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November 18 2009 presents a new login puzzle. Expand post for user name and password.

User name: "#matt", password: "dendrobium". Upon logging in we are presented with a very peculiar shopping list, followed by the message "sara cuts on". Any thoughts on what this latest development might mean?

So matt was a clue form @AlexFromPR's twitter, but I missed dendrobium. Where did that come from?
It was the flower @AlexFromPR mentioned.
sara. cuts on.
keywords: Rossum, evil, future, 2019, L.A. Dollhouse, end of the world, don't pick up the phone, arrangement, ditch the tech, ditchthetech, wipe, brain, mind, soul, @AlexfromPR

What is that last item on the shopping list? It's blacked out. something (unknown)
The last one just says "1/2 pinch (unknown)."
well i noticed right after WTF gave us a new login and we see the list and the clue "sara. cuts on.", Sara Kingsley started twittering as @sarakingsley ....i found out right away cuz she started following me right after that and others who Emailed her for the "tips sheet" at maybe we'll start getting more clues about the list and her "notes" that are posted at Spectrin.

[ edited by peacemonger on 2009-11-19 07:18 ]
It looks like perhaps the fourth item is "1 pinch Rhodiola"
Wikipedia tells us that "Rhodiola is included among a class of plant derivatives called adaptogens which differ from chemical stimulants, such as nicotine, and do not have the same physiological effects."

[ edited by Invisigoth on 2009-11-18 04:00 ]
When did the employee login option appear on the Rossum site?
Becca106: i think that's very new....i didn't even see or hear about that tell you mentioned it.
It was mentioned in the other ARG topic. I spent about an hour trying to guess the log in stuff before giving up.
Witch hazel: The bark and leaves are astringent; the extract, also referred to as witch hazel, is used medicinally. Extracts from its bark and leaves are used in aftershave lotions and lotions for treating bruises and insect bites. Witch-hazel helps to shrink and contract blood vessels back to normal size, hence its use as the active ingredient in many hemorrhoid medications. It is also a common treatment for postpartum tearing of the perineum. The seeds contain a quantity of oil and are edible. It is also used in treating acne.

Glycerol is an organic compound, also commonly called glycerin or glycerine. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. In foods and beverages, glycerol serves as a humectant, solvent and sweetener, and may help preserve foods. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods.

Propylene glycol, known also by the systematic name propane-1,2-diol, is an organic compound (a diol alcohol), with a faintly sweet taste, and is a colorless, nearly odorless, clear, viscous liquid that is hygroscopic and miscible with water, acetone, and chloroform. It is marketed in two primary grades: industrial and USP grade.

However, the above two are also used to make fake smoke/cigarettes. And, as mentioned above, Rhodiola can be used as a nicotine substitute. So...they're making artificial cigarettes??

Except...witch hazel is used as an astrigent, can be used as a hairspray substitute, and to restore wood finishes.

So...color me baffled.
I would like to put my official hat at this point and say that I don't really want to see every new twist in the ARG getting posted here. But there is an link on the sidebar on the front page to a thread for the Dollhouse ARG speculation.

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