During last week's rich person confab in Sun Valley, Idaho, the New York Times wondered why Google's chief was absent. Larry Page was "Conspicuous by His Absence," the headline read, and the article noted "he suffers from a chronic illness that affects his vocal cords and breathing." Too sick to attend? Nope! At a wedding. Whoops.

One of Page's in-laws got hitched in Buzet, Croatia, and Larry was there—beaming, computer strapped to his face—instead of puttering around Idaho with a rest of musty white media folk. Another Croatian media mention of Page's visit says "Google co-founder Page in Buzet successfully hides from media"—ain't that the truth.