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Why So Serious — Red Balloons June 26th, 2008

The Joker sent out another round of pic­ture mes­sages to the lucky hold­ers of the prize phones,

To find the next sideshow, share these with your fel­low goons. There’s no sub­sti­tu­tion for fun.

The pic­tures looked like this and were labelled 1A, 3B, etc. to form a larger grid:

Section of Grid

In this grid there are 21 dis­tinct shapes, each of which can be assigned a let­ter. From this pat­tern of 21 let­ters, a sub­sti­tu­tion cypher (as hinted in the text mes­sage) can be applied to reveal the message:

Color me impressed. Just use the sec­ond let­ter of the fourth word to the right of each cir­cled five-letter word to find out where to go from here

This applies to the new Ha Ha Ha Times, reveal­ing “Red Bal­loons” and hence:


This presents us with another flash game with the appar­ent aim of inflat­ing and burst­ing bal­loons to get points. At a cer­tain point of infla­tion the clown eyes turn blue — when they are all blue a ticket pops out which links to “Inept Lack­eys”.

Hired goons are so unre­li­able these days. That’s why I only employ the ones that grad­u­ated from the top of their class at Clown Col­lege (and being opera-lovers didn’t hurt, either). But Maroni’s got his hands full with inept lack­eys like lit­tle Ste­vie and Romeo, Romeo, where­fore art thou, Romeo? I’ll tell you where they are: sit­tin’ pretty with a smile on their face. They tried to resched­ule their pick up ser­vice at Pasquale’s, but things didn’t go accord­ing to plan.


Pasquale’s has a tele­phone num­ber for which the pass­code is “Verdi” (83734).

Thanks for the heads up Pierre!

The Ha Ha Ha Times disgraces issue 3 June 25th, 2008

We’ve been await­ing this update since the arrival of the third issue of The Gotham Times, now The Ha Ha Ha times has updated to reveal a defaced and dis­graced Gotham Times edi­tions with the tra­di­tional red Joker scrawl­ings, blotches, clip­pings and post-its.

Thanks Csam Cram!

Pasquale’s Bistro June 24th, 2008

Bryan has sent in a new viral web­site, the bistro of the fella that was inter­viewed in Gotham Tonight #2:

Pasquale’s Bistro

Gotham Tonight #2 is online June 23rd, 2008

The sec­ond episode of Gotham Tonight is online at the Gotham City News net­work. You can still catch the first episode in their archive

Gotham Tonight looks at the tragic, mys­te­ri­ous, and flam­boy­ant life of bil­lion­aire play­boy Bruce Wayne. Born into enor­mous wealth, Bruce’s life changed for­ever when he wit­nessed the shoot­ing deaths of his par­ents in down­town Gotham.

GCN’s pre­mier news pro­gram looks at Bruce’s life then, and now. Gotham Tonight gets exclu­sive com­ment from Dis­trict Attor­ney Har­vey Dent, who’s rumored to be dat­ing Bruce’s old friend Rachel Dawes. And GT also exam­ines the ascent of Bruce Wayne to CEO of Wayne Enter­prises — what is the eco­nomic giant plan­ning now?

Watch it on Com­cast Chan­nel One or right here at GCN.

At the end of this edi­tion, two more episodes were con­firmed for the upcom­ing weeks, one set to pro­file our old friend, Jim Gordon.

Second Gotham Tonight — Comcast On Demand June 21st, 2008

For those with access, you can now find the sec­ond Gotham Tonight episode on the Com­cast On Demand ser­vice. Reports say that we get a nice view of Bruce Wayne’s new pent­house as well as some spe­cially filmed con­tent from Aaron Eck­hart and Chris­t­ian Bale — more big actors get­ting involved with the viral now!

Gotham Tonight #2 will be hit­ting the GCN web­site this Monday.

New Jim Gordon email June 20th, 2008

Jim has sent out an email to all MCU per­son­nel — could this relate to the dock activ­ity we saw yesterday?

To all MCU personnel,

With the probe into money laun­der­ing oper­a­tions of the Gotham mobs well under­way, I wanted to thank you for all your hard work and ask you all to keep your eyes open.

We all know that the mob can be quite inge­nious when it comes to money laun­der­ing schemes. MCU must be just as inge­nious in try­ing to root these schemes out.

Please, in your every­day life – as well as your work on the job – keep a look­out for any­thing out of the ordi­nary that may sig­nal a money laun­der­ing scheme. Over­heard con­ver­sa­tions, sus­pi­cions of stores you fre­quent, etc. Every­thing is fod­der for this crit­i­cal investigation.

If you have any leads, tips, or infor­ma­tion that can help the Major Crimes Unit crack this murky net­work of banks, busi­nesses, and the peo­ple who run them, do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me.


Updates on GCN June 20th, 2008

The Com­cast Gotham Cable News net­work has updated with a sec­tion ded­i­cated to Bat­man Sight­ings — con­tent sub­mit­ted by cit­i­zens of Gotham [fans] where they have wit­nessed or seen signs of the caped cru­sader, how­ever dubious.

There is also a pre­view of the next Gotham Tonight episode, show­ing a snip­pet of Aaron Eck­hart as Har­vey Dent, talk­ing about Bruce Wayne.

Why So Serious — Laugh Til It Hurts June 19th, 2008

Looks like the Joker is up to his mis­chief again. Bruce, a proud owner of a Joker phone, has just got a text from humanresources@​whysoserious.​com, reading:

Wel­come to Short-Attention-Span-Theater: Lash Guilt Thru Unit (-un)”

Which works out as “Laugh Til It Hurts” and takes us to the new flash game:


New Acme Secu­rity Sys­tems page found:


And a flash of The Joker towards the end of the video…

Thanks Bruce!

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