In honor of Skyfall, the newest James Bond film, opening this weekend, I’ve superseded the usual Geeky finds for an “All Bond, All the Time” edition. Of course with a character and franchise as pervasive in culture as James Bond, you can only imagine the plethora of things out there on the interwebs pertaining to him. I’ve just picked a few of my favorites.
Okay this one just made me laugh. Even though Playmobil are basically low rent LEGOs, they still serve a purpose. That purpose is being around to fill the “Toy that could sort of look like James Bond as a toy” slot.
Speaking of things that look like other things, someone needs to make a movie about older Ian Fleming and cast Geoffrey Rush in that movie. In this picture they look so alike it’s uncanny. There is a made-for-TV movie coming out over in the UK but they were obviously going for a much younger Ian Fleming as they cast Dominic Cooper. You know him, he played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger. Anyways, listen to me now Hollywood, the world needs Geoffrey Rush as Ian Fleming. Make it so.
Are you a Bond fan who is getting married in the near future? Well thanks to Pinterest, I think I may have just found you the perfect wedding cake! Now your guests will get to experience what it feels like to claim the “piece with the dead guy”. Your wedding will be the talk of your social circle for years to come!
What to do if your significant other puts a kibosh on the cake of your dreams? Do you give up all hope that your wedding will have the 007 flair you’ve always hoped and dreamed of? No, silly! Just call a few friends over and spend an evening folding these napkins into the perfect tuxedo shape, complete with bowtie. Your friends and family will remember fondly your wedding as that one “with the lame ass napkins but did you see the cake at Susie and Bobby’s wedding? The one with the dead guy? It was amazing!”
So we’ve taken care of the wedding, but what happens when you have a kid? Do you want your kid to be some schlub out on the playground wearing some lame t-shirt? Of course not. A quick look around Pinterest and you find the perfect outfit for your own little dapper darling, the baby tuxedo onesie. Just remember, he would like his bottle “shaken, not stirred”. I’m sorry, it couldn’t be avoided. Please know that I am ashamed of myself.
That handsomely dressed child will grow up and eventually need to learn the alphabet. Outside of this book, this poster might be the best way to teach your children the building blocks of language. If you do go this route, I would like to request that you someone record your child when you ask them what “P” stands for. Actually go ahead and record everyone around your child (preferably strangers) because I want to see the reactions as the cherub loudly proclaims “Pussy Galore!”
Okay, enough of the circle of life bullshit, let’s get into something that matters- video games. I can not be the only one around here who spent countless hours running around only to discover that Natalya Simonova has died yet again. As you can see from this pin, Pinterest is certainly not limited to housewares, decorating ideas, and clothing. Nope, we video game nerds have found ourselves a corner and enjoy sharing pictures just like this one from the classic N64 game, Goldeneye.
I want to meet this person and shake their hand. Not only did they sit and glue together pieces of paper to make a human (even though they used cheap ass RoseArt glue. I’ve got Playmobil and RoseArt crap together in one post, it’s like the Dollar Tree discount aisle around here.) but they had to first think, “you know what sounds like a great idea? I think I’m going to print off and then assemble a character from Goldeneye. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do. Hello awesome Saturday!”
So I might have been exaggerating slightly when I said the previous guy was awesome with his “paper Bond” but this guy? Yea this guy is amazing. I have watched this three times just since sitting down and writing this, and truth be told, I’ll probably watch it again before I’m done. It’s mesmerizing. Not to mention such a great song.
The thing with Pinterest is this- there are sometimes that there are no words for what you find. After combing through thousands of pins related to James Bond and the 007 universe, I came across this one. I can’t even begin to formulate a correlation between this atrocity and James Bond. It bottles the mind.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment of “This Week’s Finds in the Pinterest Geek Category”, James Bond edition. One more before we part ways.
There are a lot of “bucket list” types of pins on Pinterest, including this one. Even though James Bond usually has an entire fleet of beautiful cars at his disposal, you can totally see him doing this. I think the next time I’m somewhere in which I can jump in a taxi as opposed to call a taxi and wait 45 minutes for them to drive 3 miles down the road, I’m going to do this.
Until next time, go out, see Skyfall and then come back and tell us what you thought of it.
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