Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hey Dave, it’s all black and white!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s hippopotamus is the one sitting in the library reading Jean-Paul Sartre. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey! Look! Here’s some art… Let’s start at the top: clipped to that drawing board hanging on the wall is a charcoal and … Continue reading

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Some more pith…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to go about pretending to be really stupid in the morning, and then really intelligent in the afternoon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 183. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was up … Continue reading

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Snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first…Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘I don’t give a Continental!’ – A 19th century U.S. oath. It originated in the War of Independence during which the currency issued by the Continental Congress was practically worthless.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Like Gypsy Rose Lee?…’‘Sending … Continue reading

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Yes, I have my own orchestra now…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of a woodpecker attacking a plugged in electric guitar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, by the way, I have just put another of my short artwork videos on YouTube. You could have a look at … Continue reading

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No, no, not a real one…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: tenaculum, imbark, contango, menhaden, and stillicide. Please look these words up and have them ready in appropriate sentences for Professor Mouldie tomorrow morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, a few weeks ago I was … Continue reading

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Simon and T-Mayo’s gourmet night…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Well, Google me!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On my way to the dentists yesterday for an early morning check-up I bumped into my friend Stella who you may have come across when she occasionally comments on … Continue reading

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Look out! Here it comes!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the local councillor, the golf clubs, and the bowl of cold tomato soup. Oh, how chortled on the clubhouse steps… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is one of my favourite photos from the … Continue reading

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Veronica flies over the lines…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are mauve, light brown, mauve, light brown, mauve, light brown… and orange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I just received an airmail letter with a Peruvian stamp on it. I was a bit surprised as I don’t know … Continue reading

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Some titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Galilee’: A vestibule or occasionally a chapel, originally for penitents and usually at the west end of a church. Sometimes called a Narthex or Paradise. Narthex, Paradise, Galilee, are good juicy words, … Continue reading

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The Madness of Decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: carnivorous, milky, overbearing, glyconic. and mousy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… Who’s this? There’s no need to be alarmed dear reader, it’s just one of my decalcomania monoprints from 2010. This one is on white drawing … Continue reading

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So what are those TV ads trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred on whether the Eiffel Tower is real or not. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Savings on dining – you are our kind of person – every three minutes – our engineers are very proud – … Continue reading

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A door in flames…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: araeostyle, jounce, dyarchy, telegony, and exercitation. Please look these words up, the headmaster may call you in the middle of the night for your definitions. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I took this picture in … Continue reading

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Doom on the pavement…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is: Bounce Tail and God Have Mercy Guts! – a fine oath from the 17th century. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was walking through Trinity Square past the large 14th century Holy Trinity Church yesterday and happened … Continue reading

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Jesus on the wall…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for eruptions of small change from old jam jars on window sills, whilst fine leather wallets creak, ready to burst, with thick wads of fragrant banknotes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A resurrected piece from the … Continue reading

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A whirring sound of leathern wings…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to rub olive oil into it until the flickering and chattering stops. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> By the way, you may recall my recent posts on the construction of ‘My Contraption‘ for video shooting, well my … Continue reading

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Popular Misery…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s silly headline is: ‘Dulltown – City of Culture’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, I know that in the world of theatre there are classifications such as, comedy, tragedy, history, etc.; I suppose it goes back to those crusty … Continue reading

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Put him in the corner…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: unnaneld, orography, fusiform, ruelle, and row-dow. Please look these words up and have them ready to sing to the tune of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ at assembly tomorrow morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Shortish pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Toady’s colours are: emerald green, emerald green, emerald green, pink, emerald green, and black. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 181. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to track down a funny smell coming from … Continue reading

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The Snout on the Eka…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is Capot me! – An 18th and 19th century exclamation, equivalent to ‘stone me!’… If something untoward and upsetting happens today, do feel free to use it… Let’s try to get it back into … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the bee in the Duchess of Cornwall’s lunchbox. Oh, how we tittered in the undergrowth!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Getting a friend pregnant.’ ‘Meteorology?’ ‘Just try it on your leg…’ ‘You’ve already been!’ … Continue reading

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