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July 30, 2008

More Uncovered Myst Files


Naq aDen, the Official Republic of Tinselman Chairman of Tinselistic Archives, recently travelled to the far reaches of the galaxy to at last uncover the original Illustrator file of Myst island. Yeah!

Unfortunately he was wholly unsuccessful, so here you go Naq (and remember, the Khan is always with you).

(I've released this map before in lo-res bit map form, but never in editable high resolution form).

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July 22, 2008

Join Us Or Be Destroyed


Republic of Tinselman engineers are currently slaving away on an army of miniature killer-robots. Aren't they perfectly lovely? Now we're just searching for the ideal enemy.


(thanks Eleri)

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July 21, 2008

Thumbelina® Brand Mini-Miniatures™


Imagine a horse that fits inside a high school locker and still leaves room for your books. Imagine a horse that jumps hurdles beneath your legs without ever touching your crotch. Imagine a horse that sleeps under your bed in perfect comfort.


Imagine no more! Geneticists at the New Lindbald Centre for Genetic Research in Braunschweig, Germany have created Thumbelina® brand Mini-Miniature House Horse™. When released next summer (2009), the Thumbelinas will be sure to delight both children and adults! They will be released in either male or female sexes, will come in a variety of colors and patterns and, at adulthood, will rarely grow taller than 17 inches! It's only ashame they won't be breedable.

Says Helmut Hienzel Diztl, Ph.D., one of the inventors of the Thumbelina Mini-Miniatures, "In many ways they're more like dogs. Horses are far too spirited to make a decent indoor pet, so we were very careful with the Thumbelina's architecture. In appearance, they're exactly similar to a shrunken miniature horse, but mentality, psychologically speaking, we gave them a pack animal mentality. In fact, we took much of the genetic data straight from dogs. Though in truth, they really are a delicate cocktail of many animals."

Currently, the Lindbald Centre is incubating and growing the horses as they lock down U.S., European, and Asian distributors.

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July 07, 2008

Cleaner Brighter Faster


In 1968 women wore "futuristic" helmets during house cleaning house. After cleaning, wearing the fashionable helmets to shopping and lunches was considered a must. My own mother couldn't afford a helmet, so my dad constructed one out of cardboard and duct-tape. He painted it gloss white. I thought it looked authentic, but she finally stopped wearing it when she noticed some of the neighbor ladies laughing behind her back.

Thankfully, such strict standards are no longer required.

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