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14-11-17 thesourceofcourseis

The blog post Bah bop BWAH! was posted by The Cogs on November 17, 2014 at 02:32 PM Toontown Time.[1] This blog contained information, specifically from the Cogs. It was first translated into Morse Code, and then into short and long words. Specifically, the single syllable words represent morse dots, and the multisyllabic words represent morse dashes. This is the second Toontown Rewritten puzzle to contain Morse Code.

Blog Details

The following displays the encrypted version of the blog post.


Posted by The Cogs on November 17, 2014 02:32 PM

Buh bwah blah. Blahblah bwah bwahbap. BWA. Rah bwahrah blah rah. Bah. Bopbapbwa, bah rahrarad, rah. Bwapbada rahdrarah, bwopbap. Rahbahrah, radabap, bwah. Bah bop BWAH!

14-11-17 thesourceofcourseis
Rada, rah bwapbabah bop. Bwah ropdada rah. Bah bwah. Bopbada wah bwah. Wah radahbop. Bwaparah bop, bopawbop bwadabopba.

Blog Discussion

The main ideas behind the solution to this blog post came from the comment section on the Toontown Rewritten webpage. The following are a few of the main posts that lead to the solution.

Zipper Hopperbounce said on November 17, 2014 03:32 PM
I think I've cracked it... The image URL name says "the source of course is..." MORSE! If you take the short and long phrases and turn them into dots and dashes, it translates into morse code for "S K E L E C O G S / F R I D A Y"

Mr Richards said on November 17, 2014 03:34 PM
... -.- . .-.. . -.-. --- --. / - ..- . ... -.. .- -.--

Lily said on November 17, 2014 04:10 PM
I've gone onto a Morse Translator and taken the short and long phrases and turn them into dots and dashes like Zipper Hopperbounce said, and pasted it into a Morse Code translator. This is the Morse Code I ended up with - ... -.- . .-.. . -.-. --- --. ... / ..-. .-. .. -.. .- -.--. As Zipper said, it clearly translates to "SKELECOGS FRIDAY". Good work on decoding that Zipper!

Decryption Method

The method of decryption was simply to take the Cog speak, and turn it in to morse dots and dashes. This was then translated into English. The following is a table displaying the translation process.

Encoded Text Morse Code Equivalent Decoded Text
Buh bwah blah.
Blahblah bwah bwahbap.
Rah bwahrah blah rah.
Bopbapbwa, bah rahrarad, rah.
Bwapbada rahdrarah, bwopbap.
Rahbahrah, radabap, bwah.
Bah bop BWAH!
Rada, rah bwapbabah bop.
Bwah ropdada rah.
Bah bwah.
Bopbada wah bwah.
Wah radahbop.
Bwaparah bop, bopawbop bwadabopba.

Notes and Thoughts

  • Lord Lowden Clear said the Cog activity has been lower than usual, and that the Cogs are planning something.
  • In the picture, there are two unusual things:
    • There is a Skelecog in the background. The Skelecog is a Sellbot.
    • It looks like the Legal Eagle's pocket square is on the wrong side. It should be on the on the left side like the Loan Shark.
  • This was a warning for the upcoming Skelecog Mega-Invasion starting on November 21, 2014, and ending on the following Monday.


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