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    Here's a month-long hunt with moving treasures that just started today.

    Inspired by Wired Magazine's "Vanished-the Search for Evan Ratliff" hunt from last fall, Universal Studios joined up with Wired and Lone Shark Games to promote their new film, Repo Men.

    Evan Ratliff was a reporter who tried to disappear for one month in order to test the skills of hunters in the digital age. Wired Magazine offered a 5,000 dollar reward to anyone able to locate him before the deadline. (He was caught!)

    This time around 4 people have been selected to be "runners". If they can stay hidden for 1 month they each wins $10,000. If they are caught, their finders win $7,500.

    The Press release:
    UNIVERSAL PICTURES, WIRED MAGAZINE AND LONE SHARK GAMES LAUNCH NATIONWIDE REPO MEN HUNT, SENDING... -- UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ --

    The website:
    Repo Men

    Repo Men Database

    The rules:
    THE REPO MEN ARE COMING CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

    First clue- All 4 runners were seen in Los Angeles this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maskit View Post
    they each wins $10,000.
    Ahem... they each win $10,000.

    Here is some more on Evan Ratliff.

    Catch This Writer If You Can and Win $5k - ABC News

    'Missing' Wired Magazine Writer Evan Ratliff Found - ABC News

    www.wired.com/vanish/2009/11/ff_vanish2

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    Very cool. Wish I had had the chance tto be one of the runners and "vanish." Are you Hunting Maskit? Anyone?
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    I'm trying, Domino. There is tons of information to sift, though!

    Here is a very concise summary from Wired about the contest that was posted today.

    What’s This Crazy #repomen Thing on Twitter? | Vanish | Wired.com

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    Default 2 Runners Caught

    Ciji and Usman, two of the four runners, were caught this evening in Maryland!

    No one is quite sure why they decided to team up, but it meant double the prize for hunter, GenevaC. The bounty added up to a total of 15,000 dollars!

    Two runners are left. One may currently be in Nashville. The other was last seen in Austin.

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    Thanks for the update for everyone. I am hunting and am mindful each day but beyond that, I am not using the instruments of technology to search. I do find it a bit odd that two of them would be that close together, let alone actually TOGETHER. Must have been an exciting few minutes for GenevaC.

    Well, if they dont come to raleigh or try hitching with me as I drive to abother state later this month, it' would be pure coincidence should I spot one of them. I DO have my camera on me at all times and know what they look like...or DID look like.

    Honestly, in this case, I'd rather be the hunted than the hunter. Maybe next time.

    Good luck.

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    I am not happy with this movie. It is a total rip off of 'Repo: The Genetic Opera'.

    The guys/gals who did that play turned movie approached the studios with their idea, and were shot down since it was a 'rock opera'...they said they liked the idea, but cut out the music. The whole thing started as a group of songs that BECAME the story...

    Now, the studio has a movie that is the exact same premise, minus the music? Can we say RIP OFF?

    I hope they sue them, seriously. If I pitched an idea that was so totally stolen I would.

    grrrrrrrrrrrrr....momma claws.

    My daughter has been a fan/friend to those who made the REAL 'repo' for years...so I guess, even though the movie was a tad too gory for me, I feel a sense of loyalty. Even made me a fan of Paris Hilton! *shock* (who has perfected the part of the airhead bimbo, cuz in reality she's a professional w/ some real acting/singing skills, and didn't behave 'like herself' at the panels at Comic Con.

    Anyhoo...just my two cents.

    Oh, and the songs will get stuck in her brain. heh.

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