November 15, 2013
Okay, it's Friday. Get a cup of coffee and a few donuts. Don't let anyone in the office know that you're about to waste some time. Make it look like you're really, really immersed in some important business. You know how to pull it off, right? After all, in a week or so you're going to be spending a lot of time online buying holiday gifts.
Did you know that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had maintained files on such a diverse group of folks as dancer/actor Gene Kelly, NYC mayor Ed Koch, rock 'n roll impresario Dick Clark, Bee Gee Robin Gibb, and sci-fi author Ray Bradbury?
Ominously, the FBI maintains a webpage titled: The Vault, which contains 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies. And just what, exactly is buried in the data? In 2012 and 2013, the FBI released, among others, the following intriguing files (full-text reprint of FBI descriptions):