Monthly Archives: August 2012

And what are your children called?

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the naked ginger prince in Las Vegas. Not very amusing at all really, I don’t know why they bothered telling it… I mean, who would be stupid enough to be … Continue reading

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The Madness of Decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘churn-owl’ – the night-jar. Oh, they are noisy little buggers those churn-owls! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What the hell’s this? Oh, it’s all right, it’s just another of my decalcomania monoprints or ‘monotypes’. You may … Continue reading

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More overheard and misheard snatches of conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘compartment’ – the representation of the ground, or other surface on which the supporters, shield, and motto stand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘She pecked off again…’ ‘Wonder form.’ ‘Mind you, diddly-do.’ ‘Ted divorced at the … Continue reading

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A Trawler on the Humber by Roy…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the European Investment Bank to be writhing and rolling amongst the cushions on a plump couch watching old scratchy reruns of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another painting … Continue reading

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…but words cannot hurt me…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘spontoon’ –  a small-headed halberd formerly carried by officers. Mm… I like my halberds to have large heads, but it is of course a matter of personal choice. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me, is … Continue reading

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Some more titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s shopping list: sweet potatoes, feather duster, 3mm drill bit, printer ink (cyan), broccoli, rice milk, 2 beech rolling pins, A4 heavyweight drawing pad, bananas. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.136. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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‘Siege of the Bismark’…

But First… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Demi-Lune’ – the outwork of a fortress, crescent-shaped, or forming an angle. I had a demi-lune built to keep away those door-to-door religious people. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, Dave, why do you sit flicking … Continue reading

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