Maybe I already knew this...?

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Maybe I already knew this...?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:37 am

... and I forgot, because I am old, senile, and my brain can only store so much data?

But today, I am scrolling through my Facebook feed, and there's a photo of Jim Walls with his kids, and doing the "Happy Father's Day" thing - and I notice that the one who tagged Jim looks JUST like him - just younger, and balder - and his name?

Sonny Walls.

As in, what I can ... safely?... assume is Jim's son?

Now Facebook says he is from Coarsegold, CA - and still lives in - Oakhurst, CA.

His birthday is before mine - so he was born before Police Quest came out.

It's safe to assume then, I think, that Jim named our hero after his son.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:25 pm

Hmm, interesting. Yes, pretty safe to say that! :lol:

Where did "Bonds" come from, then? I always thought it was a reference to James Bond. ;)

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:18 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Hmm, interesting. Yes, pretty safe to say that! :lol:

Where did "Bonds" come from, then? I always thought it was a reference to James Bond. ;)
I assume that's where it comes from too - a play on James Bond. But Sonny Bond doesn't roll off the tongue - seems like it halts. Sonny Bonds however, rolls nicely.

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Post by Collector » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:40 pm

Bond has legal/justice/police implications. "His word is his bond", bail bondsman, bonded, post bond, etc. I very much doubt it was of any reference to the fictional spy.
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Re: Maybe I already knew this...?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:02 am

Collector wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Bond has legal/justice/police implications. "His word is his bond", bail bondsman, bonded, post bond, etc. I very much doubt it was of any reference to the fictional spy.
Oh. That's true too.

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Re: Maybe I already knew this...?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:20 pm

Yep, that's right! :)

It's certainly more relevant than the financial kind of bonds (as in stocks and bonds, etc.)

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