Mysterious DVD appears in BB reader's front lawn

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  1. oo, a realtime schizo rant? you really should upload this.. 

    as far as tips, (to start, anyway) is there a file on the disc? if so, what kind?

    you probably don’t want to let it autoplay, at any rate, hah..

  2. Missy Pants says:

    But what’s on it? I need to know what he said about Natalie Wood! 

  3. nixiebunny says:

    I once worked with a lady whose understanding of how video signals made their way from the broadcaster to her eyes was akin to this person’s understanding of how a particular DVD can control which remote control’s button will allow one to hear it.

    Which is to say, not very good.

  4. drono says:

    you should try playing it on Video 1. Maybe press the TV/Video button.

  5. DreamboatSkanky says:

    I wonder what kind of tipper this preacher is?

  6. doniphon says:

    As has been said billions and billions of times on teh Internets: “Congratulations… You opened it!”

  7. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    Oh no, not another AOL disk!

  8. Snig says:

    If you see what looks like statues of angels where you didn’t notice them before, keep your eyes on them, back away, and don’t blink, not even for a second.  Someone will be by for the disk in just a bit.  Or a couple years.  On second thought, if nobody does come by, please leave message for your descendants to expect someone to come by for the disk. 

  9. theophrastvs says:

    That attached note was typed on a typewriter.  That alone should send shivers.  ((he drank all the whiteout))

    • bill_mcgonigle says:

      It’s an old person with a tenuous grip on technology sending himself a note to the future him, who will have forgotten the previous discovery by time it’s seen again.  My grandfather used to over-label everything like this.  He didn’t want to learn how it worked, just wanted to completely codify every step required to make it work.

  10. Jeff Baker says:

    Some TVs will only play audio files on one of it’s inputs. Other inputs require a video signal before it will pass the audio through.
    My bet is it is an audio file burned to a DVD.

    • Rider says:

      My bet is it’s blank DVD placed in the yard by a crazy person.

      • Or the greatest troll in history.  I imagine he, or she, has traveled the world, searching for a plastic surgeon that will give him/her a real-life COOLFACE.JPG.

        When the victim is at the exact moment of total decompensation, our happy little fellow will round the corner and offer “u mad bro?” in American Sign Language.

  11. Phrosty12 says:

    You have seven days.

  12. ChickieD says:

    It would be helpful to insert the disk into a DVD drive and view the files on the DVD to see what format the file is in. If it is an MP3 file, then I’d rip it in iTunes. Then he can email it to Boing Boing or, if technically savvy enough, upload it somewhere. 

    Somewhat curious as to this weirdness. 

  13. Marcelo Teson says:

    Put it in a computer and see what’s on it. It may be a data DVD with an audio file on it or something. It may be a VIDEO_TS folder. It may be that he burned it to CD and then tried to “burn”it to DVD and it’s just a bunch of blank crap because it’s not compatible without ripping the CD first. We must know!

  14. Mark Dow says:

    Damned kids these days, leaving new media where just anyone could pick it up. Get off of my lawn!

  15. Roose_Bolton says:

    For the love of god JUST BURN IT AND DON’T LOOK BACK.

  16. Leo says:

    I cant believe you picked that shit up and proceeded to unwrap the saran wrap. That thing has anthrax written all over it. Or at the very least it’s been handled with jizzy-fingers.

    • Arthur Null says:

      BRING IT ON ANTHRAX DVD!!!! wait….no powder…just white goo..*o fortuna playing* DB NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  17. David says:

    Where there other lawns with the disc? I’m curious now. As to playing it, I’d use a copy of VLC on your PC. If it’s playable at all in whatever format, VLC should handle it.

  18. ZikZak says:

    Please let this be the beginning of the awesomest ARG yet…

    • ViolettVerq says:

      Yupp. Looks like an ARG rabbit hole entry to me. The special writing style looks like a riddle to me, the strange white paper shapes(?) as well, and definitively the data/sound on the DVD.

      Unfiction having any word on it?

  19. He had me at “This is a DVD.”

  20. signsofrain says:

    If y’all want to know what’s on the disk you should check out @google-9120f29af0aa7d927bd5555ee4cd4c04:disqus ‘s post above. Looks like an identical package was found in 2008 and the finder posted some info about what was on the disc.

  21. Jellodyne says:

    I suspect the sermon would be about as applicable to my setup as the instructions on how to play the DVD. I’ve got a pretty sophisticated personal life philosophy/home theater setup.

  22. Jim Saul says:

    Probably some variation on “Toynbee Idea – Resurrect Dead – Kubrick Right on Planet Jupiter 2001.”

  23. sweekly says:

    That disk has “social engineering” written all over it, I would NOT put that i a computer.  This is exactly the kind of thing that a social engineer would do, distribute a bunch of disk about, and hope that the curious would stick it in a PC, only to open a backdoor hack and steal your stuff.  This is a favorite tactic of pentesters, drop several USB drives around in a parking lot outside a target company, and then allow the curious to backdoor a machine inside when they insert the disk to see what was on it.

    You have been warned.

  24. Jose says:

     Do NOT play that DVD!  Haven’t you people ever seen The Ring??

  25. mat says:

    It might contain the ultimate breakthrough about Natalie Wood’s mysterious death. Maybe you have been chosen for a long-kept secret to be unveiled by the mysterious typewriter man before he gets quiet forever.

  26. Mother Joker says:

    I would try uploading it to YouTube, it should convert it for him.

  27. dayhat says:

    Christ on a bike don’t listen to it – didn’t snowcrash/the cell teach you anything?

    • doniphon says:

       “The part of Natalie Wood is played by Joelle Van Dyne” – didn’t “Infinite Jest” teach you anything?

    • Naw, it’s okay.  We haven’t advanced computer technology to the point where a monitor will break down fundamentally and display snow…

      Ya… like TVs on a dead channel… because monitors are just TVs, right?  

      That’s one part of Snowcrash that still drives me up the wall(hack).

  28. feetleet says:

    I keep trying to open it with Winamp, but something called Realplayer just pops up instead and freezes my computer. My son says he might have saved Grim Fandango on there too. That probably explains that file GFGA144_-facia.rm. I tried reading it from B: drive, but the disc doesn’t fit. When I finally figure this out, I’m just going to buy a pallet of CD-RWs, so I never have to deal with this again. 

    Maybe it’s sandy. I’ll try blowing on it.  

  29. Sounds like the beggining of a David Lynch movie. Your whole world is fixing to get real weird, bro

  30. Could you put in on a PC and see what the file format is? Might be easier to determine how to play once you do that. 

  31. dirklosander says:

    This reminds me of the troll from kuro5hin.org, Michael Crawford.

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