Bond Voyage: Daniel Craig’s final time as James Bond

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They’re Bond-ed out

Behind Daniel Craig’s final license to relax, kill and thrill, which MGM hopes consists of the field workplace, his devoted Moneypenny Naomie Harris says: “Women play a central role in this. Badass, into the action, not rescued by anyone. Strong, powerful, capable women.”

He’s in warmth with Franco Léa Seydoux who says: “People will be surprised because of the love story.”

Bombshell Lashana Lynch who breaks down doorways and racial limitations: “We’re the kind of women you see in the world today. My character’s cocky. Holds her own. The only woman of color in MI6.”

Ana de Armas, the salsa in his step: “Daniel. Sophisticated. Strength. Sense of humor. One of the best James Bonds ever.”

Shaken, stirred and now on to Macbeth. We love you, Mr. Craig. Bond voyage.


The unusual land of NYC

We simply had the UN right here. Ambassadors hit events, seize parking spots, usually are pains within the worldwide property. But one other story’s about their wives, daughters, assistants who discover themselves in a brand new unusual land, unusual sounds, customs, home equipment. And usually should unravel that alone.

The husband’s not home. Doesn’t give a fig when no one within the laundromat speaks Swahili.

I’ve interviewed them. One with out milk for her toddler long-established components with room service sugar as a substitute of dextrose. Another from a small African nation didn’t know uptown versus downtown. Told about gratuities, she tipped a bus driver who hollered at her so she then stiffed a cabbie who hollered at her. She subsequent stopped venturing out in any respect.

A South American with six youngsters needed to discover an residence. How? Spoke no English. Didn’t find out about nursery colleges, sitters, au pairs, moms’ helpers or the place you discover a maid. She cried for six months.

President Joe Biden addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly on September 21, 2021 at U.N. headquarters in New York City.
President Joe Biden addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly on September 21, 2021 at UN headquarters in New York City.
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One delegate ordered 4 chairs. All arrived damaged. What does she do? A woman from India who didn’t perceive a washer: “In my country we don’t need. People wash our clothes for us.”

Fatima, 20, from an Eastern nation, by no means earlier than away from residence. Alone, frightened, no associates. We helped her discover an residence, took her furnishings procuring, invited her to dinner.

New York’s 302 sq. miles, 8ish million inhabitants, hundreds of trains and buses, and there now exists a fee to elucidate the place to discover a foot specialist, furnished room, your wanted soybeans, complete pig, or you-name-it-we’ll-find-it genuine Polish sausages.

One Asian assistant informed me American women are silly. They lack dialog. All they ever ask is, “How do you like the United States?”


Historic tomes

Tomorrow’s books are all about yesterday. Former NBC News producer Pamela Hamilton’s “Lady Be Good: The Life and Times of Dorothy Hale” is concerning the Roaring ’20s Dorothy who danced on Broadway with Fred Astaire and was in a Frida Kahlo portray . . . “You Are Looking Live!” by Rich Podolsky is about Brent Musburger, Phyllis George and “the beginning of sports personalities.”

That nice gospel music might quickly get rewritten to be “Backward Christian Soldiers.”


Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks throughout a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee listening to, July 20, 2021.
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The anti-Claus

Fauci says invite household at Christmas however don’t kiss them. See Santa however don’t hug him. Forget a blizzard however dine open air so this manner you don’t get sick — simply hit by a bus. Our all-wise all-knowing, all digicam prepared physician is getting extra TV time than Katie Couric. Enough with him. Fauc Fauci! 


To share an Only in my life with you. The financial institution. Doing a transaction. Bringing alongside Jellybean, my 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier. Customers, everybody cootchy-cooing him. While I’m with the teller making a withdrawal, on the white shiny clear marble flooring Jellybean made his personal deposit.

Only in New York, children, solely in New York.