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James Bond is nothing but a beer-swilling sell-out

by | 24th, May 2012

YOU may think James Bond is a suave, sophisticated man. That’s probably because he drives expensive sports cars, travels in luxury, always has a nice watch on and is the epitome of tailored cool. Right?

You couldn’t be more wrong.

You see, Ol’ Bondy is ditching his famous Martini in favour of being a loutish, beer swigging, burping sell-out. That’s right. No long will Bond be asking for his cocktail ‘shaken, not stirred’ because he’ll be too busy crushing beer cans on his head and howling at football matches (what team does Bond support anyway?).

Wondering what’s going on. Well, in the next Bond flick, Skyfall, Daniel Craig will be seen glugging lager like a vagrant as the producers of the film have closed a reported $45 million deal with Heineken. That’s right – Bond isn’t even going to be drinking a decent beer. He’ll be chugging the kind of ale that would insult a ten-year-old.

Naturally, Bond devotees are furious. That includes former Bond actor George Lazenby, who played 007 in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” He thinks that cutting the martini in favour of a Heiney breaks a sacred tradition and, to make matters worse, “It’s not the best beer out there, either,” before adding that it’s sad filmmakers will always “go where the money is.”

What do you make of it all?

Image: French actress Berenice Marlohe, center, British actor Daniel Craig and British actress Naomie Harris arrive for the photocall of the 23rd film in the James Bond series, ‘Skyfall’, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, April 29, 2012.(AP Photo )



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