Benitin y Eneas by Pierre S. De Beaumont and Bud Fisher

Benitin y Eneas

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  1. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds. Today I have an appointment with the cardiologist to see why I’m out of breath when I walk just a few blocks or up the subway stairs.

    Here’s the James Bond quiz I told you about that I found in the Metro newspaper. I’ll post the answers tomorrow unless you all want me to post them at the end of the day (I myself would not be able to answer a SINGLE one of these:

    ‘Now pay attention, 007!’

    1. What drink does bond order in the poker scene in “Casino Royale” (2006)?
    a. Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred
    b. The Vesper: Three measures of Gordon’s gin; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet vermouth. Shake it over ice, add a slice of lemon peel.
    c. Death in the afternoon: 3 tablespoons of absinthe, 1/2 cup of Champagne
    d. Rum and coke

    2. Which was the first Bond film to feature the famous Aston Martin DB5?
    a. “From Russia With Love” (1963)
    b. “Goldfinger” (1964)
    c. “Thunderball” (1965)
    d. “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971)

    3. Which Bond movie sees 007 wear a Scottish kilt, meet some brainwashed beauties and get married?
    a. “Dr. No” (1961)
    b. “Goldfinger” (1964)
    c. “Thunderball” (1965)
    d. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)

    4. In “Live and Let die” (1973), how does Bond kill drug-trafficking bad guy Kananga (aka Mr. Big)?
    a. Poisons him with a dart gun
    b. Throws him in the Louisiana bayou, then eaten by crocodiles
    c. Forces a shark gun pellet into Kananga’s mouth, causing him to blow up like a balloon and explode
    d. Falls ina coffin filled with snakes and dies from venomous snakebites.

    5. In “Die Another Day” (2002), which celebrity cameos as a fencing instructor?
    a. Tina Turner
    b. Britney Spears
    c. J.K. Rowling
    d. Madonna

  2. Florchi

    Florchi said, almost 4 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    1-b. The Vesper
    3-d. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”
    5-d. Madonna

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    There are now 23 states whose citizens are petitioning the White House for the right to secede, but only Texas has the required 25,000 signatures to be given a response. I know the prez won’t do anything about it. He’ll read it and laugh at it and chuck in the garbage. But it still shows the seriousness of the current situation. Actually, if it ever became a “real” issue, I’d vote for it in a New York minute.

  4. Florchi

    Florchi said, almost 4 years ago


    Have you ever heard of the Conch Republic? Key West pulled off a symbolic succession back in 1982 that is still very much a part of that island’s culture. Although it is now considered a tongue-in-cheek tourism booster, the original succession was sparked by frustration over a Sunday night U.S. Border Patrol roadblock/checkpoint for all vehicles heading back to the mainland (the resulting traffic back-ups inconvenienced residents and was detrimental to tourism). Key West still hosts a week-long celebration of the micro-nation of CR every April and the CR has a flag , passports, and a motto: “We seceded where others failed.”

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    Florchi, I’ve never heard of that. Very interesting. Another interesting petition in the works is to allow the city of Austin to withdraw from Texas and remain a part of the U.S. It currently has more than 3,000 signatures.

  6. dkram

    dkram said, almost 4 years ago

    Gooooooooooood moooooorning Vaaaaaaagaaaaabonds.
    I have heard of the Conch Republic, but I didn’t remember the details.
    In 1991 the 200th anniversary of the statehood of Vermont there was a vote to see if the citizens of Vt wanted to remain in the union. It was part of the statehood agreement to see if after 200 yrs whether or not to remain part of the USA or go back to being a republic.
    Well I hope my memory is correct.

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning Vagabonds.

    If I remember right, Texas’ agreement to join the US included the option to withdraw at any time. It also gave Texas the right to split up into five separate states if desired.

  8. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago


    That is correct. We exercised that option in 1860, and then joined the Confederacy. The other 10 states that seceded were trying to prove that they had the right to secede, but we already had that right. After the war, Texas legally became occupied territory and we have remained such ever since.

  9. Montana  Lady

    Montana Lady said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Afternoon, Village…………

    Hurray for Texas! I heard that Texas has a balanced budget, and North Carolina has a balanced budget…….and …….drum roll please……..Montana has a 400 MILLION SURPLUS!!!! Woo Hoo! We’ve had a Democrat Governor, and a Republican Legislature……………………does that tell you how it’s done?

    Anyway…….my cancer check up went VERY well…….another Woo Hoo!!!. All the blood work was great, the lung x-ray was normal, and I will come back again in 3 months for a routine check up. HURRAY!!

  10. Shirttail Slim

    Shirttail Slim said, almost 4 years ago

    I did submit this morning, then came back and checked?
    To be continued later.

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