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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

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 Sep 10, 2011

Clothes make the Man. So She wore them.

Imagine that you’re living in the eighteenth century—and you just happen to be the Empress of Russia. Not a bad job, huh? Well, one day, a delightful French teenage girl comes to visit you. She is shy, modest, very likable and studious, alway...
by SecretComedy.com on Aug 6, 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 beingsâ...
by SecretComedy.com on Jul 23, 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 stagg...
by SecretComedy.com on Jul 23, 2011

A view to a kill. Me.

IMINT is the acronym for Imagery Intelligence. This term, when used in casual conversation, is usually shortened to a single word: imagery. It sounds very technical (one of its charms), but it’s really just a fancy way of saying intelligence from p...
by SecretComedy.com on Jul 2, 2011

A view to a kill. Me.

IMINT is the acronym for Imagery Intelligence. This term, when used in casual conversation, is usually shortened to a single word: imagery. It sounds very technical (one of its charms), but it’s really just a fancy way of saying intelligence from p...
by SecretComedy.com on Jul 2, 2011

Railroaded into Trouble

G.K. Chesterton once advised, “The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.” To which Yogi Berra replied, “I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.” Do you know the national train station in Ne...
by SecretComedy.com on Jun 25, 2011

Railroaded into Trouble

G.K. Chesterton once advised, “The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.” To which Yogi Berra replied, “I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.” Do you know the national train station in Ne...
by SecretComedy.com on Jun 25, 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

The Invasion of Washington

President John F. Kennedy called Washington, D.C., a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. Long have I wondered, why is that? Is it because of the climate? Mind you, even during Washington’s summer months, which somehow last for more than...
by SecretComedy.com on Jun 10, 2011

The Invasion of Washington

President John F. Kennedy called Washington, D.C., a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. Long have I wondered, why is that? Is it because of the climate? Mind you, even during Washington’s summer months, which somehow last for more than...
by SecretComedy.com on Jun 10, 2011

It had better not be a car, Comrade!

Don’t worry, we’re almost done blogging about Communist cars.  In fact, this posting is more about pictures than words.  But we’ll start with the words. If you’re into Communist euphemisms and acronyms, here’s one for...
by SecretComedy.com on May 12, 2011

It had better not be a car, Comrade!

Don’t worry, we’re almost done blogging about Communist cars.  In fact, this posting is more about pictures than words.  But we’ll start with the words. If you’re into Communist euphemisms and acronyms, here’s one for...
by SecretComedy.com on May 12, 2011

It had better not be a car, Comrade!

Don’t worry, we’re almost done blogging about Communist cars.  In fact, this posting is more about pictures than words.  But we’ll start with the words. If you’re into Communist euphemisms and acronyms, here’s one for...
by SecretComedy.com on May 12, 2011

Performance is in the Eye of the Beholder

To be fair, the Communists of East Germany did have a few successes. Like the Berlin Wall. That worked effectively, at least for a while. Among automobiles, you might be familiar with the classic Volkswagen Beetle—a small car, inexpensive, very rel...
by SecretComedy.com on May 7, 2011

Performance is in the Eye of the Beholder

To be fair, the Communists of East Germany did have a few successes. Like the Berlin Wall. That worked effectively, at least for a while. Among automobiles, you might be familiar with the classic Volkswagen Beetle—a small car, inexpensive, very rel...
by SecretComedy.com on May 7, 2011

Performance is in the Eye of the Beholder

To be fair, the Communists of East Germany did have a few successes. Like the Berlin Wall. That worked effectively, at least for a while. Among automobiles, you might be familiar with the classic Volkswagen Beetle—a small car, inexpensive, very rel...
by SecretComedy.com on May 7, 2011

Gray is Red — or else!

What was the Cold War? It might sound like a competition between rival refrigerator manufacturers. Well, it was. In fact, it was fought with everything, including refrigerators, phones and spies. Free market capitalists on one side, Communists on the...
by SecretComedy.com on May 1, 2011


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