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Posted 2008-03-04 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Some poor bastard paid twenty-five bucks to send me a very nicely-produced clue-package for an Alternate Reality Game, presuming I have time to unravel a ball of yarn. Guess what: I don't. Lucky for you, Despoiler already did. I got the exact same package*, so just hop on over there to view the contents.

Dear Mystery-Package Sender,
You missed on three counts.
1) I'm busy running my own company, and don't have time to play your game.
2) I don't pick up my mail as regularly as you imagine I might.
3) I don't publish a news outlet for ARG-related matters. These days, I barely publish at all. So I'm not exactly worth approaching.

Additionally, I got an email from the makers of the game yesterday that almost ended up in my Spam folder, and was ultimately a wasted effort. I didn't care to rummage through the email contents. There's a link to a video there. I didn't check it out.

Clearly, Mystery-Package Sender is shooting in the dark--I wonder who else might have been targeted. Despite my indifference to their game, they still got free buzz out of me. Twenty-five bucks well spent, I guess.

* Update: Ok, looks like my photos aren't the same. All the more tragic I don't have time to scan and post them.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by RyanHensonCreighton
March 5, 2008 @ 12:36 am
     
 
2) I don't pick up my mail as regularly as you imagine I might.

Does that mean you didn't get my cookiegram?
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
March 5, 2008 @ 12:40 am
     
 
Just got it today, thanks! Fed most of the cookies to my game design class, ate some on the way home, and gave the white chocolate ones to my wife cause that's how she rolls.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by RyanHensonCreighton
March 5, 2008 @ 12:45 am
     
 
Are you implying that your wife is so tubby that she rolls? Hope not.

i'm glad it got there. i don't like this black hole you face with delivery stuff. You order things to be sent to people, and then you have to ask the recipients to make sure the stuff arrived. Otherwise, you have no clue ... and maybe some cookie bouquet baker is having a night on the town on your dime.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by RyanHensonCreighton
March 5, 2008 @ 12:48 am
     
 
Oops. Shoulda been "Are you implying that your wife is so tubby *from eating cookies* that she rolls."

Still offensive, but less of a non-sequitir.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by davefono
March 5, 2008 @ 11:34 am
     
 
Consensus on the intarwebs is that Jane McG is behind this ARG based on some fairly good evidence, though it's not clear how much of a role she's playing (and if she helped pick targets.)

Also worth noting that McDonalds (!!!) is the one sponsoring the game.
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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