Monthly Archives: January 2014

Newel post post…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about Rupert Murdoch’s smile, oh, how we cowered under our desks, with serious faces… (R.M.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took a couple of weeks ago here in Dulltown. As soon … Continue reading

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Pithy titchy stuff…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s walrus is the one on the skateboard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 196. I’m sorry I’m late, but I unexpectedly found a box of Faberge eggs in my larder. A single overheard remark: ‘It’s … Continue reading

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Mr Porpoise Head and the Samsungs…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s silly London Tube station name is Canada Water. (C.W.T.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, sir… How may I help you?’ ‘Oh yes please… I’ve been thinking about a new camera…’ ‘Oh yes?…’ ‘Yes, I was looking at this … Continue reading

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So, what is it that the TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is bouncing off the pavements with empty grey dustbins rumbling overhead. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It doesn’t dry your skin – sumptuous bedstead – delicious home-made! – sweat glands in you intimate area – rolls of triple … Continue reading

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Mean streets, Dulltown…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the word geranium. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! Scary!… Here’s another picture from my days of old-style film and darkroom photography. This one was taken here in Dulltown, probably in the 1980s or … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Marry come up, my dirty cousin!’ – (probably based on the Virgin Mary) – an old rural catchphrase addressed to someone putting on too many airs and graces. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I had it resting … Continue reading

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Decalcomania explodes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s silly name for a London Tube Station is… Fairlop. (F.T.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania: Acrylic paint on drawing paper, about 16″ x 12″, 2013. Aha! Another decalcomania monoprint… or monotype… I think I prefer the word ‘monotype’ … Continue reading

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