Say it ain’t so, Salma…

November 17, 2009

Okay, I’m big enough to admit when I was wrong.

I’ve devoted several items recently to a wild conspiracy theory about a nefarious plot by prominent people who wear white hats to secretly identify themselves to each other.

Readers pointed out photos of everybody from Brad Pitt and the Dalai Lama to Madonna and boxer Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta, and I poked fun at their theories.

Needless to say, that was before I saw a video clip on our own reuters.com of actress Salma Hayek in Cairo, spouting absolute gibberish about taking her kid to the Pyramids and crap like that.

The piece is so totally devoid of news value that it could ONLY have been filed for the conspiracy, to share a coded message from Hayek in her white hat.

Of course, since this clip was posted by one of my own colleagues, now would be the point in any slasher movie where I would learn that the call came from inside the house.

So now that I have no idea who I can trust, I’m going underground. I’ll blog from an undisclosed location and watch my back. Come to think of it, that’s not much of a change for me.

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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

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Mmmmm, Salma. Now why couldn’t you have found pictures of her at Oktoberfest? I sure would like to see her, uh, holding a mug of beer. Or two.

Posted by Dave | Report as abusive

Social comments and analytics for this post…This post was mentioned on Twitter by rbasler: Conspiracy proof, from my Salma mater… http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 09/11/17/say-it-aint-so-salma/…

So, it is true.. I think I will have to up my dose now… cant trust anyone these days…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Blog Guy,I used to trust you for a media content totally void of news but, after reading this, I’ll have to follow Salma Hayek instead.I want my meds back, please.

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive

No use asking Bob for the meds, CAM.. I am sure he donated them to the white hat conspiracy… Or maybe Bob is having them himself…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Am I the only one mesmerized by the shadow puppet bunny behind her?

Posted by K | Report as abusive

CAM, I think Robert is either on the meds, hence he’s hogging them for himself and doesn’t want to share, or he actually IS a member of the White Hat conspiracy and has been trying to put us off for ages now…Clever trick, Robert, but I think it won’t work. We readers are just too smart for that…On that note, I guess I’ll go back to my own meds; the voices inside my head are telling me to go out and buy a white hat!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

My theory was that the Dalai Lama was the leader of the white hat conspiracy, but after seeing these photos it is clear. Salma Hayek is the leader and this is her way of communicating with the rest of her conspirators.

Posted by Little Miss Random | Report as abusive

Also, her eyebrows scare me.

Posted by Little Miss Random | Report as abusive

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