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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shaken, not stirred

Well, as most of you know, the latest James Bond movie is out, and
as is always the case each time one is released, there is banter as
to how the latest ranks comparatively to the previous flicks. Then,
naturally, the various arguments begin: which Bond is superior?
Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, or the newest 007, 
Daniel Craig (Timothy Dalton? uh, NOT!). Alot of folks also debate
whose Bond song is the best, be it Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Nancy
Sinatra, Carly Simon, Sheena Easton, A-Ha, or Duran Duran, (sorry
Madonna, you are a legend, but your Bond song? Awful). But perhaps
the most discussed topic of all Bond movies? The Bond  girl/babe 
naturally!  Guys love the action sequences, gadgets, cars, and special 
effects of the 007 movies, but let's face facts, they are also scoping out 
the latest seductive female enemy that Bond falls for. And, as with the 
songs, there are numerous contenders; in this case, who has been the
prettiest and/or sexiest. Halle Berry and Kim Basinger stand out of 
course, as do Barbara Bach, Britt Ekland, and  Jane Seymour. But it 
seems that Ursula Andress (who starred with Sean Connery in 'Dr. No') 
wins every debate. Guess that 'blonde at the beach in a white bikini' 
look is rather popular! 


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Float your boat

Well here is a story that you don't come across everyday!
For the last 9 years, Beatrice Muller, an 89 year old widow,
has chosen a rather unconventional retirement residence -
the luxury cruise ship RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (the QE2 for
short, shown above). Muller has found this arrangement, one 
that allows her to cruise around the world and receive top 
notch service and cuisine, much more agreeable than any 
retirement home. However, come this month, she will find 
herself in a dilemma. The QE2 is about to be retired from 
service. Muller, though, despite her ship's pending retirement, 
has no intention of returning to land - "Why would I want to do 
that for?" Instead, she plans to find another ship to sail out her 
days on. Her cabin on the QE2 costs about $7000 a month; 
according to her estimates, that is about the same cost as a 
retirement home in Florida, except that is is "far more pleasant". 
Let's hope that the sea loving Mrs. Muller finds a suitable new 
cruise vessel that will float her boat!

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