Friday, December 19, 2008

My slight obsession with James Bond

I thought it might be fun to start a little poll (located on the right sidebar of this blog) about delicious Bond...James Bond. Something trivial and slightly silly for a Friday. So if you would like to be a part of this little experiment, I would be most appreciative! On the last day of this poll, I will tell you who my favorite James is.

In the meantime, here are some little facts about James Bond.

~James is half Scottish (father) and half Swiss (mother).

~The Bond family motto is "Orbis non sufficit" ("The world is not enough").

~James had a successful naval career. He advanced to Commander James Bond.

~James prefers scrambled eggs and coffee.

~James shares the same habits as his creator, Ian Fleming; smoking, drinking, womanizing and wearing short-sleeved shirts.

~There have been 22 films made about James.

~Only 12 books were written about James by Ian Fleming. The remaining books and screenplays were written by various other authors and screenwriters.

The above photo was taken in 1899 of Sidney Reilly, known as The Ace of Spies. He was the first super-spy and believed to be the muse for Ian Fleming's James Bond character.

Well, there you have it. A few tasty tidbits. Please feel free to add your own, I will take great delight in reading them all!

7 comments:

paperhill said...

i voted! looking forward to hearing your pick! xo

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

How fun! I didn't know that Bond was based (however much) on the Reilly (which was a great PBS miniseries, I believe?)!

fringe said...

Thanks for playing, you lovely ladies!

Brenda, I didn't know that either and actually, I don't believe it's something that Fleming ever admitted to but apparently there is strong speculation.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

The new guy is attractive but Bond is tall, dark and always brunette for me...yes.

Leaves of Glass said...

what if a girl wants to vote for George Lazenby?! hmm? ;) i kid, of course, no one wants to vote for George Lazenby. i believe your slight obsession might out-obsess mine, shortcake! thanks for the fascinating tidbits.

i have a little quiz of my own to add - who was the only actress ever to play two different Bond girls?

fringe said...

well, ladies, thank you for participating in this fun little poll! the results are in and i believe i will be the tiebreaker.

we have 3 votes for Daniel Craig, 3 votes for Sean Connery and 1 vote for Pierce Brosnan.

i was always a diehard Sean Connery fan for Bond. that is, until Daniel Craig came along. yep, i vote for Daniel Craig. so i guess it's Daniel Craig as the winner!

my only regret on this experiment is that i didn't make George Lazenby one of the choices (you are given four choices with these polls). it's obvious now to me that i should have.

thanks again for joining the fun! i'll cook up a new poll next week...yippee!

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

Daniel Craig ... dreamy ...

:)