This afternoon.

The death of Sir Sean Connery at the age of 90 has been announced.

RIP.

Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90 (BBC)

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26 thoughts on “Goodbye, Mr Bond

  1. Charger Salmons

    It’s always noticeable when a certain mod comes on.
    Suddenly a thick duvet of dullness descends on Broadsheet.
    A wind of ordinary blows through.
    The fun and originality gets sucked out and replaced with earnest boredom.
    It’s like reading a knitting catalogue.

    And then I do a poo-poo in my pants and sing “Hey Nonny Nonny’ for I am, above all else, a silly lumpkins.

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      1. Just Sayin

        Bond was an easy role for him to play, It must have been much harder for him to produce that Stage Oirish character. (But apparently Brocolli saw it and that’s what got him the Bond role)

        Goodbye Mr. Bond, I didn’t expect you to die.

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  2. Chuckenstein

    Great actor, sad day. Brilliant Bond. Loved him in The Untouchables and Highlander but he was an assured presence and forever a man of my childhood memories. RIP, Sean.

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  3. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    A few years ago, he got a nasty knock to his head when his book case fell on him.
    He said “I have nobody to blame but my shelf.”

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  4. V aka Frilly Keane

    I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman- although I don’t recommend doing it in the same way that you’d hit a man. An open-handed slap is justified if all other alternatives fail Playboy, 1965.

    And when Barbara Walters put his words back in front of him twenty odd years later he said he hadn’t changed his mind

    It was 2006
    When he finally changed his mind and said outright that hitting women was wrong
    Yet that was a response to pressure from the Scottish National Party

    And btw folks
    Look at that scene with Pussy Galore again – he subdues her and then forces himself on her
    One of 1000s I know and it’s the big screen camp Bond treatment
    But it is one of the most watched and remembered
    And whether ye want to accept it or not
    It’s a popular culture fixture, yet also an example where men were led to believe women could always be subdued if that’s what the man wanted

    And that’s not a sexist observation C!an
    Condolences to the man’s family n’all that
    He did well for himself, and never forgot his roots
    So fair play

    But under no circumstances will I be turning a blind eye to his attitude to women and domestic violence
    Must say I’m disappointed that so many of ye have
    Can’t say I’m surprised tbh

    BTW Navan Man Pearse spelt with an i
    Was a way better Bond – best so far imo

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    1. Johnny

      How’s the new one coming along,like society it’s evolved,but it’s simple escapism,like romcoms when the “nice” or no fun girl gets the hot guy,which never happens,or as a Freud said sometimes a cigar is just,a cigar…..

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      1. V aka Frilly Keane

        I get that
        And appreciate the Bond context Johnny
        I enjoy Bond enough myself to look forward to the next one with the same anticipation and eagerness as anyone else
        I take particular pleasure in knowing we had the last laugh on Fleming himself

        M was played by a Woman ヾ(*’O’*)/

        But none of that excuses what Sean Connery himself had to say about how to hit a Woman

        Or that he was cast in much much more than seven Bond fillums

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  5. Just Sayin

    Nobody seems to have any issue with the fact that sixties Connery deemed it ok to punch a man.
    (Indeed you might still get away with such a view today)

    Being slightly flippant you could say that his view of slapping a woman versus punching a man was slightly progressive. Or being absolutely pc you could say his attitude was discriminatory against women.

    For the record I’m not in favour of hitting / slapping anyone regardless of their gender identity.
    (Although recently I’ve been thinking I could make an exception if I bumped into certain government officials, particularly if I happened to be wearing a mask at the time)

    :)

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