Posted by: Bonnie Anderson | July 28, 2012

The Queen Drops In

The Queen of England jumped out of a helicopter last night.  There’s a sentence I never thought I’d read or write.  It was part of the dazzling display that was the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Her Majesty was joined by Bond, James Bond, a.k.a. Agent 007 of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, in a scene originating in Buckingham Palace.  Daniel Craig portrayed James Bond and the Queen was played by herself, of course.  It was a regal scene with poor James looking a bit awkward for once as he followed the Queen down the corridor and eventually into a chopper to make their entrance at the ceremony.

Bob and I watched and our eyes could not believe what they beheld.  Bob, logical Bob, insisted that there were stand-ins for them both in the chopper, but I chose to believe otherwise, especially when I discovered the weak name they gave the Queen’s stand-in.  Really, can you believe they used the name Gary Connery?  It sounds real enough and I even heard an interview with a guy claiming to be him.  Oh, he did an excellent job in convincing us that it indeed was him, but I have chosen to suspend belief.  I think they came up with the name Gary Connery like this.  Gary has four letters, just like Bond.  Who is the most famous James Bond actor of all times?  Sean Connery.  I hope you are getting the connection here.  There was simply no way they could allow the world to believe it was the real Queen who was risking her life jumping out of a helicopter, but you can’t hold a good monarch down.

So, bravo, Your Majesty, and kudos for the brilliant forethought of wearing bloomers.  You continue to be a woman and world leader whom we can all look up to – in this case way up.

Note to My Readers:  I’m very excited about a change in my blog.  Look for it by the end of the month!


  1. Waiting to see what the change is! 🙂

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