Saturday, February 23, 2013

Open Thread -- Secret Message

Ok, this may sound strange, but sometimes Commentarama gets messages from the future. Yeah, I know, just work with me on this.... haven’t you seen Prince of Darkness? Anyway, we got one the other day in some sort of code we can’t quite figure out. Here’s the message. What does this mean?

While we're at it, any thoughts on messages we should send the future... or the past?


Commander Max said...

Could be, "Hey , you left the lights on and the front door open."
"Let the cat out".
"Does Price Albert come in a can?"(who remembers that one).
"Is your refrigerator running?"

AndrewPrice said...

Max, I do remember the Prince Albert joke, but I only vaguely knew what it was about.

Who knew that India would find a way to wake a fortune on prank calls? Is your computer running? Please let us infect it...

K said...

Should be:
15 2 1 13 2 1
19 21 3 11 19

You missed a number. :)

Next time try using DES or Blowfish. Much harder for the NSA to crack.

AndrewPrice said...

Oh shoot, that last 2 on the first line should be a one. Let me change that.

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks K, Good catch!

As for the NSA, they can kiss my shiny metal butt. They'll never find where I hid all that secret stuff in that septic tank... somewhere in town. ;)

K said...

This is why Japan rocks: Book on world's dictators caracatured as cute girls. Includes cute girl Hitler and cute girl Che.


AndrewPrice said...

LOL! Yeah, Japan is something else, that's for sure.

El Gordo said...

The message says:

"Compared with the first two, Obama´s third term was a bit of a letdown"

K, I always suspected that the Japanese idea of a benevolent dictator is a chick in a schoolgirl uniform. I´d follow these tyrants to the gates of hell!

Tennessee Jed said...

Max - I do, I do!! Young Mr. Price - Prince Albert was an old brand of pipe tobacco.Back in the day, the most popular way it was sold was in a foil pouch (to keep humidity out.) For those who were heavy users (so to speak) and had their own hand crafted humidor, you could buy it in a large can.

Most of the good jokes came at the expense of the huge fat cretinous Prince Albert of Gore, and man who was destined to be president, except he wasn't becoming a honored, some say revered film-maker, author, and Nobel prize winner.

Anonymous said...

(Jeez, K, and I thought I found weird stuff online!)


I got nothing for the numbers. :-)

I did, however, stumble across some interesting articles:

America’s New Mandarins

"The paths to power and success are narrowing. So is the worldview of the powerful."

Watch How All Those Streets Signs Are Made

Ever since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated with street signs, traffic lights, etc. Here's a video showing how signs are made.

And lastly,

I finally found a Kickstarter project worth backing. I paid $40 to see this become a reality.

BevfromNYC said...

Scott - Kickstarter is kind of cool. I "invested" $50 in an off broadway musical a few months ago. It is a great idea that broadens the field of investors who can risk small amounts on small projects. I have no delusions about any returns, but it's fun.

K said...

ScottDS: I assume you've heard Kevin Smith's take on this Superman: Spiders, nature's most efficient killers.

The film that guy sees in his head is likely nothing like the one that would have been made when all was said and done. I don't think Burton would have signed up to something so obviously unmarketable - like fer instance doing a remake of your student film about a kid and his Frankenstein doggy.

Commander Max said...

Scott, I thought it was funny they said, "Roadsigns are hard to make."

No they are not, if they were hard to make. You wouldn't see very many, nor would there be very many t-shirts(displaying your favorite logo or statement)in the world.

Andrew, I learned about Prince Albert from finding cans in the Arizona wilderness. They were used to protect survey's. Stating what mineral was in that particular grid square. My mother told me it was an old crank call prank.

There is something kids can't do anymore. I've got a few stories to tell about crank calls.

AndrewPrice said...

FYI, because of a massive spam attack, I've had to disable the ability to comment anonymously the the Film site for the moment. I hope we can open this up again soon. Thanks for your patience.

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, Thanks! I had no idea. I figured it was a food joke.

AndrewPrice said...

Here's a hint on the numbers


It's a simple numeric code... a=1 and so on.

AndrewPrice said...

El Gordo, LOL! Oh, that's a horrible thought.

AndrewPrice said...

Max, It's amazing what you can find in the desert! Cans, old cars, dead mobsters... :P

rlaWTX said...

Take me to your REAL leader - cuz surely you weren't this stupid???

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, That does sound like the way future generations will look back on this time, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

K -

I've heard Kevin Smith's take countless times though the spiders weren't his idea. Pretty much all the mishigas on that film came from one guy: producer Jon Peters, who must have naked photos of someone since his name has been attached to the film ever since, along with Superman Lives and possibly even the new one they're shooting.

When Burton signed on, he rejected Smith's script and brought on a new writer.

Tennessee Jed said...

watched Argo tonight, and thought it was a very well done film. brings my totals of nominated films to two. Too soon to do the Bin Ladin thing, Spielberg doesn't deserve to do a Lincoln movie that will be used in classrooms. I'm sure Les Miz will be well done, but it has already been done once so ... I'm gonna root for Argo, understanding that I don't care enough to sit through the awards show tomorrow.

Kit said...

I'm rooting for Silver Linings Playbook, though I haven't seen Argo.

Silver Linings Playbook is one of the few times Hollywood handles Mental Illness accurately. They aren't vegetative freaks and the movie doesn't say that you can do it without the medication, all you need is WILLPOWER!!! (A Beautiful Mind) nor does it treat psychiatrists as evil and domineering (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest*).
Its also fairly uplifting and enjoyable. That, and Jennifer Lawrence i n this scene: LINK.
She is my future wife!

*A great movie, don't get me wrong.

Kit said...

For those who don't know what ScottDS is talking about, watch this:


Length: 19min 28sec
WARNING: Lots of Profanity!

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