An updated Seurault-esque afternoon along the river drives with bustles and umbrellas replaced by booty shorts and sports equipment. Everyone was in motion so any attempt at pointillism was a blur. Along boathouse row cyclists, runners, skaters and walkers navigated around each other. There are a lot of squirrelly moves, steer-clears, near collisions (boxing as it dubbed on the ballroom dancefloor). and otherwise a fascinating glimpse into movement instincts- the good, the bad and definitely, the ugly.

Speaking of dancing, former UK PM Tony Blair was doing a lot of it with Christiane Amanpour in an interview on This Week. His rationale for endorsing Dick Cheney’s New World Order post 9/11 was quite a snakedance.

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