You're right Dan, Connery's the man...and the folks on the list knew
it immediately without my saying it.
Frank makes a good point in his "Ethnic" thread about the booze.
My brother-in-law met Connery in a raging rainstorm on golf course
in Scotland some years ago...played out with him without knowing who
he was...later in the club house, Connery bought rounds for
everyone...when my brother-in-law asked who he was, the barman
said, "that's James Bond".
A short while ago in the Ryder Cup Golf Championship between the USA
and Europe, two Irishmen beat Americans Tiger Woods and Davis Love
III. Some fans began chanting a la soccer, "Ole, Ole, etc". The
TV commentator with millions of viewers looking on laughed. "Oh,
they're probably Irish and they're drunk". I was thinking at the
time some PC idiot is going to take issue with that in the
media, "Have not the Irish feelings? etc, etc". Well, after a
commercial the color man went down into the crowd with his mike and
interviewed the chanters. The TV commentator had gotten it