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Is it something we should worry about? Or just a volcano?

MASINT, my dear reader, refers to “Measurement and Signature Intelligence.” Whenever you read a thermometer, you are learning some MASINT. The degree of temperature is the “measurement.” The coldness or heat causing that degree (the a...
by SecretComedy.com on Mar 1, 2014

Double Your Spying, Double Your Money

This post is about espionage during the American Revolution. It is also about the bad guys, for during that conflict that created the United States, one particular spy operating against the Patriots provided to his Royal employers hundreds of reports...
by SecretComedy.com on Feb 15, 2014

Le grand ménage à trois

After Adam and Eve got evicted from the Garden of Eden, presumably for being lousy tenants — from a rent-free property, mind you — they proceeded to sire a dysfunctional family. Sacrilegious for me to say, you say? Well, all humanity is a dysfunc...
by SecretComedy.com on Jan 15, 2014

In the Beginning

In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. And the Earth was without form and void. And considering what we’ve done to it ever since then, it was probably better off. Oh yes, we miserable humans have filled one millennium after another...
by SecretComedy.com on Jan 1, 2014

Does counter-intelligence cancel intelligence?

What is an official seal? An official seal is a logo of officialdom that a government agency affixes to its reports as a colorful symbol of its bureaucratic existence and, therefore, of its excellence. Once upon a time, one of America’s intelligenc...
by SecretComedy.com on May 10, 2012

Washington Spy Tourism: The Octopus Is Utterly Delicious

Washington, D.C., has long attracted unto itself colorful bureaucrats and blank politicians, lobbyists and lobby-doormen, lawyers and the attorneys of lawyers, party hacks and party animals, journalists and spin-meisters, scandal-mongers and power-sm...
by SecretComedy.com on Apr 16, 2012

Cows, Boys, and Indians

In India, the practice of espionage dates back to ancient times, at least as far back as an ancient book entitled the Arthashastra. The title translates roughly as The Science of Worldly Wealth. The book’s author called himself Kautilya — a p...
by SecretComedy.com on Apr 1, 2012

Merry Christmas! Move and I’ll shoot!

Once upon a time there was a guy named John Honeyman. Yes, I know — it is a cute name and, no, I didn’t make it up. You can’t make this stuff up. Well, you can. But I’m not. Honeyman the man was anything but a honey, however. In fact, he was...
by SecretComedy.com on Dec 15, 2011

Actual Spy Dogs! Bonja & Harrington

Would you believe that the CIA employs dogs? Would you believe that the CIA has a K-9 Hall of Fame? Would you believe that it’s online? Would you believe that the dogs actually give interviews? You’d better believe it, because here’s the li...
by SecretComedy.com on Nov 15, 2011

Washington Spy Tourism: The Security of the Slum

When I was first hired as a spy, I didn’t know where our secret Headquarters was located. (Imagine that: a secret Headquarters which really is secret.) Fortunately, I had a mentor who walked me there. “You know, Reggie,” he said as we walked th...
by SecretComedy.com on Jul 30, 2011

Trivia about trivia isn’t trivial

At this point in our relationship, my dear reader, I already know you to be a person of supremely admirable qualities. I know because you are reading this blog. You are rare indeed. Really. Do you know that fifty percent of human beings — a stagger...
by SecretComedy.com on Jun 15, 2011


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