The Silencer & Black Garter

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  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,580MI6 Agent

    Pub Quiz Time!! Question on 'Who Wants To be A Millionaire' tonight ...


    In which James Bond film is 007 shown to kill only one person ?

    a) FRWL

    b) OHMSS

    c) TMWTGG

    d) TLD

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent

    Saw that on TV tonight and knew it was TMWTGG before it came up. I'm pretty sure that it's been a question on a quiz show before. A good Pub Quiz question, as you say.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,580MI6 Agent
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent
    edited August 3

    I remember reading that fact in one of the books on the Bond films years ago but I suppose if I had to I could have worked it out by eliminating the others.

    There was (inevitably) an element of "Stop getting Bond wrong!" though. Contestant Judge Rinder said he fell asleep during the last Bond film and it wasn't really his cup of tea. When the answer was revealed as TMWTGG he said "that's the one with the sharks at the beginning, isn't it?". Jeremy Clarkson said he didn't know as that was his least favourite Bond film, and he's a fan. "Phone a friend" Clare Balding thought it was OHMSS based on the fact it was a very different film and the one where he got married and portrayed a more human, sensitive Bond.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,762MI6 Agent

    Anybody about? Who wants to join me? I will have a Bloody Mary and full English breakfast, please.

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,441Chief of Staff

    Bit early for drinking here, but breakfast sounds good. The Full Monty for me too, please.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,982MI6 Agent

    A Coke Zero and not an English breakfast, please. 😉

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,630MI6 Agent

    Hope you're all well. (Have been away in Italy for a couple of weeks). I'll have a Negroni, please. Coke Zero for N24 and Prosecco all round🍾

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,982MI6 Agent

    Thanks! The speed of service here is really ........... special. 🙂

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent

    I'll have a glass of water, please. Tap water.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,580MI6 Agent
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,982MI6 Agent
    edited August 7

    I just re-watched Men In Black. It's still very good. Remember when Will Smith was a nice young man breaking into the movies? 😎

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,762MI6 Agent

    Not if this pub is in the Philippines 😂😂😂

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent

    Does the water come with "optional extras"? 😀

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,762MI6 Agent

    Strictly bottled water here @Silhouette Man otherwise you would get a nasty tummy bug 😳

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent

    That's not so good. We tend to take clean running water for granted here in the West. Sadly not every country is afforded this luxury.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,982MI6 Agent
    edited August 11

    Earlier tonight I spent time in the tower of a 170 year old church with a scientist who studies bats. Very atmospheric.


    Now I crave some blo... Coke Zero I mean. 🙂

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent
    edited August 11

    You do live an interesting life, @Number24. Certainly more interesting than mine. I enjoy hearing your little life stories. We do have bats that flit about at dusk here. I'm not sure where they come from but I think they must stay in neighbouring outhouses during the day. I've heard they can get into people's attics too and as they are protected by law they can't be interfered with. Pretty harmless little creatures.

    Actually, that reminds me that I was getting my oil burner serviced last year and the maintenance man said he'd never seen anything like it before. I asked what it was and he said a bat had got sucked inside part of the boiler and that was why it hadn't been working properly. It must've flew in to the boiler house when the door was open once. He said it was usually mice that got caught up inside them. Bats look like mice with wings here in the UK, which is where their early name of "flittermice" came from.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,982MI6 Agent

    Yes, I have an interesting life. It's not like anyone would pick the most interesting parts of their life, present those parts in the best possible light and then post it on the internet. It's simply never done. 😉

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent
    edited August 11

    I get your satire there and I agree people do tend to put their "Greatest Hits" on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. and don't dwell on their failures and doubts so much. I personally prefer forums to social media as it has a pleasing degree of anonymity and is usually more intellectual than the inane and vacuous stuff people post on social media. It's come to the point now where I only really use Facebook for Messenger now and some groups of interest and not to update anything from my personal life. It seems others share their every waking thought and doings on Facebook and the like but it's just not for me. I'm a pretty private person at heart and don't like publicity or fuss.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,982MI6 Agent

    Same with me. I'm only on Messenger, and only for family, work and my closest friends.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,762MI6 Agent

    I've had a particularly fascinating life. Would you like to hear about it?


    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,762MI6 Agent

    No, no, that was Kerim Bey speaking, not me 😂

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent

    I know it was a Kerim quote but you're always welcome to tell us more about your life with a special focus on your bookselling days, which I find especially fascinating. 🙂

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,982MI6 Agent

    Unna shameless plug for my most recent post in the "True stories from the the world of espionage and special operations" thread I'm making a toast (Coke Zero of cource) to Arne Randers Heen - mountaineer, tailor, spy.

    Please stay and have drink even if you're not interested in Norwegians jumping from mountain peak to mountain peak, taking photos of nazi bases. I can talk about other things too. I think....

  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,739MI6 Agent

    A brief extract from the autobiography of @CoolHandBond ...........


    "My childhood was typical, Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent

    I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe

    At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles ....... There is really nothing like

    a shorn scrotum It's breath-taking ....... I highly suggest you try it. "

    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,762MI6 Agent
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,898MI6 Agent

    That sounds a bit like those heightened reality author profiles that used to accompany Len Deighton's spy novels in the 1960s! 😀

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,441Chief of Staff

    Doesn't it?

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