Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'That thing they said they're not doing? They're totally doing" - Jon Stewart

Last week The National Reconnaissance Office launched a new satellite called NROL-39 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and a lot of people noticed a picture of a massive octopus straddling the earth.

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" has some fun with the spy logo, the choice of which drew ridicule in light of the many leaks about mass government surveillance from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. 

After playing a game of 'That Thing They Said They're Not Doing? They're Totally Doing" — which involves showing clips of the U.S. government denying spying allegations only to confirm them later — Stewart went after the logo that boasts: "Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach." (more)

In 1955 an octopus taking over Earth was just science fiction. 
Perhaps the logo artist remembered this.