Last night I went to Borders for a ridiculously large cup of coffee and to pick up an ESV Bible and a copy of Fahrenheit 451. The church I’ve been attending uses the ESV translation of the Bible and I thought it would be easier to follow along if I had one. Fahrenheit 451 I’m supposed to be reading for my book discussion group.
Afterwards I went to go see the new James Bond film, Casino Royale. I think it’s one of the best Bond films I’ve ever seen. It’s old school Bond. Notably missing are the crazy high-tech gadgets. Instead, Bond relies on social engineering and just kicking ass. He’s also a more human James Bond. He makes mistakes, gets himself into some serious jams and relies on others helping him out to escape death. He’s not immune to falling in love. But he does all this while retaining the wit, charm, style, and toughness that makes James Bond who he is as a character.
One thing that really made me chuckle was the Holdem poker tournament. In classic Hollywood fashion the hands were all over the top. In one hand the 4 guys at the table had a flush, full house, higher full house, and a straight flush. In a previous hand we saw quads (four-of-a-kind).