Skip to comments.Mysterious message appears in Salt Lake City street
Posted on 07/19/2013 1:08:08 PM PDT by oxcart
SALT LAKE CITY A message that has been showing up on city streets around the world recently popped up in Salt Lake City. Its a mysterious image known as a Toynbee Tile, a small square containing a cryptic message for the public.
The image has been painted onto roadways for decades, but to date, no one has been able to figure out who is behind it all.
Recently, one appeared at the intersection of State Street and 200 South, conveying a message that read, House of Hades. Tiles made from the ground bones of dead journalists.
The quote has been appearing on painted tiles for years, but is actually a copycat of the original tile, which is believed to have first been painted on the streets of Philadelphia in the 80s.
The mystery of it all, thats the hook, said Aaron Ballard, who was passing by the intersection in downtown Salt Lake.
In 2011, a documentary titled Resurrect Dead followed the efforts of a group from Philadelphia who attempted to uncover the mystery surrounding the tiles. According to their research, the original Toynbee Tile may have come from a man who believed in the theories of a historian named Arthur Toynbee, who wrote that life could be resurrected.
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No, it is really in scarce supplies. Very scarce.
What we have today are not journalists. They are propagandists and PR press release tweakers.
Not exactly a ‘burning bush’
I often wonder if the soviet-era propagandists were as gleefully willing as our current media to slide into communism
Wasnt there a Travis McGee short story referring to the deaths of journalist?
I want a tile made from Skittles.
A titillatingly amusing message.
Dring your Ovaltine
yeah I think so, perhaps they didn’t show it as much because the elite would look at them like “why are they so flippin happy” and wonder what they were stealing or doing to be so happy.
Like Breitbart and Hastings hm.
Video and instructions how to make your own Toynbee Tiles:
I had never heard of this before.
Is that graphic approved by Jim for the fundraiser?
I have used it for AT LEAST the last 4 quarter FReeps after JPB changed the “JournAlist” to “JourOlist” and at least 3 YEARS before that.
Pizza for the enlightened of mind or is it just the lightened?;-)
OK, I’ll take your word that Jim ok’d it but “Rope. Tree.” seems highly inappropriate.
I want a tile made from the bones of IRS agents.
“Dring your Ovaltine”
Been sayin’ that for years in my tag line:
_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .
You’ll need the secret decoder, located at:
Must read later!
As someone who used to work in the biz, I can say you are are dead on right with your characterization. Most of the so-called "journalists" I worked with were literally incapable of doing more than re-writing press releases. They knew nothing except for what the PR hacks and the AP wires told them.
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The lady in the video mentions that you can order samples of linoleum online and they will send them to you for FREE! If I was a linoleum salesman I would kick her square in the butt. Aint nothin free.
Look at the thick cushion they have Stephanopoulos sitting on so he appears to be the same height as the much taller Zimmerman attorneys.
I wonder if his feet reach the floor?
Good eye! Yeah, he is a puny fairy, isn’t he?
>>>>As someone who used to work in the biz, I can say you are are dead on right with your characterization. Most of the so-called “journalists” I worked with were literally incapable of doing more than re-writing press releases. They knew nothing except for what the PR hacks and the AP wires told them.<<<<
I worked in the print media and radio for 20 years. In defense of the profession, I have to say that you understate the situation.
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