Monthly Archives: July 2014

Nuclear fusion, clever riffs, and punctuation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s letter of the alphabet is the capital Z – chosen for its forthright swan-like spikiness. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was mid-afternoon on a hot day last week; all the cafes in town were full of noisy sweaty … Continue reading

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Wheat and pavement…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the shape and sound of the word ‘cuddle.’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! Look out! Here it comes! No no, it’s alright, it’s just a poster… Or is it a poster? It looks … Continue reading

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High finance…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Myst all critey’ – a spoonerism, apparently popular in Australia and New Zealand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘Money…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘Mummy, suppose I had five thousand pounds…’ ‘Alright then dear, suppose you had.’ ‘…and I … Continue reading

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Oh, those crazy artists!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘stain’ – a heraldic colour that is not one of the primaries. I once had a ‘stain’ on my escutcheon, but happily it came off with a bit of light scrubbing with … Continue reading

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Grumpy Stella pops round…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s snapshot is the one of me punching Salvador Dali on the nose in a Paris cafe. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘de Chirico Copy’ 2009 – pencil on paper, about 24″ x 17″. (G.d.C.) ‘Get the kettle on David, … Continue reading

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Small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to tiptoe up to it, stroke its snout, and, whilst humming Paul McCartney’s ‘Mull of Kintyre’, feed it handfuls of broken biscuits. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 217. I’m sorry I’m late, … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the phone…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: white, white, white, pale yellow, white, white, white, and white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Phew! What a warm afternoon it was! I was zigzagging through town trying to avoid the direct sunlight when I spotted Tony Mayonnaise, … Continue reading

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