Shaken, not stirred is how spy James Bond likes his martini’s, we all know that. But according to some researchers from New Zealand, 007 might be pounding a few too many of them back.
In a new paper titled ‘License to Swill’, published Monday in the Medical Journal of Australia, the University of Otago argue that James Bond has a severe drinking problem and should seek help. The researchers go on record as saying that James Bond’s chronic alcohol consumption problem is at the severe end of the spectrum.
Consider the facts – during his six decades on screen, a drink touched the secret agent’s lips 109 times at an average of 4.9 times per movie.
The dashing agent’s biggest binge was in 2008’s ‘Quantum of Solace’, of where he downed six of his signature Vesper Martini’s. This feat would put his blood alcohol level at 0.36, researchers estimated well into the range that can be fatal. In addition, when he drinks, Bond engages in risky behavior like having sex with enemies – sometimes with guns or knives in the bed – researchers wrote in the study.
Not bad arguments, but still…….wow. I sincerely hope that tax dollars aren’t paying for these kind of studies….. ~ Jason