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August 26, 2008

anderson-2-160-0826.jpg Hey Blog Guy, your post on news photography was very useful. On the topic of news, could you explain how we can find reporters we should really trust? You know, how do we know a true professional?

It’s pretty easy. Check their underpants.

Um, underpants?

Sure. The real pros will have underwear covered with signatures of people they’ve interviewed. The first hardball question we reporters ask is, “Will you sign my underpants?”

I had no idea! How about your own underwear?

The ones I’m wearing right now were autographed by Mother Teresa , Neil Armstrong and author Graham Greene. So yeah, this is a truly professional pair of undershorts. If you want to be a journalist, get yourself some fairly clean underwear and a marking pen, and get started!

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Actress Pamela Anderson signs the underpants of reporter Logan Courtman at her Sydney news conference August 26, 2008. REUTERS/Will Burgess

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I actually always insisted sources sign my underwear. Isn’t that typical?

 

It’s not for me – really… it’s for my son. He’s only 6 now but he loves you and as soon as he is old enough to fit my underwear, he’s old enough to appreciate you and can have them for himself.

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