I know I’m in the minority, but the New James Bond sucks – and apparently, I’m not the only one…
Don’t get me wrong, I like Daniel Craig and think he is a fine actor, but the 21st century Bond, which everyone calls gritty and dark, in my opinion is just awful.
Bond used to be the best job in the free world; wicked cars, hot chicks, martinis, unbeatable in the casino, awesome gadgets.
What kind of world is it when Bond doesn’t nail the hot chick (like in Casino Royale)? That’s like Kirk not sleeping with the green woman.
The new Bond movies are okay movies (well, Quantum of Solace totally sucked ass), but they are not Bond movies IMHO, just rip-offs of the Jason Bourne series, which I’ll freely admit are pretty damned awesome.
Now, people have told me that these movies are closer to the Ian Fleming novels than the older films and okay, whatever.
But I grew up on a different James Bond and I have no real desire to watch this ‘re-boot’ any more than I do to watch re-boots of Spiderman or Fantastic Four.
A few weeks ago, I talked about staying cool this summer by watching SnowPiercer.
It worked so well that I decided to read Winter World 1 (La Nina) & 2 (Stranded), graphic novels set in a post ice age world, much like SnowPiercer was.
These are based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic series from about 20 years ago, which I freely admit I missed when they came out.
In the first book, it introduces to the world, but doesn’t really explain what happened. The two main characters are Scully and Wynn, an amoral man and a naive teenage girl who struggle to survive in a frozen world on foot, dealing with the elements, raiders and predators. In Book 2, they find are lucky enough to find motorized transport and life seems good until their ride is stolen. Then they fight to get it back, dealing with monsters, both human and animal.
How does a Canuck like me stay cool in a hot, hot summer which has had more 30+ degree days than the last FIVE years combined?
I watch Snowpiercer and revel in the ice cold world pictured in it!
If you don’t believe in global warming, then you’ll probably hate the movie right off the bat, as the opening credits talk about how the world is warming and world leaders develop a geo-engineering plan to cool the world back to normal using chemicals sprayed high up in the atmosphere.
Of course, the plan backfires and freezes the entire planet, killing literally billions of people overnight. One rich industrialist who doesn’t trust the plan develops a train with a perpetual motion engine to keep humanity alive. And just like in this world, the people on the train are split into have and have not. The poor inhabit the back of the train in squalor and subsist on protein bars made from cockroaches while the haves enjoy manicures, night clubs, booze and all the finer things in life. After 17 years on the train, a group of have nots plan a rebellion to take over the train. Led by Chris Evans, they move up the train car by car, dealing with thugs and a variety of oddities.
The fight scenes are excellent and numerous, with lots of unexpected twists and turns. But the film is dark and disturbing (as if you couldn’t guess that by the cockroach bars…) and characters you like do die. I won’t spoil the ending, but it isn’t a happy go lucky one, that’s for sure.
Last time, I wondered if preppers think too short term when it comes to dealing with a TEOTWAKI-type event.
Well, this amazing book is the answer to many of those concerns.
This book will teach you the basics of everything necessary to restart modern civilization including:
- Norfolk Four-Course Crop Rotation
- Food Preservation
- How to make clothing
- How to make Lime, Soap, Acids and a ton of other vitally important chemicals
- Medical information on topics like neonatal care, medicines and surgery
- Power generation from a wide variety of renewable and non-renewable sources
- Advanced Chemistry
And so on. If you are planning on surviving AND thriving in a post-apocalyptic world, this is a must have for your library. While you may never use it, your children and/or grandchildren almost certainly will!
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