A little of this and a bit more

Alan Crawford presents twisted short and some longer stories for adults, with quite a number of his rants and observations as well.

Several curious people, really it’s just one, asked me how or where the ideas came from. Thankfully there’s no clear answer. When the trousers, mind, or weather conditions suit such things, the computer opens, a page appears, and it starts to flow. All designed to promote my nonsense, which may be adult in nature but not necessarily mature.

tbaoo is James Bond

Reading Time: 2 minutesRemarkably, local cable network Fox classics have been running a marathon of James Bond films and as silly as it seems I seem to resemble a tiny part of this fictional character’s lifestyle. tbaoo is James Bond and genuinely kidding myself you’d understand.

I was unbelievably fortunate to have a few days in Hong Kong in 1977 and stayed in the extremely luxurious, top notch, James Bond location, with Rolls Royce courtesy cars, Peninsular Hotel. Here’s a little tale, I was waiting at the airport’s “hotel courtesy car pick up point” and a lovely new Mercedes arrived to collect some hotel guests ( not the Peninsular ) and I thought wow – that’d be great, a ride about Hong Kong in a new Mercedes.

Well, I kept waiting and bingo a brand new Rolls Royce comes through the car feeder section and pulls up right at my feet. Shit, it was bloody amazing. I sat in the front while my parents luxuriated in the rear, I remember that I couldn’t hear a thing of Hong Kong, all I heard was an incredibly low air conditioning fan flow. Luxury surprise and all at the right temperature.

Interesting side note, I was in Hong Kong while being a poor butcher’s apprentice ( I was poor, not the butcher ) and miraculously met my Multi Millionaire boss, while walking through the famous high tea at the Peninsular Hotel, we didn’t know we’d each be there and he was horrified to discover that I was staying there, as he was not.

So what’s this got to do with the man with the golden gun, well if you’ve seen this tremendous bond film you’d know (or if not will find out? ) that the Rolls Royce courtesy cars have a role, as does the hotel of course. The other thing I did that mirrors James Bond’s lifestyle, was to have a few drinks in the “Bottoms Up” bar while in Hong Kong. James Bond nearly got shot there, I was ok, just a little gob smacked but lived to tell another tale.

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I'm an increasingly grumpy old fart posting rants, observations and trying to write somewhat twisted short and slightly longer stories for adults. All rights reserved unless otherwise credited © Alan Crawford - 2024

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25/04/2011 15:14

Indeed, for a short while in Hong Kong, you were Bond! 🙂
Happy Easter,

25/04/2011 15:19
Reply to  ElizOF

cheers elizof, do you still have the monday hop going ? – i had a look and couldn’t find it .. 🙂

24/04/2011 21:43

See…I knew it! I’ve said all along I suspected you were an international spy.

An additional upside to the Rolls ride is that with a vehicle that expensive, I would think the cabbie would temper driving like a lunitic 😉

25/04/2011 15:18
Reply to  Ron

yes, it was a secret, cover blown .. cheers ron 😉

24/04/2011 01:06

Cool story mate, Ian Fleming would be proud 😉

24/04/2011 08:24
Reply to  baldychaz

cheers baldy boy .. 😉

Sweepy Jean
24/04/2011 00:13

I knew you reminded me of somebody. Well, this explains a lot! Hong Kong, cool!

24/04/2011 08:23
Reply to  Sweepy Jean

thanks sweepy, it’s been a closely guarded secret until now .. 😉

Roy Durham
23/04/2011 23:30

mister bond i prezoom is’t it fun!! did have a martini dry of course. lol great post

24/04/2011 08:22
Reply to  Roy Durham

of course .. shaken not shaken .. 😉

23/04/2011 22:51

Did you try the chicken?


24/04/2011 08:20
Reply to  Alejandro

no ajg .. just the parsons nose .. 😉

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