Category Archives: James Bond

Thoughts of the Day 15

If you are ever going to attend France’s National Day parade on 14 July, watch out for the pioneers of the Foreign Legion.  More Orwellian news out of Russia. Romania: “Look, USA, that’s how you do an impeachment. Quick and … Continue reading

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James Bond: Pierce Brosnan vs Daniel Craig

The argument about who is the best James Bond is rather moot because no actor could work forever. Also, times have changed since 1962 (when Dr No was released) and it’s unfair to blame Roger Moore now for his clothing … Continue reading

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“Secret Agent Man”

Finally, I found the song that describes my life: The film clips show Sam Neill as Sidney Reilly in Reilly – Ace of Spies. I came across this series in a very convoluted way: listening to Dmitri Shostakovich’s Gadfly suite, I … Continue reading

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El Alto Airport in Bolivia

Flying to El Alto Airport, the airport serving La Paz in Bolivia and the highest international airport in the world (4061 m), is a beautiful experience, particularly when you whiz past Illimani, sometimes dangerously close. Allegedly, flying to and from … Continue reading

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Film Review: James Bond “SPECTRE”

This film review doesn’t require a spoiler warning because the latest James Bond film SPECTRE doesn’t have a discernible plot anyway. It is more of an unorganized sequence of badly written and halfheartedly acted scenes. Like a car-boot sale trying to get … Continue reading

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Pro-tip: Don’t ever return to the Office!

When you return to the office after six years of retirement (due to the Iran story, as you may remember) to say hello to the few surviving colleagues, you will also meet the gentleman whose name would simply be “Q” in … Continue reading

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The Sinking House in “Casino Royale”

Walking through Venice on a cold February morning, I saw a row of houses along the Grand Canal which I thought I had seen before. It was my first day in Venice, I don’t believe in reincarnation, so my recollection must … Continue reading

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