A new Joker text has spawned the hunt for the next WSS viral website, Bruce was sent this version of the message:
OK clown, I see one last test of skill in your future. Post this where everyone can see it: BABEL
Others received these words — LAM, BOB, BLAM, ZEAL, BABEL, ZOOM, ME, MAZE, LAB, AMBLE
Which leads us to the “Bamboozle” page: www.whysoserious.com/bamboozle
Here we see a fortune telling machine, (much like that creepy one in the Tom Hanks movie “Big”).
Clicking each of the buttons reveals tickets with some fortune and an extra taped on message from The Joker.
You will get your heart’s desire. Too bad you’re an addict.
You will come to the attention of people in high places. Like crazed hilltop snipers.
You will live in interesting times. Interesting to historians. Like the Black Plague.
You will meet someone tall, dark and handsome who you will share your life with. They’ll route your bank funds into an untraceable Carribbean account.
You will come into great wealth. After an industrial accident. You’ll be blind. Deaf. Completely paralyzed. But rich.
Now would be a good time to leave your job. Twenty years flipping burgers is long enough.
Children will influence a major decision. Who knows. You might have married her anyway.
You will have a breakthrough in your career. Your boss will take credit.
You will have an opportunity for a good investment. House of Pies stock is shooting up.
Don’t assume you know what is going on at work. But yes, there are photos. And yes, they will stand up in court.
You will make money, if not for you, then for an organization. Like the IRS.
You will unexpectedly need help today, and the response of friends will surprise you. They’ll take video. Send it to your boss. Your wife. It’ll go viral.
Money is heading your way. But you’re a moving target. Too bad.
Expect a promotion. Expect it to be humiliating.
You will soon receive a gift If your lawyer calls and says don’t answer the door, there’s a reason.
You can expect an inheritance. One of those genetic things that predict a short and miserable life. It will also explain why your ears look like that.
Someone who currently doubt is telling the truth Saying you are the prophet of a new religion won’t help. The voices were wrong. They weren’t free samples.
Beware of false information regarding a loved one. But that thing about the affair? That’s true. Sorry.
Beware of unexpected windfalls. Vegans are especially flatuent.
A new person will enter your life. Your cellmate. The voices will tell him you’re a demon.
An acquantaince will approach you with a business offer. Anyone stupid enough to use a fortune-telling machine will think it’s a great offer. You probably date a pagan.
A small kindness will lead to unexpected benefits. After several thousand dollars, things will mostly be okay. Just give up and throw out your mattress.
Cancel the trip you planned this week Take the trip-dysentery. Stay home-salmonella. Either way you lose weight.
Your star is climbing. You’ll be a celebrity. The Darwin awards are a kind of fame.
14 of these clues have cutouts:
The name of the fortune teller is “Epyttnelis” which is “SilentType” backwards — the name of a SHH forum member that compiled an overall Gotham City map given the snippets seen across the viral sites. Using this map and a co-ordinate system corresponding to the numbers in the corners of the tickets, the tickets cover two squares with the cut outs in each of the 14 giving numbers of a street. Applying these in the order that the tickets can be retrieved we get a sequence of numbers — hitting the buttons in this order (22 1 5 3 4 17 14) reveals the winning ticket and a link to the tent’s exit and onto the Overture.
3 = 8G = 22nd
5 = 3P = 1st
9 = 6M = 5th
14 = 3L = 3rd
17 = 2F = 4th
21 = 5H = 17th
23 = 6E = 14th