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October 23, 2009

Blog Guy, I’m contacting you because I think you have an open mind about conspiracy theories. Am I right?

You betcha. Every nutjob is welcome here. As long as you’re reading me, it keeps you off the streets.

Yeah, I had you figured as…hey, you’re not making fun of us, are you?

Gosh no! Send me your goofball ideas! Just a sec, Charlie Sheen is knocking on my door…

Well then, are you aware of the White Hat conspiracy?

There are a number of prominent people who wear white hats as a secret sign that they’re part of the plot. Some elected leaders, that Dalai Lama guy, Brad Pitt…

I think you’re right. I’ve been looking through our photo archives, and I’m pretty sure I’ve found their leader. He was wearing his white hat all the time, long before the others started to show themselves.

Wow! Who is it?

His name can’t be said out loud, but if you’ll look to the left…

Now, if I can just get your address, to make sure the Obama Death Panels leave you alone…

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Combo top left: Honduras’ ousted President Manuel Zelaya, October 8, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Combo top right: Peru’s President Alan Garcia, October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Combo bottom left: Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Pool

Combo bottom right: Actor Brad Pitt, July 2, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Serrano

Lower left: Robert Burck, a street performer known as the “Naked Cowboy,” sings in
Times Square in New York, in a 2002 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

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That poor boy in the snow … he awakens all my instincts (let’s call them the maternal ones, ok? :) He’s risking frostbite! I hope he’s wearing socks … and shoes, of course.

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

Well, it IS better than a picture of the Dalai Llama with a bottle of super glue stuck to his snozz.

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Ah, just as I thought… your blogs just keep getting better and better, Basler…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thank you kindly, Ma’am….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Robert, are the white hats and the death panels connected in some way?

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Well now, I’m not sure, and I could be wrong, and twenty lashes with a wet noodle if I am, but I think it’s possible that something might be wrong with that there naked cowboy guy. I think his ten gallon hat might be short a gallon or two.

Posted by some guy | Report as abusive

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