Ministry of STUFF
|Ministry of STUFF|
|Current Head: Ian Plätschisch|
|Function: To prepare informative texts about Talossa, manage publicity for the Kingdom, and manage the Kingdom's official public presence and social networks.|
The Ministry of STUFF (La Ministrà à Sanavarh da Talossa àls Ultra-Fiovaes Folas, pronounced [ɫɐ minisˈtɾaː‿a‿zɐnɐˈvaːʃ dɐ tɐˈɫosa‿awz‿ˈuɬtɾɐˌfi̯ovajs ˈfoɫɐs]; literally, the "Ministry to Herald Talossa to Crowds Across the River") is one of the Talossa's six Cabinet positions chartered by Organic Law (others were established by statutory law). According to its Organic charter, "[t]he Minister of STUFF shall prepare, at the behest of the Cosa, the Seneschal, or on his own initiative, informative texts about the Kingdom of Talossa." (Org.12.6) The Minister of STUFF is sometimes known by the abbreviation "MinSTUFF." As of the 47th Cosa, the name of the Ministry is stylized in uppercase ("STUFF") in all official correspondence.
"The Cabinet Refinishing Act" (Talossan statute 36RZ17) establishes also that the Ministry of STUFF be further responsible for the promotion of the Kingdom through public relations, ensuring that the Kingdom and events therein are regularly publicized in worldwide media. The Ministry is further charged with producing and circulating "a national publication for internal and external promotion of all things Talossan." In times past, this has generally extended towards managing Talossa's official social media presence, advertising campaigns, and miscellaneous initiatives like Talossan identification cards or TalossaWare. A national radio and television network for Talossans, called "RTV" (Regipäts Televiziun), is also under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of STUFF.
A further, unnamed directive, developed by former Minister Alexandreu Davinescu and which pretty much no one understands, emphasises that "The Minister of STUFF knows the gate. The Minister of STUFF is the gate. The Minister of STUFF is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in the Minister of STUFF. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread."
List of Ministers of STUFF
This is a list of all the Ministers of STUFF that have held office in the post Ben era.
Before 2005, Ben Madison generally held the post under the PC before the 2003 split, and afterwards Martì-Paìr Furxhéir was in charge under PC adminstrations and Madison under the MN. The first recorded instance of the appointment of a Minister of STUFF is under Michael Pope, but it is not known when the post was created.
The Bureau of Social Publicity Administration and Management (or, Bureau of SPAM) holds responsibility for the maintenance of Talossa's various social media presences, as directed by the Minister. The chief of the Bureau is known as the "Head Spammajamma"
The National Upkeep and Maintenance Bureau (NUMB) holds responsibility for keeping the Kingdom's web presences up to date. It was created during the 49th Cosa by Ian Plätschisch.
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