Category Archives: Reflections from elsewhere

Material from elsewhere on the internet presented on the Running Eye Blog for its remarkable qualities.

On Niche Annoyances and Traffic Circle Fountains

My favourite crossword blogger, Rex Parker, recently went on a rant about how crossword puzzles depicted in film and television are often completely spurious. Fictitious grids are written into scripts and rarely respect the rules of crossword or clue construction. … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Way To Love Me

Jason Bogdaneris’ moody movie of Hannah Marcus’ shadowy song, Ain’t No Way To Love Me

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Dante’s Virgil

written by Crow Jane So Virgil and Justin Bieber walk into a bar. Virgil says Give us a couple of lagers. Bartender gives ’em some, there’s a monkey sitting at the end of the bar. Virgil says What’s that damn … Continue reading

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Bacteria—Genome—Baby Boy

The image (see image right) shows a colony of Bacillus subtilis. Each of the little grains is one bacterium, with the striae of colour denoting the various lineages present, which express different fluorescent proteins. Initially the scientists had them all … Continue reading

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Invisible Hand

Announcement: Invisible Hand is an exhibition and residency by Tim Vincent-Smith featuring harmonographic drawing machines, dismantled pianos, live music and the world premiere of Goat Song, a work in progress by Uma Dragon. Thursday 12th April 8pm: Live music and … Continue reading

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Untitled (The effect of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Kant’s 3rd Critique on the human brain: a functional magnetic resonance imaging approach)

from Daniel Margulies & Chris Sharp The brain really is a piece of work. You pump in a supply of glucose and oxygen, and the craziest stuff comes streaming out. Amongst these streams are the works of Stravinsky, Kant’s Critiques, … Continue reading

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Sonnet for Sylvia

by Martin Lewis I frame this verse, in somewhat antique style, For thee, Miranda open-eyed and bright, The sole lady of thine enchanted isle Now Prospero hath sailed into the night: And both to him, and thee, I offer thanks … Continue reading

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‘The Women’ by Martin Lewis

He’d always been his mammy’s boy, So when she died he was devastated. During her last year or so She became increasingly detached From dull, sublunary here and now, Though still always tender to both her men – Adoring and … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Simon Green’s Teeth

Quietly turning over a pack of tobacco at my desk, I found myself melting nostalgically as I stared at this image (printed as a health warning). It is I believe the first medical photo I have seen that even begins … Continue reading

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UNDER THE GAVEL OF JUSTICE

I recently read about a fascinating court case in Kenya relating to a hyena killed by a local family. The deceased beast was awarded legal representation, and indeed his lawyer spoke forcefully and eloquently, winning a ruling that the guilty … Continue reading

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