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I’ve never really given much thought about what I want done with my body once I’m done with it. I guess that I figured that I’d be cremated. It’s better for the environment, cheaper and generally more appealing in some way. No embalming, rotting or worms. I may have just changed my mind though. If […]

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Resurrect Dead: the preview

I’ve finally been given the ok to post the preview for “Resurrect Dead” the Toynbee tile documentary. I’ve been sitting on it for months, with Jon Foy, the film’s director wishing to keep it under wraps. “I kind of cringed at it, because I know it’s going to be a much better movie.” was his […]

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Strangest moment of the day

Today I was at a meeting full of people from cultural institutions across Philadelphia. It was a meeting about

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slightly disturbing obsessive behavior

Just because I haven’t posted about the Toynbee Tiles recently, doesn’t mean my bizarre obsession has waned. The tiles go into winter hibernation every year. Spring snow or not, the season awakens them. They’re like the cherry blossoms. For all those who visit toynbeeidea.com for it’s top-notch Toynbee Tile coverage, here’s a long overdue update. […]

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Street Art

As evidenced by yesterday’s rhetorical screed against any and all who dare attack the value of Philadelphia’s murals, I’m a big fan of Philly’s public art. But what I didn’t say yesterday is that some of my favorite public art in Philly is the “illegal” art. First and foremost and sitting high above all else […]

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Tile Conspiracy of the day

From the archives: I was directed to your [site] site after I posted my discoveries about the movie “2001” having a running time that encodes the number 666, via a correlation with the moon. You are probably bullshit, but here is the link just in case you aren’t. [link dead] 🙁

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An interview with myself

For the next few weeks, much of my computer-time energy will be channeled into a secret project, the results of which I will share with the world when the time is right. That means I might rerun some old writing. It also means that this evening I’m going to be about as vain as I’ve […]

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New Toynbee Tiler!

Toynbee tile interest comes in and out like the phases of the moon. It’s really amazing how cyclical it can be. Just as my interest begins to ebb and tile fatigue sets in, a series of events unfolds, sending my strange obsession right back into the limelight. This week began with tile fatigue. Tiling has […]

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Resurrect Dead (Dogs and Text)

I just discovered that if I turn off the rich-text editor on wordpress, I can post youtube videos. This changes everything. From now on, please expect many more youtube videos. For today’s feature, please enjoy this informative documentary outlining Soviet reanimation experiments with severed dog heads/hearts/lungs/bodies. If you’re squeamish about these sorts of things, you […]

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Carvings

So yesterday afternoon I headed over to a friends house in West Philly. There were about a dozen people and 20 pumpkins. I carved 2. I bet you can guess which one in the below pic is mine. When the sun went down, those of us remaining put all the pumpkins out in the tiny […]

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