Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Casino Royale: The best Bond ever?

I was watching Casino Royale last night, and it's just good. And since list making is a good way to generate readership and participation (it's true, look it up), I'm commissioning the rare Lucid Idiocy contest.

If you're a James Bond fan, and I mean an "of course I watched On her Majesty's Secret Service last night on TBS" kind of fan, let me know what you think the best Bond movies of all time are. Email your list to tfain@macon.com and put "Bond" in the subject line. I delete a lot of random emails.

I'm thinking a top 5, maybe a top 10. Make your case, and feel free to include comments on best Bond Girl, best Bond Villain, best James Bond and best Bond Opening Scene. But if you put License to Kill in there anywhere... I just don't even know how dumb that makes you.

Here's a list of the movies, including a bunch of links to plot summaries, etc. to get you started.


VictoratGaImproper said...

Cut this crap out, i'm having dejavu and didn't come here to talk about Cecil Staton.


Erajh said...


How about the Top 5 or 10 losses in Campbell High School soccer.

#1 would be the ass whooping we (varsity) took from Wheeler, my junior year - your sophomore year.

#2 would be the ass whooping the junior varsity took from Wheeler, my junior year - your sophomore year.

I'll let you fill in #'s 3 - 5.

Lucid Idiocy said...

That never happened.

Brian said...

Welcome to 14 months ago Travis. I don't know if its the best Bond film ever, but its at least hovering near the top of the list. I'm just happy we don't have to put up Pierce Bronson's cheesy, totally unfunny one-liners any longer.

By the way, the Bourne trilogy is much better than Casino Royale and pretty much every other action film that has been released this decade.

Lucid Idiocy said...

Brian, you're a moron.

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Anonymous said...

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in efficiency for everyday consumers to get bargain based products from all
areas of the world, but now we are faced with a new dilemma, Online Gambling and
online casinos. As a concerned member of the human race, I'm not sure that
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Casino, Pokies, Bingo, slots and gambling centers all around the world are
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the world are investing heavily in developments of Online Gambling and Online
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money and go to Las Vegas, instead of typing in my Credit card details and stare
at my laptop hoping to win money. Say no to Online Gambling and Online Casinos.
I sure did.

Anonymous said...

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day? Simply, they employ good strategies that work more in their favour than the
average person. The main goal of the professional gambler is to either target
weaknesses in online gambling or online casino's or play the other people off
and win their money. The professional gambler is not bothered by the winning or
the losing they simply focus on how they can win more and the best methods to
employ in order to get to their goal. Bet big to recoup loses is a good method,
a simple and yet effective method which can be employed on the roulette table by
betting on red or black in roulette. The method is simple, if you lose then
double up the bet and repeat until you win, then go back to the original amount
and then repeat until you are winning consistently. Another method on roulette
is taking a section of the wheel, like betting on a row of numbers next to each
other. That way if the wheel lands in a region consistently then there is
greater chance of it being on one of your numbers instead of on random text.