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'DISPATCHING DRONE TO TARGET COORDINATES.' 'Wait, crap, wrong button. Oh jeez.'
Title text: 'DISPATCHING DRONE TO TARGET COORDINATES.' 'Wait, crap, wrong button. Oh jeez.'

Explanation

Where's Waldo is a children's puzzle book in which you have to spot out 'Waldo'. He usually is quite hard to find, which makes it slightly challenging. Cueball and his friend are using sattelite imaging to find Waldo, by holding the book up to the sky and viewing it on the computer. This would require a very advanced camera, as resolutions are usually low. But since Cueball works at the NRO, he probably has access to some powerful satellites. The humor in this being, while he could be using that power for much more important things, he's instead trying to solve a simple game. The title text is implying that Cueball has accidentally launched a drone at the co-ordinates, which would be where he and his friend are standing.

Transcript

Cueball and a friend are in a remote area. The friend is holding a Where's Waldo? book towards the sky.

Laptop: [Target located]
Cueball: Got him. Left edge, two inches down.

The National Reconnaissance Office has an unusual approach to Where's Waldo.



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