Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tagruato | New 1-18-08 Site

It appears there is a new site entangled in this mystery we call Cloverfield. The site is for Tagruato, "a collective of top scientists, engineers, and businessmen committed to leading our investors and the whole of mankind into the future." The page loads with the graphic above, and then prompts users to choose a language. Interestingly enough, English is the only one that works.

A statement from the Tagruato Corp. CEO follows.

We regard ourselves as explorers, and believe there is much more our planet has to offer than has already been discovered. We view every challenge as an opportunity for innovation. With our groundbreaking deep-sea drilling technology, Tagruato has positioned itself to become a world leader in energy resources, medical research, advanced technology production, and consumable product.

- Ganu Yoshida

Subsidiaries of Tagruato include Bold Futura, Yoshida Medical Research, Slusho! brand happy drink, and ParafFun! Wax Distributors.
YMR is a genetic research firm specializing in deep sea bioprospecting.

Created by Tagruato C.E.O. Ganu Yoshida, Slusho! brand happy drink is a icy cool beverage that is rapidly becoming one of the company's most profitable expenditures.

Bold Futura is the contractor sector of our company principally engaged in the conception, design, manufacture and integration of advanced technology products.

ParafFUN! Wax Distributors
ParafFun! Wax Distributors meets all your wax needs.

There is a lot of information on the Tagruato Web site to decipher and investigate. But, it seems the most important aspect is that this is a corporation with "fourteen drilling rigs strategically positioned around the globe, each a billion dollar marvel of modern engineering. One, the Chuai Station, is opening in September 2007 off the east coast of North America."

According to an interactive map on the site, it's not too far from the coast of New York. I suspect this may be the cause of monster attack. Deep sea drilling might awaken the monster, and the nearest land mass to that station is NYC.

There's also a lot of chatter on the site about cancer research using deep sea ingredients. The Slusho Web site also claims to include secret deep sea ingredients. And a snippet on the Tagruato site claims the following.

Tagruato's crew of Slusho! Smilers! arrived at the Ibaraki Nursing Home in Mito yesterday with a special surprise for the feeble elders on Floor 3 - Slusho! brand happy drink! The lovely ladies handed out seven drinks to each senior in any flavor they could imagine.

"This Mikan-Strawberry Tasty makes me feel young again!” exclaimed 98-year-old Hiro Chinen.

Another aged lady asked to have a Nashi-Banana Anime hooked into her IV.

As the patients sucked their drinks down, the Slusho! Smilers! sang and danced to the Slusho! Song! Those who were able clapped along.

"I felt like a pretty angel," said longtime Smiler! Kimi. "Dancing in front of those old folks showed them that just because they cannot leave their beds, the rest of us can, and the world is still a bright shiny place."

The nursing home donation is the latest wonderful act by the Tagruato Cares charitable foundation. Other recent events include Blankets for the Homeless and Tiny Orphan's Circus Fieldtrip.

Special thanks to the folks at the Unforum and at /film for helping with this news.

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Photo


There's a new picture on The picture definitely looks like it's been captured from a video, and unlike all the other pictures, there's no date listed on the bottom. This is the sixth picture on the site.

The picture depicts a chef holding some creation. On the flip side of the picture, there appears to be a recipe (written in Japanese?).

The recipe has been translated by Hinoai from Unfiction:

Here it is: (by the way, I don't think that it was written by a native speaker, because there are some odd syntax uses. He uses some very formal japanese mixed in with very informal.)

Everybody, thank you for viewing! I'll introduce this week's delicious recipe. Please make sure to keep this one cold!

*Skinless chicken breast - 2, cut in halves
*Soumen (a kind of japanese noodle) - 10 oz.
*Watercress - 1/2 cup cut into small strips
*Turnip - 1/2 cup, thinly sliced
*Shiitake (japanese mushrooms) - 1/2 cup
*Chicken stock - 1/3 cup
*Sake (japanese rice wine) - 2 tbsp.
*Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
*Ocean-bottom crab - one

In a small saucepan, stir together 1/3 cup water, chicken stock, sake, and sugar. Chill it until it becomes cold. Grill the chicken breast on both sides for about 8 minutes, and then chill. Boil the noodles for about 3 minutes, and then run under cold water until chilled. Mix the watercress, turnips, and mushrooms into the soumen. Slice the chicken thinly and arrange on top of the soumen mix. Just before you serve, put the crab in the sauce and pour over the noodles generously.

Go go Oishii ("delicious") Chef!


Any thoughts on the significance of this picture? Why is there no date at the bottom? Post some comments!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Nenya over at unfiction has recently found some interesting information. By following details and clues of

The site is simply this picture of two bears, with the message, "Just for you Teddy-bear! I miss ya like CRAZY already!!!Love, your Lil' Lascano." Click on the picture and you'll be led to a password page. The password is jllovesth.

Some people have complained that the video locks up their computer, so luckily Dennis at Cloverfield Clues has uploaded the video on YouTube. You can check that out below.

Update: Dennis also has provided a transcript of the video. I'm still not sure of the significance of the Cranberry pills...

Friday, September 7, 2007

Just Call It 1-18-08

As we previously reported, there was speculation that the name of this film would be "Monstrous." Since then, JJ Abrams debunked that idea at Comic-Con, and we are left with more questions. Now, there are several reports that our beloved movie will be called "Wreck."

Honestly, I think we should just call the movie 1-18-08. Historically, dates of major catastrophies have held much more meaning than some nickname or slogan. Think 9/11. If the movie is called "Wreck," then so be it. But right now, I wouldn't put much stock in the idea.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Slusho Robot T-Shirt

Dennis at Cloverfield Clues is at it again! This time he's designed a couple of T-shirts based on the Slusho Robots.

There are two styles: Chocolate Rage and 1-18-08 Robots.

Check out his page to get the full backstory of his inspiration and how he designed the shirt, plus you can help support a fellow 1-18-08 blogger.

UPDATE: Check out the update on the origins of the mysterious Robot T-shirt. It's apparently some marketing material for a bi-monthly magazine of Asian and Asian American popular culture. Dennis also is having a sale on his version of the Slusho Robots T-shirt.

IronJ146 Slusho "Flavors" Remix

These remixes are coming out of the woodwork! IronJ146 from The Unfiction Unforum has created a remix to the Slusho Flavors song.

This is a dancey little song I made using the sounds from the Flavors section of the Slusho page and bits of the roar. Yea, it's glitchy,clicky, unmixed, repetitive, or whatever. Seriously, I didn't spend much time on it, but it's fun. Check it out...

You can check out the MP3 here.