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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I'm a CIA agent!

Do you remember the Furby? They were the little, furry toy which shot to fame a few years ago. They spoke furbish and could pick up on worlds and sentences that they heard.

Apparently the CIA issued a memo to their employees, saying that they weren’t allowed to bring their Furbies with them to work, because they didn’t want the toys to go blabbing about things they overheard in the office.

This made me wonder…

The words “I’m a CIA agent” have been used by idiot teens everywhere to make them seem tough. They’re also a key ingredient in heaps of action movies. To many, this simple phrase is the verbal equivalent to adjusting your crotch.
Unless, of course, you do it like Michael Jackson.

These are the same people who need a special memo to keep them from bringing their stuffed animals with them to work.

I’m not so sure I’d want to give them a gun, really.



Pic by Guillermo Ruiz de Loizaga for www.flickr.com

14 comments:

Jazz said...

Lucky you, for being in Europe. They probably don't have much interest in Hellhole.

ticknart said...

Jazz, you must be a CIA agent because only a CIA agent would be trying to convince us that the CIA has no intrest in Hellhole.

choochoo said...

hmm... I think you're both CIA agents. Jazz is a CIA agent because she tries to convince us that the CIA has no interest in Hellhole, and Ticknart is a CIA agent because he tries to make us think that Jazz is the CIA agent.

See how many times I can use CIA in a sentence? Impressive, huh?

ticknart said...

Choochoo, you must work for Dick Cheney because you're leaking that we may be CIA agents.

choochoo said...

HAH! You can't prove a thing:P

ticknart said...

I can start calling you Scooter and then I won't have to prove a thing!

mist1 said...

A long time ago, someone gave my boss a talking stuffed bear. She pretended to like it and set it on her desk. A month later, she put it on my desk and declared that it looked better there. I couldn't refuse. She was my boss.

Jocelyn said...

We live with a damn Furby that my puir wee laddie saw at the Goodwill one day. Furby has made huge linguistic progress under our care and now utters things like, "Putin poisoned that spy dude who just died." So the CIA knows its stuff, I guess.

choochoo said...

Ticknart - it's best not to work for people who might shoot you, though. So if all this is true, maybe we should both just retire early.

Mist1 - try it again, and put a tape recorder in it this time. Then you can blackmail your boss for all eternity and never have to work again.

Jocelyn - he'd make a fine reporter

pupski said...

I love furbies we have abot 5 of them in our house - funny now to think the cia was worried about them - I guess it was advanced technology when they first came out

Hageltoast said...

lmao!!! I am a CIA agent, I had a green furby but it wouldn' speak tome.

choochoo said...

Pupski - are you sure they're not watching you through your furbies? ;)

Toasty - maybe it was shy?

Tim Rice said...

Another post to make me smile and chuckle! ;)

choochoo said...

Tim - well, it's good for your health. I read that somewhere.