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Can Anybody Translate/Decode This Mysterious Note I Found While Walking Maura This Morning?

Here's a challenge for those who fancy themselves cryptologists.

Dave Swindle


November 28, 2011 - 7:43 pm

Since starting full-time at PJM a few months ago I’ve had the opportunity to push the reset button on the daily routine and try and start getting into healthier habits. So far the life change that’s been showing some of the most dividends is my morning run with Maura, our 2 1/2 year-old Siberian Husky. Every day (minus when April and I take our DisneyLand Sabbaths) Maura and I leave the house around 6:30 or 7 just as the sun is rising. Here’s this morning’s Sunrise as shot with my cell phone:

I’ll have a longer slideshow over at PJ Lifestyle soon about the odd, abandoned objects Maura and I have found on our walks in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. But I thought I’d share one here at the Tatler that I found this morning. Is anyone capable of making out the language/symbols of this note I found on the ground? Consider it the day’s brain teaser. I don’t even know what the correct orientation of the page is but this is my best guess:

David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.
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