Noblesse Oblige

@p1kef1sh (45640)
November 17, 2008 4:18pm CST
Those of us that ever seen James Bond in action will know that he puts country over everything else in his life. Even his women and his Martinis. Here we have a man who is such a patriot that he is willing to lay down his life for nearly 95,000 square miles of the UK. It's people, way of life, values and traditions. Is this a challenge that you could rise to? Would you be prepared to put your country above your own life; not in warfare, but in clandestine operations?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I don't think I'd make a very good spy. Spies kind of have to be able to pass and be forgetable, but for whatEVER reason, people seem to remember me.... Hey - I hear that John Barrowman wants to be Bond - what do you think?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
Whatever else he was James Bond was not a homosexual. That's just ONE reason why John Barrowman wouldn't fit the bill on this gig!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Now, now, now, just because an actor is gay doesn't mean he can't act a straight role. Heck, the scenes with him and Gwen are pretty steamy!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
Now that's like Capt Kirk to sing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Elic! Can't imagine it happening. Can you?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Nov 08
I'm not smart enough or in good enough physical shape!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
Better sit with me on the subs bench then Dawn!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Nov 08
Whipped in to shape? hahahaha Can you also whip me into being 30 again? subs bench?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
"Substitutes" bench. It's where football/rugby/hockey players sit waiting their turn to play.
@balasri (26553)
• India
18 Nov 08
It always depends on how sincerely the country is looking after the welfare of it's citizens including me.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
Exactly my friend. My country doesn't appear to care too much about welfare, just votes!
@balasri (26553)
• India
18 Nov 08
It is the same everywhere.
@livewyre (2455)
17 Nov 08
I think that Bond gets quite a good lifestyle in return - not to forget that he is licensed to kill!! how cool is that? He gets the latest sports cars all laden with weapons, he gets the girls(s) oh yeah, he's really layin' on the line for queen and country...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
He is, but would you?
@livewyre (2455)
18 Nov 08
No Oh hang on... would I like to live an anonymous life have to kill people and never have a serious relationship? No Would I willingly lay down my life for my nation? No Would I fight for my freedom? Yes Would I lay down my life for anything? Yes, my little girl...
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
26 Nov 08
Hahahahaa - I'm a lazy cow, and not even likely to go into battle for myself, let alone my country! As for clandestine operations, they would see and hear me coming from a mile off - thundering across the plains, bellowing and wailing. Very indiscreet ... NOT.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Nov 08
We'll drop you behind the enemy lines. As you approach they'll think that they have been invaded and run for their lives. Yet again the Aussies rescue us plucky little Brits!! LOL.
• India
21 Nov 08
Well, I do love India, but would I die for India? I think I love myself a bit more than I love India. How unpatriotic of me! Or would some call me "selfish"? LOL!!! Cheers and happy mylotting
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Nov 08
Put the other 1,130,000,000 in front of you!! LOL. I know exactly what you mean. I feel the same about Britain!
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Nov 08
If your country is in danger you should accept the responsibility to do what is necessary to save your country. I wouldn't do this for Trinidad because everyone here looks at me as if I'm not really a part of the truly national character because of my race and culture and, besides, the government, a totally corrupt entity, encourages the people in Trinidad to do this. England is a lot different in so many ways I would say yes, die for England. This country protects the free world and encourages democracy internally. These days you have to differentiate because there are a lot of people who think they own others and their country as well. The governing party here in Trinidad are really into real estate with Trinidad as their prime property. This is all very true.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
I might consider dying for my country if it was the same place that I was born into. But not now. Morally defunct I am afraid.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
18 Nov 08
Like James Bond I put my country over everything.I always see my country's interest first. I love my country and my people.If I can't do anything for my country the life is meaningless.My country(Bangladesh) is over populated.Most of the people are very poor.It pains me.If I can do some welfare for them It will be great achievemet of my life.Ican't do any adventure like James Bond. But I love my country.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
That's good to hear Bhansub. A true patriot.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
18 Nov 08
no. but i think this man is probably one of those thrill seekers and he enjoys daring stuff and wants to die a hero anyway so he can forever be remembered in history books.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
Lie all story book characters he has lived on of course.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Yes, I would do that. I feel that my country is worth saving and preserving even if things have gotten way too screwy. I want to see the new Bond film but will probably wait till it's on pay tv, which is about half the price of a theater ticket.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
I take my hat off to you. You are the first here that would die for their country. I no longer would. It may be age, but I think that it has more to do with the fact that the country that I was born into has long gone and now we are are refuge for the World's flotsam and jetsam aided and abetted by a criminally inept and morally bankrupt Government.
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
18 Nov 08
No, sometimes I'm ashamed of the country I live. People can be really rude and ignorant here. :( I also don't put too much loyality to my country. We get a new ruler and cabinet ever 4-8 years. So, every 4-8 years imo it can feel like a different country. I don't have a problem with people being deeply loyal to their countries, but I don't understand why and I couldn't do it.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
I don't think that I could either Smartie. My country is not what it was at all.
@super_jj (1417)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Well, if i had James Bond's paycheck, i definitely will. Hehehehehe.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
As I said somewhere else - about US$117,000. Is that the price of your life?
@nannacroc (4049)
17 Nov 08
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - it is sweet and right to die for your country. I'm with Wilfred Owen on this one, the great lie.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
I agree. In his day though it was seen as a glorious thing to die for your country. To do your duty! Sad waste wasn't it?
17 Nov 08
Hi p1key, I have really thought and thought and thought about it, but I've come to the conclusion I really can't, I value my life more, our country will still be here long after I've gone. Hugs. Tamara
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
Our country will indeed Tamara. I think that there are few who would do that unthinkingly now.
@littleowl (7157)
17 Nov 08
Hi p1ke...mmm that is a sobering thought...being honest though I don't think I could put my country fist insuch actions as I find my family eniugh!! lol...littleowl
@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
I don't think I am that much of a patriot Littleowl. Maybe my family, but not my country, and certainly not at the moment!