Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Hunt for a Banana Split Is On 143

So the promised update has happened overnight, thanks to Maven, Scoutpost, and LotteryTicket for staying up and discussing all the updates.



This is now the front page of the DamonCarltonandaPolarBear.com website. All the old posts seem to have been removed. Also the RonieMidfewArts URL redirects to this page as well. (although the old one can still be seen by going to http://roniemidfewarts.com/i/)

This is a grid of 16 picture frames and a 'Hub' link. As you can see all but one of the question marks are white with the last one being red. It appears that this arrangement was 17 picture frames to start with, but one was removed during the night. According to Smokey Cup on the DarkUFO discussion the 14th frame isthe one that has been removed as it was an exact duplicate.

When the first picture or the Hub link is clicked this is what is displayed :



Appearing to be a promotional poster for a club night on Sundae(sic) the 16th of August, presented by "Dharma Initiative", in the background are 9 Dharma symbols, and the image of the leg and foot has four toes. If you go to the myspace link at the bottom of the page you see lots of information. Firstly a new venue address, an email address to get put on the guest list, and also that there will be a special guest DJ'ing.



Looking at the Twitter site for Thee Mike B (note two ee's not three like on the poster) it says the special guest will be John Locke.

These people are real club night organisers and it will be interesting to see what will happen at the event. If anyone is going please let us know by emailing the admins.

The new address on the myspace site is interesting as the original address on the poster appears to be for the Holywood walk of fame where Judy Garland's star is located. Also Steve Aoki's Twitter page shows a reference to Season 5 Episode 11 which is directed by Bobby Roth, who also directed Season 3's episode "The Man Behind The Curtain". The Wizard of Oz link is made again in regard to Lost.

There are also a couple of other items on the new DCaaPB site, mostly just information but I'm posting them for completeness :



So, these are "hints." Some will lead to physical places, some just take you to another website. But the end result, a.k.a. the coolest part of the fun, can be achieved just by s taying in your house. No need to stand up, get dressed and start flailing your arms to your waiting car, because everyone will have a chance to get to the end result, as long a s you're online and stay tuned to this website. We'll give you everything you need to know... and soon.

If you're on this webpage, it means you're onto something very cool. We admit it. You got us. But, please keep in mind that you can participate right from your living room. Sometimes, it might even help not to go anywhere at all. But everything can happen for you, and you'll have a great experience, just staying at home watching our website(s). Which is cool. There is no alternate reality, just reality. And if you do find yourself wanting to go somewhere outside of your house because of this webpage, even after us telling you it's not necessary, no matter where you live, we ask you to be courteous, extremely safe and know we would never ask you to do anything against the law or that could put you or anyone else in harm's way. We would never ask you to trespass and just like your Driver's Ed teacher, we discourage speeding or any sort of unsafe driving. To sum it up, everyone has a chance to get what we got, no matter where you are, so let's keep it calm, people.



Update 05:30(EST)

Matt D has emailed us to say that he was browsing through the Dim Mak blog page and came across a link for Style Shark (WARNING - some adult content), which is an online magazine with photographs from club nights.

When browsing through the archive of the site he found this picture which appears to show the picture frames used on the new DCaaPB web site. This could just be coincidence, and the frames used are stock images of frames that can be freely used, but the photo is quite amusing and reminds me of Duane Dibley from the BBC TV series Red Dwarf.





Further Update - It looks like Cobra Snake, that is mentioned on the poster, is also a club photographer and it may be that after the club night event that the Cobra Snake website may have photographs for us to view.

143 comments:

Zort70 said...

Has anyone figured out what the Dharma logos are in the background of the poster ?

The centre one seems to be a question mark.

Apopheniac79 said...

what I see
swan, the arrow, main
pearl, "?", looking glass
flame, hydra, door
not too sure about the last two on the top row

Zort70 said...

Thanks for the list Apopheniac79

I've updated the already very long post with some interesting information from Matt D.

Frank Lapidus said...

There is going to be a SECRET GUEST at the event according to
http://www.myspace.com/bananasplitsundaes.

MIKE B. at his tweeter account says:
"Special guest dj set from John Locke at Bardot tomorrow... Namaste."

Zort70 said...

Thanks Frank, I've just updated the main post with that very information

Tarya said...

Probably nothing but I noticed that on every other Banana Split event poster the address for Bardot is 1737 N. Vine St but on this one it's 1715..?
BananaSplit

Lisa said...

I hate that this started in the night for us easteners. Everyone has such a head start on the rest of us. fun fun fun

Zort70 said...

A few people on the DarkUFO site are saying that the Thee Mike B picture on the BananaSplitSundaes MySpace page is Greg Grunberg, I can see the likeness but I don't think he is.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I just realized I posted this in a dead thread.

Hey maven
I did wake up at 3 this morning but decided to stay in bed. lol

Now I wish I hadn't. Now to go back up and read all the posts!!

thin said...

MikeB and a LAX connection?

http://tinyurl.com/nqo68c

Right side, enlarge to read text

BarbaraJay said...

I tried to get up at 3 am but it didn't happen.

This could be fun.

Scoutpost said...

So help me if Terry O'Quinn shows up at that club tonight, I'm gonna go bananas...I wanted him to show up at Comic Con. oh well, no complaints.

That would be cool, but I wonder where this will lead after tonight?

Scoutpost said...

Also, the quote on Ronie Midfew must refer to this "game"- 15 will be lost, the 16th will be found. Wonder what that means?

thin said...

Terry O Quinn showing up !?! He does sing and play guitar...

I sorta kinda saw this coming back in January, but never envisioned a rapping messianic John Locke.

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.tv.lost/msg/f19be556a3df81c2

Maybe the island has a Lost Hatch with the mirror ball hanging from the ceiling and of course, a smoke machine.

Zort70 said...

thin said...and of course, a smoke machine.

Very good.

Ellen said...

email...
xxoo

Zort70 said...

I wonder how long the hunt will take, will we get a new clue for the next 15 or 16 weeks ?

That would take us close to, but not right up to the new season.

Scoutpost said...

Lost University starts up next month though, I wonder if they'll have both these things running simultaneously? It might be hard to find the time to do both.

Sayid'sgirl said...

16 weeks sould take us to the weekend of Dec. 5th & 6th.

I thought that Lost University started on Dec. 8th when the dvds come out.

maven said...

Good morning! Staying up late last night was fun, and I can't remember the last time I slept until 10AM! LOL

It looks like this "hunt" will be fun and will definitely keep us busy and entertained. The lure of a possible Terry O'Quinn sighting is exciting, but I'm just not the type of person who goes to Hollywood clubs at midnight! LOL There seems to be plenty of others who will be going and fill us in.

Scoutpost said...

That's right Sayid's girl...I was thinking about enrollment- that's in September. So if you figured on the calendar right, I guess this would take us to LU and then we do LU until S6 starts.

Scoutpost said...

Good for you maven! I had to get up at 7:30, so hopefully I'll get a nap in...although thinking about the rest of my day, I may not! uh oh :O

Don't guess I'll wait up til midnight tonight to see what is posted, I'll have to wait until tomorrow. I'm ready for the pace to pick up on this...or at least to know a little what we're working toward.

maven said...

I just love that Darlton really appreciates us fans and want to keep us together as a group one more long hiatus by keeping us busy with this hunt and LU! Thank you Darlton!

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thin said...

The Lostpedia twitter has some interesting factoids, one of which is the twitter page for Damon_Lindelof is suspected to be bogus (duh!)

The poster address of 1715 is apparently where Judy Garland's Hollywood Walk of Fame star is (did someone here mention this in an earlier post?)

You can RSVP for tonight's event - http://bit.ly/yHjTM

MOSH PIT!!!
I love to head bang with my walker!

http://twitter.com/lostpedia

Sorry if these have been mentioned before.

Zort70 said...

Thin, yes it is mentioned on the main page as the 1715 number does seem important, I don't think it is a simple mistake.

No problem in talking about anything, it's getting interesting !

Takes a Village said...

My internet was out this morning,so I missed the opening action.I was able to get online about an hour ago.Reading the comments was like fast forwarding through a movie. It seems like there will be fun,fun,fun,till Lost returns. Those old frames remind me of the ones that changed, when Miles went ghosting at Grandma's.

Ellen said...

oops! forgot to sign in earlier...so, email! :D
xxoo

MadAriad said...

Hey! Finally checking in after a whole day of no internet.

So Cool!!

I will have more time to mess around with all this tomorrow, have a good night everyone!

(Nice to "see" you, TAV!)

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maven said...

You can follow Hollywood_Bob on Twitter. He's a poster on DarkUFO's forum and is going to Bardot tonight.

twitter.com/Hollywood_Bob

Sayid'sgirl said...

I know he's picked up 16 followers in 20 minutes. ;)

maven said...

They open in 1/2 an hour. Hope this Hollywood Bob gets in!

Sayid'sgirl said...

So do I. I hope if he does something happens early on and not at the end of the evening. It's 12:30, but I think I can stay up for awhile. :)

maven said...

He's arrived and standing in line. Posted a twitterpic.

Sayid'sgirl said...

A Dharma Logo. Cool!

maven said...

He says there are 15 people in line and he's at the end of it.

Twitpic

maven said...

Sayid'sgirl: You are following him, too. Should I continue posting updates here?

Sayid'sgirl said...

I don't see why not.

maven said...

Last pic

Some regular club goers show up.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Looks like it's just you and me tonight maven.
I expected some west coasters tonight. It's not to late this time.
Is Lottery Ticket in the US?

Thunderstorm said...

I'm not a regular, but I'm here.

Hollywood Bob is a hero!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Funny thing is I was on Google maps today looking for the bardot.

I seen that building but didn't know it was Capitol Records. lol

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hi Thunderstorm.
Welcome. Do you twitter? Are you following Hollywood_Bob?

maven said...

Hi, Thunderstorm! I think Lottery Ticket is in Central Time.

Capitol Records Building across the street.

maven said...

"The line is getting funnier with these Hollywood club chicks starting to mix with the Losties."

maven said...

They're going in! Some poor dude has to check IDs.

Sayid'sgirl said...

This is from Dark's forum.

by Xanthippe on Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:52 am

Looks like slashfilm's Peter Sciretta is also tweeting this too: http://twitter.com/slashfilm
Oops, I mean: http://twitter.com/JonathanZuniga

He posted a picture of the same Dharma Logo as Hollywood Bob from a different angle: http://img35.yfrog.com/i/10rg.jpg/ It looks like a turntable?

Thunderstorm said...

No, I don't twitter but I am following Hollywood Bob just from the webpage.

Looks like a turntable on the logo.

maven said...

Here's someone else to follow: http://twitter.com/JonathanZuniga

maven said...

You beat me, Sayid'sgirl! LOL

Thunderstorm said...

Black Rock!!!

Sayid'sgirl said...

lol Ordering a beer. I hope Bob doesn't get drunk and forget to take pictures. ;)

maven said...

Wonder if there's a minimum at these places, or maybe he's trying to fit in! lol

maven said...

He took a blurry shot of the DJ booth. Says nothing out of the ordinary inside.

Sayid'sgirl said...

You've got a point. It's been awhile since I've been out.

maven said...

Gallery of paintings

Says there's around 30, but only one of interest is the ship: could be Black Rock.

Thunderstorm said...

http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Blackrockportrait.jpg

it is the Black Rock

Sayid'sgirl said...

Bob says you can tell the Losties from the regular crowd.

maven said...

"yea you can definately tell who is here for LOST and who is here to just party" in reply to TechnoPrep

Sayid'sgirl said...

unfortunately my brain is begining to melt.
I'll look forward to your posts in the morning maven.

maven said...

Hatch at the DJ Booth?

maven said...

Good night. I'll keep updating his tweets here until I fade, too!

Scoutpost said...

Hey I'm checking in finally. Went to the grocery store and had to unload and put away etc. haha what a contrast to the partiers at the Bardot!

Ok so I need to follow Hollywood_Bob and Jonathan Zuniga? is that all so far?

maven said...

Yep, Scoutpost. Hollywood Bob is updating much more often. He's the one to follow.

Scoutpost said...

I wish he would've taken more pictures of the LOST people and the regular clubbers...sounds like mixing the 2 is/was hilarious.

maven said...

Took a pic of his beer can! LOL

maven said...

NOT Dharma Beer!

Scoutpost said...

Yeah you'd think with a picture of the Black Rock and a hatch in there that they'd have some Dharma beer!

Thunderstorm said...

Must be getting buzzed...we just got a shot of the beer can haha

maven said...

Even the frame of the ship picture matches the Black Rock one. Maybe that's one of the things in the empty pic frames?

maven said...

"Music is awesome... A lot of people hanging out waiting for something to happen. My guess is midnight."

Oh, great...staying up past midnight AGAIN! LOL

Scoutpost said...

Yeah really, can't Darlton and Paul plan something while the sun is up? They must have us mistaken for Twilight fans. ;)

LotteryTicket said...

evening
trying to catch up

Scoutpost said...

Wonder if something is happening, or maybe nothing is happening. Haven't seen a tweet from Hollywood Bob in a while now.

maven said...

He's taking pic of other people taking pics of the Black Rock painting. lol

maven said...

Yeah, Lottery Ticket is here, too!

Scoutpost said...

From Jonathan Zuniga: DJ AM Dharma Jumpsuit and Four Toed Statue logo. Sick music!!

maven said...

DJ Booth with 4-Toed Statue logo by Jonathon Zuniga

maven said...

LOL...Scoutpost...why don't I let you post the updates for a while. Let me know when you want me to take over.

Scoutpost said...

From Hollywood Bob: In front of the dj booth there is now a dharma jumsuit hanging backwards. On the back is the dharma symbol with dj am written in the middle

Scoutpost said...

haha- sure Maven...the tweets were coming less frequently, but I'm sure it will pick up once things start to happen.

maven said...

he just posted a video!

Scoutpost said...

From Hollywood Bob:

Here is a shot

And video!!! 3gs rules!

LotteryTicket said...

Video! Hope his battery does die!

LotteryTicket said...

Are we thinking that something happening at midnight?

maven said...

It's Bob's opinion...that's all we've got to go on now.

Scoutpost said...

LT- Well that's just a "feeling" Hollywood Bob has, don't think there's any official "when" things are going to start.

Scoutpost said...

Maven and I are double posting! ;)

maven said...

I'll keep quiet for a while! LOL

Zort70 said...

Update via email -

jackshannon: Just saw young Ben Linus @ Bardot for the LOST ARG, wonder what's going to happen...lots of cell phone pictures being taken here 8 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Sterling Beaumon is at Bardot right now and is being herded around by the ARG people.

maven said...

Isn't Sterling under 21? LOL

Scoutpost said...

ok Zort- you post updates from jackshannon and I'll post them from Hollywood Bob...unless I get behind and then maven can pick up.

Scoutpost said...

yeah...how did they get Sterling in there?!

LotteryTicket said...

@nmedrud

is also twitterer at the party

LotteryTicket said...

http://twitpic.com/e7qha

maven said...

Thanks, LT.

Scoutpost said...

You have to wonder what the reaction to all this will be by all the regular clubbers there tonight. LOL

maven said...
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Scoutpost said...

From Hollywood Bob:

Little Ben is here

Music stop

Scoutpost said...

don't worry about it maven! if we double post too much we can delete!

Scoutpost said...

From Jonathan Zuniga:

I think young Ben Linus is on stage pumping up the lost viral. actuallyitsketchup.com. first frame shown

Scoutpost said...

go to actuallyitsketchup.com!!

Scoutpost said...

At www.actuallyitsketchup.com:

In celebration of LOST's final season and as a project of fan appreciation, 16 top designers and artists, who are also fans of the show, were commissioned to create artwork celebrating one of the series' most memorable, and unforgettable, "water cooler" moments. This ultimate "fan art" was then turned into labor intensive, hand-pulled screen prints, limited to an edition of just 300, with less than 200 available to the public through our websites. Each beautiful poster tells its own different story, allowing the fan to relive memorable and influential moments in an artistic manner, as the show's storied run comes to a close. Once this limited edition print has sold out, they will never be printed again. Celebrate the fandom, community and family created by one of televisions' greatest shows by hanging a little part of it's history, inspiration and influence on your wall.

Please allow 3-4 weeks delivery. No edition number requests can be fulfilled and each print will be shipped individually, so we can cannot combine shippi ng costs. Due to the fragile nature of hand-applied screen printing, these posters are promised in mint to near mint condition. Small differences in coloring and ot her minor defects are part of the uniqueness of these art pieces. Due to the limited nature o f this project, here will be no refunds, exchanges or replacements. Customer Service inquiries can be sent to TGCustomerService@gmail.com.

maven said...

This is fabulous! "Sale Starts Soon". WHEN?

LotteryTicket said...

WHAT!

Scoutpost said...

The first piece of artwork is Hurley related and has all kinds of memorable Hurley moments depicted in it. It will cost $50.

Scoutpost said...

From Hollywood Bob:

Here u go

LotteryTicket said...

So each poster will be character centric?

Scoutpost said...

from Hollywood Bob:

Actor who plays little Ben was in the house

maven said...

So this "hunt" is really just releasing each artist's print? Are they all $50 each? Is money going to charity?

Scoutpost said...

LT- I wonder...but don't really know. Maybe so.

I think that's probably it. So I guess they're just going to reveal this fanart in very creative ways. marketing, marketing, marketing....LOL

Scoutpost said...

good questions maven. I wonder if the $$ is going to the artists?

maven said...

I think I'm disappointed. :(

Scoutpost said...

me too, the art is cool, but it's been such a ploy!

Scoutpost said...

it says "16 designers and artists were commissioned..." wonder what all kind of artwork they'll have?

Thunderstorm said...

Hollywood Bob posted two websites but the other one LostArtUnderground didn't work for me, did anyone get it to work?

maven said...

The artists must be the "found" 16.

maven said...

no, lostartunderground does not work for me, either.

LotteryTicket said...

That's $800 for the set. What a deal.

Scoutpost said...

I don't know Thunderstorm- everything I saw from Hollywood Bob, I've posted in the comments above.

Scoutpost said...

I didn't even get the "lostartunderground" tweet...why?

Scoutpost said...

ok just got it...doesn't work for me either.

From Hollywood Bob:

There is a second site I missed at the begining. It is called close to something like lostundergroundart.com

maven said...

Scoutpost: He posted it about 12 min. ago. Said there were two sites.

Thunderstorm said...

Lost University is about the DVD...this was about selling paintings...

Last year they had that leaderboard where you had to pimp out people's emails to get points...

An ARG should/could be simple, cheap and easy. You could do it with one website and one writer...you don't need fancy graphics, gimmicks or any of that, just a story that ties into the actual show, officially. A puzzle.

Isn't that all that people want?

Oh, well, maybe there's something else on the horizon besides this.

maven said...

He wasn't sure if he heard it right.

Scoutpost said...

I doubt it Thunderstorm. At comic con they said it was all about the fans and they seem to have had that in mind when they commissioned this art. I think it's this and LU and that's it!

marketing, marketing, marketing....

Thunderstorm said...

Not trying to be negative, folks, it's just a little underwhelming.

I do have to say that the Hurley painting is really cool.

maven said...

Thunderstorm: Yes, this is definitely disappointing to me. Seems like a lot of hype right now for selling DVD's (especially the Blu-Ray version) and now paintings of "fanart" from professional artists. Like I said before, where is that $50 going? Into the artist's pockets or to some charity?

Scoutpost said...

agreed...to both points Thunderstorm.

They're also auctioning off set pieces/props in May...guess they want fans to take a little piece of LOST with them when they go.

maven said...

I guess each reveal of the artworks might be interesting. But something tells me, by tomorrow that print will be in the first frame on the new DC&PB.

Scoutpost said...

I can see where they're hearts are in the right place -trying to thank the fans- but I think we would've been happier with an ARG! LOL

maven said...

Well, time to call it a night....glad I didn't go to Bardot's!

Thunderstorm said...

Unless someone beats me to it, here's a really nice picture of the Black Rock painting...

http://img16.yfrog.com/i/jmaz.jpg/

Scoutpost said...

Yeah, at least I know not to stay up for these things anymore...I can wait until morning.

Good night maven!

Thunderstorm said...

The Mysteries of the Universe thing is still out there, right?

Maybe they will give us some 'TRUE' easter eggs inside of it. I really dig the 'In Search Of...' vibe of it.

Scoutpost said...

Yeah the Mysteries of the Universe thing is neat...but they have said that the Dharma Initiative won't play a role in S6...so I don't expect too much from it.

Scoutpost said...

Think I'm going to take my underwhelmed self to bed as well. Good night all!

LotteryTicket said...

Night. I'm gone too.

Zort70 said...

After what seems to be an anti climax, I've created a NEW POST.

Anonymous said...

I think there were (maybe) 3 clues that no one picked up on. first When "Little Ben" appeared, he is in a "hoodie". Does that mean this is "evil little Ben"??????
On the main "painting" page, it looks like there is room for a few more paintings to be hung. So 16 may not be the number (yes I know it is one of "the" numbers - so my therory may not work).
Also on DC&aPB.com they say "the coolest part of the fun, can be achieved just by s taying in your house. No need to stand up, get dressed and start flailing your arms to your waiting car". So most of what ever happens is going to be presented to us via the web.

Rich and Creamy said...

Hey that's me in the last photo! I'm glad you find me amusing =D. I'd like to think I'm a fun person hahahah.