Monthly Archives: August 2013

A minor cafe incident…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fine expletive is ‘Hell and Tommy!’ – according to my little book on swearing this is a popular Australian oath, and probably comes from ‘To play Hal and Tommy with’ referring to King Henry VIII … Continue reading

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Who’s this cool dude?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the fiscal elastic to become strained during quantitative easing and for a small glistening bead of sweat to break out on the forehead of the Chancellor. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s me, it’s me!… … Continue reading

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Falling in love…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is billet: a small rectangular charge on a shield. When the shield is covered in billets, it is described as ‘billetty’. (Billetty) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hello…’ ‘Hello…’ ‘I see that you are holding a copy … Continue reading

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My contraption…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: grego, calcar, parvanimity, telestich, and frampold. Please look these words up and have them ready in suitable sentences to be used in conversation at breakfast tomorrow morning. Marks will be awarded … Continue reading

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Buses and oranges…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Cheese on crackers got all muddy!’ – A U.S. punning euphemism for ‘Jesus Christ and God Almighty’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For as long as I can remember, the bus drivers of Dulltown, when they are … Continue reading

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More smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to spend the day leaning out of your front window laughing loudly at everyone that passes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 179. I’m sorry I’m late, but Charles and Camilla unexpectedly popped … Continue reading

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Stella and The Quiet Room…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Bob Dylan quote is: ‘Brown rice, seaweed and a dirty hotdog…’ From ‘On the Road Again’ 1965. (B.D.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘The Quiet Room No. 5’ (2011) – Colour pencil on paper about 28″ x 20″. ‘What’s … Continue reading

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