Now that we've seen "Casino Royale," we're getting psyched for the next Bond movie, which according to winner #1, Sheldon Siegel, will have a title in keeping with the rest of the Bond catalogue: "Golden Shower."
Where is James going? gay bath house
What's his best throwaway line? "Now THAT'S what I call shaken, not stirred."
Who is he after (villains and love interests)?
Love Interest: Shees Hung
As for winner #2, who was supposed to take the idea... READ ON
We all know that real Champagne is from Champagne, and the rest is just (sniff!) sparkling wine. But if you're seeking to out-pedant your relatives this Thanksgiving, you'll need to go a bit further than that. Throwing around the following words, which I found in (of all places) the Amtrak in-ride magazine, may help:
Remueur: The individual responsible for turning and upending the bottles, enabling the yeast cells to make their way toward the neck of the bottle.
Degorgement: The process by which the... READ ON
We're still feeling a bit let down by Saturday's so-called "Game of the Century". Sure, it was a relatively close game, but we didn't see any mind-blowing plays or bone-crushing hits like we were hoping for. So for solace, we've turned to another Game of the Century. If we ever get our hands on a time machine we're going back for this one:
On October 7, 1916, Georgia Tech played Cumberland in Atlanta. Tech won 222 to 0, the worst walloping in the history of American college football. There was a worse... READ ON
Today's the big day for Casino Royale, and with our make-up-your-own-Bond-movie contest going strong (there's still time to enter!) we thought we'd do more of the same for our week in review. Here, some future Bond titles you might be seeing on screen:
For Your Ears Only
Never Say "Hairdo" AgainÂ
The Cell Who Loved Me
A View to aÂ CoolÂ Â
The Man with the Goldfish FaceÂ
Pollocks are Forever
You Only Surf Once (if you're Mark Twain, anyway)
Lynch andÂ Let... READ ON
We're getting an extra Bond post today, because presumably half our readership are women who are wondering how they, too, can convincingly pretend to be James Bond. Needless to say, The Book of Bond (1965) does not cover this. It does, however, have some advice for aspiring Bond girls:
* "It's possible to get by on only four outfits, though they must all be carefully chosen from near the top of the price range, and we're afriad they're unlikely to look very good on anybody over about thirty-five." The... READ ON
Specifically, Mike and Janet Huckabee, who are leaving office after years of being the First Family of Arkansas. Here's the problem with moving out of the governor's mansion: you can't take it with you. So the couple needs some serious housewarming gifts. Alas, there's a problem there too, as the governor can't accept gifts over $100, unless they're engagement or wedding gifts. So the Huckabees, who have been married for 32 years, quite logically created "wedding registries" at Dillard's and Target. (We... READ ON
And finally, for our aspiring Bonds, here's where to go (and where not to go) and how to get there:
* "Unless you have something like 5,000 pounds to throw around [editor's note: not adjusted for inflation], you'll have to stick to talking about your car but somehow never actually producing it -- because, for instance, it needs very thorough repairs after running into a carpet of steel spikes dropped in front of it by a Russian agent you were pursuing along a French road. However, whether you really... READ ON
No, it's not your alarm clock. Trever Cox, a professor at the University of Salford Acoustic Research Centre, wants you to listen to 30 awful audio clips and vote on which is the most headache-inducing:
Fingernails scraping down a blackboard... the scream of a baby... your neighbour's dog barking: what is the worst sound in the world? This is what this website is trying to find out.
Acoustic science is concerned with the production, transmission, manipulation and reception of sound, from... READ ON
Allow us to criticize your appearance for a minute, will you? If you're hoping to convince your friends and neighbors that you're a British secret agent in your spare time, you're going to need to take a hard look in the mirror. Luckily, Kingsley Amis and The Book of Bond have a few recommendations for you:
* "Our prototype is six foot tall and, whereas a few inches either way will make no vital difference, those under four foot six and over seven foot would be better advised to model themselves on one... READ ON
Emily Yoffe, who makes a living out of charmingly embarrassing herself on Slate, has a new quest -- to learn to add 2 and 2. Apparently when she starting writing this article (in which she takes a crazy-intense Japanese math course) she was at a first-grade level.
These results forced me to consider that the real reason for my abysmal math skills might be that I was profoundly stupid. Yet even the stupid are supposed to be helped by the Kumon method. Founded 50 years ago by Toru Kumon, a Japanese math... READ ON
About one in every 2 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.