The End of James Bond?

The six faces of 007

Ever since seeing Thunderball at the early age of 13, I have been in love with James Bond. While I am partial to only a few of the James’ over the years, they have been one of my indulgences and a secret fantasy.  Come on, what girl wouldn’t want to be swept off her feet by all that maleness?  And tell me, honestly, what guy doesn’t harbor a secret fantasy to be 007?

The martinis and Bond

Part of James’ appeal is his utterly cosmopolitan and urbane attitude and look.  The suit, the suave sex appeal, the car… the martini.  Yes, the martini.  The classic ‘shaken, not stirred’ martini.  In Casino Royale, it was the Vesper martini, named after the beauty, Vesper Lynd.  But it was still ‘shaken, not stirred.  James Bond is almost synonymous with the martini and the way it’s prepared.

Well, that’s all about to change.  In the newest   installment of the Suave Spy, Skyfall, James will turn in his martini for a beer.  Beer!  Heineken to be exact.  I’m sorry, but there is something completely and utterly wrong with this picture.

James doesn’t drink a beer.  Okay, maybe if he’s in Mexico, or one of the Caribbean islands…. and it’s the middle of the day, but really, other than that, beer is not his drink.  That’s like telling a coffee connoisseur to suddenly start drinking instant.  It doesn’t happen.

What’s next?  James will stop driving the Aston Martin for a NASCAR?  He will show up to work in a fishing vest?  He trades in the posh hotel for the lodge down the road?  Oh, I know, he’ll kick back and watch the game, beer in hand, and out front will be his tractor with the name “Gator” on the side?  Puleez.  Why don’t we just kill him off now? Save him the misery of a slow death by lack of class.

I’m sorry. I cannot and will not sign off on this.  I’ve had a hard enough time trying to like a blonde James that plays Texas Hold’em.  Heineken is the beginning of the end for 007, and a sad day for this Bond girl.

Signing off


4 thoughts on “The End of James Bond?

  1. James. James Bond. Just the name sweeps me away! Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan are my two favorite Bond men. My husband is a HUGE fan, so when he bought the whole set on sale, we had a Bond(ing) weekend – much to my delight! When I heard that the new Bond guy was going to be a blond, I was not a huge fan, but Daniel Craig grew on me, (though he’s still not what I think of when I hear the name, James Bond). Now, you say that they’re taking away his signature drink. It’s just wrong! I don’t like it – not at all! It might just be another action movie! It’s a classic, and anything that’s classic, shouldn’t be messed with.

    Great post!

    • I love Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan too! As well as one with Timothy Hutton. It took me a while to get used to Danial Craig, but a part of me likes aspects of him. Same for me though, he’s still not ‘James’. Classics should NEVER be messed with. I completely agree. Well, I hope, pray, plead that the new James…. After Craig, goes back to ‘shaken not stirred”. Thank you so much for your comments!

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