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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-NYC signing out! +
-(pic of NYC batsignal from stream)+
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-NYC signing out! +
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-Turning off stream - here's a pic! +
-(pic of CHI batsignal from stream)+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-DEFEND GOTHAM, DEFEND BATMAN!+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Guys, this was the best night of my life. Two cities, two bat signals, two powerful symbols -- symbols of a movement that is just beginning. A movement to defend Batman. To protect Batman. To fight for Batman. Congratulations to everyone, and thanks to the hundreds of CFB supporters that came out to help us put it all together.+
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-[http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9761/picture1ix1.png (Image of close up Chicago building with Batsignal)] +
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-DarkMatter10 says: +
-Guys they got a close-up of Chicago now it looks amazing amazing+
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-Rockingranny says: +
-There, that's better!+
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-Rockingranny says: +
-I have to take my pill -- it looks like it's moving!+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-WE CONTROL THE NIGHT+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Here's a shot of the scene in CHI+
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-PizzaPaul says:[http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7659/picture1vj0.png (Image of the Batsignal from Chicago)]+
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-Rockingranny says: +
-WOW! This is the cat's pajamas!+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-We're back up in Chicago and shining bright!+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Take a look at that guys+
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-DarkMatter10 says: +
-bye Indigo Congrats!+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-I gotta say, NYC was a huge success. We struck a huge blow for Batman and for Gotham. I'm gonna go thank everyone on the ground. When we wake up tomorrow, it's gonna be a whole different world we wake up to! Cya guys!+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-OK.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-PIzzaPaul, call me, we gotta talk.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-City Hall will have to take notice here. This is huge. They can't treat us like some kind of fringe movement now. We are now to be reckoned with.+
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-DarkMatter10 says: +
-Wow. Now people are gonna RESPECT me when i wear my CFB t-shirt+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Now that's the spirit!!!!!+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-[http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/8853/picture2fv3.png (Picture of crowd in NYC)] +
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-People are crying it's so emotional+
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-This is unbelievable.+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-It's off.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Do what u need to do.+
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-'''(Note: At this point, the Chicago Batsignal was turned off.)'''+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-CHI needs to go dark for a while, we're gonna try to get back up within an hour+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-What's going on in Chicago?+
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-All I can say is: WOW+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-[http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9752/picture3sg4.png (The Batsignal on the Woolworth Building)]+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-My view:+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Today, Everyone Who Sees That Signal is a Citizen for Batman!+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-I am so proud of all of you!+
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-DarkMatter10 says: +
-WOW!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-NYC is making Citizens for Batman a group that will go down in history!+
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-INCREDIBLE!!!!+
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-WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!+
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-'''(Note: At this point, two Batsignals began projecting onto the Woolworth Building and Sears Tower.)'''+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-We're close here in NYC+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Whatever happens, I love you guys+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-NYC phase three completed+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-We're close here in Chicago...+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Yes, roof is secured.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Is roof location secured? We need the high ground, it's strategic necessity.+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Third phase is continuing. Search is going on. CFB supporters here are spreading out...+
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-[http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/999/picture4lg1.png (Picture of crowd in NYC)]+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Easy guys. Keep your heads on straight. EVERYONE. Don't panic. We're at the most crucial phase.+
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-Cops are on the scene, they're lookin mad+
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-Had to get those messages past the authorities+
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-[http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4081/picture5ej8.png (Picture of crowd in NYC)]+
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-Approaching final position+
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-Here's what it looks like+
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-[http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6989/picture6dg1.png (Picture of two attendees with a Domino's Pizza box)]+
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-We're close, I can taste it it's so close,+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Any minute now, plan's going exactly to schedule+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Same here+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-we're close here+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Moving to position 3+
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-NYC -- lockbox found....+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-CHI here -- Packages have been delivered...They've found the lockbox...+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Patience, My young friend.+
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-DarkMatter10 says: +
-We waited days for a video of a building?+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-COUNTDOWN ZERO -- CHI IS ON!+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-This is amazing!!!+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-COUNTDOWN ZERO -- NYC IS ON!+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Coppers are here!+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Lots of people here in CHI...press is showing up too...news crews, cameras, all that jazz...we're famous!+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-More people are coming, this is crazy+
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-Rockingranny says: +
-NOBODY'S ARRESTING ME!+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-There are a couple guys I was already suspicious of.+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-I'll be on the lookout.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-I have reports that undercover GPD officers are hiding in the crowd gathering intelligence+
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-And we have hundreds more just like them all gathered here+
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-[http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/5624/picture7qq8.png (Picture of four attendees in CFB T-shirts)] +
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Here are some of our most loyal supporters here.+
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-NYC packages on the way.+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Yes indeedy -- CHI packages on the way.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Are they packages on the way?+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Soon, Citizens for Batman will be a force heard round the world!+
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-OK+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Rockingranny, come hang out with me in the place we talked about near that thing with the whatever.+
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-I'm in CHI! I hitchhiked!+
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-Everyone's gathered here in CHI, they're looking up, around, they don't know what to expect!+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Wow. I hope everything goes well. I gotta tell everyone I'm a little scared. I mean, this is the biggest thing we've ever tried.+
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-PizzaPaul says: +
-Just got a report from my people. We have over 500 people here in CHI. It's unbelievable -- the energy.+
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-RockinGranny! Wher u at?+
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-This is the bee's knees!+
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-[http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/1610/picture8up6.png (Picture of crowd at NYC)]+
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-I got a pic for you guys from NYC+
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-This is the proudest day of my life.+
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-Cops are keeping their distance. They're showing us the proper respect!+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-Wow that's amazing! What's going on there? What about the heat? Are there cops there badgering us?+
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-[http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/3688/picture9cr0.png (Picture of crowd at Chicago)]+
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-A picture is coming to show you how amazing it is here. Citizens for Batman RULE!!!!+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-CHI -- how we doing?+
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-Safety First IndigoGrrl.+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Sorry I'm being jostled.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-What are people doing? Are they excited?+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-Everyone is here, spilling into the streets, it's incredible. Flood of CFB supporters. Nobody can ignore it anymore.+
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-BriDog72 says: +
-That's fantastic!+
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-IndigoGrrrl says: +
-NYC here. Huge gathering here. Filled with CFB supporters. T-shirts everywhere. This is an incredible show of report. Hundreds here.+
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-Status reports please.+
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-And lady!+
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-Hello Gentlemen+
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-This is amazing.+
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-Paul Wassup Brother?+
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-Hi!+
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-Indigo!+
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-Anybody Here?+
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-Hey everyone. Check back here tonight. We'll have a live video stream and text updates from the rally points.+
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Revision as of 05:00, 10 July 2008

Contents

The site

Upon Batman's emergence as a beacon of hope for Gotham citizens, Gotham authorities are equally adamant about his arrest due to his unlawful vigilante activities. Citizens for Batman is a group of people who regularly get together in support of Batman.



DON'T LET CITY HALL ARREST BATMAN!

It’s like a bad dream. Gotham citizens are under attack. We’ve been attacked, robbed, knifed, assaulted, even murdered.

THEN BATMAN APPEARS

For the first time, we have hope. Batman proves we can fight back against the sociopaths, thugs, and scum that have ruled Gotham for too long.

And now, City Hall wants to arrest Batman!

FIGHT BACK, FIGHT FOR BATMAN

Batman has given us hope back. He’s given us back a sense of power over our own lives. He’s saved lives.

Now, Batman needs our help!

Don’t let Batman be arrested. Don’t let the politicians and the corrupt cops win. Don’t give in to crime and corruption.

Meeting times

Thursdays, 8pm

Gotham City Community Center #5

1310 Adams Street, Downtown (moved from Rossi’s Deli)


Sundays, 1PM

St. Swithun's Church

Contact

Email: join@citizensforbatman.org

Sending a message to the email address results in an autoreply response:

Dear Gotham Citizen,

Thanks for expressing your interest in joining Citizens for Batman. The easiest way you can join is by attending a meeting. Check the web site for meeting times. If you can't attend, you can always lobby City Hall to support Batman and stop any talk of his being arrested.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Brian Douglass

Founder and President, Citizens for Batman

April 1, 2008

A new update is added to the News section:

BATMAN does it again! He saves another innocent Gothamite from the clutches of evil! Citizens for Batman has invited his latest rescue, Ulyana Kasparkova, to the next meeting to share with us her incredible story! Don’t miss it!

Here’s what we know – Ulyana was walking down Fleeting Avenue last Thursday. Suddently, ski-masked thugs came out of nowhere and pulled out a pistol!

Then, Batman swooped in, with a classic lasso and hoist (a move he has employed at the docks, and using trees, at Harlow Park) . Batman roped the gunman and left him dangling from a light pole for police to pick up later!

Kasparkova has accepted our invite and will tell all! She also works as a dental technician and is expected to offer Citizens for Batman discounts on teeth cleaning! Way to go, Ulyana!!!!!

April 9, 2008

Four new updates are added to the News section:

King James Bible (Psalms 8:2), "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger." Whether young or old, black or white, rich or poor, the citizens of Gotham have placed our trust in Batman!
BATMAN BRINGS HOPE TO SKID ROW

Life is tough for the vagrants in the rat-infested streets of Q5; violence, drugs and ok. The area is one of the worst in the city, but that didn't scare Batman! "He swooped down from that buildin' ova' there!" said one guy that CFB talked to. "One minute, I'm getting' pushed around by a couple a' punk kids, and the next minute he's savin' my hide. What a guy!" Batman saves the day!

ALL ABOARD!

Spread the word: the Gotham Monorail is open for business. The city's daily commuters took to the underground subway system with a renewed sense of confidence last Wednesday. And Citizens For Batman know why – cuz of Batman! "I used to be scared to take public transportation," admitted Maxine Fleiner-Baer, a member of CFB since the beginning. "But, who needs to worry with a strapping hero like [Batman] watching over us?" Who needs to worry? I'll tell you who: anyone who crosses the strong arm of the law. And, no, I'm not talking about the crooked cops of this festering berg; I'm talking about Batman. Beware, evildoers, because the subway belongs to the citizens once again!

THE NEXT GENERATION OF BAT-FANS

11-year-old Francisco Gracia-Godinez won the citywide essay contest with his report entitled, "We Owe Our Life to Batman." The 500-word effort details how Frank and his family barely avoided a gruesome death at the hands of the Gambol crime syndicate recently. "He's the bravest man I've ever seen," little Franky said. "Even braver than my dad, the president and the whole army, too."

June 9, 2008

An update is added to their introduction:

LEAVE OUR HERO ALONE!

There’s only one man who has devoted his life, his soul and even his identity to fighting Gotham’s criminals wherever they may lurk. He is the one we call “Batman” and he’s under fire from the media and the establishment. They’ve never understood his quiet brand of justice, but the latest development is that we, the members of CFB, are also starting to take the heat.

WE'RE NOT THE PROBLEM

The public has the wrong opinion about Citizens for Batman. Well, who could blame them? According to the liberal press, we’re a bunch of violent hooligans who roam the streets looking for trouble. They only got one thing wrong: those are the people we’re working against.

FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY

CFB was founded as a network of concerned Gothamites who keep a watchful eye out for thugs, robbers and worse. These should be the targets of public scorn, not us. We are a peaceful organization that operates within the confines of the law and we always have. Don’t believe the hype; CFB is here to help Batman without hurting anyone, we’re here to clean up this town and we’re here to stay!


New updates to the News section:

VOTE "YES" ON PROP D

Batman has been called many things - a menace, a legend, an enigma - but, the one title that seems to follow him wherever he goes is "vigilante." Because of this label, Batman has been unfairly dogged by the Gotham authorities for far too long. But now, voters have the chance to help him do his job. Proposition D will require the Gotham Police to turn their priorities from so-called "vigilantes" and make them focus their efforts on the real criminals. So, when you go to the polls, say "yes" to a safer city, say "yes" to supporting a true hero and say "yes" to Prop D.

BATMAN CHIC

When Marc Uttansky's wife dragged him to a costume party last weekend, he was dreading it. But, then he had an epiphany: he decided to dress as the Batman. "It was easy, really," explained Uttansky. "I just made the head out of an old kickball, painted it black, applied some electrical tape that looked like ears and voila!" When partygoers voted on their favorite outfit, Uttansky took second place and he was happy to share the credit. "Thanks, Batman. We're lookin' good!"

PUT UP YOUR DUKES

The Citizens for Batman will be conducting self-defense classes after their weekly meetings every Thursday, 8pm, at GCCC. These classes are open to the public, but CFB reminds all participants that these are non-violent workshops meant to increase your awareness, dexterity and sense of preservation in the face of an attack. We are not to use these techniques as an offense. That being said, Pedro Malangue is making real strides in his patented "roundhouse scissor punch" technique. See you on Thursday!

CFB event

June 30, 2008

Promotional materials

Participants who submitted to Batman Sightings on Gothamcablenews.com begin to receive a package from Citizensforbatman.org starting June 30th. The packages contain stickers, pins, metal keychains, and a note:

Citizens for Batman!

It's time to go public. To really defend Batman, we have to show the world how big our movement is. So check out the goodies inside and show your pride in CFB!

And get ready for a MAJOR show of force July 8th. (check out citizensforbatman.org for the latest)

Defend Gotham. Defend Batman!

Brian Douglass
Founder, Citizens for Batman

CFB video submissions

Participants who submitted videos promoting Citizens for Batman also receive an additional promotional package, which includes a CFB shirt featuring the logo.

Countdown

The Citizensforbatman.org webpage was updated with a countdown to 10:00 PM EDT on July 8, 2008. Clicking on the CFB pin links back to the normal home page.

July 3, 2008

The site updates with a submission field. In the CFB forums, BriDog72 informs the board that the key to activate it is "on invoice 38272899," but that he could get no other information since the informant (Batfan73) was arrested for trespassing. An update on Gothamcityrail.com reveals Batfan73 is GCR engineer Chuck Craston. Using this last name and the invoice number from CFB in Maroniimports.com brings up an invoice for one amplifier, which contains a software key.

Once the key was found and activated, the locations for the July 8th event are revealed: New York City and Chicago.


Sometimes, you have to take a stand. You have to fight for respect. You have to let the entire world know you're here.

On July 8th, nobody will be able to ignore us. Gather at the above coordinates at the appointed time, and help us take a stand in support of Batman!

If you can't join us on the ground, we'll be providing a way for you to watch what goes down, live on this website.

Defend Gotham! Defend Batman!


Key: 5D45C08AA6C3638D7829C0D5183FDB14B0CDBF1DCB12

Signal Booster status: ON

July 8, 2008

At 3pm EDT a chat site and a live feed are made available for each location by clicking on each building.

Chat

10 PM EDT

Reports are coming in that participants who have gathered in each location are receiving CFB swag (including shirts) and Gotham Times newspapers. Participants were reportedly given notes stapled to Domino's pizza boxes with a code word and directions to find a lockbox at another location. The lockbox contained other instructions to find a 2-way radio at a particular location, and once the radio found and the code word given, they were directed to another spot overlooking a building.

After some time, a Batsignal was shown on the Woolworth Building (NYC) and Sears Tower (Chicago)

Chicago

Image:Chicagocfbevent.jpg

New York City

Image:NYCcfbevent.jpg

The Batsignal in Chicago was turned off shortly afterward, presumably for maintenance purposes (the signal was very dim and hard to see), although it might also be due to the Chicago Police Department's unawareness of the event.

This is a quick run through of the points that were interesting at the NYC gathering

Batsignal On New York Building



Batsignal On Chicago Building

New York City

Image:CFB-NYCevent1.jpg
Initial Static Screen. First says Connection Failed, then switches to Loading before the video starts up.

Image:CFB-NYCevent2.jpg
Image of building before anything happens

Image:CFB-NYCevent3.jpg
First time something interesting happens.

Takes place right at this chat point:

PizzaPaul says: Yes, roof is secured.

BriDog72 says: Is roof location secured? We need the high ground, it's strategic necessity.

Depicts two people that came to the roof, checking on something.

Image:CFB-NYCevent4.jpg
Second time something interesting happens.

A Projection of a video depicting the Dark Knight logo with the glowing edges moving behind it.

Image:CFB-NYCevent5.jpg
Final time something interesting happens.

After 1 hour and 20 minutes of watching

A person shows up and walks past the camera and is there for about 60 seconds.


Video showing highlights of the footage from NYC. It plays really quick and doesn't show everything.

Forums

On April 9, 2008, the Citizens for Batman message board went online. Players cannot join the forums, but can read the threads. The forums spoof the Superhero Hype! message boards, a popular discussion place for the Dark Knight ARG. Many SHH members have found their usernames spoofed in these forums.

Film connections

Minor spoilers:
The film includes a scene with Gotham citizens dressed as Batman acting as vigilantes, and the secret forum (see the below section) indicates that Citizens for Batman's members will become these fake Batmen. The casting sides include two related scenes; one where Batman confronts one of the vigilantes and another where Brian Douglass, the group's leader, is being interrogated by an unknown individual about why he wants to be like Batman.

Hidden links

A secret second forum known as CFB Underground was found through the Gotham City Pizzeria's free pizza promotion. This second forum is where members discuss their plans to enforce Gotham's laws with vigilante justice.

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