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Welcome to Now?

#1 Post by olwhatshername » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:11 pm

So let's talk about the link that was in episode two of T.H.I.S.

welcometonow.org

what is this? what is the point?

Ricky Lax is on there under testimonials but it seems pretty facetious. And it's all really vague. I'm lead to believe it's all some elaborate joke...

All the resources and "Life Suggestions" say very vague and general things like "get a job" or "listen to music."

The links page has really strange links- the tree octopus? talking to a fake baboon? myspace?

What is going on?
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Re: Welcome to Now?

#2 Post by coz » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:36 pm

A very very elaborate joke indeed. More than likely the plan is to make these websites go viral and they'd lead people who research enough back to Tally Hall.

BTW - it doesn't just end with welcometonow.org.......

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Re: Welcome to Now?

#3 Post by olwhatshername » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:53 pm

What about in the guest book where there's other people that are like "OMG Welcome to Now has sent care packages to Nepal" and then "But haven't you heard about the terrible other things they've done there?"

I mean this is really elaborate...

Maybe it's an ARG type thing.
I remember having a link to welcometonow.org earlier (i think i still have it bookmarked at home) but you needed a password.
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#4 Post by NivekBackwards » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:59 pm

It is incredibly elaborate, but... what will come of it. I mean, by itself, it is a believable website, albeit a silly one, and it really does seem almost real, but it isn't.

What's....the joke?

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#5 Post by olwhatshername » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:05 pm

The joke is that Tally Hall can get their crazy fans to join a cult.
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#6 Post by coz » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:06 pm

NivekBackwards wrote:It is incredibly elaborate, but... what will come of it. I mean, by itself, it is a believable website, albeit a silly one, and it really does seem almost real, but it isn't.

What's....the joke?
only time will tell.
p.s. what is ARG?
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#7 Post by NivekBackwards » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:10 pm

"We'll start a fake foundation, a non-profit organization."

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#9 Post by olwhatshername » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:03 am

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Re: Welcome to Now?

#10 Post by olwhatshername » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:09 pm

Look at the pamphlet under "Resources." On the very bottom there's a quote from Andrew (3:1)... I don't think that exists.

Sorry if this is getting old but I'm very intrigued by this!
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#11 Post by marbar15 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:36 pm

i'm also very confused.
if tally hall is behind it then it makes sense. and they have a lot of time on their hand.
if not... i dont even know

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#12 Post by NivekBackwards » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:05 pm

No, its safe to say Tally Hall is behind this. For one thing, most of the "spokespeople" listed in the credits of the episode went to Michigan, and are friends of the band (Thanks facebook, you make being creepy so much easier)

Secondly, apart from this website, there is no mention of this foundation anywhere else on the internet, even though the website claims its supporters include "7 former presidents, the Pope, 23 Senators, 154 Pulitzer Prize winners, 19 Olympians, thousands of individuals"

Next piece of evidence: In one of the testimonials, Jeremy Sr. claims he found the website using the program "stumbleupon", which actually is a fantastic firefox addon, I highly recommend checking it out (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/138), once you do, you'll procrastinate on everything, and never know what you did without it. BUT, the problem is that stumbleupon did not have a record of welcometonow.org

So its safe to say this is fake. Also: just look at it, its incredibly silly!

(I investigated welcometonow for like, half an hour last night, I don't want you guys thinking I'm crazy or anything, I just was curious about it)

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#13 Post by olwhatshername » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:19 pm

i asked people on yahoo answers who that celebrity woman is in the "contributors" section in the bottom right of the "about page" but no one has figured it out yet. anyone know?

i also sent an email to the address and am considering the snail mail too... but maybe we should wait till next week to see if there's anything else in the next episode about it?


also, stumbleupon is a wondrous, wondrous thing.
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#14 Post by toujourstally » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:26 pm

I wonder what would happen if you sent something to the NYC address.

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#15 Post by coz » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:56 pm

toujourstally wrote:I wonder what would happen if you sent something to the NYC address.
I wonder what would happen if you VISITED that NYC address....
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#16 Post by olwhatshername » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:50 am

coz wrote:
toujourstally wrote:I wonder what would happen if you sent something to the NYC address.
I wonder what would happen if you VISITED that NYC address....

Which is exactly what an ARG is all about...

But I still think we should wait for more info before we start sending/visiting/etc
(Also I checked Google Maps street view and it's nothing interesting.)

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Re: Welcome to Now?

#17 Post by DoctorThunder » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:11 am

olwhatshername wrote:(Also I checked Google Maps street view and it's nothing interesting.)
So it's not an evil lair in the middle of an active volcano?

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Re: Welcome to Now?

#18 Post by olivergringold » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:14 am

I E-Mailed the @welcometonow addy long before the site went live.

It was Andrew.
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#19 Post by olwhatshername » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:26 pm

how did you know about it before it went live?
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Re: Welcome to Now?

#20 Post by coz » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:33 pm

olwhatshername wrote:how did you know about it before it went live?
Oliver found it and informed me, like.... musta been a year ago or so.
It wasn't really put together back then and there was no telling what it would be or why. Also, it was shortly thereafter locked up tight. That Olly's a |33+ h4x0rz.
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