Monthly Archives: January 2013

A little Doom in the night…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s piece of classical music is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s overture to ‘The Two Arses’. Always a favourite at Glyndebourne! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> At about two o’clock last night, or rather this morning, I was jolted awake by the … Continue reading

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Yet more snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s kangaroo is the walking one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> (The items in capitals are the ones which were shouted.) ‘Shine in the light.’ ‘IT GOT ME THINKING!’ ‘Interrupted making tea.’ ‘A man lands sideways…’ ‘Going back to gin.’ … Continue reading

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Pithy items again…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘lodged’ – of a deer, lying down. Well, that’s a strange one, let me see if I can find a picture. Have you noticed that all deer do tend to look rather … Continue reading

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Doom and T-Mayo entertain…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured biscuit is another fig roll – they are so persistent! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I bumped into my friend Stella this morning, you know Stella, she’s the one who generously comes round to discuss my paintings and … Continue reading

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Time for another lino print…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the fat banker tripping over the pile of coins and banknotes his two small children were playing with on the marble floor. Oh, how we chortled up our sleeves… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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What is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: ‘grasping’, ‘magnificent’, ‘dirty’, ‘sodden’, and ‘charming’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Because of its soft creamy texture – lite life! – sweet nutty flavour – with 38 percent less fat – the savings don’t stop there! – … Continue reading

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‘Excuse me…’

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘Prototheria’ – the monotremes. [From the Greek: protos = first, ther = wild beast.] I had the Monotremes first album on vinyl, it was great, but their follow-up was a bitter bitter … Continue reading

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