How to be a spy

How to be a spy

There are 80 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 19, 2007, titled How to be a spy. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

“We no longer have to compromise your identity to compromise the privacy of others.”

Pssst. Hey kid. Over here. Did you know you can spy on your parents? It's true. All you have to do is get your folks to take you to The Boring Store, a 2-month-old spy equipment store in Wicker Park.

It's filled with the latest and neatest in covert spying gear -- stuff like audio bugs, grappling hooks, fingerprint dust and fake mustaches.

And if you're a parent? You can get back at them with legitimate equipment and gadgets used by law enforcement officials -- all found at other spy stores in the area. All you need are some sneaky spy equipment, a passable Jack Bauer impersonation, and acceptance that if your kids ever find out you're spying on them, they will never, ever trust you again. Read more

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Chicago Tribune.


United States

#50 Nov 29, 2007
Lily Mcmay wrote:
Why do you have gizmos?
wat iz gizmos


#51 Dec 7, 2007
yo matty, you will never get to be a spy like bond nobody does

Hafslo, Norway

#52 Dec 7, 2007
do you guys want to be a spy? haha you giys are so waird! you all make my leagh with your funny lttle comments hehe.. lol
Electronic Bug Sweeps

Key Largo, FL

#53 Dec 15, 2007 has better spy gear at lower prices.
tyler mcbrien

Mississauga, Canada

#54 Jan 1, 2008
I like spes a lot because they do a so cool. spes have geart gear. so I like to be a spy

Lahore, Pakistan

#55 Jan 9, 2008
i am a spy aslo i will hide this secert for many years

Wolverhampton, UK

#56 Jan 10, 2008

Fredericton, Canada

#58 Feb 4, 2008


#59 Feb 21, 2008
Track me down!

Toronto, Canada

#60 Mar 21, 2008
some kid in my class stole 50 bucks from me i want to be a spy and end this

Toronto, Canada

#61 Mar 21, 2008
what do i have to do to be a spy my lyfe is all shit

Moses Lake, WA

#62 Apr 7, 2008
I am not a spy, but I do do some minor spying on my sister and my parents. My advice to anyone who wants to be a spy is:

Be quiet.
Be subtle.
Be inventive.
Have good excuses.(If you do get caught.)
Know where you are at all times and know escape
routes and hiding places.

If you have any questions on spying or the above suggestions, please contact me at

Thank you,

Jackson, MI

#63 May 4, 2008
Hey,you I hve a plan and were going to do this under cover.And heres the plan you go find somebody that you don't like, and there listening to a i-pod or something and you get a camera then whenthey go to the kitchen or bathroom you cut a hole in the wall,then you put the camera in the wall and then you connect some wires through the wall so when you connect it some where it have to be a television or a computer so thats another way you can be a spy kid...

Portland, ME

#64 May 6, 2008
i really won't to be a spy becaues i alway wach spy kids. i would like to be on your spy kids movei would you plese write me back my email address at
from summer

Franklin Park, IL

#65 May 11, 2008
im trying really hard to be a spy!!!!!! but i can getthe hang of it ahh AHHHH

Franklin Park, IL

#66 May 11, 2008

Franklin Park, IL

#67 May 11, 2008
i need a zip line by thursday

Franklin Park, IL

#68 May 11, 2008
the names bond.............JAMES bond
halo3 is cool

Franklin Park, IL

#69 May 12, 2008
i have like a note book full of like alot of stuff
and i have some spie tipes and notes from 2 years
ago there the best ever if any one needs any just
ask me
halo3 is cool

Franklin Park, IL

#70 May 12, 2008

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