james bond

Celebrating 50 years of 007 with a new watch, and by trolling us with this:

Does anyone that’s not less than 12 years old actually think that the whole cartridge fires out of the barrel? Something I’d expect from a smaller company, not Omega.

The whole animation can be viewed right on the homepage of Omega’s website or here:

I know some of you are going to cry “Artistic license!”  … to that I say “PuhLeeeeez”.

Again… not a “bullet”.  I’m glad I ditched my Omega Seamaster for a Rolex Submariner.

Thoughts?  How long do you think it will be until they realized their mistake and change it?

Hat tip: Anders R.

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Must be using blanks though.  The muzzle flash is huge, and there doesn’t appear to be any recoil on any of the firearms.

I tried to find some Bérénice Marlohe training footage (shes the other skyfall bond girl), but no luck.

I’m really looking so forward to Skyfall.  Anyone else?

Hat tip: Kevin

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Funniest thing I’ve seen in a while:

I need heaps of gadgets cause I carry a shit gun / after killing my enemies I like to make shit puns

ahhahhah the whole thing is pure gold.

Hat tip: Jared

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Late-May of 1956, James Bond author Ian Fleming received a politely critical letter from a firearms expert named Geoffrey Boothroyd.  It Began:

I have, by now, got rather fond of Mr. James Bond. I like most of the things about him, with the exception of his rather deplorable taste in firearms. In particular, I dislike a man who comes into contact with all sorts of formidable people using a .25 Beretta. This sort of gun is really a lady’s gun, and not a really nice lady at that. If Mr. Bond has to use a light gun he would be better off with a .22 rim fire; the lead bullet would cause more shocking effect than the jacketed type of the .25.

May I suggest that Mr. Bond be armed with a revolver?

All valid points.

Ian Fleming was impressed with the letter, and wrote a classy response:

Then the coolest thing happens.  Fleming introduces a “service armorer” into the Dr. No book, and names him Major Boothroyd! The character also appeared in later films. (wiki)

A BBC interview with Boothroyd – HERE

Excuse me while I go craft letters to authors, and movie directors on why they should use Glocks in an effort to get a character named after me. :P

Hat tip: Letters Of Note

 

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