We were watching Enemy of the State last night when someone said, “Our TV is bugged.” In the movie the NSA uses lots of high tech bugging equipment on average citizens. (More)

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I am not a movie maven like the people I was watching with. Occasionally plot twists or extraterrestrial goings on need to be explained to me. Various people in the movie ‘saw themselves’ as bugged on their own TV’s. I understand technology only slightly better than I get movies. I did get the conspiracy theory stuff and that our privacy rights were under attack by political operatives in the National Security Agency. There were bugs in shoes, watches, cell phones, cars and video games. The satellite was available to monitor every spot and could, unbelievably, see through walls. There were eventually bugs initially planted by the bad guys that were used by the good guys to get the bad guys.

Back to the comment, “Our TV is bugged.” I started to wonder why the NSA would think us worthy of attention. Is BPI Campus so widely followed that we are considered revolutionary progressives? Wow! There’s a thought.

When I asked, “A bug in our TV? Our TV, the one we are watching?” I was trying to sort out the movie versus current reality. I was very engrossed in the movie.

The response was, “Yes there is a bug in our TV. Can’t you see it?”

This was a rear projection TV, and there was a black spot on the screen. The spot was moving. Trapped inside the TV, on the back of the screen, was … a ladybug.

It gives new meaning to the phrase “Our TV is bugged.”