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Originally posted by GregT:
Was there any praise of Daniel Craig? From anywhere?

Guy has jug ears and his acting consists of pursing his lips. It's as if they couldn't figure out who to get for Bond so they found a mannequin. He really has to be the worst stiff of an actor since Christopher Reeve.

Not untrue, but I think they were going with someone who would look believable in the action sequences. Something Moore, and his stand-ins, did not.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The worst but in so many ways the best Bond ever.

RIP Roger Moore


Almost the worst. Timothy Dalton was the worst. I'd say Roger represented some of what was the 'best AND the worst' of Bond movies. I can't help but think that a lot of the campiness was driven by Broccoli during the Moore era.

RIP Roger Moore. He was good as The Saint.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The worst but in so many ways the best Bond ever.

RIP Roger Moore


Almost the worst. Timothy Dalton was the worst. I'd say Roger represented some of what was the 'best AND the worst' of Bond movies. I can't help but think that a lot of the campiness was driven by Broccoli during the Moore era.

RIP Roger Moore. He was good as The Saint.


George Lazenby and David Niven were much worse than Moore or Dalton for me.
Roberto De Vicenzo professional golfer from Argentina at the age of 94.

De Vicenzo was best known for signing an incorrect scorecard at the 1968 Masters, signing a card for one stroke higher than he shot. As per the rule, he had to take that score allowing winner Bob Goalby to avoid a playoff with De Vicenzo. His famous quote was "what a stupid I am". He did win 230 tourneys worldwide including the 1967 British Open. Great player.
Bernie Bliden.
Founded Midway Liquors where I buy wine frequently. Now owned by Stan, his son. Grandson works there too.
Back in 1982 they had a Brinks delivery truck drive up with three bottles of 1892 Inglenook Cabernet. Opened them all for a tasting.
Stan has a great palate. He and his wife came over for dinner one night, and he brought a 1982 Cheyval Blanc.
Bernie was 94 or so.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The worst but in so many ways the best Bond ever.

RIP Roger Moore


Almost the worst. Timothy Dalton was the worst. I'd say Roger represented some of what was the 'best AND the worst' of Bond movies. I can't help but think that a lot of the campiness was driven by Broccoli during the Moore era.

RIP Roger Moore. He was good as The Saint.


George Lazenby and David Niven were much worse than Moore or Dalton for me.


Maybe we differ on that one. David Niven was a spoof so I don't count him. As for Lazenby, he was fresh into acting and would likely have improved on some points. At least he knew how to throw a punch. Moore's fight scenes were cartoonish at best, maybe due to Moore's inability or maybe due to the direction of the franchise. In other ways Moore was quite good. Dalton is the one that comes to mind as having no redeeming quality as Bond.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Jack O'Neill- an absolute legend in the surfing community and arguably the single greatest reason for the rise in surfing's popularity after the Beach Boys.

hard to argue that... but O'Neill helped bring surfing to places that weren't dominated by 300 days of sunshine and warm currents.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The worst but in so many ways the best Bond ever.

RIP Roger Moore


Almost the worst. Timothy Dalton was the worst. I'd say Roger represented some of what was the 'best AND the worst' of Bond movies. I can't help but think that a lot of the campiness was driven by Broccoli during the Moore era.

RIP Roger Moore. He was good as The Saint.


George Lazenby and David Niven were much worse than Moore or Dalton for me.


Maybe we differ on that one. David Niven was a spoof so I don't count him. As for Lazenby, he was fresh into acting and would likely have improved on some points. At least he knew how to throw a punch. Moore's fight scenes were cartoonish at best, maybe due to Moore's inability or maybe due to the direction of the franchise. In other ways Moore was quite good. Dalton is the one that comes to mind as having no redeeming quality as Bond.

Perhaps we should move the Bond stuff here.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Jack O'Neill- an absolute legend in the surfing community and arguably the single greatest reason for the rise in surfing's popularity after the Beach Boys.

hard to argue that... but O'Neill helped bring surfing to places that weren't dominated by 300 days of sunshine and warm currents.


The difference being O'niell was an innovator who enriched the activity whereas the Beach Boys are regarded as posers and the reason for the greatest influx of kooks, second only to, arguably, Gidget.
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Jack O'Neill- an absolute legend in the surfing community and arguably the single greatest reason for the rise in surfing's popularity after the Beach Boys.

hard to argue that... but O'Neill helped bring surfing to places that weren't dominated by 300 days of sunshine and warm currents.


The difference being O'niell was an innovator who enriched the activity whereas the Beach Boys are regarded as posers and the reason for the greatest influx of kooks, second only to, arguably, Gidget.


But it was Duke Kahanamoku who was instrumental in making surfing so popular.
Adnan Khashoggi

I still remember as a little kid being in awe of his yacht berthed in Puerto Banús when I was there with my parents. Guards walking around with uzis in their hands.

Obviously I was so smitten with the uzis and the yacht (I was eight...) I was allowed on to get a tour with my mom while my dad had to stay on the dock with two armed guards.

He might have sold a lot of guns that killed a lot of people but he had a nice boat and let an eight year old walk around with an (unloaded) uzi while getting a tour... Good times...
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Adnan Khashoggi

I still remember as a little kid being in awe of his yacht berthed in Puerto Banús when I was there with my parents. Guards walking around with uzis in their hands.

Obviously I was so smitten with the uzis and the yacht (I was eight...) I was allowed on to get a tour with my mom while my dad had to stay on the dock with two armed guards.

He might have sold a lot of guns that killed a lot of people but he had a nice boat and let an eight year old walk around with an (unloaded) uzi while getting a tour... Good times...


Among his many other ventures, Adnan Khashoggi was a stock market manipulator and swindler.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Ecstasy often has heroin and amphetamines mixed into the blend (it's surprisingly difficult to get pure MDNA) so it could easily have been a pill of E and a line of coke (in other words the makings of a great Thursday night).

It also goes to show you how difficult it is to ever truly shake addiction.


you continue to amaze me
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Originally posted by mangiare:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Ecstasy often has heroin and amphetamines mixed into the blend (it's surprisingly difficult to get pure MDNA) so it could easily have been a pill of E and a line of coke (in other words the makings of a great Thursday night).

It also goes to show you how difficult it is to ever truly shake addiction.


you continue to amaze me

+1. I sometimes wonder if Rob's wife knows how much he knows.

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