Honor Blackman

“I must be dreaming!”

Honor Blackman

Tonight: 6 PM Pacific Standard Time, #BondBFFs with my friend @court_anonymous and whomever else is COOL ENOUGH TO JOIN US. We are watching the third of the Bond films, Goldfinger. FEATURING  my favorite Bond girl of all time, Pussy Galore! Galore was played by Honor Blackman at age 39, and is to date the oldest actress cast as a Bond girl (the oldest Bond was Roger Moore, who played the spy at age 57 in A View To A Kill). She is also so damn fine I go to my happy place every time she’s onscreen.

 
Goldfinger is the only Ian Fleming Bond novel I’ve read. I read it in grade school, but even at that young age I remember being repulsed by the book’s misogyny. To wit, Bond “turns” Pussy from lesbian to dude-lovin’. Worse, the book KILLS OFF Tilly Masterson, another lesbian who doesn’t sleep with Bond by the way, and immediately upon her demise Bond says, ““Poor little bitch. She didn’t think much of men.”

VERILY THOU MUST WORSHIP THE TROUSER-SAUSAGE OR YE WILL BE SMOTE

Follow our commentary at #BondBFFs on awesometi.me; better yet, get your copy of Goldfinger*, pause the film immediately after the MGM lion fades, and press play again at exactly 6 PM PST according to this site’s clock.

* (My advice? Buy a legal version, and download/torrent it to put the file on the computer through VLC or some such, so streaming internet doesn’t make viewing stutter.)

From Russia With Love (1963)

“One of these days we must invent a faster-working venom.”

So first: today, I sent out a pair of Monstrer Booties, including a homemade card and gift wrap. Ralph and I plan on perfecting the monster boxes (three kinds of monster) and will post here for download. So much fun! Papercraft + knitting, w00t!

Second.

I was raised on the Bond movies. So live-tweeting a group viewing? Hey I like that, Johnny, I’m gonna use that!!! (0:49)

From Russia With Love (1963)Connery’s bond is modest with the towel length, less so with his shorts inseam.

Tomorrow night at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time, my friend @court_anonymous & I will be tweeting the second in the Bond film installments – last week we did #DrNo.  If you’d like to join in, Get your copy of From Russia With Love (1963)*, and queue it up. The moment the film fades from the lion-roaring MGM logo, pause it again. Precisely, at 6 PST according to this site, press play. You can join in under the hashtag #BondBFFs on Twitter (Ralph put together a streaming site page here at awesometi.me).

* (My advice? Buy a legal version, and download/torrent it to put the file on the computer through VLC or some such, so streaming internet doesn’t make viewing stutter.)