Tiles Profiled by Hellion Internet Reporter

Last week I was contacted by CBS3 internet reporter (and former Miss Pennsylvania) Nicole Brewer about creating a site profile for the station. The webcast would chronicle the fascinating world of toynbeeidea.com and more specifically my bizarre obsession with the Toynbee tiles. Self-promoter that I am, I did 2 things: 1. I said yes. 2. […]

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Fascinating List of Intersections

Since it’s too hot to think of anything interesting, I’ll post a list of raw data. Below is the ever-expanding list of 2008 Toynbee Tiles. What the tiler may have lacked in quality, he more than made up for in quantity. The current list stands at 40, with most recent sightings on Girard, Allegheny and […]

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I got nothing today

So here’s a list of new Toynbee tiles that I noticed this weekend: 36th and Walnut 37th and Walnut 38th and Chestnut 36th and Chestnut 33rd and Chestnut 33rd and Market 32nd and Market 31st and Market —- 6th and South, (3 tiles) —- Also, Justin spotted a tile at 5th and Girard. I haven’t […]

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New York City = House of Hades

About a year ago, several large, colorful street tiles appeared in Buffalo, NY. By winter the “House of Hades” tiles had been completely destroyed by snowplows. But their creators have been tenacious. Earlier this year, a new batch appeared in Buffalo. Now, a HHH tile has popped up at 9th Ave and 56th street in […]

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I, Svlad Cjelli

I’ve been slacking on Toynbee tile updates. A few weeks back, the first of the 08’ tiles appeared on center city streets. I’m slacking because after 2007’s re-introduction of original style tiles, these new ones just aren’t that exciting. With 1 minor exception, all are long, thin, 2-line tiles like this one: * Photo credit: […]

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Toynbee Idea

My google homepage “Quote of the Day” feed occasionally puts up quotes from famed Jupiter Resurrectionist, Arnold Toynbee. Here’s today’s: It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious […]

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interesting experience at A.C. expressway rest area

On Tuesday of this week, I traveled down to Cape May, NJ to go birding with an old friend. Believe it or not, Cape May is one of the best places in the United States to watch annual migrations. But this post doesn’t have too much to do with birds. This post has to do […]

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9-11 Conspiracy: Part 1

Culled from the Toynbee.net (sadly, now defunct site) email archives. You know maybe he’s onto something: from what i can gather it looks like the 3 cities the plaques were in Washington D.C., Philidelphia, and New York these 3 cities were all attacked on 9-11-01. Kubricks movie was called 2001, the year that 9-11 happened. […]

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Internet Need Met by Internet

I recently saw a rough cut of the first 15-20 minutes of Resurrect Dead: the mystery of the Toynbee tiles. The movie is real and it’s in production. I loved it, but I’m biased. But believe it or not, the tiles aren’t the purpose of this post. I was asked to watch the movie, think […]

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ASCII generator

I’ve been a fan of ASCII crap for a while and frequently use various ASCII generators to waste time. Today Lifehacker brought to my attention the coolest ASCII generator yet. After dropping a few random photos into it, I made ASCII Toynbee tile. I believe it’s the first ever. Click on the tile for a […]

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