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    #11

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    Ian Fleming wrote the first James Bond novel partly as a result of marriage and partly as a need to live out a life "Walter Mitty" style (try looking up that character). He decided on the name of "James Bond" because he saw a book on ornithology written by a James Bond and he decided, "what an absolutely boring name" and he wrote adventures that were anything but boring.

    The rest. . . is history

    BTW his ideal James Bond would have been Hoagy Carmichael. He didn't care for Sean Connery -- something about class differences.

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    #12

    Re: 007...

    thanks everyone for the replies..
    'blood group null' sounded a bit strange to me, too.

    by the way, why does 00 mean the licence to kill, has it smth to do with the british security?

    p.s. my favourite choice would be errol flynn though :)


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    #13

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    Anyway, I did not read the entire thread, but repeating cannot hurt... :D

    007 is being pronounced DOUBLE OH SEVEN (dŭb'əl ō sĕv'ən).

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    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post

    by the way, why does 00 mean the licence to kill, has it smth to do with the british security?
    From Inspirations for James Bond: Information from Answers.com
    It has been alleged that there was a Soviet assassination unit known as "double zero" or "double oh".
    Was there ever a real superspy like James Bond, Her Majesty's secret agent with a licence to kill? A resounding "No" was the answer given by Dusan 'Dusko' Popov, himself the real character who inspired writer Ian Fleming to create agent 007.


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    #15

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    It is Dušan ''Duško'' Popov... ;)

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    Moreover, there's a double zero (OO) option in American roulette.
    ...the American roulette wheel has a total number of thirty-eight numbers. That is, is has all the numbers ranging from one to thirty-six; then it also includes a zero (0) and a double zero (00). This extra double zero increases the house's advantage over the player. Source

    Casino Royale, hmm.


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    #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Adam View Post
    It is Dušan ''Duško'' Popov... ;)
    Um... Elucidate this please, I'm not sure I understand it.


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    #18

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    Casiopea, are you a fan of 007? Hmm... Xixixi

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    Which woman isn't? (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    Casiopea, are you a fan of 007? Hmm... Xixixi
    A fan of Ian Flemming, the writer, yes. (Psst. He writes in code. )

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