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Clue #76 - Rachel Blake Sri Lanka Post 01













Rachel's latest post sent us to The Retrievers of Truth website again. The RoT were giving a clue on AIM about Pedro Armendariz. They said to focus on his work, not his life. It was discovered that he played in a movie adaptation of "The Pearl" called "La Perla" written by John Steinbeck. This led to "Steinbeck" as the new RoT password. We were then given clues on the RoT messageboard to go to richerdeeperbroader.com. The RoT also lead us to click on a "light in the window" of on of the "tall buildings" on the "fuel passions" quick link. This takes brings up a login box. Or you could just go to richerdeeperbroader.com/blake and when you click "clip", it brings up a login box. The username is "rblake" and the password was given as a clue on the messageboard as well..."hoo-gonchoi". This allows you to download a fairly HUGE Quicktime movie. Enjoy!! And good luck downloading that sucker!! It's also up on YouTube.

Next stop, Comic Con!

Thanks to Nikki, Dennis, Chris, Omni Scient, Chase, Linzi, and Alex for being the first to email with various bits of info!

726 Comments:

Blogger Winston_Wolfe said...

People who say first, suck!

7/21/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Stefan said...

OMG first?

7/21/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger bigdog said...

is the ROT password going to come from the new email or from AIM. Cause I dont have AIM

7/21/2006 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger Stefan said...

damm!

7/21/2006 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger Popkin said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Armend%C3%A1riz

Cancer? Nuclear testing? Utah? Howard Hughes?

WHAAAT?!

7/21/2006 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger mad scientist said...

4th?

7/21/2006 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger Jace said...

top 10??

7/21/2006 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

im here too. what about the wally email?

7/21/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger lordnune said...

we're in!

7/21/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger Naughty Sommelier said...

first time, nice

7/21/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

HOW?

7/21/2006 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Deliorion said...

Password for RoT email is Steinbeck if nobody knew..there is a new post there.

7/21/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

get that from ROT guys on AIM?

7/21/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger kRaZyD said...

top twenty

7/21/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

they all just signed off

7/21/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger Crossfade said...

Dear friends,

I'm a truly honored to have so many loyal and dedicated fans and supporters. I wish I could sit down with each and every one of you and discuss my work and the science of what I do but alas, that would be too time-consuming for the both of us.

I understand you all took my advice to heed change. Or at least a few of you read my words and took note of it and that's all I can ever ask. Remember don't ever dwell on the changes that confront us on a daily basis but face them head on and allow them to evolve your life and yourself.

I won't tax your time or your brain today with a long message but I would like you all to take a moment out of your busy schedules to sit down in a quiet place, relax, and think about all the good things in your lives. While they may seem few and far between they do exist. It is easier to think of and focus on the negative but not always the healthiest or the most productive way to utilize your mental energies.

When the mind is at rest it is at its most productive. Maybe that's why the yellow lab will rest up to 18 hours in a day. Think about that my friends and have a wonderful day.

Yours truly, Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bole

7/21/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger Scott.E.Tuhauddy said...

I am still having problems with the password that is posted on clue 74

7/21/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger lordnune said...

grim from RB's chat is talking to DSL on IM - talks about Pedro Armendariz, so thought I would post the info to look over:

IMDB on Pedro:

Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings
Height
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Mini biography

Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' parents died. His uncle Francisco took charge of his education, and young Pedro went to the Polytechnic Institute of San Luis Obispo, California. There, he studied business and journalism. He graduated in 1931 and returned to Mexico City where he found work as a railroad employee, insurance salesman and tourist guide. He was discovered by director Miguel Zacarías when Armendáriz was reciting Hamlet's monologue (to be or not to be) to an American tourist in a cafeteria.

After that, Armendáriz began a brilliant career in Mexico, the United States and Europe. Together with 'Dolores del Río' and Emilio Fernández, Armendáriz made many of the greatest films in the so-called Mexican Cinema Golden Era: Flor silvestre (1943), Bugambilia (1945), María Candelaria (1944), among others. He was considered a prototype of masculinity and male beauty. His green eyes and almost perfect features made him perfectly cast in any role he made. But it was his passion, force and acting abilities, combined with his quality of a gentleman what made him an instant favorite of great directors like John Ford, international costars like María Félix, Sean Connery or Susan Hayward, and his fans in Mexico and other countries.

7/21/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger bacchusyappy said...

How did Steinbeck come to be the password?

Did someone get this from iobiseeingyou and/or DSLerator?

They didn't talk back to me; sadly, I didn't wow them with my candor.

7/21/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger Crossfade said...

Sweets! Omni! Ange! You guys got a shout out!

7/21/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger Deliorion said...

I found it in the HTML code of the website, just how all the other ones were found out..

7/21/2006 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

so somebody please confirm where Steinbeck came from. (went out to lunch - stupid me.)

Also anyone found the video yet?

7/21/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Have you guys found the video yet? I need to go to the grocery store...HAHA...

Keep up the FAB work...

FAST

7/21/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

I found the clip. Still downloading. I'm going to assume I'm not the only one, because that's never happened before.

7/21/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger Scott.E.Tuhauddy said...

http://broadbandstories.com/

DJDAN sas a new post on here

Its bottom row 4th over

7/21/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger FreakazoidChimpanzee said...

It says on Wiki that an Armendariz film was finished on June 18, 18 is mentioned as the hours of rest for a labrador, any connection?

7/21/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger Bruttium said...

Just spoke to iobiSeeingYou... He says to focus on the WORK of Pedro Armendáriz, rather than his life.

Excerpted from IM chat:

[14:22] Me: hey
[14:23] iobiSeeingYou: hi
[14:23] Me: What's goin on over at Verizon these days?
[14:24] iobiSeeingYou: you know lots of stuff....
[14:24] iobiSeeingYou: still fuming at beatnik
[14:24] Me: sure, I figured
[14:24] Me: You and DSLer... are just hanging out for a bit?
[14:25] Me: You must get overwhelmed when you come online.
[14:27] iobiSeeingYou: you have no idea
[14:27] iobiSeeingYou: Have you ever heard of Pedro Armendáriz? Maybe you should.
[14:27] Me: ok, I'll look into it.
[14:29] Me: Like the actor?
[14:29] iobiSeeingYou: yeah
[14:30] Me: Si.
[14:30] iobiSeeingYou: good
[14:30] Me: Heh. Tall guy--6'1". Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Not pretty.
[14:31] Me: Wanted to avoid dying of cancer, I guess.
[14:31] iobiSeeingYou: i'd focus on his work rather than his life
[14:31] Me: gotcha
[14:33] Me: Credited with 127 movies...This might take a while. ;)
[14:38] *** "iobiSeeingYou" signed off at Fri Jul 21 14:38:31 2006.

7/21/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger Crossfade said...

Are we being directed to RDB.com?

7/21/2006 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

OK - the ROT board referred to Korean, "hoo-gonchoi", richerdeeperbroader, and "a light in the window of one of those downtown buildings" - so we need to go over to RDP and poke around - I'm guessing hoo-gonchoiis a passworkd for something

7/21/2006 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

steinbeck may be the director?

7/21/2006 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com/blake/Week%205_Post3FInal.mov

It's quicktime.

I don't know how to do live links, but if you go to "Fuel Passions" on RDB.com, then click one of the buildings in the background, then use rblake and hoo-gonchoi as the un/pw, you'll get a pop-up window that says "clip"

7/21/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger lordnune said...

RBD.com won't load for me lol!! Damn all these people trying to get in before me lol!!

7/21/2006 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

Still downloading, by the way.

7/21/2006 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger FreakazoidChimpanzee said...

what's the user name and password for RDB?

7/21/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

rblake
hoo-gonchoi

(as it states a couple of posts up)

still downloading

7/21/2006 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

rblake, hoo-gonchoi

7/21/2006 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

lol 45% done. Blast my slow computer.

WV: jhvuxaq

7/21/2006 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger SweetScrapper said...

I got a shout out? Where!!!????

SweetScrapper, running off to look everywhere

7/21/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger FreakazoidChimpanzee said...

thanks

7/21/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

http://www.richerdeeperbroader.com/blake/

7/21/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

marigumi, very very good!!!

that is one big momma of a clip 87 mb!

7/21/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger lordnune said...

sweet you are in the ROT forum=) Steinbeck is the new password

7/21/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger Axelsoar said...

in the URL it says final in it, will this be the last RB vid?

7/21/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger Darkpage said...

Steinbeck is it....

7/21/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger Scott.E.Tuhauddy said...

dang it, now I got to wait until someone posts it on youtube

7/21/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger Darkpage said...

We need korean AGAIN.

Bulgogi, Bi Bim Kook Soo, Kal Bi, Yeolmumul Kimchi, Mapadubu deopbap

7/21/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger potterhead360 said...

youtube anyone???

7/21/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

GAH! I found the building link just like marigumi, but I can't get the link to work. (probably because you are all downloading it right now)


*sulks*

7/21/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger omniscient said...

That's pretty cool that I got a shout out...I feel so special now... ;)

Since the video has been found, has anyone figured out what this Pedro Armendariz business is about yet?

7/21/2006 01:59:00 PM  
Blogger FreakazoidChimpanzee said...

can't download that big at work...pls share asap

7/21/2006 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

all right - wasn't working in Firefox but it is loading (slowly) in IE

7/21/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger iceman said...

how did we figure it out to be Steinbeck

7/21/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger lordnune said...

haha shameless Sprite plug (can on counter)... I'm at work though so sound is low - someone put a transcript up when you can...

7/21/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Skirtz said...

Good work on the ROT PW guys!!

7/21/2006 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger Crossfade said...

This is gonna take an hour!!!!!!

7/21/2006 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger potterhead360 said...

perdo either was in or directed movies in utah durring the time when the US was testing nuclear weapons out there. he was in a movie i think directed by howard hughes in which all the principal cast ended up contracting cancer. someone over at rachel's blog looked it up

7/21/2006 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger FreakazoidChimpanzee said...

Ok. So the Pedro Armendariz stuff doesn't lead to the video (I think), but if we look at Wally's letter, he says that the lab rests up to 18 hours a day. In the wiki entry, it says that one of Armendariz's movies finished filming on June 18, and provides a link...I'll do some more research.

7/21/2006 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

oooh new clue. Just getting on for 1st time today. Glad I didn't miss too much so far. Good afternoon everybody.

wv=aolwnr
Even the wv is promoting AOL/AIM

7/21/2006 02:02:00 PM  
Blogger lostmyshape said...

I didn't figure this out... read it on the RB board, but Pedro was in "La Perla" or "The Pearl" written by John Steinbeck... that was a jump if you ask me.

7/21/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger Matt the Pale said...

omniscient said, "Since the video has been found, has anyone figured out what this Pedro Armendariz business is about yet?"

Pedro played in "La Perla," which is a book by Steinbeck.

I am uploading a copy of the video to YouTube now.

7/21/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger bacchusyappy said...

Here is some of the trivia given for Pedro Armendariz on imdb.com.

1) Died of self-inflicted gunshot wound in Los Angeles.

2) It's important to note that his self-inflicted gunshot suicide was prompted by his impending slow death from cancer, something he obviously wished to avoid.

3) Was one of 91 people, along with John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, whose cancer was attributed to their exposure to radioactivity while working on the film The Conqueror (1956).

Very interesting ... but still i have no clue what our AIM buddies were talking aboot.

7/21/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger blueheron13 said...

Pedro starred in a movie version of John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl.

7/21/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger Bruttium said...

Iceman-- I'm guessing...But various Verizon characters just came online in instant messenger. Told various people to look into the history of Pedro Armendáriz. A major star in his native Mexico since 1935, actor Pedro Armendariz came to the attention of North American audiences with his sensitive portrayal of a man ruined by greed in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's "The Pearl".

7/21/2006 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

Ugh - In IE it asks for the password 3x and then says I am not authorized (using rblake and hoo-gonchoi)

*wails in frustration*

7/21/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger potterhead360 said...

i think they were leading us to the new password of RoT-Steinbeck

7/21/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger blueheron13 said...

But, the password was easier to find by decoding the source code.

7/21/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

video taking forever -and I won't be able to hear it anyway because no sound at work

7/21/2006 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

I'm gonna have to wait till it gets on youtube. got server error half-way through downloading it.

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger FreakazoidChimpanzee said...

correction, Armendariz killed himself on the 18th.

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger jimbob89 said...

Can anyone put it on youtube please??!?

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger bacchusyappy said...

Well, actually, Pedro died on June 18th.

And it seems like quite a stretch from Pedro Armendariz to John Steinbeck. Why not John Wayne, or The Pearl, John Ford, or Sean Connery.

There must be a logical trail between Wally's e-mail to the DSL/iobi convos to Pedro to Steinbeck. I guess "The Pearl" is the link between Pedro and Steinbeck, which is the first mention of another Lost Island hatch. Nice. And I'm only at 69% downloaded ...

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Gladney said...

wendyzski-

Try using a different browser. I had a similar problem with mine, but it worked just fine when I tried another. I have no idea why, though.

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Why do you think this particular video is so huge?

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger lostnuts said...

Ok- does anyone know why they mentioned Pedro-or does everybody feel duhhhhhhhhhhhhh right now?

7/21/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger SweetScrapper said...

I found me in RoT! Cool. Now, I'm not up on every little thing. Is being a Monster a good thing or a bad thing?

Oh, and I can't get the UN & PW on RDB to work either.

SweetScrapper

7/21/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger bacchusyappy said...

When did the hanso website shutdown happen? Has it been 48 days since the beginning of Act II?

7/21/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Bruttium said...

wendyzski- My download just died with only a few seconds of video still not downloaded. Now I can't get back in. So, I think maybe they removed the video once somebody got it onto YouTube. Maybe?

7/21/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Yakobus1 said...

noblelawyer
i'm getting the same problem

7/21/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger lostnuts said...

Sweets- make sure you use the - in hoo-gonchoi

7/21/2006 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

not been 48 days yet, and have not seen video yet but suspect video so big because this is the last one to build up to whatever is oging ot happen tomorrow at ComicCon

7/21/2006 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger potterhead360 said...

i wonder how long TLE will go, seeing as how LOST doesn't premire until October 4th.
Also, Don Jansen at EW.com said what Rachel is about to know is essential for all Lost fans. It had better be good, since it is taking forever to load, lol

7/21/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger NightmareMommie said...

Stupid video's not working for me either...UGhhh

7/21/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger lostnuts said...

Mines complete- but I have no sound or anything what should I do to help u guys out?

7/21/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger bacchusyappy said...

10 seconds left!!!!!

7/21/2006 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger potterhead360 said...

i dont see it on youtube yet.

7/21/2006 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

its got a lot of information in it! thats what the dude on EW has been saying. we have been hearing lots and lots of rumors about big events, so, there you go

7/21/2006 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger NightmareMommie said...

Ahhhh. The waiting is driving me NUTS!

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

Thanks, Gyre!
(Argh, just got disconnected.)

It finally downloaded-- it's Rachel in Darla's flat apparently with a night-vision camera? There's also a video clip *of Gidget/Darla,* I guess this was the DVD that was supposed to be delivered to Rach. Gidget/Darla did mention, though, that she had a "friend" deliver it. Maybe the friend got killed, and not Gidget/Darla? (I'm still not totally sure Gidget/Darla is the same person... so confused!)
And Rachel is apparently going to Sri lanka.

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger whitefalcon said...

hey all
that was fun today
and interesting

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger bacchusyappy said...

now its copying from a folder called "KH8N4RS7" to my desktop...

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger Bruttium said...

Looks like we're off on another globe-hopping trip with Rach.

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger SweetScrapper said...

I did use the dash in the pw. this is frustating.

SweetScrapper

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

Jack gladney- thanx but tried Firefox AND IE. with no success. Will have to wait for someone to get it on YouTube or a transcript

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger lostnuts said...

On my computer I mean not the file- anyway I can aid ya- Im only at work tho for another 25 min

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger NightmareMommie said...

So, any of you guys going tomorrow?

7/21/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger lostnuts said...

Sweets- all in lowercase?
It's not oftern I get a clue to work right away for me- try the cookie deletion thin and try again?

7/21/2006 02:15:00 PM  
Blogger korijane said...

the helgus antonius was the ship that Paik made - it's a hospital ship and all the wards are marked "quarantine". Project Spider is something happening in Sri Lanka...

7/21/2006 02:15:00 PM  
Blogger Yakobus1 said...

it isn't working for me either, just waiting on our brethren for the YouTube hook-up

7/21/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger lordnune said...

OK, so first of all, Rachel, you shut off the tape again after GG mentioned Hanso and how..."?" he would be about this? This leads me to think that he may indeed be your father and that she was about to say that he would be proud of what you are doing? So is he good maybe? Then why are you hiding that he is your father? You need to be more honest with us.

Also, the ship has quarantined areas, so we need to figure out why. Obviously, the next move should be going to Sri Lanka? Everyone agree? Well, get going! lol!

7/21/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger NightmareMommie said...

"quarantine"...hmmm, that sounds familiar...haha

7/21/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger r.d. said...

"something tells me [hanso] would be proud of you" is what g.g. was saying when video got cut out....confirmation that rblake is hanso's daughter?

7/21/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

:/ the password isn't working for me at all, with or without the hyphen and on three browsers, and I really want to download this one myself.

7/21/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

transcript:

r: I'm in hugh and darla's flat. it looks like our code term id guy was right. mittlewerk didn't know about this place.

(reads letter) gidget, heading to the racquet club. didn't want to wake you. can you be ready by 3? i'll swing by and pick you up. hugh

r: if i was darla, i'd hide it...behind it of a video of gidget

fastforwards to opening the package(envelope)

r: okay guys, here it goes. An id, with my face on it, health way alliance. a plane ticket. Sri Lanka? That was the island. All those injections for sri...(remote falls out of envelope)
what the hell?
(turns on tv)

Darla: Rachel, um, I guess I fell a bit ashamed coming to you like this. But please, understand why I had my friend deliver this package to you in the park.
By the time you're watching this, uh, I'll be, see, that's the reason. The end of that sentence is always Dead and god knows I don't want to be that cliche. By the time you watch this, I'll have left the bloody country, I'll have left HIM, I'll have run.
I made you an id pass. Use it. Mittlewerk's about to do something awful Rachel. I'm not quite sure what, but I know you. You'll find out.
Just one last bit. Um, if Hugh's still, you know, around, uh look, I know how you feel about these people. And about us. But I love him, Rachel. There's still a good man in there. He got caught up, he's been helping me. Sri Lanka was the last straw for him too. And, believe it or not, he's been protecting you too.
Mittlewerk's convinced, at least for now. He doesn't want a Martyr on his hands. But that doesn't mean he won't change his mind. Especially after you uncover what's been happening in Sri Lanka.
So, be safe love.
And get the bastards for me, will ya. Once this is all said and done we'll be having Martinis in Monte Carlo.
You know, I never met the big man, Hanso, but something tells me he'd be pr-
(rachel shuts off)

r: (reading) spider protocol, trial j (end reading)
and... this is the ship, Paik Heavy Industries, The Hanso Foundation, The Helgus Antonius.
It's a hospital ship!
Oh god, why are all the wards labeled....
(word is quarrantined)

7/21/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

Sri Lanka? *perks*

Remember the voice-mail from the very beginning? "Hugh, it's Darla. I need to talk to you about Sri Lanka, it just isn't right."

want video NOW!!
*stomps foot*

7/21/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger NightmareMommie said...

Hanso could be her grandfather too...

7/21/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger NightmareMommie said...

THANKS CHELSEA!!!

7/21/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

need you tube link and transcript

7/21/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger lostnuts said...

You need I tunes in order to play this? Ugh- can't even watch it till I get home now.....dumb work puter can't load I tunes :(

7/21/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

The password isn't working for me anymore either. I tried to go back after I got disconnected, but it wouldn't let me through. Too many people trying at once?

7/21/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger SweetScrapper said...

this is SO not working for me.

*kicks desk in frustration*
**forgets she is wearing sandals**
***OUCH***

SweetScrapper

7/21/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Matt the Pale said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77h6n1lJC1E

Not mine -- this video was provided by Sapagoo from Unfiction.

7/21/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Yakobus1 said...

anyone got it on YouTube yet?

7/21/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

Major kudos to Chelsea for the transcript!

7/21/2006 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger Yakobus1 said...

thanks Matt

7/21/2006 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

ok, well, i cant read any more comments from you guys above me, cause i will die. i want to see the video first!!! =P

7/21/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

Thanks Matt & Chelsea!

*hands Chelsea a band-aid*

7/21/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger r.d. said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77h6n1lJC1E

7/21/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger korijane said...

it's kind of annoying that the "darla" in the voicemail had a totally different accent.

7/21/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger lostnuts said...

But sweets- the ROT guys are watchin ya- maybe they blocked you from it? J/k I hope

7/21/2006 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

hanso could be a like minded person, and would be proud that someone is following in his footsteps. Teachers are proud of students, he doesn't have to be a relative to be proud of her.

7/21/2006 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Bruttium said...

So, is Rachel supposed to board a plane using a false identity of "Melanie Walker", with only an ID badge from some company as her ID? Most airlines would require a better form of identification. Yet her plane ticket has the name "Melanie Walker" on it...

7/21/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

tehe I am on ROT...I am such a Nerd!
If you can't get vid. or Youtube but you can get to the "clip" screen you can right click, then save as, and watch it on your computer media player...if you have a fast connection...it is BIG!
Anyone see any other video titles...I caught tht Gidget one and one that said Stu-SUMO...look like maybe surveillance of some kind?

7/21/2006 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger NightmareMommie said...

interesting stuff!

7/21/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

Sorry for the clumsy post!! I am very busy today, which is good...$$$$$$ As soon as I can I will post the links et all.....thanks for being patient...

7/21/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Procter said...

So Alvar would be p...

Proud would be my guess - proud of his grand daughter?

7/21/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Nightmare - My girlfreind and I are going tomorrow real early. Going to try and get good seets.... We'll see...

I leave for a little and look what happens, Cool we got a video...

7/21/2006 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger Scott.E.Tuhauddy said...

I have to be that guy.

Who's hotter, Darla or Rachel

WHAHAHAHA

7/21/2006 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger SweetScrapper said...

Yeah, Lost. I'm such a threat. I can't get into the silly video.

*pouting*

SweetScrapper

7/21/2006 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Procter said...

Well Darla obviusly being a Brit and not a yank

Chris ducks and runs before flame errupts from his friends across the pond ;)

7/21/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

o.k. just saw the video on youtube. The line drawings of the vessel in the video are not for the same vessel seen in the pictures. The biggest obvious difference is the fact that the vessel in the picture had cranes on it, while the one in the photos did not. Doesn't mean I am saying that they are not the same vessel. Just that TPTB realized they made another mistake with the photos and so included line drawings of a vessel with cranes so they will have a way to discharge the vessel with then get to wherever they are going.

7/21/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

From the look on Darla's face, and the intonation of her voice, I'm assuming pr=proud, Rachel just cut it off so we couldn't hear it.

But that's just the impression I'm going with.

7/21/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Procter said...

Well Sweetscraper maybe they heard the pod cast and realised you knew the truth!!

7/21/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

updated her post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/21/2006 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

The updated text:
(there are also pics)

Sri Lanka. I arrived Saturday. I was lucky to get out.

I can't even begin to tell you the things I've seen. I wish I could just show you. But I'm afraid it's not that simple this time.

They're after me - like they've never been before.

The situation has become TOO DANGEROUS - too dangerous for me and too dangerous for anyone who possesses this evidence. We've all seen what these people are capable of. I can't put anyone at risk by just uploading it to some host site.

So, I'm resorting to desperate measures. It's the only way. The truth is still within our grasp...

I promise this will all become clear in the coming days.

Keep fighting -

Rachel

7/21/2006 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

ok, finally saw the video. now what.....

7/21/2006 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Thanks for the youtube links, guys :) Exciting stuff!

7/21/2006 02:34:00 PM  
Blogger dizzy said...

Wow it is finally begining to pick up again.

Hopefully they won't leave us hanging for another week without clues.

7/21/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

um. question. how did she get that package? did i miss something there? someone gave it to her in the park?

7/21/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Procter said...

So could this be the start of Act 3 - maybe the evidence will be presented at Comicon

7/21/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Bruttium said...

Yeah...Hmm The boarding pass is for July 15th. So Rachel is about a week behind in her posts, seeing as she's just now reporting that she's in Sri Lanka.

7/21/2006 02:37:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Gyre:
She got the package in the flat. Behind a "Gidget" Video.

7/21/2006 02:38:00 PM  
Blogger maven said...

Wow, a lot of interesting info.

Does anyone want a transcript. It's long and will take a while.

7/21/2006 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger Gyre said...

ahhhhh. im dumb.

7/21/2006 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

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7/21/2006 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger omniscient said...

So Rachel's actually been in Sri Lanka for a week already...hmmm. That would give her time to travel elsewhere...say comic con...or possibly pass the info onto someone else to deliver it for her...

7/21/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger engineer27 said...

Yay! I got a shout out from the ROT guys!

Good thing I've got a geeky new avatar. OK, it's not quite a dancing panda.

Still trying to get at the vid. Richer, Deeper, Broader my A**

7/21/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Maven:
I already posted a transcript
Look up
Or hit ctrl+F, search for Chelsea

7/21/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Did anyone else notice that Gidget said, "...but please understand why I had my friend deliver this package to you in the park." Did she get the key from the IT guy after being shot at or did I miss something? Probably I missed something.

7/21/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger blueheron13 said...

Anyone else notice that early in the video Rachel walks by a figure on the table and it was wearing a Jeep shirt?

7/21/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Procter said...

Well we've got some insiders at Comicon - a bit far for me - about five or six thousand miles :(

7/21/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Sam to the rescue! said...

Yay! Awesome vid this time. Loving the pics of the ship and the island Sri Lanka. Still no clues or puzzles to play with until we get another vid released, but this is gonna provide a lot of interesting discussion :D

7/21/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Someone posted that Darla had called Hugh at the very beginning and mentioned Sri Lanka. Just confirmation that there may be more stuff in old clues that may have an impact. I just didn't look that far back!

7/21/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

I'm so thinking that Darla/GG is still alive...the note that Hugh was going to come and pick her up? That a friend was to drop off the package? Darla not in car.

But, wait, that doesn't make sense, if friend had package, then how was package at flat...

unless, Hugh and friend were killed on their way to the flat to pick up package from Darla/GG

*stopping stream of consciousness typing now*

7/21/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger SweetScrapper said...

Thanks for the youTube link. I couldn't get in from the Verizon site.

Ok, so Sri Lanka is the current venue. Sounds very exotic.

SweetScrapper

7/21/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger omniscient said...

jeremy: That package was never delivered. Rachel found it in the flat. I'm assuming that Darla and Hugh were killed before Darla was able to arrange for her friend to meet Rachel in the park...

And maybe her friend was the IT guy...and he resorted to an alternate method since Darla was killed?

Also...did anyone else pick up on the insinuation that Hugh talked Mittelwerk out of killing/capturing Rachel...but he might change his mind? VERY INTERESTING...along with the Hanso being pr...part. :)

7/21/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Lost In Portugal said...

Where's the big revelation? And what happened to Rachel's camera at the end?

Is Helgus Antonius supposed to heal the people on the island? Or to bring them back?

7/21/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Oh and Rachel's blog update makes it sound like she's already out of Sri Lanka. So where is she now?

"Sri Lanka. I arrived Saturday. I was lucky to get out."

7/21/2006 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Or to study them?

7/21/2006 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Does anyone else think Rachel is going to jump on stage at Comic-Con, start flaming THF and then be removed by some MIBs?

7/21/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger omniscient said...

And yes...Rachel has been in Sri Lanka since last Saturday...the 15th...and she did say she was lucky to get out...

Where is she? Comic Con anyone?

:)

7/21/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Procter said...

The call that mentioned Sri Lanka was Clue number one which followed the Hanso Ad on Channel 4 in the UK on the 4th of May. It was part of Hugh's hacked voice mail. I remember it well as I was desperatelytrying to be the first to get the clue on the Fuselage

7/21/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

twinklestarmom, my interpretation is that she was lucky to get out of paris.

7/21/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

fasten, I agree. Was the car accident a cover for escape? How did everything get neatly hidden in their flat when Darla said it would be delivered? Where is the delivery person?

7/21/2006 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

Yeah, she definitely sounds like she is out of SriLanka, probablay didn't feel like she could post the info. while she was still there. Had to get out safe to be in a safer location to post. The drastic measures to get the info. out will again be at ComicCon - IMHO

7/21/2006 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

jeremy:

Rachel went to the park to meet Darla/GidgetGirl. No one showed. When Rachel got back, she posed a tearful post that the news said that Hugh and Darla had been killed in a car accident (that was presumably no accident)

So it looks like Darla was going to send someone else to meet Rachel in the park and deliver the info, while Darla made a run for it.

(Theory - she was going to send Hugh and use his absence as a cover to duck and run? Or was it Iron Man she was going to send?)

But Rachel and Hugh were killed, Iron Man was supposed to go to Darla & Hugh's place to remove any evidence, but he took the key to Rachel instead, and she found the video and in the apartment partially packaged but undelivered.

7/21/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

Anyone notice the dirty dishes and the roach that ran across the sink...gross!
So...tape titles on the bookshelf are:
STU-SUMO Tourney
Video of Gidget
Jackson Hole '91
Steve BHOC '96
SAM-Provincetown
Jordan's 28th B-Day
It seemd they made a point to show them, but the only thing that looks promising is the SUMO one??
Also what is this supposed to mean:
So, I'm resorting to desperate measures. It's the only way. The truth is still within our grasp...

I promise this will all become clear in the coming days.

7/21/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Procter said...

Cool stuff guys - gotta go though - Dinners almost ready - catch up with you later

7/21/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

fasten, I interpreted that way too, but then I went and looked for myself. It sounds like lots has happened to her in Sri Lanka over the last week, and she was lucky to get out of there. It could be taken either way. Personally I would have written it the way RB did if I was saying I was lucky to get out of Sri Lanka.

7/21/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

I saw the roach - I have a phobia about roaches.

7/21/2006 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

late chris

7/21/2006 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger FYSB said...

ya, know twinklestarmom, you've got a point. i'm starting to change my mind. it does sorta sound like she's moved on from sri lanka.

7/21/2006 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger SweetScrapper said...

back to verizon site for a second.

On the Pursue Dreams page, I clicked on a hidden link below the red banner for the broadband stories. A login box pops up, but there is no where to select "clip" as is mentioned on the front page here. Am I supposed to be using a different link?

I can't find the "clip" link anywhere.

SweetScrapper

7/21/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

fasten/twinkle- notice how she punctuates:
Sri Lanka. I arrived Saturday. I was lucky to get out.
It is again one of those things open to interpretation! I guess we'll know for sure if she shows up in California tomorrow, but to me it looks like she got there, and got out...but only my 2 cents:)

7/21/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Looking at the pictures on her post. The Spider Protocol packet looks like there's a line of text on the second page that can almost be made out through the first one. You can ready classified but not hte small line of text.

Anybody with photoshop intersted in seeing if we can read that line of text?

7/21/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

THERE IS A NEW MANDRAKE WIG MYSPACE POST:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=84830367&blogID=147218922

7/21/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger bacchusyappy said...

Okay...here's a list of items that caught my eye in the video in chronological order:

00:16--Live bug in the kitchen sink (Nice touch of realism)
00:17--Sprite can (a one-second ad is my kind of ad)
00:18--White statue on the kitchen counter (maybe a mini-replica of the statue from the island?)
00:37--Bobblehead/Big-headed figurine on the piano wearing a Jeep shirt after Rachel looks to her left when she hears the neighbors
01:17-01:25--Video cassettes:[Max & Sam - Provincetown],[Steve "BHOC" 96'], [Chris - Jackson Hole 91'], [Video of Gidget], [Jordan's 28th B-DAY], [Stu - Sumo Tourney]

There's nothing in the fast-forward bit but some statue in the corner with an indiscriminate face.

7/21/2006 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jamaster said...

twinklestarmom, i magnified it and cleaned it up but its too blurry for em to make out that line of text on the second page.

7/21/2006 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Thrasher76 said...

Ok, what did I miss? Just Kidding!!

Just got caught up here and at work!! Nice going gang, wish I could have been in on it!!

7/21/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

Dang. I hate it when i do that. SO wanted to figure it out on my own. After entering in the names of (almost) a hundred different movie names, I broke. Came over here and found the answer.

And ya'll cheated too! Checkin' the source code and stuff. Shame! Shame I say!

Nyah. ::sigh::

7/21/2006 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger wendyzski said...

SweetScrapper -
enter the username and password in the login box

In Firefox, you'll get an eeny-weeny box in the upper right corner of the screen with a hyperlink that says "clip" Clicking it should start the download. Nots I say "should" - didn't work for me.

in IE, the lgin box just took me to a plain white screen and supposedly started downloading. Again, I say "supposedly, as I couldn't get it to work either.

Just give up and watch it on YouTube. You found the key, but the lock is a little fidgety. Just walk in behind someone else.

7/21/2006 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger rachymc said...

(first post!!!! )evidence she can't just put on some host website.... hm.......... lost experience coming into the real world? it does mention in the initial press release something hinting to that.... this all points to comic-con!

7/21/2006 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger maxq98 said...

What is Healthway Alliance, it was on her badge.

7/21/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger maxq98 said...

Oh ya, (first post)!!!

7/21/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger marigumi said...

"I promise this will all become clear in the coming days."

Definitely Comic-Con. lol at least I think so.

7/21/2006 03:14:00 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

I asked Mandrake Wig about Comic-Con, he confirmed that it would be big.

7/21/2006 03:15:00 PM  
Blogger lordnune said...

I think we may have a little puzzle to work on... posted over at RB's boards about this, but the confidential document envelope, the one with Spider Protocol on it... there are letters that can be seen at the bottom right corner. It looks like there is something inside the envelope, and I am playing around in Photoshop with it but not really that good at it. Can someone take a look?

Also there is stuff under the envelope... something about Districts Land Use between 1981-1984. Maybe we can figure more out for that too?

7/21/2006 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger Jamaster said...

Darla ends the video with "you know, i never met the big man... hanso... but something tells me he'd be (proud?)" [end of tape]

makes you want to think she was going to refer to rachels as hanso's daughter... if not what other possibilites are there for the end of that sentence?

7/21/2006 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Idaho Girl said...

I think that all of the information Rachel has will be the make up of the hansoexposed.com site that still has to come in to play.

7/21/2006 03:19:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

it is unbelievable how much i missed. holy ****!

7/21/2006 03:19:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

im litening to podcast 10.1 right now.

7/21/2006 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

i left just in time for hugh mcintyre to DIE!! im frustrated,.

7/21/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger Sam to the rescue! said...

What on earth is the 'Drake babbling on about!?
Silly man hehe. I wonder if we're actually meant to find any clues in his latest blog entry, or if it's just more of his perculiar ramblings! ;)

7/21/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger Twinkle said...

Thanks, jamaster. I can't believe she didn't open it up and show us what was inside the Spider Protocol document! Looks like that's what LordNune is working on too.

About ComicCon - anybody see that Sandra Bullock movie where she was at a convention and discovered her life was erased? Wouldn't it be cool to have some kind of Rachel being chased/shot at by Hanso goons through the Comic Con? She can't just unload a bunch of info *safely* at Comic Con. That's just not in the spirit of the game!

7/21/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger RyaNDrumZ said...

Welcome Back Sean...

7/21/2006 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Pedalin Dad said...

Congrats for being mentioned by RoT, omni, sweetscaper, engineer and ange! Very cool!

Sadly missed all the fun this time around... darn work!

7/21/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger sean said...

thanks ryandrumz.

7/21/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger billybobjr789 said...

hey guys im new to this. can anybody tell me what comic con is and how it is related to the game?

7/21/2006 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger scoutpost said...

Welcome Back Sean- how was Vacation?

7/21/2006 03:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sam to the rescue! said...

Lordnune: Well spotted! By upping the contrast and lowering the brightness I'm getting closer to reading that block of text! Will post if I can make any of it out :D

7/21/2006 03:29:00 PM  
Blogger noblelawyer said...

I agree that Darla was going to say proud but she could have been saying "proud of you, because you remind would remind him of himself even though he is dead."
"proud of his student."
"proud of his daughter"
"proud of his granddaughter"
"Proud of his experiment."

7/21/2006 03:30:00 PM  

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