I had some time off recently although time off for me is a relative thing. I can't really seem to get away from work. One of the things I did in the evening is watch all of the old Bond movies on Spike TV. Now I've always been a huge James Bond fan but now that I had a chance to watch the movies again in one (or two) sittings, I have a simple question: Where do the bad guys (SPECTRE for example) get their employees?
In the movie "You Only Live Twice" several hundred minions had to join SPECTRE and live inside a volcano and work toward taking over the world. How do you sign up for that job? What is the recruiting process? When the world ends, what happens to your family with you holed up in a volcano? It could be me (yeah, I know it's only a movie), but I'd be hard pressed to actually sign up for that job. You could argue that they're all mindless boobs, but who built the fortress? Who designed all the bad guy gizmos? It would have to be intelligent bad guys. Also, what's up with the uniforms? Why the jumpsuits?
Just something to ponder while watching the next Bond marathon.