Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Opinions and comments on 5/10 episode
From: petersen@netcom.UUCP (Barbara Petersen)
Date: 1990-05-12, 04:12

In article <> (Paul Raveling) writes:

> >	The last I knew the regulation FBI uniform was more like
> >	a gray suit.  Some people claim that the way to recognize
> >	an FBI agent in a crowd is to look for the least conspicuous
> >	person.  I'd bet that the FBI jacket was purely poking fun at
> >	that image.

Not necessarily.  A relative of mine is a criminalist, and often goes to the
FBI Academy in Quantico, VA for training, seminars, and the like.  According
to her, there is a rather large gift shop there that sells all sorts of
"traditional" gift shop merchandise (t-shirts, key chains, you name it....)
emblazoned with "FBI Academy" and associated logos.  I have seen a few items
from the shop, and they are *anything* but inconspicuous; they belie the
traditional FBI agent image almost (but not quite) as much as Cooper's jacket

Barbara Petersen
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    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."