1. Post #1
    Sock the Foot Cloth
    Dennab
    November 2010
    1,952 Posts
    ARG has ended (the beginning of it, anyways) , will keep original OP up for archive purposes. Was fun, friends!


    He also has uploaded 77 (which was before this), 75, and 74.

    What is he trying to tell us?

    So, a few hours after this was originally posted, we've got some extra info:


    /x/ posted:
    /x/,

    There's a youtube channel called Pronunciation Book (youtube.com/pronunciationbook) that, since like 2010, has been uploading simple videos that are just 1) black text on white screen and 2) a voice pronouncing the text. It has dozens of millions of total views, and is pretty well-known (I first saw it back in 2011, and there's a parody of it that intentionally mispronouncs words).

    A few days ago it started posting numbers, starting with 77, and counting down each day. But instead of pronouncing the numbers, it is saying sentences like "I have been trying to tell you something for a thousand days". I am very rarely creeped out any more, and I guess this isn't really "creepy" but it certainly is unexpected.

    I refuse to believe that this is marketing, because no one would make a fake business literally for years just to market something. I also refuse to believe that this is a troll, because if so, I tip my hat, he's been doing it so long.

    TLDR PronunciationBook, a channel on youtube, has apparently been trying to communicate through single words/phrases since 2010.
    /x/ has organized a Google Doc for this, which should help out if you've just now wondered what the fuck is going on. View it at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...eview?sle=true.
    They've also put together an IRC which you can find over at http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%2376Days
    Here's a log of most of the videos for those who don't feel like watching them all http://pastebin.com/xwjjZMur

    Derp Y. Mail took the liberty of constructing a video which will hopefully give you most of the backstory of this ARG.
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  2. Post #2
    Pomf =3
    Paige's Avatar
    October 2008
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    This is actually kind of creepy.
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2008
    1,485 Posts
    Well thats kind of eerie haha, I wonder what will happen

    Edited:

    I think 75 is the creepiest though
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  4. Post #4
    You're saying you like dos more than me, right?
    Mike Tyson's Avatar
    April 2011
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    ARG?
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  5. Post #5
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    September 2009
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  6. Post #6
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    July 2007
    778 Posts
    Half-Life 3 confirmed.
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  7. Post #7
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    November 2007
    2,464 Posts
    He's been trying to tell us something for 3 years, his first video was 3 years ago.

    SOMEONE FUCKING WRITE DOWN EVERY SINGLE WORD HES PRONOUNCED IN HIS VIDEOS.

    We're about to solve the greatest jumbled paragraph of our time.
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  8. Post #8
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    Genuinely interested in such a turn from comedic channel to... a countdown?
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  9. Post #9
    macotaco's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,884 Posts
    Im freaked out
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  10. Post #10
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    June 2010
    14,644 Posts
    Sounds like the guy from Bro Team reviews, just less yelly and more serious.
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  11. Post #11
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    September 25, 2013.

    http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictiona...ember+25,+2013

    nothing special
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  12. Post #12
    LoSt PrOpHeT213's Avatar
    June 2010
    424 Posts
    I am ready for another ARG!
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  13. Post #13
    ShadowSocks8's Avatar
    November 2007
    2,464 Posts
    September 25, 2013.
    6th Anniversary of the release of Halo 3???
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  14. Post #14
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    Will Smith's birthday?
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  15. Post #15
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    July 2007
    778 Posts
    Genuinely interested in such a turn from comedic channel to... a countdown?
    I thought pronunciationbook was the serious channel and pronunciationmanual was the parody... or do I have that backwards
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  16. Post #16
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    wait this is the serious channel


    what is happening
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  17. Post #17
    Sock the Foot Cloth
    Dennab
    November 2010
    1,952 Posts
    PM is the parody.
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  18. Post #18
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    Captain Forever's Avatar
    March 2006
    725 Posts
    That's my birthday
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  19. Post #19
    You're saying you like dos more than me, right?
    Mike Tyson's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,668 Posts
    his first video was 1183 days ago. We need someone to transcribe all the things he's pronounced.
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  20. Post #20
    Buy Some Apples
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    March 2009
    1,159 Posts
    Maybe its like, the first letter of each word. Oh man oh man this is creepy.
    Or the word's biggest anagram.
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  21. Post #21
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    August 2009
    1,482 Posts
    It's time's end all over again
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  22. Post #22
    I love Doug!
    Tobin's Avatar
    October 2012
    4,444 Posts
    74 days from now is September 24/25th.

    Edited:

    shit im late
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  23. Post #23
    Place a message on my profile stating how you feel towards me. (obligatory: scriptkiddy destroyer)
    Turing's Avatar
    March 2012
    4,434 Posts
    wait wtf this isn't the parody one

    this is the real one
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  24. Post #24
    I am not a cool person please ignore everything I say
    NoobSauce's Avatar
    May 2010
    4,113 Posts
    People in the comments are flipping their shit. This is kinda creepy.

  25. Post #25
    This title is totally OVERKILL™!
    Coyoteze's Avatar
    November 2011
    8,250 Posts
    The funny thing is he's said so many words he could easily go "Heh some of them formed a sentence look it's creepy" just for shits n giggles, but I feel like it's slightly bigger than that.
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  26. Post #26
    TAIWANESE v.2

    May 2011
    2,662 Posts
    4chan threads, if anything 4chan will figure it out.

    /x/ https://boards.4chan.org/x/res/12989953

    /b/ https://boards.4chan.org/b/res/492876502
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  27. Post #27
    Sock the Foot Cloth
    Dennab
    November 2010
    1,952 Posts
    There's still the theory that this guy is just trolling us.
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  28. Post #28
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    ">How to Apologize to gf
    Sorry We tried to be young Heros
    >How to ask for help
    Please help me escape from this place.
    >How to make a Suggestion
    I think we should learn the local customs.
    What if we destroyed the documents instead?
    >How to apologize
    I'm very sorry that you had to see that chief.
    This tragedy is no ones fault but our own."


    what
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  29. Post #29
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    May 2011
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  30. Post #30
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    also

    /b/ posted:
    Starting at oldest on top to newest towards bottom.
    ( ) mean first letter of next word.

    AaaabBbbbBbaAcCCcbCCCCcdddDDddddeAE(W)eEEEEEeFFfff ggGGgGH(L)HHhh(c)HhIiI(H)IIIJJJJJJJKKKKKK(C)KKKAcE hJ(B)lm(n)NostuVwY(T)zaAaBBCCDdDFFGGGgHHhIiIIK(P)L LmMmnNttlmM(T)noPSppSwWwLLLLL(P)(Q)LmMMmmMmMNNNnop qRt(w)WsnNOOoooOoooPpp(f)P(S)Pppp(f)pRrttUUUuuvV(G vYyZZ(AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVv WwXxYyZz)aE(S)EEEf(t)FghI(l)(y)jAl(y)nOppsuzqtvJ(G )qf(j)NzQfeW(K)y(s)PRVRrm(a)T(H)Z(G)QYW(J)Ut(r)uUa (l)Yja(l)y(C)(a)(L)sS(S)sahMTWTFSSAMKCSaaepgSTS(A) msGmCSbvtspt(w)NtmHMajffcc(d)tahMrcGpspOcRlnsPeCGN cMhNpOta(n)spNpSSIAcsmcgTWbETdTacGseEsATBSbMCLtjle a_1999_iAaAoBiBabaBscwcfCwcbdaD(G)eFGIiiIkK(W)LmMN OOqrsSSSstTttUvVwW(c)(n)XxYZZZZZZJbAtapmsKus(b)cuf Fn(t)KHD(B)KD(W)SMeKcf(p)jicvttg(j)gobfcbMh(m)Qmsn PPR(D)d(l)NeOn(b)pQMqQqg(j)R(a)OqogbuJ(K)HRSrp(m)S uvW(G)wwYWZ(M)XZZwabflmhfSpuVo(f)P(h)(m)(e)(f)(t)( p)I(t)(w)(s)(l)(t)(l)(c)I(l)(a)(W)(o)(w)(s)(f)T(t) (o)(t)(s)(c)(b)(i)R(o)(y)(g)(b)(i)(v)W(i)(t)(o)(o) (y)(w)(m)(i)(t)(w)D(k)(m)(i)(t)I(s)(I)(t)(y)(b)(m) (t)(w)(o)I(h)(n)(c)(b)(t)(c)(t)(m)H(c)(y)(p)(w)(u) (e)(a)(i)A(W)(a)(y)(d)(h)W(n)(k)(t)(l)(c)(e)(a)(a) I(t)(t)(t)(y)(s)(b)(y)(j)(n)(l)W(j)(a)(a)(h)(a)(b) (w)(j)(y)(f)(a)(d)Y(c)(u)(w)(i)(l)(t)(b)(s)(h)S(t) (h)(o)(M)-10-I(d)(c)(w)(C)(s)(Y)(a)(g)(t)(c)(t)(a)T(t)(l)(t)(d) (I)(t)(s)(h)(o)(t)(m)(d)


    The next one is How to backpedal in english
    Im done. Migraine
    Edited:

    All of his videos link to "How to ask for Help in English" now.
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  31. Post #31
    Certified Witch - Cutie Department
    Wii60's Avatar
    April 2007
    13,764 Posts
    looking at his video creation history i found some stuff that connects.

    i also circled some odd shit.




    The Please help me escape from this place video also has a sentence in it that connects to the chief character.
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  32. Post #32
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    Somewhere along the lines they found morse code (can someone confirm it? it's at the end of the numbers video?) and they're claiming it says this:

    Code:
    7 People/ Bohemian Grove/ Lighght

    which is being linked to

    /b/ posted:
    >>492903627
    Just googled 'Bohemian Grove'
    http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False...ve_exposed.htm
    Edited:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Grove
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  33. Post #33
    Boodaba's Avatar
    June 2013
    195 Posts
    i cant sleep this is bothering me
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  34. Post #34
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    i'm noided
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  35. Post #35
    Ask me about my Guardians of the Galaxy fetish.
    Katatonic717's Avatar
    September 2010
    9,288 Posts
    This is creepy as fuck, now I can't sleep.
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  36. Post #36
    You're saying you like dos more than me, right?
    Mike Tyson's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,668 Posts
    this isn't that creepy to be honest, there are much creepier ARGs out there
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  37. Post #37
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,600 Posts
    this isn't that creepy to be honest, there are much creepier ARGs out there
    I dunno man this ARG is been in the works for how long?

    amendment :
    >Joined Apr 14, 2010
    >872 videos
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  38. Post #38
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    December 2011
    2,801 Posts
    Huh, well this is, you could say pretty strange.
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  39. Post #39
    You're saying you like dos more than me, right?
    Mike Tyson's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,668 Posts
    I dunno man this ARG is been in the works for how long?
    look up otp22, that's spooky.
    Like we aren't even sure if it's a game or not, like there's a lot of stuff in it including many many phone numbers, several desk workers and complex puzzles
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  40. Post #40
    soullink's Avatar
    April 2010
    727 Posts
    I can't handle the creepy pause after he finish talking. I mean, really, it's pretty fucking unsettling.
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