Did you know the credits at the end of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. state: “We wish to thank the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement for their assistance”? So they thank themselves. That’s awesome. Ain’t bragging if it’s fact.
I especially liked the yellow triangle badges with employee numbers on them. Mr. Waverly, their boss, was 1. Iliya was 2 and Solo was 11. Never saw an UNCLE badge with more than two numbers on it. Of course, THRUSH badges (yes, with a bird) had numbers that went into the three digits. One particularly lovely and efficient THRUSH agent was 897. She wore glasses and operated the computer.
The badge numbering makes it obvious that U.N.C.L.E. was Libertarian because they believe in small government, and nimble, gitterdun attitudes that actually solved a problem. Whereas THRUSH (The Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity) was obviously Democrat and/or RINO as their staff was bloated, everybody did as they were told, no creative thinking at all. And to make a decision, well, they had to run it through the computer first, then debate it, then give speeches about why THRUSH would take over and U.N.C.L.E. would die. [Scroll down to read more.]
THRUSH agents gave awesomely evil looks at UNCLE agents. When they looked at their compatriots, the added happy glint of evil plans coming to fruition simply made those glances even better. If looks could kill, THRUSH would’ve won every battle.
Today U.N.C.L.E. would love #standfirm and #persevere for that is what their expressions invoked. For them, resistance was not a state-of-being, it was a result of fighting evil, protecting the weak, defending the Constitution.
THRUSH would view these hashtags as calls to make more inner-city ghettos, set bad guys up in business, and gut and replace the Constitution while themselves getting their hands on the money earned my citizens so they themselves could live in secure facilities and send their children to private schools under armed guard.