The Assessment of Time and Space (the dead)

Corley at the first go-off was inclined to suspect it was something to do with Stephen being fired out of his digs for bringing in a bloody tart off the street. There was a dosshouse in Marlborough street, Mrs Maloney’s, but it was only a tanner touch and full of undesirables but M’Conachie told him you got a decent enough do in the Brazen Head over in Winetavern street (which was distantly suggestive to the person addressed of friar Bacon) for a bob. He was starving too though he hadn’t said a word about it.

A Large mass of faecal matter (1) from Winetavern Street contained abundant sloes, blackberry and strawberry seeds, representing direct food consumption. Similar fruit assemblage in varying quantities features prominently in later thirteenth and fourteenth- century cesspits and cess deposits………. Fruit species such as bilberry, bramble, blackberry haws and elderberry and possible raspberry were scarcely mentioned in the historical record probably since they were gathered wild.



S. Lyons, Food plants, fruits and foreign foodstuffs: the archaeological evidence from urban medieval Ireland

J.Joyce, Uylysses


(1) Mediaeval fruit salad

Out of the Blue (Cursed by Complexity)


Idols of the tribe



Idols of the Market Place

Been oddly unfocused for weeks. Branching out from a small list of things, amusing myself with the odd bacon reference.


for my eyes are stauls and my hands lime twigs

green eggs and ham


I pick up my only anarchist are pretty shirt from the tailors, its made from an H.M.P. Prison shirt so it fitted like a prison shirt.

New camera! Been without one for six months, Fujifilm X-T30, XF 18 55mm lens. I may branch out from janky photography into awful video. I have no shame.

Sound recorder and mic is next on the list.

Sloe Abundance

Archaeological evidence

Cesspit based, predominately post 9th century, developed of urban Viking settlement.

Theory, its a wild food source gathered, in case of food shortage, that is distributed more widely in times of plenty.

In the older sources its described as a condiment or relish.

It appears to have been added to porridge/ muesli


A Burst of Fish (flode underflowen)

Search for amphibious pigs, Wales seemed the obvious place to start, then an Irish glossary, which I can’t yet make sense of. But by chance, it included a tale about Finn, Adultery, a severed head and a salmon

More interestingly for present purposes, the provisioner of early mediaeval foodstuffs

Also gives me two further more general questions. Pigness, wood pig (boar) earth pig (mole).



Saga hwæt ic hatte?

Salmon ‘that swells from small fish under the waters’ ? Not sure what to make of this.



riddle me this

idols of the marketplace

Psycle Sluts or being friar Bacon) for a bob

At the burger bar around the bend

where the meals thank Christ are skimpy

and for you

that’s how the world will end

not with a bang

but with a Wimpy.

He was starving too though he hadn’t said a word about it

Ulysses up Shit Street

State You’re Position ( Vacancies Exist)

John Cooper Clarke from memory, James Joyce from print, a large mass of faecal matter (a mediaeval fruit salad)  from Winetavern Street in archaeology.

Afternoon dealing with mediaeval Irish shit.

Using A Mouse as a Model

The neural mechanism of learned fear has an enormous survival value for animals, who must predict danger from seemingly neutral contexts,” Cho said. “Suppose we had a car accident in a particular place and got severely injured. We would then feel afraid of that — or similar — place even long after we recover from the physical injury. This is because our brains form a memory that associates the car accident with the situation where we experienced the trauma. This associative memory makes us feel afraid of that, or similar, situation and we avoid such threatening situations.”

According to Cho, during the car accident, the brain processes a set of multisensory circumstances around the traumatic event, such as visual information about the place, auditory information such as a crash sound, and smells of burning materials from damaged cars. The brain then integrates these sensory signals as a highly abstract form — the context — and forms a memory that associates the traumatic event with the context.


Iqbal Pittalwala, How Associative Fear Memory is Formed in the Brain, Insights into How Pathological Fear Memory is Formed in the Brian.

Note (Historical Horizon)

‘Kyle and the Peat Man, from a late 17th century letter, wider context, an argument regarding ‘first’ and ‘second sight’ of an object. Forms part of a curious empirical investigation conducted in Scotland  in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745.

 Late 17th century argument asks

How can visual and auditory species, which originate in the future (first- sight of object) event be observed in the present (second-sight of object/ ‘as it is received in memory’).

Standard definition, would be, first sight of object/ second sight (as it is received in memory).

Considerable culture difference, in regard to the past and future of the subject as an object of philosophy and empirical science.  

coming to terms with things/ the matter of Britian