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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Why did he get banned? 12 posts is a little low to make a judgement on someone. And who the heck is this @Christartos you keep speaking of.

    If it only takes 12 posts to perfectly demonstrate you're simply a returning troll, then you're doing something wrong.

    I couldn't have put it better myself. :)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Why did he get banned? 12 posts is a little low to make a judgement on someone. And who the heck is this @Christartos you keep speaking of.

    @Mendes4Lyfe, you're relatively new, but this guy has been a troll on the forums for years, returning over several duplicate accounts in the past to wreak his lunacy on us. I'd be surprised if he hasn't had at least 12 separate accounts, all banned.
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    Why do you think the Brosnan era movies were so popular at the time among the Bond and non-Bond fans and now they get so much sh*t from almost everyone?

    I mean, I do remember back then everybody running their way to the cinemas every time a new Bond movie was being played and everybody saying that PB was the best Bond ever.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited January 2017 Posts: 14,765
    Kostas_P wrote: »
    Why do you think the Brosnan era movies were so popular at the time among the Bond and non-Bond fans and now they get so much sh*t from almost everyone?

    I mean, I do remember back then everybody running their way to the cinemas every time a new Bond movie was being played and everybody saying that PB was the best Bond ever.

    Me too. I lived through that era and became a fan a few years before the start of it. I can't explain it other than to say we like to knock down our icons after their era is over (and someone else is in their place). It's in fashion too and we seem to like keeping up with the Joneses in that respect when it comes to Pierce Brosnan.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Kostas_P wrote: »
    Why do you think the Brosnan era movies were so popular at the time among the Bond and non-Bond fans and now they get so much sh*t from almost everyone?

    I mean, I do remember back then everybody running their way to the cinemas every time a new Bond movie was being played and everybody saying that PB was the best Bond ever.

    Me too. I lived through that era and became a fan a few years before the start of it. I can't explain it other than to say we like to knock down our icons after their era is over (and someone else is in their place). It's in fashion too and we seem to like keeping up with the Joneses in that respect when it comes to Pierce Brosnan.

    Or maybe it was the enthusiasm everybody had because there was a 6-year hiatus.
    I believe the two middle films (TND - TWINE) were very entertaining and still are and they have dated very well.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Kostas_P wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Kostas_P wrote: »
    Why do you think the Brosnan era movies were so popular at the time among the Bond and non-Bond fans and now they get so much sh*t from almost everyone?

    I mean, I do remember back then everybody running their way to the cinemas every time a new Bond movie was being played and everybody saying that PB was the best Bond ever.

    Me too. I lived through that era and became a fan a few years before the start of it. I can't explain it other than to say we like to knock down our icons after their era is over (and someone else is in their place). It's in fashion too and we seem to like keeping up with the Joneses in that respect when it comes to Pierce Brosnan.

    Or maybe it was the enthusiasm everybody had because there was a 6-year hiatus.
    I believe the two middle films (TND - TWINE) were very entertaining and still are and they have dated very well.

    Yes, that too certainly helped, I've no doubt. Absence makes the heart to fonder etc.

    My personal favourites of his are TWINE and GE.
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    These two are my favorite too. It is strange though how peoples' opinion changes in hindsight.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Kostas_P wrote: »
    These two are my favorite too. It is strange though how peoples' opinion changes in hindsight.

    Yes, it certainly is. I'm not as fickle as most people, though.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Not sure why I'm so late to post this, but...

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Why did Pierce almost sound like he was whispering that loudly (if that's actually a thing)? :))
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    A British study from 2003 that I recently read about shows that extroverts are much happier than introverts, except for prison inmates where it is the other way around. That s pretty interesting.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "I need a year off" Craig
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    Makes sense though.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    I'm an introvert pretending and acting like an extrovert...and I am not a prison inmate.

    Now that's pretty interesting and am I now happier?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    In that kind of environment it probably does.
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    I am fed up with the lack of good movies out there and have long resorted to watching more Netflix, Amazon Prime or renting things and especially series at the library.
    I will recommend (for history buffs) on Amazon Prime;
    The White Queen...only one season unfortunately. Is a good dramatization of the final years of the Wars of the Roses starting with the reign of Edward IV and ending with Henry Tudor(Henry VII) taking the crown. Good perfomances, love the costumes and the Ladies are smoking hot (some of them at least. )
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    I'm an introvert pretending and acting like an extrovert...and I am not a prison inmate.

    Now that's pretty interesting and am I now happier?

    @BondJasonBond006, introverts like us can't pretend to be anything else. I don't think it's in our nature, considering how much we'd need to recharge after playing an extrovert all the time; I know I couldn't-and wouldn't-want to do it. When I'm around extroverts it's like they're a bunch of Dementors, sucking from me all my life and energy. They are the enemy.
  • Chalk another one up for the introvert camp. Groups and crowds shut me right down (socially, that is; presenting or performing is another matter entirely). It's strange but it seems I'm only really able to be my real self in a one-on-one setting. Maybe with two or three other people I know well at best.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Chalk another one up for the introvert camp. Groups and crowds shut me right down (socially, that is; presenting or performing is another matter entirely). It's strange but it seems I'm only really able to be my real self in a one-on-one setting. Maybe with two or three other people I know well at best.

    Sounds like me, a lot.

    I am perfectly normal when around my four brothers-in-arms. I can talk and talk and talk, be funny and witty. I can let go and cry my heart out if needed.
    One to one works outside my small circle of friends if I am attracted to someone. I never had difficulties picking up dates.

    But other than that I'm a social mess. I can hardly put one decent proper sentence together. At a party with many strangers I will stand in a corner counting the dust particles on the shelves or whatever comes handy. There not even my army buddies can save me, unless we would go to a different room with no people.

    I was at a New Year's Eve party as a matter of fact, it was not planned, but I dressed up and went there with my brothers-in-arms. I ended up counting crabs in the carpet, I'm just useless at such places.

    Being at the keyboard is a whole different matter, I have realised here I can articulate myself and be talkative, funny and hopefully witty as well.
    I can be passionate, emotional, analysing. I can discuss, argue, joke around.
    I'm so glad I came here.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Just saw a real Bond fan on Facebook, but not someone I'm friends with. A guy in the U.S. has a profile photo that's a photo of Daniel Craig, and his cover photo is one of Craig and Eva Green, the supper scene on the train from Casino Royale. I think the man's in his 30's or older and may be married.
    Kostas_P wrote: »
    Why do you think the Brosnan era movies were so popular at the time among the Bond and non-Bond fans and now they get so much sh*t from almost everyone?
    My blunt appraisal is that maybe Craig is closer to the ideal Bond than Brosnan (at least for many of us) or/and the stories and characters in the Craig Bond films are better. Or it's because they're newer. I reach for the Craig films more because I find them more entertaining and interesting. Then after Craig I'd reach for Moore and Connery (not always in that order but sometimes), partly because it was well before Brosnan and during the Moore years that I "came of age" and became a Bondhead. Certainly nothing wrong with Brosnan or his films though, IMO, and no one I know personally talks him or them down. Couldn't find the latest overall Bond Movie Ranking on here, but it seems generally like some Craig films rank higher than Brosnan films, and I think--adjusted for inflation--the Craig films edge out the Brosnan films overall (U.S. and globally). And as some have observed, the appreciation for the Craig blunt instrument-more muscular-less polished-droll portrayal coincided with the post-9/11 age and the increased fight against terrorism.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I can't shut up in any situation.

    Sounds like Woody Allen.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I can't shut up in any situation.

    Sounds like Woody Allen.

    Dr Noah...time for breathing.
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    Don't know if there's a thread here for music, but the Doors debut album is 50 years old today!!
    FIFTY!!
    And the music is as timeless and amazing as ever. Truly one of the best debut albums of any band. What a testament to their collective talents.

    TheDoorsTheDoorsalbumcover.jpg
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited January 2017 Posts: 10,547
    Anyone remember that one week where many of us were convinced Spectre would be called "Mosaic"?
  • jake24 wrote: »
    Anyone remember that one week where many of us were convinced Spectre would be called "Mosaic"?

    Which actually turned out to be the title of one of those renegade Canadian 007 short stories!
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    No kidding? At the time it was discovered that "007mosaic.com" had been registered back in 2012 as a promotional extra on Skyfall's official site, where fans could upload pictures of themselves to the site from which they would be combined with many others to create a "mosaic" of some sort.
  • My guess then is that whoever wrote that short story was keyed in to the online buzz surrounding the potential title of "Mosaic," similarly thought it was a mysterious sounding title, and nicked it when it turned out to be nothing. Most likely scenario.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    @Birdleson I believe it was @Slyfox who had the inside scoop prior to the announcement. If I remember correctly, he knew someone with a connection to Sony Pictures.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    The Doors, ha!

    There is only one band/singer that deserve the terms amazing timeless genius!

    <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jZZn6ldyI0M"; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gJMoT6yMPqI"; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QxeZ074RSzw"; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    and that's three of several hundred musical diamonds...
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Well, this is a bit late, but this was too great not to share;
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