Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
We are delighted to announce that one of these machines has come to reside at our headquarters and has already undergone the initial "What are you going to do with that?" intake process.
Below are some initial contact photographs in all of their usual crappy cell-phone splendor. We will be adding more as the additional preening progresses.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
As you gaze detachedly at the array of pieces to your puzzle, an image of the final solution begins to take shape.
Your vision clarifies and an emotional response builds towards it.
The satisfaction created by such an experience is fully embraced until it slowly becomes absorbed into to sub-conscious where it will remain until called upon again by its creator.
This is the moment when you take ownership of the work.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Once again we are struck with awe by the caliber of works submitted by the most talented and creative community of builders in recent memory*.
Casting our votes for which rat was the best, we were faced with well over sixty entries to choose from. Since they were all outstanding, we first thought that a sixty-six way tie for first place would be the only way to ensure that everyone received their due credit. This seemed to be the safest proposal but, where is the fun in that! We then ruthlessly and without mercy hacked the number down to a Bakers Dozen. Still too wussy you say. Ok, Top Five then!
*Our memory sucks.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Once the boys back at the lab were able to reconstruct the
specimen sent from the site, the historians at the institute
were able to identify most, if not all, of the components that
had gone into the construction of the ship.
Fortune was such that many of these pieces had be found
earlier at a number of other digs but had been unassigned
because there had not been available any clues as to the
exact nature of their sources.
Technicians are now able to begin to reconstruct the ship
using the rather simple codes revealed by the 02048 tag to
not only determine the components’ structures but also the
manner in which they had been assembled and their likely
locations on the ship.
The work was slow and tedious at times but we are most
encouraged as we now have a clear direction.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
News from the field had been slow and information bits which
had been received were not encouraging.
The accounting department was becoming increasingly
impatient and it looked as if we might have to bring our team
in from the site and write it of as a hard lesson learned.
As the team was reluctantly beginning to pack up the site, one
of our guides returned to camp with a find that justified our
efforts and confirmed our belief that we were on to something
of great import.
Origins of construction tags were always removed from any
of the items that the boys used to build their ships and discarded
so that they could affix their own tags. This would declare
ownership without being questioned about their sources by
those who might attempt to lay claim on their ships.
This tag was surely created by a young builder who used a
simple alphanumeric code to describe his build. . .
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
CAPTAIN'S LOG SOLVES ANCIENT MYSTERY.
Documents discovered in personal effects
of pre-warholian pilot’s remains shed
light on age-old Salvage Ship mystery.
Until recently, historians have been at a
loss to adequately explain how the Salvage vessels
(see Crankenstein) could traverse the varied
landscapes of their designated pickup locations.
Intergalactic/planetary travel was in no
way hindered by their massive weight due
to the weightlessness of space. Once on the
ground however, it was very different.
The SS 396 Salvage Ships ships were heavy and difficult to maneuver.
No amounts of coffee and tobacco products
could entice the meat motors to attempt to
reach the higher elevations where most of
the precious payloads were harvested.
The journal belonging to a 500 year old
veteran of the invasions led our field researchers
to a site in the Northeast 02048 sector.
(Insert whip story here) The apparent remains of a
previously unseen vehicle that was commonly used by more skilled
pilots and meatmotors to gather payloads from the
extremely high elevations was reported to have been uncovered. These teams would then
deliver them to central pickup locations in the
valleys so the Salvage Ships could be loaded
and continue on their route.
The only enticement that the pilots could offer the special breed of
of meat-motor that would be willing to scale these elevations was to agree
to turn control of the vessel over to the meat-motor during the
It was clear that the meat motors had no particular knowledge
of the purpose of the run nor would they care.
The only aspect that interested them at all was the blinding and
totally reckless thrills encountered during the descent.
The pilots would simply power down and keep their circuits crossed
during the return trip to the valley.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The communication between Scout ships and their Home Ports was embedded into video images and sent to respective way stations located in each solar system. The codes for our particular ship were finally decoded from messages entitled "I Love Lucy". The diagram shown here is a reproduction of what was apparently a detailed cue sheet for the last mission the ship was on when it was lost.
Once underway, these details would be projected onto the cylindrical section of the communications and guidance display for the pilots to follow.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
While cleaning out from under my bed, I pulled out the frame-set of what initially appeared to be just another early motobike as were so common and plentiful on Terra Acirema during the period from SD9.9.10 thru SD9.9.30. But then we all did a double-take when we began to discover evidence that this was not the case at all! Numerous empty mounting holes clearly not intended for standard accessories, burn patterns on the skin and tell-tale scaring of the skeletal structure could lead us to only one seemingly impossible conclusion.
Could this really be? A quick conference call to the Sneers and Blowbucks Institute archives confirmed our suspicions. What in fact stood before us was an actual Pre-Warholian Aissurian Scout ship! This revelation alone was mind-bending enough, but that was just the beginning. . .
Many of these ships had been converted to salvage transports after the invasion. Cruising to earth at 20 year intervals to collect used cigarette filters which were highly sought after for an energy source in many remote regions of the universe. Most of the original fittings are missing of have been replaced with common replacement items.