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ProShrink
Kilroy

Joined: 12 Apr 2017
Posts: 2

lot2046.com

Unsure if this is an ARG or just being marketed with the complexity and strange messages of one.

www.lot2046.com
https://soundcloud.com/user-788320148

I am at work for the day. Let me know if any of you try calling the phone number:

https://lot2046-images.s3.amazonaws.com/press/desktop/lot_2046_60.jpg

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:53 am
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themightymooker
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Joined: 29 Nov 2015
Posts: 109
Location: Not Quite Lincoln, NE

Lots to parse through here. I made no progress on the soundcloud. The website is odd...it feels like a standard online store but with...more going on? I'm uncertain about its ARG potential, but here's what I got from the image:

We have a quotation from
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Romans 8:38


We have the date, which
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coincides with Mardi Gras, which is, of course, a Christian celebration which comes before Ash Wednesday


We have a temperature and an indication of relative humidity. Maybe we need to cross-reference the temperature with a location during Mardi Gras this year? 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit is pretty warm for February (assuming we're talking about the northern hemisphere where February indicates Winter), which potentially shrinks our search. It's an idea.

Lastly, we have the phone number. A Google search yielded nothing, (although 628 is a San Francisco area code), so I called it. I got no ring tone, just an immediate recording telling me the person I was calling hadn't set up their voice mailbox. Pretty disappointing. Also, the temperature doesn't match up with San Fran on February 28th of this year.

Hope my initial work helps out in some way!

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catherwood
I Have 100 Cats and Smell of Wee

Joined: 25 Sep 2002
Posts: 4101
Location: Silicon Valley, CA

themightymooker wrote:
We have a temperature and an indication of relative humidity.
Don't look at the image above, but compare the footer you get in your browser when you view it. I'll wager you see latitude/longitude near your own location as well as your location weather readings.

For example, today I get:
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4/12/2017 12:27:45 PM
The Last Hour, LLC (Perhaps)
For the good death (Rain 63F)
Neither Instagram
Nor Firefox
Nor San Leandro
Nor support @ lot 2046 com
Nor +1 628 444 9791 (Perhaps)
Payments by Stripe
(Jeremiah 29:11)
37.6866,-122.1569
Thanks bye


Yesterday, I saw:
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4/11/2017 3:16:15 PM
The Last Hour, LLC (Perhaps)
For the good death (Clouds 66F)
Neither Instagram
...
(all the rest was identical)

I guess my local weather API didn't give them a humidity number. It senses I'm using Firefox, and picks a city within a 50-mile radius based on my IP address, which is only as accurate as whatever database they are polling.

(btw, welcome ProShrink to Unfiction, where we prefer not to stretch our forum window with superwide images. Either upload as an attachment (which will display a thumbnail) or simply give a link. Thanks)

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4freedom
Kilroy

Joined: 13 Apr 2017
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Well, after visiting their instagram, I texted the number (which also happened to be on their website). After some googling, a russian news site says that the creator is Vadik Marmeladov. I'll let his website speak for itself.

After texting the number, I think this is just a quirky advertising stunt. I could be wrong, but here is the conversation I had with the number, who I assume is Mr. Marmeladov.

EDIT: A bit more, pretty confident it is a quirky lifestyle brand, but I've been wrong before.

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ProShrink
Kilroy

Joined: 12 Apr 2017
Posts: 2

Thank you all for doing the hard work. It is too bad this looks like a dead end. Would have been exciting to find something with this. Maybe Marmeladov has other intentions for the future of this brand.

catherwood wrote:
(btw, welcome ProShrink to Unfiction, where we prefer not to stretch our forum window with superwide images. Either upload as an attachment (which will display a thumbnail) or simply give a link. Thanks)


Also, thank you for the welcome! I have updated the original post.

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