Late last night, the Knapp Arcade Inbox received a mysterious e-mail from a "George Spelvin" at the e-mail address email@example.com . Of course, I didn't get around to checking that e-mail account until this afternoon. Then I had to sit on this post because of the fascinating Harry Potter and The Matrix pinball news that I shared earlier, but now it's time to talk about this.
The message said the following:
"You saw this at TPF:
[Editor's Note. I do remember seeing pictures of that from TPF and I think that I may have even written about it at the time]
You missed this at Allentown:
[Editor's Note: Well, I wasn't at Allentown, so I technically didn't "miss" it per se LOL]
Some of you think we are Tilt-Bob?
We ain't Tilt and we are certainly not Bob... keep guessing!
More clues WILL follow."
Hmmmmm. I wonder what this is all about. It appears as though there is another mystery pinball company in addition to the one that I unearthed in my article about Tilt Bob pinball a few weeks ago. Either that or someone is playing a somewhat elaborate prank.
We haven't seen a secret decoder ring pinball mystery like this since Chris Turner dropped all sorts of complicated mathematic clues about his new company Turner Pinball a year or so ago.
Does anyone have any idea what this is all about? I certainly don't. When I saw that there was an actual name associated with the secret e-mail address, I thought to myself "AH HA! I caught you." Then I Googled the name. Aaaaand, not so much. According to Wikipedia, the name "George Spelvin" is...
"Georgina Spelvin" has fallen out of general use since it was adopted as a screen name by pornographic actress Shelley Graham, who was credited by that name in The Devil in Miss Jones (1973) and her subsequent films.
OK then LOL, I guess that's not a real name after all. So much for that. I'd love to hear others theories as to what this mystery is all about.