Monday, February 1, 2016

Agent Double-O-Who?

I was only behind him for a few seconds before the stop light turned green, so I didn't have enough time to pull out my cellphone and take a photograph, but the roundel with the coat of arms on it on his left rear bumper was definitely this design:

The car wasn't one of those favored by government agencies here in the U.S., so I'm assuming that the driver doesn't really work for the C.I.A., but is more likely a relative of a "spook" (someone who works for "The Agency"), or maybe just a fan.

Besides, if the driver really did work in intelligence, they probably wouldn't advertise it so openly, right?

Anyway, it was a fun bit of heraldry to run across on my daily commute to work, and I just had to share.


  1. Hitlers roundel on his hat is same roundel as c.i.a._.

    1. No, it isn't. The roundel on German WWII (and WWI, for that matter) military hats is red in the center, surrounded by a white ring, which is itself surrounded by a black ring. It looks nothing like anything used by the CIA. See, e.g.,