The next, 2nd part, of the strange mail arrived in my mailbox today.
This one was less ominous, came in a small padded envelope. It contained this note wrapped in a clear plastic tube along with a vial of "blood." Although with the ingredients listed on the side of the "blood" vial, it's obviously note. Tastes like chicken blood actually. No, just kidding, it just tastes like red sugar (heavily sugared) water.
(Damn right I tried it - must not look into the sunlight...NOOOOO!!!)
Cause my scanning sucks, here's what the copy says and more on mystery...
"Tru Blood is pure, a substitute for the real thing. It will forever alter the way we live and interact with the human world. You are one of the first to receive a sample and become a pioneer of this eminent change. We invite you to become willing participants on this journey and tell others of our kind what you think of the product. IT HAS BEGUN."
Guess we know what TB on the logo stands for - Tru Blood. A new vampire series on HBO this fall. I'm not clear on the story lines but I do believe it's about vampires finding an alternative to blood and being able to walk among us. I imagine an X-Men like scenario with good guys trying to gain acceptance with this new synthetic blood and introduce themselves to the world. While bad vampires still kill the old fashion vampire way since there's bound to be vampire hate and fear. It stars Anna Paquin, so I'm game to tune in.
Well the mystery is a bit clearer now. Here's review of Tru Blood.
Update 7/6/08: Now you can drink it up Tru beverage. Jez, HBO's going all out on this show.