|A tannasg is a balding, six foot tall (approx) hairy celtic beastie, normally only found wandering the hills around Greenock, Renfrewshire in Scotland. Analysis of the contents of it's stomach ( obtained by the simple ruse of giving the tannasg some warm cider to drink:- Reading '83 ), has shown that it's diet is exclusively vegetarian.|
|In the past few decades there have been reported sightings of this much maligned creature in the Dundee area, during the years 1983 to 1989, with some reports even daring to suggest that this creature had somehow managed to gain entry into Abertay Uni, which at that time was known as Dundee College of Technology. Rumour has it that the creature spend an inordinate amount of time trying to fathom the deeper mysteries of the DEC-20 mainframe therein installed, to the uninitiated, it appeared to be playing VTtrek, in reality it was continually winning VTtrek.|
|The winter of 1991, it has been confirmed that due to climatic changes, specifically the financial climate in Scotland, the tannasg has moved South and can be now found in the (marginally) warmer financial climes of City University, home of mono and a load of other less useful stuff. Here, the tannasg appeared to have been employed as a Technician.|
The creature seems to exhibit a remarkable distaste for current popular music, especially that produced by talentless prats with sequencers and samplers, the following music has been tried, and we assume that the tannasg likes it( This assumption is based on the fact that he didn't
We assume that it also enjoys listening to other artists, and has recently been found listening to an inordinate amount of Camel,Neil Young and Steely Dan :
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On the subject of music, it must be said that the tannasg has been, on occasion, known to be responsible for the production of various discordant noises, usually at weekends. It has been confirmed by one brave anthropologist who ventured into the darkest recesses of it's lair, that it possesses several electric guitars, something resembling a synthesiser but of a crude ancient monophonic design, and what looks like the beginnings of a multitrack recording setup.
This used to be the required anti-Microsoft rant, there are a lot of things which annoy a tannasg, but it now regards them as not really worth it.
It has been proven that the most effective method of trying to establish
any form of communication with the tannasg, is to beat it over the head
with a heavy Iron bar until it is nearly unconscious. Then, play a tape
containing subliminal messages on it's walkman. You will find that after
several months, it will be able to speak a more comprehensible format of
it's native tongue, even to the point that a native english speaker may
understand one word in nine the creature may say.
Alternatively, you could try emailling, which may in the long run be wiser, as the tannasg does not take too kindly to anyone touching it's walkman..