Send 007 to AA.
A new study by the University of Otago in New Zealand, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, titled “Licence to swill: James Bond’s drinking over six decades”, examined the titular character’s drinking habits in “James Bond” movies from 1962 to 2015.
Turns out Bond’s penchant for martinis might be more than just a fun quirk. The study describes the character’s drinking as “problematic alcohol consumption.”
“Chronic risks include frequently drinking prior to fights, driving vehicles (including in chases), high stakes gambling, operating complex machinery or devices,” lead author Professor Nick Wilson writes. “Contact with dangerous animals, extreme athletic performance and sex with enemies, sometimes with guns or knives in the bed. Dangerous animals he has dealt with after drinking include a snake, a scorpion, and a Komodo dragon.”
Long story short, Bond may want to consider seeking professional help. Maybe that is the plot behind Daniel Craig’s final outing in the forthcoming “James Bond 25”.