Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spies, Spying, The Spy Who Spied Something...

I've been enjoying Hugh Lunn's "Spies Like Us" in radio serial format on 774 each Sunday morning.
Not to be confused with the comedy movie of the same name.
Then we have 007 James Bond thrown back into the spotlight with the new "Quantum of Solace" flick (oh what a refreshing change from the constant drivel about "Australia" the movie).
There's always a how-to for kids to become spies HERE...nothing like learning young how to snatch those scraps of paper from the rubbish bin, peek over fences, intercept letters, hide poison in umbrella tips...err...

Type the word into the news search engine and see how fast your hair curls with articles on who's spying on who, who's been caught spying, which country is offended by being accused of spying, who or what is being threatened by someone being revealed as a double agent, who's offering to make a new spy thriller movie, what info is on offer via spying.....

But then, who's spying on the spies? And isn't someone, in turn, spying on them? Doesn't that mean that they're effectively spying on each other and the information is general knowledge? And who do they report to?
Or is that classified logic?
How many times has a spy agency watched a Tom Cruise/Harrison Ford/Mel Gibson, etc, flick and thought "Hey , I wonder if Brad Pitt and his missus might work for us!"
Or...
"Damn, we haven't plugged the news leak after all! There goes our proposed $30 million anal probe for all US citizens."
Or...
"Yeah, boss, now that I see the idea up on the big screen I can see the flaws in Nicole Kidman's ability to act....surprised."

*waves to readers from DFAT , Parliamentary Services, Dept of Premier and Cabinet, and DSE, again.

7 comments:

Anja said...

Naughty, naughty spies. Are the ACC spies still lurking?

Jayne said...

Between you, me and the gatepost, Anja...yep ;)

Brian Hughes said...

"How many times has a spy agency watched a Tom Cruise/Harrison Ford/Mel Gibson, etc, flick and thought "Hey , I wonder if Brad Pitt and his missus might work for us!""

Oddly enough, apparently the KGB used to watch Bond films as part of their training. Straight up. I can't help thinking that's the equivalent of a mechanic learning his trade from Herbie Rides Again.

Widdle Shamrock said...

Who are DFAT etc ....

Are you actually a spy whose blog posts are a code for vital top secret information ???

You can tell me, I won't tell a soul.

Jayne said...

LMFAO, Brian!

DFAT are Dept Foreign Affairs and Trade, WS, them and the rest are all state/Federal Govt depts that have been having a look-see on my blog ;)
Remember to wave to them :)

thisdevilsworkday said...

I think the deal is that "agents" employ spies they actually call "assets" to do the spying for them (employees of interesting departments or organisations).

And yeah, everyone is spying on each other, even allies!

Jayne said...

LOL And they say women love a good secret and gossip, TDWD...!

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