I don't mind admitting that I'm looking forward to seeing the latest James Bond movie, "Spectre." The very first Bond movie, "Dr.No," came out the year before I was born, so I wasn't there when Bond-mania first broke out, but I've seen them all since then. Some were far better (or worse) than others, but as long as film makers keep bringing 007 back again and again, the least I can do is contribute a couple of bucks to keep it rolling.

Try to remember as you laugh at some of the outlandish gadgets, that at the time, we didn't realize how goofy they would look in the future, and many of us asked for the laser-watch and other Q branch goodies. My dad, used to constant back-seat driving, once remarked that he'd like the ejector seat. My mom was not a Bond fan.