Required Reading

This is – by far – the best travel article about Philadelphia that I have ever seen.  Originally, published on salon.com back in May, 1997, I’ve copied and pasted it here in its entirety.  I reproduce it out of fear that salon will pull it and It’ll be lost.  People have to archive this stuff.  If you’re a purist, […]

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Tile Broadcast on 6ABC

So WPVI TV, Philly’s local ABC affiliate ran a investigative piece on the tiles last night. While good in theory, the broadcast was typical hellion propaganda. The piece – located here – did interview the Resurrect Dead team, so that was good. Other than that, I was disappointed that they included footage only of inferior […]

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Toynbee tile in Iraq

Here’s a photo of a Toynbee tile from Balad, Iraq… WTF? The copycat tile was discovered by a poster to this site. Quote for posterity: N 33° 57.131 E 044° 22.552 Cool! Balad (or thereabouts, Iraq) How bored can you get while sitting around morking on the tan on the back of your hands and […]

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Saturday Night Weirdness

Not long ago, a group of mad scientists gathered in a laboratory near Philadelphia and constructed a device that they claimed achieved 2-way communication with the dead. They asked for no money from these experiments and gave away all information on the construction of their communicators. One of these scientists, Hans Heckmann, is still alive […]

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