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    James Bond Fans: Martini [Shaken Not Stirred] Out: Lager In

    In the upcoming James Bond film [Skyfall] he will, apparently, ask for a lager not a Martini.

    I know that some things change but I think that this is one that should not.

    Link: James Bond: No Longer Shaken or Stirred | Geekasms

    Consider this, you go to a costume party, dress up in a tux, you could be anyone, until you order a martini, shaken, not stirred. Now, you’re James Bond! What happens when you order a Heineken wearing the same tux? You’re still just a guy in a tux, drinking a beer.

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    Depends, if he walked into a pub round here and tried order a cocktail they would look at him like hes mad, maybe hes undercover in Yorkshire? :P

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    He's started driving Fords too. Its time to move on from the old cliche's. In the books, he drinks whiskey, and invents a cocktail (the Vespa).

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    Would he be undercover dressed in a tux in a Yorkshire pub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Would he be undercover dressed in a tux in a Yorkshire pub?
    Don't be daft! he would have a flatcap with a remote detonator pipe and whippet that shoots rockets out of it's...

    I can see it now, "James Bond - Trouble down't mill"

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    JB doesn't *always* drink a Vodka Martini anyway.
    Look at the older films, he drinks whiskey, vodka, beer (in bottles, usually), wine, and champagne (Bollinger typically).

    Taken from wikianswers:
    In the James Bond novels he drinks a total of 317 drinks. His favourite drink is a straight whiskey (101 total) He has 30 glasses of champagne, and in "You Only Live Twice" he has 35 sakes.
    The Vodka Martini tallies up a measly 19 totals. Only slightly over the gin martinis- 16.
    The "Shaken not Stirred" is just a line, almost a stereotype of his character now. So who cares if he orders a pint for a change?

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    One point of all this - he drinks a lot doesn't he? His liver must be close to packing in...

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    Depends on how they approach it - I imagine they will do it in a very joking, knowing way that will still be making a subtle wink-anna-nod to the martini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Would he be undercover dressed in a tux in a Yorkshire pub?
    Quote Originally Posted by LiamH View Post
    Don't be daft! he would have a flatcap with a remote detonator pipe and whippet that shoots rockets out of it's...

    I can see it now, "James Bond - Trouble down't mill"
    Wasn't it in XXX (Vin Diesel film) they had a dig a james bond, at the beginning of the film an agent tries to hide out in a ramstien (not sure of the band) concert in a tux.

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    Very bad news indeed, Lagar tastes like **** no matter what the brand. Now if he was ordering a nice ale on the other hand, that'd be a different matter as he would finally be becoming a man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Very bad news indeed, Lagar tastes like **** no matter what the brand. Now if he was ordering a nice ale on the other hand, that'd be a different matter as he would finally be becoming a man.
    I contest that assertion! A nice Corona with lime tastes delicious. Whereas ale tastes like old socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Very bad news indeed, Lagar tastes like **** no matter what the brand. Now if he was ordering a nice ale on the other hand, that'd be a different matter as he would finally be becoming a man.
    Five minutes of the film spent discussing local breweries and umming and ahhing over a bottle of Fullers and asking if there's any Batemans' instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I contest that assertion! A nice Corona with lime tastes delicious. Whereas ale tastes like old socks.
    Bah, lies all lies! Old socks will always trump rat urine

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Five minutes of the film spent discussing local breweries and umming and ahhing over a bottle of Fullers and asking if there's any Batemans' instead?
    All Mr Bond needs to do is try a bit of "old spot" and he'll never want to drink anything else again.
    Last edited by mrbios; 24th April 2012 at 10:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    <SNIP>

    All Mr Bond needs to do is try a bit of "old spot" and he'll never want to drink anything else again.
    Probably never be able to drink anything else, more like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Very bad news indeed, Lagar tastes like **** no matter what the brand. Now if he was ordering a nice ale on the other hand, that'd be a different matter as he would finally be becoming a man.
    Lager in the country is awful, Czech lager is so much better, naturally brewed and no hangover.

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