Some of my favorite movies when I was growing up were the James Bond movies. I was born during the Roger Moore era of Bond. The action, camp, and sophistication all melded together to provide a very entertaining movie going event. Everyone wants to be Bond. A elegant man of refinement with a love for the finer things in life who gets to jet around the world, staying at the finest hotels of the time, defeating bad guy, and sleeping with who ever he wants. It ticks every box of things that people want to emulate. Ian Fleming first gave us Bond back in 1953 and for 66 years he has been the epitome of what a spy should be. Growing up we all wanted to be James Bond, but as we got older we realized, for many reasons, why it just wasn’t going to happen for us. For me I knew I wasn’t cut out to be a spy way back in gym class. I hated running, was no good at it, cringed every time we had to do it. Trying to stop a maniacal mad man bend on taking over the world while wheezing and gasping for air just wouldn’t cut it. But what about everyone else? With so many people wanting to be a spy when they were younger there should be a slew of spies out there. The intelligence community would be booming. But it’s not. So what stopped us all? That’s what I asked twitter this week with the hashtag WhyIdMakeATerribleSpy. So check out the top list below and don’t forget to join me every Tuesday at 11 am EDT for the next exciting episode of “Hashtag, You’re It”
p.s. One of the things that I learned when doing a little background research on James Bond was one of the people that Ian Fleming based Bond on was called Biffy Dunderdale. Let that name sink in for a moment…….Biffy Dunderdale.
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