Symposium dissects Bond, James Bond

Symposium dissects Bond, James Bond

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 7, 2007, titled Symposium dissects Bond, James Bond. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

He's a secret agent, a killer, a legendary womanizer and quite adept behind the wheel of nearly any car.

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Hamilton

Cicero, IL

#2 Nov 7, 2007
And this is why college tuitions are outpacing the rate of inflation by 3 to 1? The problem is, this James Bond "symposium" is not any different from the pap in the course catalog of any college campus. Trim this crap out of colleges and you can reduce the costs by at least a third and provide students with a more productive education in three years instead of four. Did I say four? Most colleges have gerrymandered their class offerings so much that it typically now takes 5 years to graduate from a "4-year institution." I know. I was on a college faculty member.
Get Real

Cary, IL

#3 Nov 7, 2007
The true sexiness of Bond is that he wears a Tuxedo and is so comfortable in it.
ETF1001

United States

#4 Nov 7, 2007
What more can we say about James Bond? An international fictional icon for 40 years or more?
I do believe that Bond has already been through his highest popularity and best movies in the 1960-90's.
Anything else coming out now is just a movie.
Sean Connery, Roger Moore - put James Bond on the pedestal!
What movies they were too!
I saw the first one out in downtown Chicago and still look at them like I never saw them before.
One of the big happy-times in life - looking at Bond movies - Until I die!!
Phil

Tampa, FL

#5 Nov 7, 2007
Hamilton: Lighten up. You must have a very lonely existence if you can get that upset about this issue.
Terry Smith

New York, NY

#6 Nov 7, 2007
Hamilton: even serious students don't learn very much at college that will be valuable in their careers. (Except maybe those who join academia.) College is simply a place to contain post-adolescents until they are mature enough (hopefully) to function in civil society. The real travesty is that college has become just another growth industry, which follows from the mistaken assumption that everyone should have access to a college education. Probably only 10% of jobs are serious or challenging enough to require the knowledge that good colleges should provide. College, as a general rule, now resembles any other consumer product that can be purchased. Regardless of intellect. The British system is better. Smart people go to college. Average people do not, because they do not need to in order to be productive members of society.

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