Monthly Archives: December 2011

Titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of an overheating vacuum cleaner. Bang!… Smoke… fluff… fluff… fluff… fluff… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.92. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had trouble getting those stains out of my dinner … Continue reading

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Tomb talk – the nature of academia…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is hanging like a white fat belly with wrinkles around the edges. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is an old post that I have retrieved from the early days of my blog when it was on Myspace. … Continue reading

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Doom off the rails…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘colcothar’ – a dark red iron peroxide formed by calcining iron sulphate. I have lots of it around the house, as I am calcining iron sulphate daily. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Simon Doom, writer and … Continue reading

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Nabby and his big words…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘bend sinister’ – a diagonal stripe on a shield from sinister chief to dexter base. Google Image Result for http://thecontemporaryherald.com/Bend%2520Sinister.png >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have just read Vladimir Nabokov’s 1947 novel ‘Bend Sinister’ for … Continue reading

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Smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the haddock and the turkey that went into a bar and said to the…  Oh, how we chortled… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jesus said: ‘And on my day, you shall get drunk, argue … Continue reading

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Crush in Crystal Springs…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Mouchette’ – a curved dagger-like motif in curvilinear tracery. I have several mouchettes in my tracery, come along I’ll show you, mind you don’t trip over that wayward hassock… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Christmas cards, … Continue reading

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Gaudy post cards…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s egg is that of the platypus. You may pick it up if you wish, but don’t you dare drop it… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A minor art form of mine, apart from all the others that I dabble … Continue reading

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