A bunch of Kiwi teetotalers just couldn’t resist:
James Bond is a “severe” alcoholic and should be offered medical help by his employer, MI6, academics have said.
The double agent drinks a total of 109 drinks over 24 films — an average of 4.5 per film, an analysis by researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand found.
His record binge in Quantum of Solace (2008) saw 007, played by Daniel Craig, consume 24 units of alcohol in one sitting —”enough to kill some people.”
“Double agent”? Has anyone at the Daily Mail actually seen any of the Bond films?
Not that the researchers need to be taken more seriously:
‘We classified him as having severe alcohol use disorder, as he satisfied six of 11 DSM-5 criteria for this condition.’
The DSM-5 is The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, which is used by mental health professionals to assess disorders.
I figure, they next need to check out Popeye the Sailor, who has his surly moments and probably lymphedema of the forearms.
(Via Kim du Toit.)