying autonomous robots perform James Bond theme

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed flying robots — called quadrotors — that can autonomously perform a number of tasks, including using instruments to perform the James Bond theme song. The quadrotors were programed to play the instruments and are not remote controlled. “In…

Veteran actress Judi Dench battles to save her sight

Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench, who plays ‘M’ in the James Bond movies, revealed Saturday that she is battling to save her eyesight after being diagnosed with a degenerative disorder. “I can’t read scripts any more because of the trouble with my eyes,” the 77-year-old told the Daily Mirror newspaper. “And…

Colbert: Gingrich is like a James Bond villain

In another edition of his “Tip of the Hat” segment Tuesday evening, Stephen Colbert compared new GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich to the James Bond movies. Colbert came to his conclusion over the several times of Gingrich bringing up fears of an electromagnetic pulse striking America, something agent 007 and…

Who would James Bond vote for?

I think this most recent attempt by Maureen Dowd to tar Barack Obama as Teh Ghey will backfire. It’s a classic example of her worst impulse to think that she’s speaking for the common man by assuming that the common man is 100% douchebag. This is empathy, you know. Her…

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