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

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Franklin Park, IL

#71 May 12, 2008
if you have somthing valuebal like me i have to
gibson les paul guitars keep the safe when you think some one might be a spie here are some ways
to tell.......they like to be left in private for a few minutes....they will keep telling you they are great at holding valubal info....... they usually like to play chess and other bord games..... then ask "When dose the shipment come in" they will act counfused or mad or tell you to go f*** your self IF THEY D0!only IF THEY DO saythat to youtella parent/guardian .....yah thats what you do

United States

#73 May 31, 2008
Mariah wrote:
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,
thank you

United States

#74 May 31, 2008
if you want to spy on your sister or brothing email me at and I will give you a plan.
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Sumter, SC

#75 Jun 1, 2008
I think wearing a dick tracy style
Watch mobile phone M810 with camera, voice recorder, and phone will makes it extremely easy to work as a spy.

Wenonah, NJ

#76 Jun 5, 2008
im already done spy school so if your not work very hard to be in spy collage and become a warrior!!!!!!!!!!1

Key Largo, FL

#77 Jun 7, 2008
So you want to be a spy? The easiest way to start is by getting the P.I. Cam Stick at . Enter sku# DVR007 in the search box to see the details. It's the smallest camera available on the market. It's small enough to hide in a pack of chewing gum.

New Zealand

#78 Aug 3, 2008
My name is hakit from new zealand, i have really been interested in becoming a spy ever since i was 5 years old. I too would like to know more about how to become a spy butt in a good way and in the sense that it wont be abused. I have always wanted to be a spy for the govermant working under cover and all, all in all, i feel that its more fun than anything else.

United States

#79 Aug 16, 2008
...So how many of you are REAL SPYS?

United States

#80 Aug 16, 2008
Oh ya im Kay (not my real name) but if you want 2 be a spy iv got a friend who is giving me a email address 2 some of the hottest spy site and ill post them soon.


United States

#81 Aug 16, 2008
im not from Nort Auroa,IL.

United States

#83 Aug 16, 2008
Bames Jond wrote:
As a spy working for Mi5, i can tell you all that it's overatted. Sure i have a laser gun and can shoot children at will, but the pay is terrible, twice this week ive had to shag ugly ugly women, its terrible.
If ur such a real spy then why did u say who u work for?

no real spy would blow his cover?!

United States

#84 Aug 16, 2008
hey the people i work for want me 2 get a young spy in training. this means if your 18 or younger you can work 4 me & my crew. but u will be training along side others. the pay is great. i cant just tell you your in but ill need u 2 fill out some papper work, standered stuff.
1.first name,
2.middle name,
3.last name,
4.born in,
5.birth day,
8.Short Discription,

eight simple questions. but you dont want any 1 els 2 know this stuff, so get a myspace and e-mail me at (dont lie about these questions)and i will do a back ground check so if your not confortable dont e-mail me easy.(i cant give you my real e-mail address because people taped into my conputer and ill get introuble with my crew.

Chino, CA

#85 Aug 19, 2008
i don't know where a spy shop is can you tell me.

Buffalo Grove, IL

#86 Aug 19, 2008
None of you "spies" have anything on me. You can't even see me because I'm a ninja.

All your base are belong to us.

Greenbrier, AR

#87 Nov 26, 2008
It was so helpful To me and my spy friends!!!!!!


#88 Dec 6, 2008
no no no !! not what i was looking for

Mesa, AZ

#89 Jan 28, 2009
hi guys i have 5 brothers and i can be an awsome spy plus im small so i can fit into tight places
if you wanna join my squad and your in the masa/phonixe area (arizona) im in for any mission email me

Qingdao, China

#90 Jul 28, 2009
hey iam ur #1 fan

Arlington Heights, IL

#93 Dec 21, 2012

Arlington Heights, IL

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