Sunday, 7 August 2016

Third Nipple

I can only watch so much of the Olympics and then I have to take a break. I have never been much of a sports fan because I don’t really understand what drives the athletes. Personally, I think that personal challenges have far more meaning than measuring your abilities against someone else. There will always be someone better than you are and even if you happen to come out ahead on any given day, the next day or the day after, you are bound to lose and in the process you will inevitably find yourself frustrated and wanting.

I suppose that glory can be an end unto itself.
 
Anyways, it was during one of those breaks from watching the best athletes in the world that I found myself channel surfing. I came across “The Man With The Golden Gun” a James Bond flick starring Roger Moore. It was just starting and I just love watching the opening sequence on any Bond film. Unfortunately, I missed that opening, but stayed to watch as the screen had a lovely lady in a bathing suit on a beach. Herve Villechaize was brining a bottle of champagne for her and his boss Francisco Scaramanga. This is not one of my favourite Bond films and roger Moore was a much better “Saint” than he is a “Bond”.
 
When we first meet Scaramanga he is just coming in from swimming and as we towel off there is a close up of his chest and it shows a third nipple. It’s kind of a random thing to put in a movie and I can’t remember if it plays any significant role in the film. I am pretty sure I would remember the movie that had a third nipple in it. I did a very small amount of research and it seems that in some cultures a third nipple is an indication of sexual prowess. I can’t imagine any culture where it would come up on a regular basis, but then again albinos are pretty rare and we tolerate lefties and red heads.

“The Man With The Golden Gun” was Ian Flemings twelfth Bond book and I am trying to think like he did.
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“Hmmm…I need a really scary villain for this book. I’ll have him be the world’s foremost assassin and a crack shot who has never missed a target he aimed at. I will give him an evil little person as his henchman. If he were to have a French accent so much the better for the book. Oh yeah, he only uses golden bullets and shoots from a solid gold gun. To make him really evil, I will give him a third nipple.”

To be fair, Fleming died after the first draft of the book and didn’t have a chance for the all important second draft. That is the draft that you read and wonder just what the hell you were thinking of…third nipple!


I don’t think the third nipple moved the plot forward at all, but that is just me.

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