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September 9, 2003 10:24 AM   Subscribe

"Murder all journalists, I beg you!" That's just one of the strange phrases that have appeared on tiles embedded in roads in locations as diverse as Cleveland and South America. The tiles also contain cryptic phrases regarding Stanley Kubrick and English historian Arnold Toynbee. Strange stuff.
posted by hipnerd (17 comments total)

 
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posted by machaus at 10:37 AM on September 9, 2003


I've seen these in Chicago - they're cool. And definitely melded to the street.
posted by agregoli at 10:55 AM on September 9, 2003


Cleveland resident Duffy O'Tolle: "It was a good movie, though."

"That's scary," said LaKeisha Webster of Cleveland. "Maybe they're aliens or something."


I just leeerv Cleveland...

And definitely melded to the street.

That actually decribes the tiles better than the article does, agregoli. Thanks.
posted by Shane at 11:09 AM on September 9, 2003


Pah. I searched for the link and for the word "tiles." Came up with squat.

Oh well, it seems some people hadn't read it before at least...
posted by hipnerd at 11:14 AM on September 9, 2003


There's a complete list of known tiles. I've seen three in DC. But the site's being over-run with traffic right now, so be patient.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:21 AM on September 9, 2003


(via slashdot)
posted by SpecialK at 11:43 AM on September 9, 2003


(via Fark) too!
posted by damclean2 at 11:49 AM on September 9, 2003


I enjoyed reading this at slashdot yesterday. Many people quoting articles that seem to have been prepared from our very own thread, which is worth reading. And some wise /.er even linked to our old thread. Since the trail was cold then, it's funny how the old speculation twists and turns back in on itself and then becomes fact. interwebwhisperdownthelanezonetrippin.
posted by roboto at 11:50 AM on September 9, 2003


News media discovers graphiti...Film at 11!
posted by HTuttle at 12:11 PM on September 9, 2003


"Pah. I searched for the link and for the word "tiles." Came up with squat. "

Hipnerd:

When searching, try one of the definitive, unique words in the post, like "toynbee" or "kubrick." "Tile" doesn't have to be the word they used to describe this phenomena, but the other words are good search words.
posted by jpburns at 12:25 PM on September 9, 2003


Here's an interesting message from some guy that almost caught one of the tile-makers.
posted by duckstab at 12:42 PM on September 9, 2003


Here's an interesting message from some guy that almost caught one of the tile-makers.

Wow, the process by which these are made seems fairly extensive. The creator obviously views this as "art." I kind of respect what s/he's doing...

*wheels begin turning*
posted by Shane at 1:02 PM on September 9, 2003


retro-viral marketing?
posted by wendell at 4:45 PM on September 9, 2003


Girlfriend is a journalist. I'd be really pissed.
posted by Foosnark at 5:29 PM on September 9, 2003


Not a communication of the two-station.
posted by straight at 7:37 PM on September 9, 2003


No shit, I think I saw one of these at the end of Exit 55 off I-95N in Branford, CT. I wondered what it was.

Think I'll go back and take a closer look.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:25 AM on September 10, 2003


Mr. stiles tiles?
posted by clavdivs at 8:30 AM on September 10, 2003


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