Monday, December 16, 2013
Jimmy Fallon On James Bond's Hard-Drinking Lifestyle
Late night comedian Jimmy Fallon offers the below comment on the British medical study on Ian Fleming's iconic fictional character James Bond's drinking:
Somebody actually did a study that found that because of his hard-drinking lifestyle, the character James Bond would live to be only 56 years old. When men heard that they were like, “Yeah, I'd take that deal.”
Note: Was a study really needed?
Ian Fleming, Bond's creator - who gave Bond his personal lifestyle, which included eating well, heavy smoking and hard-drinking - lived to be 56.
They also could have saved time, effort and money by simply reading Ian Fleming's Thunderball.
In the beginning of Fleming's thriller he has Bond sent to a clinic because he is drinking too much.
Fleming also wrote Bond's (and his own) epithet: "I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."