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Great movies you should see: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Posted by Jason O on Feb 25, 2009 in Movies/TV/DVDs
On Her Majesty's Secret Service [DVD] [1969]

The Much Maligned Mr. Lazenby

George Lazenby played 007 only once, and for a while it became fashionable amongst bond afficionados to dismiss OHMSS as a kind of embarrassing uncle of the series, best not spoken about.

Yet the movie, and Lazenby, are both entertaining, and I feel both are  contenders for inclusion at least in the top two Bonds and Movies, especially when one considers the direction the movies took with Roger Moore.

Lazenby is particularly solid in the fight scenes, dare I say it even more rugged than Connery, and yet portrays a certain rare (Rare for James Bond, anyway) vulnerability, in that you feel he actually loves Tracey, played by Diana Rigg.

In short, Lazenby portrayed Bond as someone you would actually like as a person.

Keep an eye out for a young Joanna Lumley.



Send for the Finns!

Posted by Jason O on Feb 25, 2009 in Irish Politics

According to Transparency International, Finland is the least corrupt country in the World. We should use this. Let’s request the Finnish government send a unit here to investigate the whole Anglo Irish thing, as we seem to lack a mixture of ability and will to actually clearly figure out what’s going on.

Our political and regulatory system seems to be contaminated not as much by open corruption as by an unwillingness to actually fight it. We’re all related to each other, and as a result everything is personal.

Let’s bring in someone who doesn’t have an axe to grind. Get me Helsinki!

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