So where do we go now? Well, apparently another codename for the movie is "Slusho," previously mentioned on Abrams' show Alias, and some enterprising soul (I forget where I saw this) googled "Slusho" and came up with http://slusho.jp. I don't know what "Noriko Yoshida" has to do with it, but supposedly she invented Slusho, but also has an IMDB page. Also, "But tragedy struck for the Smallest Whale! Noriko set off on a sea adventure to find the greatest, most tastiest ingredient to the world, and was never heard from again!" Cheerful!
Her deliciousness made her loved throughout many towns and villages on Honshu!
Ganu also liked to experiment, but not with the beverage-making enterprise that killed his mother, but for science!
And one fateful day, he and his teammates discovered a deep sea ingredient unique to anything else!!! And as he did drink lots and losts of the ingredient, Ganu grew from a small fish into an enormous whale!!! Because the ingredient was discovered on the deep ocean floor, under amazing pressure and in the most extreme cold, Ganu knew he had to serve the ingredient in a near-frozen state to preserve its freshness!!
And then some random sea creature drank some and ravaged New York!! I don't know, I'm just saying!!!
BET YOU CAN'T DRINK JUST SIX!!!
Okay, I'm a little creeped out now.
("Ganu Yoshida," by the way, does not get any results on Google. I don't know that it anagrams out to anything particularly interesting either, although "Unsaid Gay Ho" is somewhat compelling.)
Since I managed (momentarily) to get over my phone dread on Sunday, I figured, what the hell, let's make an ass of ourselves and use the Slusho feedback email![!!]
Hey, I figure some poor intern has to keep an eye on the emails, so I might as well give him a laugh.
(Auto-reply, just in: "Slusho! loves your mails!! You Can't Drink Just Six!!!")
And then, as the updated Wikipedia entry on Cloverfield notes (screencap also mine):
Think we can see something from the roof?
Oh sweet God, please don't make me trawl the entire trailer for things to Google.
(The only other thing I noticed, really, was an AKM fraternity paddle [00:48], which is a bit odd for an honor society, but okay. If you want to scope it out yourself, I'd suggest looking at the first half of the trailer, particularly the walls of whatever apartment it is, and whatever's on the guy's fridge. There's also a map on the wall in the same frame as the paddle.)