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2nd May '16 12:45:33 PM tromag
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* The ring of assassins in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' operates out of a working textile plant. The protagonist initially thinks this is merely a front, but it turns out that one of their machines is the Loom of Fate, which gives encoded instructions as to their targets.

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* The ring of assassins Fraternity in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' operates out of a working textile plant. The protagonist Wesley initially thinks this is merely a front, but it turns out that one of their machines is the Loom of Fate, which gives encoded instructions as to instruction directing their targets.assassinations.
2nd May '16 12:42:53 PM tromag
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* The ring of assassins in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' operates out of a working textile plant. The protagonist initially thinks this is merely a front, but it turns out that one of their machines is the Loom of Fate, which gives encoded instructions as to their targets.
6th Apr '16 8:45:50 PM Aiguille
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* In ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead,'' the {{Narrator}} now works as a long haul [[IntrepidMerchant truck driver]] for Bay & Creek Shipping, to {{Exploit|ed}} the job's mobility in her search for her missing wife Alice. That company in particular featured heavily in Alice's scattered documentation of TheConspiracy she'd been investigating shortly before her disappearance. According to the Narrator's alternately wry or bored audio diaries, it hauls thoroughly mundane cargo like travel-sized deodorant and paper products.
25th Mar '16 6:23:17 PM Doug86
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* ''BillTheGalacticHero'' by Creator/HarryHarrison. A frozen-food kosher ham store is literally a 'front' -- just a cardboard wall attached to the front of a tank used to ambush the revolutionaries, as Bill finds out when he tries to open the door. The [[PaperThinDisguise unconvincing cover]] of a Jewish ham store makes no difference, as it turns out [[FlockOfWolves all the 'revolutionaries' are government spies]] anyway.

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* ''BillTheGalacticHero'' ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' by Creator/HarryHarrison. A frozen-food kosher ham store is literally a 'front' -- just a cardboard wall attached to the front of a tank used to ambush the revolutionaries, as Bill finds out when he tries to open the door. The [[PaperThinDisguise unconvincing cover]] of a Jewish ham store makes no difference, as it turns out [[FlockOfWolves all the 'revolutionaries' are government spies]] anyway.
23rd Mar '16 9:34:57 PM Str8taim
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* In {{Fallout3}}, the player can search the ruins of two corporations, L.O.B. Enterprises and Mama Dolce's, in the post-nuclear war Washington, D.C. and find that they were fronts for Chinese espionage and commando operations before the war. The former was being used to manufacture a pistol that shot incediary rounds and the former still has Chinese commandos, now ghoulified, using it as a base.

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* In {{Fallout3}}, ''{{Fallout3}}'', the player can search the ruins of two corporations, L.O.B. Enterprises and Mama Dolce's, in the post-nuclear war Washington, D.C. and find that they were fronts for Chinese espionage and commando operations before the war. The former was being used to manufacture a pistol that shot incediary rounds and the former latter still has Chinese commandos, now ghoulified, using it as a base.
23rd Mar '16 9:33:59 PM Str8taim
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* In {{Fallout3}}, the player can search the ruins of two corporations, L.O.B. Enterprises and Mama Dolce's, in the post-nuclear war Washington, D.C. and find that they were fronts for Chinese espionage and commando operations before the war. The former was being used to manufacture a pistol that shot incediary rounds and the former still has Chinese commandos, now ghoulified, using it as a base.
10th Mar '16 8:34:18 PM jormis29
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** The eponymous Special Unit in uses a dry cleaners for cover. The actual base is located in an abandoned subway station under the dry cleaners.

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** The eponymous Special Unit in uses a dry cleaners for cover. The actual base is located in an abandoned subway station under the dry cleaners.
10th Mar '16 12:02:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}'' program has the official cover of "deep-space radar telemetry". When Carter claims she's doing astronomy in an ''underground'' bunker, she gets some funny looks. [[BunnyEarsLawyer O'Neill]] or [[ScaryBlackMan Teal'c]] claiming likewise elicits outright disbelief.
** It also serves as a MythologyGag. In the [[Film/{{Stargate}} original movie]], they mention using radar to track the end of the wormhole; you can still see the mapping device in the show a few times.

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* The ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}'' program has the official cover of "deep-space radar telemetry". When Carter claims she's doing astronomy in an ''underground'' bunker, she gets some funny looks. [[BunnyEarsLawyer O'Neill]] or [[ScaryBlackMan Teal'c]] claiming likewise elicits outright disbelief.
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disbelief. It also serves as a MythologyGag. In the [[Film/{{Stargate}} original movie]], they mention using radar to track the end of the wormhole; you can still see the mapping device in the show a few times.



* The eponymous Special Unit in ''Series/SpecialUnit2'' uses a dry cleaners for cover. The actual base is located in an abandoned subway station under the dry cleaners.

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The eponymous Special Unit in ''Series/SpecialUnit2'' uses a dry cleaners for cover. The actual base is located in an abandoned subway station under the dry cleaners.
10th Mar '16 11:59:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''. "Lifeguard" (Vinnie Terranova's MissionControl) answers the telephone as "Sailor Hardware", run by Vinnie's "Uncle Mike".

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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''.''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. "Lifeguard" (Vinnie Terranova's MissionControl) answers the telephone as "Sailor Hardware", run by Vinnie's "Uncle Mike".



* The eponymous artifact-collecting Warehouse from ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' was officially operated by the Secret Service, and they get somebody giving them trouble over it about OnceAnEpisode. RealityIsUnrealistic in this case: protecting the President is the most well-known duty of the Secret Service, but they were originally (and still are) the enforcement arm of the US Treasury, among other things.

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* The eponymous artifact-collecting Warehouse from ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' was officially operated by the Secret Service, and they get somebody giving them trouble over it about OnceAnEpisode. RealityIsUnrealistic in this case: protecting the President is the most well-known duty of the Secret Service, but they were originally (and still are) the enforcement arm of the US Treasury, among other things.
30th Jan '16 5:40:08 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/AgentCarter'', as far as civilian acquaintances are concerned, Peggy Carter heads to work everyday in the Bell Phone Company, which is a cover for the Strategic Scientific Reserve.

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* In ''Series/AgentCarter'', as far as civilian acquaintances are concerned, Peggy Carter heads to work everyday in the Bell Phone Company, which is a cover for the Strategic Scientific Reserve. In Season 2, she moves to LA, and the SSR office there is disguised as a talent agency.
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