Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mayonnaise melodies…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the humans who couldn’t see what was going on. Oh how we laughed! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A piece of cardboard from the packaging of a cheese and onion sandwich was put through … Continue reading

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Puffing Veronica…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘graip’ – (noun) Scottish.  A three or four pronged fork for lifting dung or digging potatoes. I had one, but gave it away as I didn’t use it much. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I suppose … Continue reading

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Oh, and another thing…

This is a sort of PS to my ‘trip to Leeds’ piece below: On the way back home from Leeds, the bus overtook a big lorry on the M62 motorway which didn’t have much on the back. I was puzzled. … Continue reading

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Art in Leeds…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Confessio’ – In early medieval churches a subterranean chamber or recess located below or near the altar and sheltering a relic. I have one in the cupboard under my stairs; I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Scrapings from the bottom of the barrel…

Excuses for being late. No.75: I’m sorry I’m late, but I had Paul McCartney round asking to borrow a bottom E string. BBC Radio: A ‘Post Modernism’ expert: ‘Now we don’t have “isms” at all – we have pluralism.’ That … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of street convertsation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is partly stentorian, partly acquiescent. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘The blue jerk in ones.’ ‘Never seems to go.’ ‘Oh my tomplin…’ ‘It’s so tight, like a picket.’ ‘Lots of really big figures.’ ‘Check enderly.’ ‘Chuck up the … Continue reading

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Crush on the Neva….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘splore’ (noun) Scottish – a frolic, a spree, an escapade, a row, a scrape. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Another communication from Veronica Crush, writer and poet from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, … Continue reading

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Excuse me, I’m looking for…

Where do you want to be? The Post Office? Yes, go up here past the grease stains outside McDonald’s, carry on up to where that Christian evangelist woman is shouting, veer left at those three obese chaps in their electric … Continue reading

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Tom and the Aliens…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured reptile is Henkel’s Leaftailed Gecko. I hear that David Cameron has one called Chubby-Cheeks. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Last night I spent a couple of hours watching Steven Spielberg’s film version (2005) of H.G.Wells’ ‘War of the … Continue reading

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An old vinyl LP record…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘nebuly’ – a ‘line of partition’ shaped like the edges of clouds. I think I’ll have one of those when I get my shield done. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Back in about 1965, before cassette … Continue reading

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Bits, bits, bits…

Excuses for being late. No.74. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to have my frigate degaussed. That young woman over there! She looks as if she could be the sister or daughter of that 1960s British film actor Anton … Continue reading

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The Festive Season…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the stuffed owl in Gaddafi’s bedroom. Oh how we laughed… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A bunch of people in nice grey suits sitting around a large shiny boardroom table: ‘Come on now, ideas … Continue reading

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A walk down Philuminy Lane…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is like a memory foam mattress – snugly clouds with ripples… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For further information as to what the hell this is all about, please see my earlier post on the subject. Well, it … Continue reading

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Some observations…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dance is ‘the frug’. Apparently ‘the frug’ came out of ‘the chicken’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.73. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to ‘Mr Sheen’ my sticking curtain tracks. Yesterday there was … Continue reading

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Smoking Veronica…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to line them up east to west and throw a net over them until they wake up. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, David, what’s this bloody thing called – “A wet day in Misery Town”?’ ‘Would … Continue reading

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Two items…

Excuses for being late. No.72. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to go and feed my uncle’s wyvern. wyvern – Google Images All the time that I’ve been going to Caffe Nero for the odd toasted panino and small … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of street conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are pea green, beige, and Lake Placid blue. Only one of these is a Fender guitar colour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Now in return…’ ‘Path carter bo tramps.’ ‘You’ve got the aphronym quickly.’ ‘Yasmin a gay…’ ‘Groupaningan.’ … Continue reading

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Lots of small items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘fraise’ – a white cinquefoil representing a strawberry flower. Of course it is, what else could it be? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No 71. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had … Continue reading

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Veronica on N. Prospekt…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to ladle it out using a tin fastened to the end of a long stick. You will need at least two clean buckets. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, well, another postcard! This one had a story … Continue reading

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A ramble in the afterlife…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘enthymeme’ – an argument of probability only: a syllogism in which one premiss is suppressed. Well, I feel better for knowing that… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The afterlife: So, what’s all this ‘life after death’ … Continue reading

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