Tag Archive: James Bond
” As a Commander in the Royal Navy, it is only right and proper that over the last 40 years or so, 007 has been involved in some marvellous powerboating scenes. Not all the craft he has used in that time have been outrageously high-end. In fact some have been distinctly modest – and yet, like his cars, all have possessed something that made them stand out from the crowd as something a man like Bond might have enjoyed. What follows are five boats which, through the drama of the scene, the excellence of the marque or the sheer ‘Bondishness’ of the model, deserve a special mention. If you disagree (and on a subject as emotive as this, no doubt some of you will), do feel free to let us know…”
” (2) Glastron GT150 – Live and Let Die (1973)
In what is surely one of the most memorable boat scenes in 007 history, a 1972 Glastron GT150 embarks on a long and implausibly fast chase through Louisiana. Equipped with an Evinrude Starflite 135hp outboard, the highlight of the sequence is a record-breaking 110-foot leap over the pursuing Sheriff at the hands of Roger Moore.
Naturally, modifications were required in order to achieve the feat – not least a pair of wooden rails on the hull to keep the craft level on the ramp and the repositioning of the helm station in the centre of the boat to help maintain balance in flight. Even then, it is said (though unconfirmed) that around 25 craft were used in filming the chase, with around 100 takes of the jump sequence alone. A great many boats were damaged or destroyed either in practice or in filming but in an age when special effects could not come to the rescue, the results were superb.
The Glastron GT150 became something of a cult classic, featuring heavily on the film’s promotional poster and achieving more film success three years later in ‘Outlaw Blues’.”
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” Beretta USA is threatening to leave Maryland over new gun control proposals, the Washington Post reports, and they would take hundreds of jobs along with them.
“Why expand in a place where the people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?” Jeffrey Reh, general counsel for Beretta, asked.
The Washington Post explains:
Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James Bond’s firearms, has already invested more than $1 million in the [civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces] and has planned to expand its plant further in Prince George’s County to ramp up production. “
- Beretta: “There always seems to be a problem with Maryland.” (thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com)
- Gun-grabbers grabbing Beretta jobs: ‘Why expand in place where people who built the gun couldn’t buy it?’ (twitchy.com)
- Beretta to Leave Maryland if Gun Control Laws Pass (patdollard.com)
- Huge Turnout Wednesday In Maryland For Gun Rights (onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com)
- Beretta’a “Trident” logo explained (thetravellinggourmet.wordpress.com)
- Beretta 93R: Another cool handgun you can’t own (VIDEO) (guns.com)
“I scrammed out of London a few days before the Olympics began, but after getting an earful on what the locals make of it. On the whole, the residents of that great city would rather the honor of hosting the world’s most disruptive
sporting event had gone to some joint that needs the publicity more — Alma Ata, or Ouagadougou, or Oakland. In 21st-century London, traffic moves at fewer miles per hour than it did before the internal-combustion engine was invented without the added complication of fleets of Third World thug bureaucrats and the permanent floating crap game of transnationalist freeloaders being
dumped on its medieval street plan.
Nevertheless, having drawn the short straw of hosting the games, Londoners felt it a point of honor that the city be able to demonstrate the ability to ferry minor globalist hangers-on from their favorite whorehouse in Mayfair to the
Olympic Village in the unfashionable East End in
time for the quarter-finals of the flatwater taekwondo. “