This is a follow-up post to the Hanso Foundation post I wrote early this morning.
Here are the first two “updates” via the Hanso Foundation website’s RSS Feed:
The Hanso Foundation stands at the vanguard of social and scientific research for the advancement of the human race. www.thehansofoundation.org re-launches with a new look. Sign up to the newsletter if you want to get updates.
And this one:
Joop the Orangutanâ€™s 105th birthday
The Hanso Foundation Life-Extension Project celebrated a milestone in the 105th birthday of experimental subject 626. Experimental subject 626, known to Hanso Life Extension project researchers as â€œJoop,â€ is an orangutan originally harvested by British explorers in the early 1900s
More secrets revealed in updates to this post, especially Easter Eggs.
For starters, try signing up for the Hanso Foundation newsletter and see what happens (HINT: I used the “numbers” as my password).
UPDATE: As promised, here’s a shitty capture of the Hanso Foundation commercial on YouTube:
UPDATE II: In the comments and via ones and zeroes, if you put the password “breakingstrain” in the text box for the email updates sign-up, you’ll get this slowly typed across the far right of the screen:
Welcome to Dharma
PERSEPHONE: You are logged in now …
PERSEPHONE: Check it out and check back for updates
PERSEPHONE: Gotta go! See you later …
user PERSEPHONE logged out
The screen will flicker and the image of an orangutan (gibbon?, howler monkey?) will roar twice and then you’re back to where you started.
Putting in your username again elicits this typed response:
Now new messages
More later as I continue to poke around.
UPDATE III: The orangutan in the previous update is Joop, who is mentioned in the RSS Feed and on the site.
You can send Joop a message via the site, and then a weird graphical interface will be revealed. Click around for a while and you’ll get two correspondences.
The first is from a branch of the CDC to Hanso regarding primate testing and a viral outbreak in Africa. The response refuting the CDC’s charges is penned by one of Hanso’s executive officers. Stay there long enough and you’ll see this message, written in red ink:
The Hanso Foundation, setting world speed records for subverting authority.
UPDATE IV: Here’s the latest update from the Hanso Foundation RSS Feed:
Alvar Hanso first made his mark during the Second World War, providing munitions to various resistance movements around Europe. After the War, Hanso became the leading purveyor of high-technology armaments for NATO.
UPDATE V: Read my latest Hanso Foundation Update.