It’s kind of a thing

Go watch “Red Alert”

By Dave Menendez
Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 10:44 PM

A short film describing the origins of our notoriously effective color-coded terrorism alert system. (Originally, the lowest level was going to be purple, but John Ascroft objected because of the Tinky-Winky-is-gay controversey.) It made me smile. (via Eszter Hargittai)