Random Thursday: Random Acts of Espionage

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.


Sad . . . But True

Flash Spy

And then I forget to take it out of my pocket before I do laundry
and immediately go back to feeling like a total idiot.


Contractual Random Science Pun

Bond Hydrogen Bond

(Thanks, Kev!)


 Crying  U.N.C.L.E.

I’m pretty sure my childhood adoration of the Men from the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement is responsible for my current love for the Agents of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. originally aired the decade before I was born but I watched all the episodes in syndication and I even own some of the books, gleaned from dusty bookshops and flea markets.

I am permanently in love with David McCallum, who played Illya Kurakin, the pragmatic Russian counterpart to Robert Vaughn’s Napoleon Solo, who was just this side of too smooth and debonair.

And now, Guy Ritchie is making a movie, starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.

Is that really going to work?

 Yeah.  I think it will.

(My husband tells me that MeTV is airing the original show on Sunday evenings, if you’re interested)



Ever get the feeling that your life is the surveillance equivalent of counting sheep?


The Woman From SPY

Melissa McCarthy is a good actress, but her script sense is hit or miss.

I think it has potential . . . maybe?