This sounds familiar: To keep our secret stuff secret (some of it anyway), when the president travels abroad his team won't leave home without his special room-sized security tent, with opaque sides and noise-masking features to frustrate prying eyes and ears of enemies and allies alike. Lesser officials must settle for smaller structures that look like telephone booths, the New York Times reports.

Would you believe Mel Brooks and Buck Henry got there decades ago with their 1965-70 spy spoof Get Smart and its troublesome Cone of Silence?

Missed it by that much.