How Much Does James Bond Cost The Taxpayer

James Bond is the world’s most revered secret agent. Since the first film in the franchise was released[Dr. No in 1962] 007 has blown-up more buildings, crashed more cars and saved the world more times than I can count. At his disposal are lavishly kitted out supercars and Q-customised gadgets. He has a taste for extravagant beverages such as Champagne and vodka Martinis and is sent on numerous trips to exotic locations. To top if off most of the action such as gun fights and car chases occur while he is wearing an exquisitely tailored Savile Row suit.

Daniel Craig James Bond

 

But what must be remembered is that James Bond works for the Secret Intelligence Service [MI6] on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government; which means he is funded by the taxpaying public. So in today’s ‘austerity Britain’ how much would James Bond cost to operate? As a bit of frivolous fun we took a look at this very question in an infographic.

James Bond Cost

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The Caped Crusader has been portrayed in many ways across all media over the years, but never quite like this. In this webcomic series by Kevin Axt, Batman hasn’t quite grown into his Batsuit, and his attempts at crime fighting usually end with a telling off by the venerable butler, Alfred.

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Michael Bayifier- Breakfast Club Edition

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I’ve started a petition to upgrade the bayifier to work on video clips but since it’s a fansite, I’m guessing they don’t have a huge budget or team of developers at the ready. I also don’t really know what format to put the petition on, so it’s currently on 3-hole notebook paper in a dilapidated Lisa Frank trapper keeper I can’t bear to part with. Until my dreams come true and I can waste away hours bayifying videos and movies, I’m content to re-imagine the results in writing. Imagine the joy I felt when I watched “The Breakfast Club” and began to re-imagine it in the style of the inimitable Michael Bay. If you can’t imagine it, just picture an absurd level of giddiness and several friends rolling their eyes at me.

Since my friends think I’m nuts (nothing new there) I’m giving this gift to you, users of the Internet, to cherish and enjoy. Please allow me to present the Michael Bay reboot of “The Breakfast Club.”

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What Do You Do With Too Much Free Time?

You Build a replica of London’s Olympic Stadium. From Legos.

Warren Elsmore, famous for other Lego creations, designed this 100,000 piece Lego set in honor of the Opening Games of the Olympics in London.  This 220 pound behemoth was built by 4 “engineers”, and took approximately 450 hours to complete. We have more pictures, so click the break for more, but here is a 360 degree view of this masterful creation.

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