Hey look, it’s the scariest New York Times sentence you’ll read in 2016:
I grew up under the shadow of the spectre of nuclear war. In the 1980s, popular culture was rife with the imagery of nuclear annihilation—from The Day After, to Threads, to Smiths songs. But nothing approached Dr. Strangelove.
Planning on starting a nuclear war between the superpowers? You've gotta have the proper lighting for such activities, such as the AIRFLITE light, which was inspired by the war room in Dr. Strangelove.
The freakiest thing about reading CIA gadget lore is that it's all real. The nerds working for the agency's Office of Technical Services were always devising and building gadgets to get people out of—or into—difficult situations. Here's a rundown of crazy stuff from the Spytech book, not necessarily stuff you'd carry…