Category Archives: Reflections from elsewhere

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

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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Axes and Burins

At first I did it with an ax – thin, slight but with weight, sharp, and with a solid easy-swing handle oiled and darkened from relentless swinging. This technique worked, but usually with a great deal of extra effort after … Continue reading

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From a Bookseller in Prague

“Who’s that Kafka guy?” I’m being asked, and not for the first time. I’m trying not to answer, but at the same time I’m remembering what a good time I had reading Kafka’s novels and stories years ago, and how … Continue reading

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“I Still Love Christmas” sings Hannah Marcus

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Grizzly faces and fundraisers

Information is Beautiful has a graphic showing just how much more successful Wikipedia’s “personal appeal” banner ad has been over more traditional banners with mere slogans: a lot more. The banner with Jimmy Wales’s grizzly face earned Wikipedia $47,433 per … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A PSYCHOPATH?

Ok – here’s the test. It’s in two parts. PART ONE: You are given the following rule: “If a card shows an even number on one side, then it is red on the other.” These four cards are spread before … Continue reading

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Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks

Scholars apologize for attributing Western democracy to a make-believe civilization. WASHINGTON—A group of leading historians held a press conference Monday at the National Geographic Society to announce they had “entirely fabricated” ancient Greece, a culture long thought to be the … Continue reading

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Russian Children Under The Influence Of Social Networks

Even the smallest ones – the preschool children are all into social networking – they have made some handicraft stuff devoted to their favorite Russian facebook-type social network accounts. BTW “Vkontakte” is the biggest social network throughout Russia, Ukraine and … Continue reading

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Anatomical illustrations from Edo-period Japan

Here is a selection of old anatomical illustrations that provide a unique perspective on the evolution of medical knowledge in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Pregnancy illustrations, circa 1860 These pregnancy illustrations are from a copy of Ishinhō, the oldest … Continue reading

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Digital Natives

Via today and tomorrow.

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