That's the kind of feeling I had when I saw that Stasha offered both of the topics I suggested for Monday Listicles and made us choose one. I guess as this was election week, I kind of expected the masses to run for the polls and select one of the topics for us. Obviously, you see that I'm not the kind of person who has fun making decisions ;-)
If you are still pondering: Today's topics are
a) Ten things James Bond or any secret agent
b) Ten fictional facts about you (with one of them being true!)
Ten Reasons To Love James Bond
#1 I have a thing for names that are so ridiculous that they're funny. Pussy Galore? I don't think I need to say more.
#2 German villians are clearly over-represented. My personal theory is that a certain quota of German bad guys must be fulfilled for a successful blockbuster. When I counted them, I came up with these:
- Goldfinger ("Goldfinger"),
- Karl Stromberg ("The Spy Who Loved Me"),
- Maximilian Largo ("Never Say Never Again"),
- Helga Brandt ("You Only Live Twice"),
- Irma Blunt ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service"),
- Dr. Carl Mortner ("A View To A Kill"),
#4 On top of my high school diploma, it states my name, followed by 007. If you asked the school administration, they would say that's because in the alphabetized register at my school, I was no 7. Truth is, it's because of my secret identity. My other secret identity, by the way, is that of a Blog Angel who tries to anonymously help other bloggers out there - like a true secret mission! You can sign up too!
#5 The endless possibilities for really awesome parodies. Austin Powers was hilarious, for instance.
#6 Fashion statement 2: Who could pull off wearing a baby blue terrycloth onesie (with short pant legs) and still look like a man? (And bonus points if you can name the movie in which James Bond wore that!)
#7 Most thrillers have very gruesome M.O.s when killing off the minor characters. Lots of blood, really. But killing someone with a hat? Or by covering them with gold? (To be honest, though, the latest Bonds have not shown a lot of imagination...)
#8 James Bond has a history of sleeping with every girl that doesn't run away fast enough. That's not the reason he is the coolest, though. But unlike other action movie ladykillers he isn't a homophobe idiot. Have you guys seen the latest movie?
#9 Admittedly, there are bad Bond movies. It just depends on your attitude while watching them: Read this hilarious Junkfood Cinema version of how to even enjoy the crappiest of the movies.
#10 As usually, I find it really hard coming up with a tenth item. Let's end it like that, then: I expected Moneypenny to make a comeback. I am waiting for the next supervillain with a cat. While Bond has got a signature drink, he does not have a signature meal - can someone please come up with one? (Leave a comment with your suggestion, peeps!) I do not appreciate the amount of product placement (Bond with a Heineken? Please!). Madonna is not cool enough for a Bond song (or an appearence in the movie).
What's your favorite Bond movie?
Enjoy your Monday!