Archaeology of ancient Blacksburg

The artifacts shown below date from approximately 1987 and belonged to shamans of the West Eggleston tribe. They were created using primitive tools such as Microsoft Paint and ceremonially displayed in the tribal dwelling.

Heinrich Blätterbier discovered them fossilized in .msp files, extracted the images, and interpreted them.

Blätterbier was a member of the Comité Surréaliste et Révolutionnaire Blacksbourgeoise, and reputedly connected with the Southern States Information Clearinghouse. (Contrary to popular belief, neither the CSRB nor the SSIC had any connection with the OTO.) Most of his work remains unpublished and his whereabouts, as well as those of his manuscripts, are unknown.

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[BEASTIE]

BEASTIE.MSP

This icon was used in conjunction with mysterious chants to ward off evil spirits.

We believe the corresponding chants were also related to the ceremonial «loud playing of Aqualung» which was often used to announce the opening of the weekly time of impurification.

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[IBM-HELP]

IBM-HELP.MSP

This image is connected with the primitive rituals which this tribe called «booting the DOS» and «floppy-swappy».

These were related to the cult of the prankster god Optimizing Fortran Compiler, to whom supplications were offered only in the hours of darkness.

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[NUMBERS]

NUMBERS.MSP

This image (reminiscent of palaeolithic cave paintings) represents the tribe members walking close together in bad weather to avoid getting lost in the deep snow.



[SPIRITS]

SPIRITS.MSP

This symbolized the tribe's benevolent spirits, and depicts a ceremonial vessel for serving a mixture of ethanol and brined vegetable matter.

Enthusiastic participants in the nocturnal rites often performed painful sacrificial acts into (and around) their porcelain altars.

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