October 27, 2005
And I Thought I Was a Fanboy...
Passed a silver BMW Z4 on the way into work this morning. The rear deck featured one of those custom license-plate frames you can have made at the mall to say anything you wish. This one said, "Martinis, girls and guns." It enclosed a vanity plate that read "BONDCAR."
It's nice that some people have active imaginations and the income to flaunt them. Bastards.
Posted by jason at October 27, 2005 09:35 AM
we should hunt him down and shoot him. Did you get a look at the driver?
Yeah. Pretty generic yuppie-looking guy. Thin, blond and relatively young. Not very Bond-ish at all.
Unless you compare him to the new guy. I'm still not sure about that.
Yeah... a blond 007 seems really wrong. Granted the movies long ago ceased having much in common with the original source material, but good lord, can't we at least stick to Ian Fleming's description of the character?
Personally, as nice as the Z4 is, it's no Aston Martin. Sporting a plate and frame like that when your car costs nowhere near 150K+ is actually a little sad and pathetic.
Feel better now? >;)
I get, of course, that the "Z" is a Bond car. But these days there are a ton of cars on the road that cost as much as the low-end Z(34K)and even compare to the high end (42K) as well.
Hey Amber, welcome to the old digital homestead, and thanks for putting the Z4 thing in perspective. They're still out of my price range, but not so far out as REAL Bond car...