Thursday, November 29, 2012


J: For a minute I pretended we had our own URL.

M: Hahaha nope. Somedaaaaay...

J: Weeeee're back with pizza, wine, Vampire Diaries feels, and lots of Collinses.

M: Feels!?

J: It's a thing! You don't approve?

M: No no no. You can "feels".

J: Well fine. I will.

M: Did this wine get stronger? Does wine get stronger?

J: Noooo... But what DOES get stronger...

M: [hopefully] Daniel Craig?

Possibly our favorite picture. So much damn class, and
one hell of a suit. The car's okay.
J: Yes! James Bond! Our favorite rendition to date. Note: We haven't actually seen all of the Bond films.

M: A very good point.

J: But of the ones we have seen...

M: This is by far the best.

J: Agreed. Meredith, what was your favorite - and least favorite - thing about Skyfall?

M: [chews pizza contemplatively] [or pensively] [whatever the word is] [thoughtfully] Well! I have to say that I love the Adele song, like a lot. I'm not really even a huge Adele fan, but the song is amazing.

J: You know, the first few times I heard the song on the radio, I wasn't a huge fan. It seemed sort of slow and out of place with the other "adult hits" that play on my radio.

M: Bow-chicka-wow-wow!

J: However! After seeing Skyfall, the song has risen in my esteem. It fits perfectly with the tone set by the movie and it's now a much-welcome break from the likes of Katy Perry and Phillip Phillips. Not that I listen to them. Much. I heard that Daniel Craig even teared up when he heard it.

M: Yes, yes he did. Or so I'm told. He said it really "fitted" the film. As for my second favorite thing about the movie, not to give too much away, but, the scene in Shanghai is AWESOME. And that's all I'll say.

J: Super trippy and really damn cool. My favorite setting was probably Scotland, but again, can't say too much because this movie is actually still in theaters.

M: You'll probably actually see this one...

J: So, least favorite? I know of one thing!!!

M: Is it giving away too much though?

J: Ah, yes. Well....

M: I doubt it'll change anyone's mind.

J: And if it does, they're not seeing the movie for the right reasons anyway. Go on...

M: How to put this eloquently... it seemed, uh, rather un-Bond-like to have such a great lack of sexy time. [laughs]

J: That it does!

M: But truly, that's really my only complaint.

J: Not enough naked Daniel Craig. The same could be said for the rest of my life. What did I say earlier? Something about a lack of guttural noises?

M: Yes! That was gold!

J: I rest my case. Tell me about your impression of the brogues.

M: Stellar, as always. Obviously as a dapper, bad-ass British man, Daniel Craig nails the James Bond brogue-ing.
The infamous M, looking dour as usual.

J: I always love Judy Dench's voice.

M: I was gonna say...

J: I think she has one of the most mesmerizing voices in Hollywood. Commands authority while maintaining her poise and majesty.

M: You might say she fits the role to a T... or an M! [laughs hysterically]

J: Ohhhhh my...

M: You're welcome.

J: But I haven't thanked you yet. Quite an excellent pun, though. What did you think about the new Q?

"No, I think it's crooked!"
"I think you're crooked."
M: I'm trying to remember an old Q...

J: Didn't Simon Pegg do it in the last one? And John Cleese in some awful Pierce Brosnan version? He's the funny tech guy.

M: I think at this juncture it's safe to say that I'm more of a Danny Craig fan than a James Bond fan. But in any case, I found the new Q to be quite adorable with all his hair and glasses and stuff.

J: He definitely had that going for him. He was part of my confusion regarding timelines, but I'll save that for a deeper discussion. One more thing before we go. Holy shit, Javier Bardem.

M: [laughs] Well said.

J: One of the most terrifying...

M: And hilarious!

J: Villains I have ever encountered in a movie. I wanted to trust him, but knew I couldn't. It was strange and compelling and I really like his blonde hair.

M: Rich and compelling!

J: You're a dirty pirate hooker.

M: I'm gonna punch you in the ovaries. And we digress!

J: Far too easily I'm afraid. In any case, a wholehearted recommendation from BWAB for Skyfall. Go forth and see this movie, friends. We're sorry about Paul.

M: It'll never happen again. It'll most certainly happen again.

J: Anything else to add? About Skyfall? Life? Wine?
Ahh, English rooftops at sunset...

M: Uhhhh...

J: I'll take that as a no! Have great night folks, we'll be here... for awhile...

M: What are we watching next?

J: I've no idea!


J: What the lady said.


  1. Desmond Llewelyn! But I do wish Simon Pegg had ever been Q.

  2. Also, why isn't there a BWAB podcast?

    1. I haven't consulted with my co-author yet, but I personally think we should move straight to a YouTube show.

    2. Definitely model it after "My Drunk Kitchen".