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May 20th, 2021 at 6:46:38 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

A few random observations about the scene...
Will the Wizard wag his finger at Bond's center bets? Well, Bond (being Bond) turns $4,000 into $55,000 (that's over $350,000 in today's money) so the Wiz will have his work cut out for him trying to spread the gospel at this table.



Absolutely, Bond gets the Wizard finger-wagging of shame of betting the hard ways and the 11 (note he says "eleven" and no "yo"). It doesn't matter than he turned $4,000 into $55,000. As I always say, it's not whether you win or lose, but whether you had a good bet. I applaud him for taking the "full odds," I must say.



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I think I could have made very passable counterfeit versions of those five and ten thousand dollar casino plaques in my junior high school shop class.



Well put! I was thinking of commenting on that. I had a feeling there was a good joke there somewhere, but couldn't find one myself.
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May 20th, 2021 at 6:51:56 PM permalink
Question -- At the 1:45 point in the video, after establishing a point of 10, Bond says, in part, "I'll take the limit on all the numbers."

My question is would this be making a buy bet on the 10, or would it be understood that he wants the 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9, but not the 10, because he already has plenty on that between his pass bet and the "full odds" on it?
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May 20th, 2021 at 7:23:11 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Question -- At the 1:45 point in the video, after establishing a point of 10, Bond says, in part, "I'll take the limit on all the numbers."

My question is would this be making a buy bet on the 10, or would it be understood that he wants the 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9, but not the 10, because he already has plenty on that between his pass bet and the "full odds" on it?



Back then Iím not sure. These days, it would be the same as saying ďacrossĒ so would not include buying the 10, since thatís the point.
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May 20th, 2021 at 7:39:24 PM permalink
Great thread Mr. WIZ!

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May 21st, 2021 at 9:06:51 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Jokes always lose their humor if they have to be explained, however I'll give you my interpretation.

Here is how it goes, and I'm paraphrasing.

Plenty: "I'm Plenty."
Bond: "But of course you are."
Plenty: "My full name is Plenty O'Toole."
Bond: "Named after your father, I assume."

Bond's first comment I take to be a reference to her boobs.
The second one, I took to be an implication that her father was well endowed too, in a masculine way. I vaguely recall that "tool" was sometimes used as a slang term for penis back in the 70's.



I never got the joke in the sense that what does her father being well-endowed have to do with Plenty being well-endowed?

I've probably been overthinking it, and the moviemakers just wanted to throw in a boner joke as a follow up.
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May 21st, 2021 at 9:34:08 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

I never got the joke in the sense that what does her father being well-endowed have to do with Plenty being well-endowed?



I don't think the joke implied a connection there. Kids are named after their parents all the time.

The more it gets analyzed, the less funny it gets.
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May 21st, 2021 at 1:27:24 PM permalink
Speaking of Bond shooting craps...

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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May 21st, 2021 at 4:58:45 PM permalink
Here is another scene from Diamonds are Forever, of Q cheating at slots.


Direct: https://youtu.be/yGYikSmE4VY

I thought this scene didn't fit well with the movie or all Bond movies. Q is supposed to be one of the "good guys," as the woman in the scene puts it, but here he is committing a felony, at least by today's rules. I would prefer that to the alternative "old school" punishment.

I take RPM to stand for revolutions per minute. Anyone have any other ideas?
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May 21st, 2021 at 6:05:19 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Here is another scene from Diamonds are Forever, of Q cheating at slots.


Direct: https://youtu.be/yGYikSmE4VY

I thought this scene didn't fit well with the movie or all Bond movies. Q is supposed to be one of the "good guys," as the woman in the scene puts it, but here he is committing a felony, at least by today's rules. I would prefer that to the alternative "old school" punishment.

I take RPM to stand for revolutions per minute. Anyone have any other ideas?



Most accurate portrayal of law enforcement.

Catch the bad guys, claim to be absolutely upstanding while committing crimes on the down low.

I mean technically, James Bond has a "License to kill". Ummm, really, that never caused a class action lawsuit?

All the explosions Bond caused over the years and not one family sued for accidental death?

At the trial:.
Plaintiff attorney: So James Bond threw the guy off the cliff? What did he say next?"

Plaintiff: "He cracked a witty one liner!"

Plaintiff attorney: "License to Kill without regards to human life?"

Not to mention his British license to kill almost certainly would not be honored in Las Vegas, hmmmm!
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May 22nd, 2021 at 10:17:50 AM permalink
I am honestly shocked that Bill Cosby had such massive advertisements back then (movie came out in 1971, so these are probably from 1970 or early 1971). I did not think he was big until the 1980s-1990s, but I guess he must have been a big name in the early 70s. (Sorry for the derail, I just thought it was an interesting detail).



I saw Bill Cosby in LV. It was either 1971, 72, or 73, BC. (Before Children)

His comedy routine was to analyze how people gambled in the casinos.

He described all the crazy habits people had playing Craps. He described how Craps players would shout out numbers when the dice were thrown. If the point number was 6, people would yell out numbers like 3-3, 33, 4-2, 42, 24. He explained how crazy it was to yell out numbers.

He told the audience to get a pair of dice and to take them back to their room. They should make sure that the door was locked. He then said to place the dice on the dresser. Stand back three feet and yell as loud as you can COME ON SEVEN

He then looked at the audience and said "Tell me if the dice move!"

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