It’s a mystery that has plagued the Twitter-verse for nearly a week now: What do [artist id="783"]Blink-182[/artist]‘s Mark Hoppus, [artist id="1235716"]Fall Out Boy[/artist]‘s Pete Wentz and an octopus have in common?
Well, we have the answer. Sort of.
But first, a refresher: For fans not in the know, on Friday, at 10:53 a.m., Pete Wentz posted a link to a photo on his Twitter account, showing what appears to be a USB flash drive (or a very fancy Zippo) emblazoned with the image of an angry-looking octopus. A scant three minutes later, Hoppus responded by posting a photo of his own, showing the reverse side of that same USB drive, emblazoned with the Fall Out Boy logo.
Considering that all of this followed a week of spirited Tweeting (that will always sound gross) between Hoppus and Wentz, which resulted in the former remixing a version of the latter’s song “America’s Suitehearts,” many believed that the octopus USB drive is the final resting place of that remix. (For reasons not exactly clear to anyone, Hoppus has spent most of the past month posting photos of the same octo on his blog — like this one of Wentz wearing an octopus shirt, or this one of a pair of plastic octopi.)
Confused — and determined to get to the bottom of the cephalopod chicanery — MTV News decided to reach out to both parties to see what the heck was happening.
We e-mailed Wentz, who, when asked if the flash drive contained Hoppus’ remix of “Suitehearts,” told us, “That’s some of it.” He then added that “only 50 will be made, with other content, then will be distributed one at a time.”
We asked him for clarification but didn’t receive a response. Still confused, we reached out to Hoppus for clarification, only he wasn’t about to divulge any additional secrets.
“Everything will be known very soon. I am the Octopus,” he wrote. “That’s all I can say right now.”
So there you have it, straight from the guys themselves. The octopus flash drive contains Hoppus’ remix, plus some mysterious additional content. Only 50 of them will be made, and they’ll somehow be distributed one at a time. Oh, and Hoppus is the Octopus.
That’s all we’ve got for now. Solving mysteries is tough work.