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Mysterious message appears in Salt Lake City street
fox13now.com ^ | 07/17/13 | Caroline Connolly

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. It’s 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, that’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: saltlakecity; toynbee; toynbeetiles
“House of Hades. Tiles made from the ground bones of dead journalists.”
1 posted on 07/19/2013 1:08:08 PM PDT by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Now THERE’s a commodity that will never be in short supply.


2 posted on 07/19/2013 1:10:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: All; JoeProBono
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3 posted on 07/19/2013 1:10:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Responsibility2nd

No, it is really in scarce supplies. Very scarce.

What we have today are not journalists. They are propagandists and PR press release tweakers.


4 posted on 07/19/2013 1:12:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: oxcart

Not exactly a ‘burning bush’


5 posted on 07/19/2013 1:15:09 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I often wonder if the soviet-era propagandists were as gleefully willing as our current media to slide into communism


6 posted on 07/19/2013 1:16:03 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: oxcart; Travis McGee

Wasnt there a Travis McGee short story referring to the deaths of journalist?


7 posted on 07/19/2013 1:17:08 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: oxcart

I want a tile made from Skittles.


8 posted on 07/19/2013 1:17:40 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: oxcart

A titillatingly amusing message.


9 posted on 07/19/2013 1:18:20 PM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: max americana

Dring your Ovaltine


10 posted on 07/19/2013 1:18:49 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Mr. K

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.


11 posted on 07/19/2013 1:19:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: oxcart

12 posted on 07/19/2013 1:19:37 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: oxcart

Hm.

Like Breitbart and Hastings hm.


13 posted on 07/19/2013 1:21:31 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: musicman


14 posted on 07/19/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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Video and instructions how to make your own Toynbee Tiles:
http://makezine.com/2009/01/28/linoleum-asphalt-mosaics-craft-vide/

I had never heard of this before.


15 posted on 07/19/2013 1:29:28 PM PDT by Rio
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To: musicman; Jim Robinson

Is that graphic approved by Jim for the fundraiser?


16 posted on 07/19/2013 1:45:32 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

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.

Why??


17 posted on 07/19/2013 1:50:22 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bobalu

Pizza for the enlightened of mind or is it just the lightened?;-)


18 posted on 07/19/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: musicman

OK, I’ll take your word that Jim ok’d it but “Rope. Tree.” seems highly inappropriate.


19 posted on 07/19/2013 1:55:32 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: max americana
I want a tile made from Skittles.

I want a tile made from the bones of IRS agents.

20 posted on 07/19/2013 1:59:51 PM PDT by unixfox
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To: Craftmore

“Dring your Ovaltine”

Been sayin’ that for years in my tag line:

_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .

You’ll need the secret decoder, located at:

http://morsecode.scphillips.com/jtranslator.html


21 posted on 07/19/2013 2:11:38 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: oxcart

Must read later!


22 posted on 07/19/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Rio

Bad Wolf


23 posted on 07/19/2013 2:45:08 PM PDT by BCable
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To: Secret Agent Man
"They are propagandists and PR press release tweakers."

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.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

24 posted on 07/19/2013 2:46:45 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Rio

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.


25 posted on 07/19/2013 2:47:12 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: JoeProBono

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?


26 posted on 07/19/2013 2:47:47 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: unixfox

bttt


27 posted on 07/19/2013 2:49:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: JohnG45

Good eye! Yeah, he is a puny fairy, isn’t he?


28 posted on 07/19/2013 3:17:30 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: unixfox

LOL!


29 posted on 07/19/2013 4:27:53 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: wku man

>>>>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.


30 posted on 07/19/2013 5:16:57 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: redpoll
I stand corrected. As punishment for the crime of understatement of media ineptitude, I will punish myself by sipping a few shots of 1792 in silent contemplation of how badly the media suck.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

31 posted on 07/19/2013 8:11:32 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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