Today’s award goes to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) for its mission logo for the launch of mission NROL-39, carrying a classified reconnaissance payload. In the light of the current brouhaha over the NSA’s unconstitutional and (arguably) illegal spying on Americans, couldn’t it have picked something a little more sensitive (not to mention politically correct) than this image?
What’s next? Changing the toll-free telephone number of the NRO’s public relations office to 1-800-CHTULHU?
On the other hand, this isn’t the first creepy mission logo we’ve seen from the NRO. Consider this one from the previous mission, NROL-38:
A triple-headed dragon licking the earth? Verily, the mind doth boggle . . . Perhaps the NRO is becoming insufferably Sm(a)ug over its success rate?