Keith Olbermann makes 007 pun

Keith Olbermann, at the start of his nightly MSNBC program, Countdown With Keith Olbermann, teased a segment on Senator Arlen Specter’s bid to win the Pennsylvania Democratic primary after switching political parties last year. Specter, 80, faces a tough race on May 18 against Joe Sestak.

Olbermann’s tease? “Only James Bond did a better job of beating Specter!”

Of course, Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s organization spelled it SPECTRE, but who needs details when making a 007 joke?

Early voting results in Mister 8’s May Madness

An update on fellow C.O.B.R.A. Mister 8’s May Madness faceoff between fictional spies.

Voting results as of about 6 p.m., New York Time, May 17:

GAME ONE: James Bond 27 votes, Tara Chace 22. (Voting lasts until about 11 a.m., May 20).

GAME TWO: Cate Archer 14 votes, Jason Bourne 13.

GAME THREE: John Steel and Emma Peel, 25 votes, OSS-117, 1.

GAME FOUR: Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, 23 votes, Maxwell Smart and Agent 99, 20.

GAME FIVE: Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott, 6 votes, Nick Fury, 3.

There are still three first-round matchups to come: John Drake vs. George Smiley, starting May 18; Jack Bauer vs. Jim Phelps and IMF, starting May 19; and Jack Ryan vs. Harry Palmer, starting May 20.

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