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(Some Guy)   OctSurprise.com now has a countdown to Sunday October 21, under which is written tantalizing words: "One of your presidential candidates isn't being honest with you". One?   (octsurprise.com) divider line
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2012-10-18 8:59:10 AM  

Theory Of Null: So what artist or band is it for? who is releasing an album on Oct 22?



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2012-10-18 9:21:54 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: And was quickly taken out of context and spun. Still no reason for me to like Romney, but fair is fair.

Errr... no it wasn't. The only context here is that Mitt thought we wouldn't find out about it.


The context was "a closed fundraiser" and they showed it out of that closed fundraiser, therefore "out of context," you see.

/Fox News logic
 
2012-10-18 9:36:59 AM  

impaler: HeartBurnKid: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: And was quickly taken out of context and spun. Still no reason for me to like Romney, but fair is fair.

Errr... no it wasn't. The only context here is that Mitt thought we wouldn't find out about it.

The context was "a closed fundraiser" and they showed it out of that closed fundraiser, therefore "out of context," you see.

/Fox News logic


We can use that logic in many ways.

It's also OK to cheat on your wife, so long as it's in secret. If someone gets proof of your cheating and shows your wife, that evidence is out of context.
 
2012-10-18 9:44:27 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: It's also OK to cheat on your wife, so long as it's in secret. If someone gets proof of your cheating and shows your wife, that evidence is out of context.


I'm pretty sure my wife would cut my penis off if I tried this. not worth the risk.
 
2012-10-18 10:00:54 AM  

ManateeGag: rufus-t-firefly: It's also OK to cheat on your wife, so long as it's in secret. If someone gets proof of your cheating and shows your wife, that evidence is out of context.

I'm pretty sure my wife would cut my penis off if I tried this. not worth the risk.


Hey, it's Fox News logic. I didn't say it was based in reality.
 
2012-10-18 10:04:27 AM  

xander450: ....aaaaand then I found that he just posted this:

Cuvis the Conqueror @Godkarmachine
@octsurprise I'd hate to think one of our presidential candidates was ever gonna give us up!
....
October Surprise @OctSurprise
@Godkarmachine or tell a lie to hurt you

Yup.


This tweet:

@OctSurprise Which candidate will make you cry? Or say goodbye?

Was favorited by @OctSurprise.

FWIW.
 
2012-10-18 10:07:23 AM  
I'm curious as to why they went with octsurprise.com when octobersurprise.com was available as well....
 
2012-10-18 10:52:09 AM  
Comes out October 22.

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2012-10-18 11:58:08 AM  
What I hope it is: Romney amending his return for 2011 to take the whole charitable deduction.

What I think it is: Bullshiat.
 
2012-10-18 12:00:33 PM  

PreMortem: Drink your Ovaltine?


Son of a biatch!

youseTrollinBoxxy.jpg

/adjusts tinfoilhat
 
2012-10-18 12:05:36 PM  

Nemosomen: What I hope it is: Romney amending his return for 2011 to take the whole charitable deduction.

What I think it is: Bullshiat.


At first i was like "hmmm..." but then I was all like "as if". This is the 4th similar stunt of called bullshiat on.
 
2012-10-18 12:38:22 PM  
Ok for anyone new to the thread I'll re-consolidate all the info that was used to trackback and expose these guys.

First everyone did a whois on octsurprise.com, naturally. Of course that is privately registered so we had to find connecting sites to try to dig into.

Fark user MrEricSir ran a reverse search on the IP itself to find the link to pausetime.com (that site brings up AV alerts, surf at your own risk), which in turn led to Anthony Maro and this address.

I took a different route when I googled and came across the wiowsa connection and did a whois for whatisoccupywallstreetabout.

No name available but it did have an email address which is also associated with a site named scatterfamily.com, a quick whois of that site led to Jeffery Hopwood and is registered to this address two blocks from the other.

It's fairly simple after that to google the names and find the http://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonymaroLinkedin info on Anthony as well as on Jeffery to see that they not only live near each other, but also work together at Discovery.

Then Fark user elchip googled the two names together and found a reference to "The Greatest Rickroll Ever" having been done by these two guys. Of course they soon deleted that post when they saw we were on to them , but of course they couldn't edit the google cache.

"The Greatest Rickroll Ever" that they refer to is a site they launched in 2007 called "radioheadlp7" which had a countdown timer and promised the latest Radiohead album info when the timer ran out. The band denied all knowledge, but still over 20,000 people signed up and got Rickrolled when the timer finally ran out.

This is the same thing, just a lot sloppier.

I sent Tweets with all of this info to their Twitter account and they promptly blocked me and removed the Tweets from their feed.

Feel free to use any of this info to educate and alert people.
 
2012-10-18 12:45:50 PM  

spelletrader: Feel free to use any of this info to educate and alert people.


Why didn't they get Farkers looking for OBL. Probably could have cleared up that shiat in weeks.
 
2012-10-18 12:47:27 PM  

mrshowrules: spelletrader: Feel free to use any of this info to educate and alert people.

Why didn't they get Farkers looking for OBL. Probably could have cleared up that shiat in weeks.


/shrug this is what us unemployed bomb techs do in our free time.
 
2012-10-18 12:54:34 PM  

spelletrader: Ok for anyone new to the thread I'll re-consolidate all the info that was used to trackback and expose these guys.

First everyone did a whois on octsurprise.com, naturally. Of course that is privately registered so we had to find connecting sites to try to dig into.

Fark user MrEricSir ran a reverse search on the IP itself to find the link to pausetime.com (that site brings up AV alerts, surf at your own risk), which in turn led to Anthony Maro and this address.

I took a different route when I googled and came across the wiowsa connection and did a whois for whatisoccupywallstreetabout.

No name available but it did have an email address which is also associated with a site named scatterfamily.com, a quick whois of that site led to Jeffery Hopwood and is registered to this address two blocks from the other.

It's fairly simple after that to google the names and find the http://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonymaroLinkedin info on Anthony as well as on Jeffery to see that they not only live near each other, but also work together at Discovery.

Then Fark user elchip googled the two names together and found a reference to "The Greatest Rickroll Ever" having been done by these two guys. Of course they soon deleted that post when they saw we were on to them , but of course they couldn't edit the google cache.

"The Greatest Rickroll Ever" that they refer to is a site they launched in 2007 called "radioheadlp7" which had a countdown timer and promised the latest Radiohead album info when the timer ran out. The band denied all knowledge, but still over 20,000 people signed up and got Rickrolled when the timer finally ran out.

This is the same thing, just a lot sloppier.

I sent Tweets with all of this info to their Twitter account and they promptly blocked me and removed the Tweets from their feed.

Feel free to use any of this info to educate and alert people.


You forgot to mention the part where they told kimwim they didn't have genitals.
 
2012-10-18 1:01:28 PM  

utsagrad123:
You forgot to mention the part where they told kimwim they didn't have genitals.


Well I think they were trying to imply that they are female, which cannot be true because there aren't any of those on the internet.

Of course only a guy would think of a female as not having any genitals.

But Oh Em Gee, what if it's been Lance Armstrong all along?
 
2012-10-18 1:08:52 PM  

spelletrader: Well I think they were trying to imply that they are female, which cannot be true because there aren't any of those on the internet.

Of course only a guy would think of a female as not having any genitals.

But Oh Em Gee, what if it's been Lance Armstrong all along?


Heh yeah I know. That is specifically why I used the word "genitals" to begin with, so it would apply to both genders. Obvious trolls are obvious.
 
2012-10-18 1:37:22 PM  

spelletrader: utsagrad123:
You forgot to mention the part where they told kimwim they didn't have genitals.

Well I think they were trying to imply that they are female, which cannot be true because there aren't any of those on the internet.

Of course only a guy would think of a female as not having any genitals.

But Oh Em Gee, what if it's been Lance Armstrong all along?


You forgot the bit where they both work for Discover Communications, which does Animal Planet which is running an Animal Planet Election 2012 site.

Neutered pets don't have genitals.
 
2012-10-18 1:40:55 PM  
Sounds like you guys figured it out and it sounds like they are reading this thread.

Good work guys!
 
2012-10-18 1:43:49 PM  
Oh hey it looks like Anthony Maro pulled his linked in profile. I wonder what his Fark handle is?
 
2012-10-18 1:47:00 PM  

spelletrader: Oh hey it looks like Anthony Maro pulled his linked in profile. I wonder what his Fark handle is?


You don't need one to read comments. Obviously he is reading them. It's awesome how people solved the case here.
 
2012-10-18 1:49:13 PM  
Here Farkers, he is you award for solving the case:

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Sorry Anthony, better luck next time!
 
2012-10-18 1:53:33 PM  

Corvus: spelletrader:
You don't need one to read comments. Obviously he is reading them. It's awesome how people solved the case here.


Oh I know, just teasing him.
 
2012-10-18 2:00:50 PM  

Aexia:
You forgot the bit where they both work for Discover Communications, which does Animal Planet which is running an Animal Planet Election 2012 site.

Neutered pets don't have genitals.


I don't think this is an official Discovery project. They wouldn't have the IP tied to pausetime, and their server is junk - as pointed out by Fark user hutchkc:

hutchkc: I'm going to have to guess a couple people playing games and not an organization of any note. The server is ancient and index.html says it's using IIS 6.0 and has known security vulnerabilites so I am presuming someone is doing it on the cheap or their personal box.


Just a couple of guys reliving their college prank glory days.
 
2012-10-18 2:13:46 PM  

spelletrader: Ok for anyone new to the thread I'll re-consolidate all the info that was used to trackback and expose these guys.

First everyone did a whois on octsurprise.com, naturally. Of course that is privately registered so we had to find connecting sites to try to dig into.

Fark user MrEricSir ran a reverse search on the IP itself to find the link to pausetime.com (that site brings up AV alerts, surf at your own risk), which in turn led to Anthony Maro and this address.

I took a different route when I googled and came across the wiowsa connection and did a whois for whatisoccupywallstreetabout.

No name available but it did have an email address which is also associated with a site named scatterfamily.com, a quick whois of that site led to Jeffery Hopwood and is registered to this address two blocks from the other.

It's fairly simple after that to google the names and find the http://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonymaroLinkedin info on Anthony as well as on Jeffery to see that they not only live near each other, but also work together at Discovery.

Then Fark user elchip googled the two names together and found a reference to "The Greatest Rickroll Ever" having been done by these two guys. Of course they soon deleted that post when they saw we were on to them , but of course they couldn't edit the google cache.

"The Greatest Rickroll Ever" that they refer to is a site they launched in 2007 called "radioheadlp7" which had a countdown timer and promised the latest Radiohead album info when the timer ran out. The band denied all knowledge, but still over 20,000 people signed up and got Rickrolled when the timer finally ran out.

This is the same thing, just a lot sloppier.

I sent Tweets with all of this info to their Twitter account and they promptly blocked me and removed the Tweets from their feed.

Feel free to use any of this info to educate and alert people.


Kudos, guys! The best part is that the Freepers won't figure it out until it happens.
 
2012-10-18 2:15:25 PM  
 
2012-10-18 2:28:22 PM  
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2012-10-18 2:33:01 PM  
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2012-10-18 2:41:59 PM  
 
2012-10-18 2:52:55 PM  

JerseyTim: spelletrader, you got credit on Gawker for this.


I've been trying to fill in some (non-Freeper) sites that are carrying the story, glad they are listening.
 
2012-10-18 3:23:52 PM  

spelletrader: JerseyTim: spelletrader, you got credit on Gawker for this.

I've been trying to fill in some (non-Freeper) sites that are carrying the story, glad they are listening.


I kinda wish you had kept it quiet. It would be awesome to be the only ones in the know.
 
2012-10-18 3:31:33 PM  

eddiesocket: spelletrader: JerseyTim: spelletrader, you got credit on Gawker for this.

I've been trying to fill in some (non-Freeper) sites that are carrying the story, glad they are listening.

I kinda wish you had kept it quiet. It would be awesome to be the only ones in the know.


I'm honestly surprised that no one has connected the dots, probably not enough exposure on it yet. There's no way it would have got through the weekend intact.

Regardless, the conspiracy nuts will still be all in.
 
2012-10-18 3:43:41 PM  

spelletrader: eddiesocket: spelletrader: JerseyTim: spelletrader, you got credit on Gawker for this.

I've been trying to fill in some (non-Freeper) sites that are carrying the story, glad they are listening.

I kinda wish you had kept it quiet. It would be awesome to be the only ones in the know.

I'm honestly surprised that no one has connected the dots, probably not enough exposure on it yet. There's no way it would have got through the weekend intact.

Regardless, the conspiracy nuts will still be all in.


I've been tweeting about it and they blocked me. They realize them blocking me only prevents them from seeing my tweets, not everyone else, right?
 
2012-10-18 3:54:50 PM  
 
2012-10-18 4:02:16 PM  

utsagrad123: Identities have been confirmed!

Good job farkers.


They might actually get more buzz because of the hoax.

The internet is a beautiful thing.
 
2012-10-18 4:04:51 PM  
Concession?

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2012-10-18 4:05:04 PM  
Farkers ... you could have waited about a day or two, no? Well played, Internet, well played.

- October Surprise (@OctSurprise) October 18, 2012


IT'S A RUSE! They DO have something! WE'RE BACK ON, BABY!!!
 
2012-10-18 4:09:57 PM  
Great stuff!
 
2012-10-18 4:10:00 PM  

Hugh2d2: Concession?

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Fark: 1
Trolls: 0
 
2012-10-18 4:16:08 PM  
October Surprise @OctSurprise
Interested farkers, send me an email at mail­[nospam-﹫-backwards]esir­p­ru­stco­*com so we can sort this out.


Anyone wanna take the bait?
 
2012-10-18 4:16:37 PM  

Hugh2d2: October Surprise @OctSurprise
Interested farkers, send me an email at mail[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]esirprustco[* image 7x13]com so we can sort this out.

Anyone wanna take the bait?


Just did...
 
2012-10-18 4:17:30 PM  
It's a trap!
 
2012-10-18 4:17:48 PM  
Cool. Let us know...
 
2012-10-18 4:18:10 PM  
Meddling Farkers
 
2012-10-18 4:19:23 PM  

spelletrader: Hugh2d2: October Surprise @OctSurprise
Interested farkers, send me an email at mail[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]esirprustco[* image 7x13]com so we can sort this out.

Anyone wanna take the bait?

Just did...


I did too. We'll compare notes.
 
2012-10-18 4:19:42 PM  

spelletrader: Hugh2d2: October Surprise @OctSurprise
Interested farkers, send me an email at mail[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]esirprustco[* image 7x13]com so we can sort this out.

Anyone wanna take the bait?

Just did...


Same here.
 
2012-10-18 4:21:24 PM  
I feel like Zander. I just kinda hung around and watched. Didn't really contribute anything to the Scooby Gang that did the real work.
 
2012-10-18 4:25:56 PM  

eddiesocket: spelletrader: JerseyTim: spelletrader, you got credit on Gawker for this.

I've been trying to fill in some (non-Freeper) sites that are carrying the story, glad they are listening.

I kinda wish you had kept it quiet. It would be awesome to be the only ones in the know.


We can leave that to the AboveTopSecret guys. They love being the only ones who know that Obama and Romney are both reptilianasldkjf0q224235

:NO CARRIER:
 
2012-10-18 4:27:43 PM  
They deleted the congrats tweet.
 
2012-10-18 4:36:22 PM  

impaler: Buzzfeeds image:

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x796]

Blurred 990 EZ

[growlersoftware.com image 625x792]


It's Mitt Romney related. See the superimposed, blurry image of Mitt Romney over the document? It's him grinning or laughing.
 
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