Thursday, February 08, 2007

Part 2

Let's try this one again:

This fictional Character holds a terrible secret. She is a double agent working for MVD, and worked with Bond because she was under orders to see that he did not escape Le Chiffre. (Her kidnapping was staged in order to lure Bond into Le Chiffre's clutches.) Prior to her meeting Bond, she had been romantically involved with an RAF operative. This man had been captured by SMERSH, and revealed information about her under torture. Hence, SMERSH was using this operative to blackmail her into helping them. After the death of Le Chiffre, she is initially hopeful that she and Bond can start a new life, but realizes this is impossible when she notices a SMERSH operative, Gettler, tracking her and Bond's movements. Consumed with guilt and certain that SMERSH will find and kill both of them, she commits suicide, leaving a note admitting her treachery and pledging her love to Bond.

Fleming created a cocktail recipe in the novel that Bond names after Her. The "_______ martini" became very popular after the novel's publication, and gave rise to the famous "shaken, not stirred" catchphrase immortalized in the Bond films. The actual name for the drink (as well as its complete recipe) is uttered on screen for the first time in the 2006 adaptation of Casino Royale.
According to the novel, she was so named by her parents because she was born on a stormy evening.
her full name is a pun on West Berlin. Like her namesake, the city of Berlin, her loyalties are split down the middle.

Arguably one of the most famous amusment parks in the world, more than 515 million guests, among them presidents, royalty, and other heads of state, have traveled to this park from around the world since the attraction first opened to guests on July 17, 1955.

The Dedication is as such:
"To all who come to this happy place – welcome. ___________ is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. _____________ is dedicated to the ideals, dreams and the hard facts that have created America… with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."


This is a weapon found predominently in Okinawa (there is evidence of similar weapons in India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia). They are often believed to have originated as an agricultural tool used to measure stalks, plow fields, plant rice, or to hold cart wheels in place, though the evidence for this is limited. Another belief, perhaps not as widely held, is that they were modeled after the San-Ku-Chu. Its basic form is that of an unsharpened dagger, with two long, unsharpened projections (tsuba) attached to the handle. The very end of the handle is called the knuckle. They are constructed in a variety of forms. Some are smooth, while others have an octagonal middle prong. The tsuba are traditionally symmetrical, however, the Manji design developed by Taira Shinken employs oppositely facing tsuba.

It is the weapon of choice for many fictional characters:
Marvel comics superheroine Elektra Natchios, and her filmic counterpart played by Jennifer Garner in Daredevil and Elektra.
In The Mummy Returns, the heroine Evie/Nefertiri (Rachel Weisz) and the villainess Anck-Su-Namun (Patricia Velasquez) do battle with golden _____ referred to as "trident swords" so as to dispel the anachronism of ______ as ancient Egyptian weapons.
Neo (Keanu Reeves) uses them in The Matrix Reloaded during the Chateau Fight, against the Merovingian's Exile henchmen.


  1. 1. No idea, Kris don't do dat James Bond.

    2. Disneyland

    3. Sai

  2. Dang. You guys already answered.

    Sorry I couldn't frisbee. No way to get anywhere and then my grandparents came to town anyway


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