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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

James Bond, the Queen, Cleopatra, Fukushima, and a Dash of Hypomania


I'M AMAZED that Her Majesty consented to appear for real ~ yes it really is her ~ in this James Bond clip that was part of the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

You know it was an ambition of mine for years to actually go and see the Olympics in person. Especially gymnastics or diving.

But they bodged the ticket allocations so badly that most people who wanted to go never even got the chance. Because I don't even have a credit card I would never have been in the running. Which is quite ridiculous...

Cleopatra is playing [I scribbled this down last night]. A very good film but very longwinded at over four hours ~ cut down, the audio commentary informs me, from over six. How anybody endured this in the cinema is anyone's guess. But at least in those days you could have a fag on the whole time.

Elizabeth Taylor got the princely sum of a million dollars and Richard Burton a half million in this $42 million spectacular, which is still, in inflation-adjusted terms the most expensive film ever made.

The commentary says you need to multiply by four or five to get today's prices. But 1960s Sterling requires about fifteen times multiplication to be even halfway close.

Did you know when Elizabeth went through her final divorce, from construction worker Larry Fortensky in 1996, her total assets were valued at over $400 million, with over $200 million in the bank!

She made more money from perfume than all her movies combined. The multiple hundred millions stemmed from her marriages, art investments, her $100 million jewellery collection plus numerous business interests.

Cleopatra, by the way, had barely a drop of Egyptian blood in her veins ~ the woman was GREEK. She was fluent in seven languages and, as the film says, would, if she had been a man, have been considered an intellectual.

Talking about nuclear [yesterday] by the way (and I don't know what possessed me to put up and watch the attack section of The Day After) the site of the word's most recent nuclear reactor catastrophe in Japan, Fukushima 福島 means, irony of ironies, "Good Luck Island"~!

WAS I hypomanic yesterday? I could well have been. I notice the post I wrote swerved back and forth ~ especially into Chinese characters. It's true I was unusually chirpy, which is the most typical sign of the condition. Before flying into the foulest of bad moods when the computer repeatedly refused to function fast enough. (Extreme impatience is another hypomanic characteristic. The faster you go, the slower the rest of the world seems. Add this to irritability and you get hyper-impatience.)

I ended up staying up very late last night (not sleeping is a hallmark of the condition), until the medication zonked me in the early hours. Then I slept a good eight hours (sleeping six hours or less is more typical of hypomania). Only rising at 1:30pm ~ a most disrespectable time. And my body was acheing all over, another sign that I had been hyper. Plus I felt this diffuse sense of anxiety, which can also be associated with hypomania. All this is only "important" in that I like to have some sense of where I am going with my mood. It gives at least some feeling of control over the uncontrollable.

Last time I saw my GP for a quetiapine (Seroquel) refill, she suggested changing it to olanzapine (Zyprexa) but mentioned the new drug is notorious for weight gain. Which I really don't want. I associate gaining weight with running out of control, something I really don't like to do. I never got addicted to heroin in a quest for oblivion, as you might expect. No, paradoxically, the stuff made me feel far more in control than ever before and THAT among other things was its chief attraction to me.

So I'm most certainly NOT hypomanic any more... Who knows where we go from here...?


FILM SPECIAL:
JAMES BOND ESCORTS THE QUEEN TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES...




SPECIALLY FOR YOU, BEV, HERE ARE SOME MYSTICAL SYMBOLS...
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MADONNA: GIRL GONE WILD (2012)
I thought, aged 54, she'd outgrown all this raunchy imagery... apparently not...





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8 comments:

Anna Young said...

Okay I skimmed, my cell is keeping a signal. Knock on wood.
You don't have even a debit card? Here in The U.S. Its nearly inpossiable to live without one here. Doesn't your government give you debit cards with your money on them?
Explain yo me how u live w/o plastic cards.
xx
Anna Grace

GLEDWOOD said...

THERE'S a post office account card into which benefits are paid directly (you could use a bank account instead if you wanted to) but the post office a/c will never let you pay money IN. So if you take it all out then get para someone's gonna steal it tough shyte!

How I live without plastic cards? I never use Amazon. Never buy anything online. Only ever pay by cash in shops. The only time it's been an inconvenience is when I want to order obscure books. I'd rather get 'em through Amazon. Then when I ring up the bookshop they want me to come in, put down all the money in advance in person, THEN they order it. Not good...

Bev said...

The queen looks so nice and shes in a James Bond movie?It will be a nother classic.
I loved the James Bond of the 60s.I cant keep up with all the replacements.Who is the actor playing the new James Bond?I just came out from being under a rock all these years ;-)

Bev said...

Yoooooohooooo! Thanks for the mystical symbals my frisky felineXOXOX

Syd said...

Burton and Taylor were like oil and water but loved each other deeply, I believe. Soul mates if you will.
The Queen looks good with JB.

Bev said...

Please come get my star I have just for you in my Marilyn Monroe post.Sweety BunsXoXoXO
Kisses for you to get the sand off your sweet sweet lipsXOxOXO

Akelamalu said...

I thought it great that the Queen consented to be in the Bond clip - maybe it had always been a secret ambition of hers?

Gledwood said...

BEV: no the James Bond clip was part of the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games. I just can't believe she agreed to do that. Bet she'd never have done a thing like that if the old Queen Mum were still alive!

Mystical symbols? You're welcome...

OK I'm coming over to see Marilyn Monroe in a sec :-)

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SYD: I read in her biography one of her friends said they were Poison together. Very intoxicating, probably, but no good at all...

AKELAMALU: probably yes! Like I have a goal to get a part (must be a speaking part) in a foreign film. French, Japanese, Bollywood... I don't mind...