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  • chrisisall
    So, just curious... ready to rate your Trump backing a bad call?
    August 27
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      I haven't given it much thought. There's too much noise out there to formulate an accurate assessment. Like all of them he's put in place some policies I approve of, and others I don't like. I'll have a better read in a few years.
    • chrisisall
      chrisisall
      So... give him a chance? Is his train wreck working for you yet? I respect you as a Bond fan, and a clearly intelligent one whom I totally enjoy reading the posts of, but I can't get past your Trump support... I see you have not posted in the World Events thread at all... is it because you realize at last that he's basically nuts? It's said that he was an inevitable necessity to reveal the problems in our political system. Spock said that all things unfold as they should. Is our country going to be better for him as POTUS? Is the price we pay as a nation worth it in the end?
      Seriously curious. If I didn't think so highly of you in many areas I wouldn't care to ask at all.
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      Hey, thanks for your kind words. No, I pop in there from time to time to read a few posts but don't feel the need to comment any further. I’ve learned the hard way that my mother, as usual, was right - don't discuss politics or religion at the dinner table. She predates the internet era or else I'm sure she would have advised me against discussing such subjects online as well. I meant what I wrote earlier about not giving this much thought, because I don't pay much attention to the circus (on either side). There is no substantive intellectual debate anymore – just partisan wankery egged on by social media which fuels the fires of resentment and anger. A rather sad state of affairs. Re: The President – as I noted in one of my last posts on the subject, if people aren’t happy with their choice, they will be given an opportunity to vote him out in two years. Democracy is alive and well, and rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated.
  • mattjoes
    Good to see you back!
    July 28
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      I never left ;)

      Seriously, thanks my friend. It's good to be back. Life intruded, in a good way. Just been enjoying the summer, having fun and taking a break from here. I hope you're keeping well and I look forward to catching up on a lot of posts!
  • bondjames changed his profile picture.
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    January 13
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      The Mo(o)re you know, the closer you see ancient Roger. ;)
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      The mo{o}re the merrier, at least when it comes to Sir Rog.
    • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
      0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
      After all these years with the same profile picture, you can't just up and change it, bondjames. There are rules.
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      I debated it intensively Brady. I loved the old pic but this being a new year and all, I thought it was time for a 'small change' (I still kept the 'young' Rog look) in honour of the man who sadly is no longer with us in person from 2018 on, although his spirit still looms large.
    • mattjoes
      mattjoes
      You changed your picture. Dawn of a new era!
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      Sir Rog lives on forever mattjoes. Farewell Mr. Bond, but not goodbye.
    • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
      0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
      Alright, I guess that's fair.
      [img]https://media1.tenor.com/images/3d61418062cba4e1856ebf51ccc6a91a/tenor.gif?itemid=8686218[/img]

      I must say, it is growing on me, chiefly because it kind of matches mine. I have Sean looking over his shoulder at the camera, as does your Roger picture, and they both have a sepia like color to them, though I edited mine to be more gold.
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      That's true actually. I suppose one could look at it as the Rog version and in that respect it's quite fitting and reflective of his tenure. A little softer and less imposing but perhaps arguably just as charismatic.
    • mattjoes
      mattjoes
      @bondjames He lives on forever indeed.
  • Thunderfinger
    bondjames agent
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    October 2017
  • chrisisall
    I have to admit that your positive take on Trump has kind of limited my participation here. The political discussion thread was terminated, and I am frankly a bit soured on this site mainly because of the idea that Bond is seen as a positive fascist element of the world in line with Putin and Erdogan disgusts me. You said to give Trump a chance... well he failed BIGLY. I respect your reviews of movies more than I can express, yet this political stuff makes me think you are somehow psychologically unhinged.... unless you just never got the chance to take back your pro-Trump ideas because of the thread's end. Okay, just checking in. Make me happy in a response, make me sad, or do not reply at all... life goes on.
    June 2017
    • The_Donald
      The_Donald
      So you retreat because someone has a different opinion to you? Sounds like a modern day 'liberal'.
  • Mendes4Lyfe
    What happened?
    February 2017
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      Sorry, missed your post. I don't follow what you mean. About what?
    • Thunderfinger
      Thunderfinger
      Who s on first.
  • jake24
    A fellow Torontonian?
    January 2017
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      I have a home base in Toronto, but spend a lot of time in the US on work. I don't highlight it much because I've lived in a lot of places and so really feel like more of a citizen of the world. I grew up in the UK (where perhaps my heart still is), and have also lived in Africa and the USA (where my political and commercial interests lie) in addition to Canada. In terms of places where I would love to live (and often visit), both Eastern and Western Europe are my favourites. In a way, that's what drew me to Bond - his globe trotting ways.
    • jake24
      jake24
      Keeping life interesting. I like it!
  • chrisisall
    Okay, BE a fucking asshole. Whatever.
    November 2016
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      Sorry, that's what you've been doing. Perhaps you don't realize it. It's not my style to be whatever you called me, but you've certainly earned the monicker
    • Murdock
      Murdock
      Stop it both of you. Stop it. You're like...boys with toys.
  • ClarkDevlin
    Hey there, mate. Stopped by here in order not to derail that thread. Regarding Transporter: The Series, if you're looking for a first great impression moment from the actor, try either of the first season episodes: "The General's Daughter", "Trojan Horsepower", or "Chercez La Femme" (my personal favourite). The latter, especially, will do the trick as it's the most film-like episode in the series.
    November 2016
    • bondjames
      bondjames
      Sorry, I missed your post yesterday. Thanks for letting me know about Transporter. I will try to search out those episodes. I really liked the films so I'm sure I'll enjoy these.
    • ClarkDevlin
      ClarkDevlin
      No problem. Glad I can help. One thing I'll also tell you though is not to look at it the way you view the films. It's not that over-the-top. Approach it with a TV Series medium instead, and it'll work better.
  • patb
    Hi,
    Even though I enjoy reading all of the posts, over the years, I have come to respect (and mostly agree) with the views of a handful of members and you are in that list. I tend to get the picture that we like the same type of Bond an appreciate more grown up movies etc.
    On that basis, IF, you have the time, please take a look at the Bond screenplay that I recently posted in "fan creations", only one review so far but he says its "the best fan fiction he has ever read" which is nice , nothing is perfect. 80 pages is a big effort and I get the impression that you have a busy life but if you can spare the time, I would be very interested in your thoughts (it is based after SF), cheers Pat
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89732916/scarred.pdf
    August 2016
  • Sark
    We seem to think alike on a lot of things!
    December 2014