Clawshun Industries

Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:39 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Clawshun Industries

Looks like another online marketing/viral thing similar to the 'Nantimi' thing for Fahrenheit.

Looks like they took it to the park as well with fake protests and brochures and such.

Might be something to watch to pass some time this winter, I suppose. At the very least, nose around a bit and get your free share of stock. :)


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Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:57 PM
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At least Nantimi was an anagram. All I got at http://wordsmith.org/anagram/index.html was

Claw Shun
Lawn Such
Saw Lunch
Was Lunch

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:58 PM
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Hmm...tried 3 different email addresses and all of them already exist. I must already own at least 3 shares! ;)

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:00 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Moosh -

SW Launch.

Flip the 'W" and you get SM Launch - Superman Launch! OMG!!!

;)

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:01 PM
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Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:34 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
get your free share of stock.

Hurry! There's only

88% left!


Walt Schmidt - Co-Publisher, PointBuzz

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 5:06 PM

I called the number on their website and got a friendly voice saying due to the high number of calls, they can't accept any voice mail messages, but I'm welcome to check out their website. Just ignore that's where I got the number in the first place. :)

They say they started out as a chain of produce stands on the outskirts of Greater Metropolis and are now the 23rd largest corporation in North America. The CEO is John Exler Espada. Anything there? Maybe followers of the comic can pick up something.

I love the rolling screen on the Metropolis Stock Exchange page with the stock prices.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 5:33 PM
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John Exler Espada is an anagram for Alexander Joseph.

Lex Luthor's given name is Alexander Joseph Luthor:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lex_Luthor


Certain victory.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 6:11 PM
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Here's some video of in-park Clawshun characters.

And some video of the 'protesters'.

Looks like a decent way to start things and get people looking at the site.


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Friday, November 7, 2008 12:13 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
Moosh -

SW Launch.

Flip the 'W" and you get SM Launch - Superman Launch! OMG!!!

;)

You also get "HW n Claus." That's it! Stay away from Massachusetts, go to that park in Indiana!

Maybe they're really going to change the ride, Gonch and make it "SuperWoman" with a launch. :)

So I got my "stock certificate" via e-mail, and first thing I thought was "This might be worth more than an actual share of Six Flags stock right now."

Last edited by RatherGoodBear, Friday, November 7, 2008 3:48 PM
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Monday, November 17, 2008 9:07 AM

Here is a list of anagrams for ClawShun Industries

http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=clawshun+industries&t=1000

I have a feeling if we run this on all the name of managers at Clawshun it will spell out a story or give a very big clue.


Thanks,
DMC

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:10 PM

Just got this email after signing up for a share of CI yesterday:

Thank you all sincerely for inflating the price of Clawshun Industries’ stock portfolio.

Unbeknownst to you, CI is a shadow corporation for my baby, LexCorp, and we have some very ambitious plans in store for the Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England. So, in order to move forward on our construction initiatives, I’ve cashed out your quarterly returns and pocketed the revenue (I can do that – after all, I own the company).

Be sure to visit us at ClawshunIndustries.com

Warmest Regards,
Lex Luthor

Last edited by SFNE Freak, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:17 PM

SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:11 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

As of today there is no stock left and my inbox had an email from Lex Luthor witht he sibject 'Clawshun Industries' that read:

Thank you all sincerely for inflating the price of Clawshun Industries’ stock portfolio.

Unbeknownst to you, CI is a shadow corporation for my baby, LexCorp, and we have some very ambitious plans in store for the Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England. So, in order to move forward on our construction initiatives, I’ve cashed out your quarterly returns and pocketed the revenue (I can do that – after all, I the company).

Be sure to visit us at

Warmest Regards,
Lex Luthor

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:14 PM
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:48 PM

Also they have updated the ClawshunIndustries website -

11-6-08

While the majority of Metropolis Stock Exchange commodities continued to flounder yesterday, Clawshun Industries earned a sudden influx of new investors, driving its price above $1,000.00 for the first time ever… and their CEO, for one, could not be happier. “It just goes to show you,” commented Alexander Joseph, "capitalism is alive and well."

Joseph is owner of LexCorps, the parent company of Clawshun Industries. On the topic of his recent good fortune in the market, the upbeat billionaire explained, “More revenue means more freedom - freedom to create, to rebuild, and to change the world. Our new shareholders may not have known who was behind Clawshun until now, but that doesn’t mean they won't share in my latest vision. I have plans to overhaul the Ride of Steel in Six Flags over Springfield, Massachusetts. But, eradicating this shrine to Superman won’t be cheap - it’ll take all the money I just made on the Clawshun stock inflation deal. And I made a killing!”

Based on the last two sentences...I would guess that they are going to change the name of the ride, too...

Last edited by redman822, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:49 PM

--George H

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:38 PM

[url][url]I've been looking at the source on the web pages. Interesting stuff hidden in there.

" Hi, my name is Mitch Faurbach, executive of public-relations here at <span class="strike" id="txt4" title="Lexcorp">Clawshun</span> Industries. If you want to get in on the ground floor of a sure money-maker, then sign up for a <span class="strike" id="txt5" title="worthless">free</span> share of stock in our company at <a .com.</a> "

"From our humble beginnings as a chain of <span title="shady credit unions" class="strike" id="tgt1">produce stands</span> in the outskirts of Greater Metropolis to our current status as the <span title="most corrupt" class="strike" id="Span1">23rd biggest</span> corporation in North America, <span title="Lexcorp" class="strike" id="Span2">Clawshun</span> means business.
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But, that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our <span title="hair" class="strike" id="Span3">personal touch</span>. Over 1.2% of our annual profits go to <span title="completely fraudulent" class="strike" id="Span4">worthwhile</span> charities. When we say "<span title="Lexcorp" class="strike" id="Span5">Clawshun</span> Cares," these are more than just words - they’re a promise. "

There is a bunch more but those are 2 different pages. Going to check out the stock site.


Thanks,
DMC

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:39 PM

1 more

Our corporate office is already abuzz over the proposal to <span title="smear" class="strike" id="txt1">overhaul</span> the <span style="font-style:italic;">Superman: </span>Ride of Steel in Six Flags New England. Although we have fielded thousands of e-mails inquiring as to the specifics of our <span class="strike" id="txt2" title="scheme">plans</span>, the truth of the matter is that the details are predominantly locked inside the head of <span class="strike" id="txt3" title="the dashing Lex Luthor">our brilliant CEO</span> - and there's no cracking that chestnut!

On a side note, has posting been down since the site change over or is it just me?

Last edited by Crashmando, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:52 PM

Thanks,
DMC

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:31 AM
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I enjoyed rubbing the hair off to reveal Lex Luthor. All the strikethroughs revealed underneath the visible text weren't as much fun....but did seem to indicate a strong similarity to the Dark Knights' theming (kinda like Bilge Rat Barges) - where the hero (in this case, Superman) is taking you on a journey only to have the villain take control of the ride experience. Hmmm, come to think of it, the Simpsons Ride does that too. Must be "the next big thing". ;)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:15 AM
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Actually all that hidden stuff is revealed in mouseovers. At least in firefox it is.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:01 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

It is in IE too.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:48 PM

Message from the president reads:
Hello and thank you for taking an interest in Lexcorp Industries. On behalf of myself and Lex Luthor, my mentor, guide and an unparalleled genius in his own right, I would like to extend a warm Lexcorp welcome to new suckers, employees and contractors who have partnered with us over the past two years during which I have been acting president.

We're growing in leaps and bounds and challenging the conventional wisdom of lawful America at every turn. Don't turn your back on Lexcorp - we're a criminal bunch!"

The "about us" page says "It's about time to celebrate and reward the maniacal supervillain in all of us."

Last edited by RatherGoodBear, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:57 PM
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 6:20 PM

I gotta say, I love this kind of marketing. It's fun, it's creative, and it's harmless.


My author website: mgrantroberts.com

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