I usually don't find these kinds of things, but last night when I was watching Lost, I saw an ad that just didn't seem right.
The ad made a reference to making a "better future" and referred to the Hanso foundation. I followed the URL (www.letyourcompassbeyourguide.com) in the ad and it took me to an interesting page. It worked last night, during the episode, but not tonight. Hmm.
The page simply a compass needle that would follow your mouse pointer. There was a hyperlink that would take you to another page.
There was some mumbo-jumbo quasi unix shell stuff that asked the question "Are you one of the good ones?"
If you answered no, you were taken to the Hanso Foundation webpage.
If you answered yes, you were taken to what looked like a backdoor into the Hanso Foundation user accounts. I don't remember the URL...
I stumbled upon an Easter Egg... I poked around and then found some references to a book that didn't speak too highly of the Hanso Foundation, Bad Twin published by Hyperion Books. I looked for that on the web and I found it and it refers to the last writings of the author Gary Traub before he went down on Oceanic Flight 815.
What I find surprising is that I actually found all this. I don't usually catch these things. As I've been trying to reconstruct what I did last night, I've discovered that this is part of some interactive online game... I found a blog at TV Guide that refers to this...
Now isn't all this interesting?