It turns out that conspiratorialists are at it again. But this time, it's not Birthers, nor does it have anything at all to do with President Obama. It's not that scientists are secretly screwing with the facts over Global Warming. It's not that the U.S. Government wants to take away all your guns so that it can establish a dictatorship.
No, no, this conspiracy is much, much worse.
This conspiracy is about --
You see, the restaurant chain has a new logo. And there are apparently actual people out there who are sure that Wendy's have a hidden message in there. A secret word sending a secret message. Can you spot it?
So, what is this secret message? Is it to stop eating vegetables? Is it to worship the devil? (That's always a good, ol' stand-by. Proctor and Gamble is still forced to fend off accusations and insist its not a Satan worshiper.) Is it that red-heads should unite to take over the world?
No. The secret word Wendy's has supposedly surreptitiously placed in its logo is -- "Mom." Right there in her frilly collar.
Yes. "Mom." There are real people who are trying to a case out of this. To what end, I'm not quite sure, but there it is. Wendy's itself has been a bit taken aback by this supposed-conspiracy and denied that there's any hidden message. "We can assure you it's unintentional," the company said. Personally, I think that they should have just said, "Yeah, we put the word 'Mom' in our logo. You want to make something of it, bub?"
But they didn't say that. Which makes me wonder, what is Wendy's hiding? What do they have against moms...??
Then again, maybe this a message from the grave from company founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, and is still searching for his birth parents?
Mainly, though, I'm just glad that the conspiratorialists have kept on their toes. After all, I mean, just think about it -- having "Mom" hidden in your logo?? Horrors! Because don't you just hate it when pagan messages get secretly placed throughout our culture to corrupt the soul of America...?
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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