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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    Actually she speaks English and does action in the short film "Justice is served", so if anyone is interested (you never know) you can google "Jenny Skavlan" + "Justice is served".

  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,409MI6 Agent

    Daniel Craig is reprising his Bond role for UKs comic relief, he is once again teaming up with Comedian Catherine Tait for a sketch featuring Bond being interrogated by the foul mouthed Gran ! BBC1 tomorrow evening.

    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,196MI6 Agent

    ooh I hope this circulates online and I get a chance to see it. I liked Craig's SNL skits, from a year ago now (!)

    he may now have done more non-canonical Bond appearances outside the films than any previous Bond. These should all be compiled one day, either officially by EON, or as a fanmade bootleg if EON cant/wont do it.

    Do you mean Catherine Tate (sp) from Doctor Who? her season was my favourite of the 21st century Doctor Who's , she should have a good comic rapport with the grim glowering Craig

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent

    If it's anything like the last one he did I'm sure it'll be hilarious. 🙄

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,409MI6 Agent

    Yes that's her, she did a comic relief sketch before with DC where they were dating and she ditched him for being too needy 🤣 this one sees her as one of her best known characters the foul mouthed Gran

    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    😂😂😂

  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent

    Woah things have really changed around here Q

    a reasonable rate of return
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,045MI6 Agent

    Can anyone help Rintoul16 get a copy of his audiobooks before he hijacks every thread in this site, please? 😁

    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    The state of the art heating system in my house. It's highly effective and quite small, just a few inches more than six feet high. 😄


  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent

    I'm guessing it's some sort of stove? Looks like it would emit plenty of heat anyway!

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    My great grandparents bought the stove back in 1910. It gives off plenty of heat. Usually it's the only heat source in the house and I often stop feeding more firewood into it about nine PM, residual heat is enough for the rest of the evening. It's quite a contraption!


  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent

    Ah, I see. I thought it would be a good age. That's great that it still works. Things were certainly built to last in those days, unlike today's disposable culture. Yes, it certainly is quite a contraption! I've never seen anything like it. I have a Rayburn Royal Range dating from about the 1960s in my house along with the central heating. It certainly gives out plenty of heat too it burns peat, coal or logs depending on what solid fuel you care to use. It usually needs a little coal to get it started and then it can burn peats the rest of the day or night. It looks virtually the same as this one except our range has two separate hotplates instead of one:


    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    That's very different from my heating device, mot no less noteworthy. 😃

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent
    edited March 31

    Yes, it is indeed. It's a bit more modern looking but still a fair age itself by now. My family bought it almost like new in the 1980s and we've used it ever since. However, as long as they both provide a good source of heat, that's all that really matters!

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,027MI6 Agent

    Now that the Coronavirus thread has been closed, how about Barbel reopens the Not-so-short-lived Political thread?! You know it makes sense.

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,045MI6 Agent

    The Not-So-Short-Lived-Pandemic-Thread? Perhaps we'd could do an AJB interview with Pres Macron? 😬

    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,814Chief of Staff

    🤣 Thank you for the ideas, but I've now re-opened the Coronavirus thread.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent
    edited March 31

    That thread (including my own UK Politics Thread which was permanently closed in September 2019) was shut down for very good reason. I'm afraid experience has shown that such threads lead to too many petty back-and-forth circular arguments that go nowhere fast. I said nothing at the time about the closure of my UK Politics Thread as I was weary of the arguments and welcomed its closure. Of course in effect it made little difference anyway as there was the other newer (supposedly) Non-Argumentative Politics Thread still in existence. Of course it's been closed and reopened a few times since then, again for good reason. There are plenty of political forums on the Internet or Twitter where that sort of thing can be discussed. I say that in spite of being a political animal myself. I mostly stopped posting in any of the political threads in October 2019 and have never really looked back since. I would highly recommend it to other AJB members as a good life choice.

    I'm still interested in politics of course but I just don't think that James Bond forums are the best arena in which to discuss such often contentious matters online. I had all of my political threads closed over at MI6 Community in February 2020 by request of the mods and I'd suggest the same type of policy be applied here at AJB. Even when you do close any of the Politics threads there still seems to be the phenomenon of political discussion leaching into other threads such as the one on Coronavirus which I take it has been closed due to more political squabbling. To be honest it's another thread I stay well clear of due to the nature of the subject being discussed and the petty point scoring that goes on there. A case in point (if it were needed) that politics is a toxic subject for any Bond forum.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,814Chief of Staff

    Thank you, SM, that sums things up nicely.

    I do feel that Coronavirus is an appropriate subject to discuss, as long as it does not descend into the kind of arguments you mention above, since it is the most important thing happening in the world right now. The thread is open again as long as things stay polite and impersonal.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    I read somewhere that using wood stoves for heating is illegal in the Netherlands. Can anyone confirmed or deny this?

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    I now remember where I read this claim. Lars Mytting has written a book about....... firewood titled "Hel ved" ("Norwegian wood"). You may not be surprised the book has sold well in this country, but you will be shocked that it's been translated into many languages and seen healthy sales internationally. A newspaper article reported this and said: "It's even been published in the Netherlands where using stoves for heating is illegal."

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent

    The use of wood stoves in the Netherlands has not been regulated as yet but the lobby group in this article has called for it to be:

    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/03/lobby-group-calls-for-action-on-polluting-wood-burning-stoves/

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    I can see the advantages of not using stoves even though no other heating source creates such a nice atmosphere. The Netherlands is a small and densely populated country, and I imagine there aren't a lot of forrest to be used for firewood there. Air quality must be an issue. It's a problem in some cities here too. In this neck of the woods it's more a matter of controling the wooded areas. Today my father and I were cutting trees, by the way. It's manly work for real men, as Monthy Python has pointed out.

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 963MI6 Agent

    I didn't know where to post this so I put it here.

    I watched OHMSS today (again!). When I first started to get interested in the world of Bond it was one of my least favourite things, now it is among my favourites. I especially like George Lazenby in the role as, just like Sean Connery, he is not play acting at being tough.

    My question is this. On the beach when Bond has just rescued Tracy and Draco's men appear, why does one of them hold a knife to her throat? Surely they are there to protect her? As I type I realise that they might not be Draco's men? If not, who are they?

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,134Chief of Staff

    Yes, they are Draco’s men. I think these guys on the beach hold a knife to Tracy’s throat to stop her from struggling and (possibly) trying to fight them off - and to discourage Bond from action against them...that way they can take her with minimum fuss and effort.

    YNWA 96
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    Spring is a wonderful time of the year...

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent
    edited April 4

    Yes, witnessing the garden blooming in April brings joy to my heart ☺️


  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,740MI6 Agent

    Ha! You have our tomorrow's weather, today N24. It's been glorious (relatively) here today 16°C bright sunshine. Tomorrow will be dull and 2°C.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,556MI6 Agent

    Will there be snow in Britain too tomorrow?

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