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Friday, February 03, 2006

Rockin' Recon



With all the bad press aimed at the National Security Agency these days, it's only a matter of time before they figure out the key to winning over public opinion if you're a creepy, Orwellian, all-seeing government organ: A music video!

It worked for the National Reconnaissance Office, which is watching you right now. But you don't hear Congress complaining, because they're too busy watching "NRO: 40 Years of Reconnaissance," the NRO's 40th anniversary music video--complete with a custom-written, and quite moving, album-oriented-rock song--over and over again. Sample lyrics:
Time is flying by, but every day we're learning
Images of the world, so new...
And we'll be there when you call
Anytime will be alright
We'll see and hear it all
Giving you everything in sight
It's six years old, but already historically significant, since it is clearly a previously unknown work from the man who brought us this treasure.

Of course, if the NSA tries the emotionally stirring music video route, they'll probably want to write their own new lyrics, since "We'll be there when you call" doesn't really play to their strengths right now.

[Found on the Memory Hole.]