A note from FedEx on Monday alerted me to a delivery attempt during a time when I wasn’t available to receive packages. After some careful thinking, I figured that the package was one of the Harvey Dent press packages that some others have been receiving. The next day, as I arrived home, I saw not one but two packages waiting to be opened. It was like my birthday, except without all of the feeling old and stuff. And while one of the packages was, indeed, a Harvey Dent swag explosion (more on that tomorrow), it was the other that has me scratching my head. For you see, unlike the tidy folder that held the Dark Knight promo material, the other package contained… broken headphones. Broken headphones wrapped in a single sheet from Monday’s “The Guardian”.
For a few more pictures, and the rest of the details, read on. Maybe you can help us figure out this mystery!
I took a closer look at the headphones, and noticed a copious amount of black electrical tape at the top, and lo and behold, I found a message scratched into the mass of tape: I WAS BLIND. There was nothing else strange about the headphones — I even unravelled the tape near the plug, but there was nothing hidden underneath. This led me to the newspaper next, which is where I noticed the next clue — some of the letters on the front page were blacked out, by hand.
Reading left to right, top to bottom, revealed this message: AND NOW WE ARE 3. At least, that’s what I think the message says — the last number is the first digit from the Friday closing price of Bear Stearns shares, which is being reported at $30.
So, color me stumped. If anyone out there has an idea as to what this is all about, be sure to comment here and let us in on the secret. If it helps any, the package originated from the UK, but because we value privacy, that’s all we’ll say about the sender.