Monthly Archives: September 2014

Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: bobbing, heinous, rebarbative, triapsidal, chuckling, and wet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Now it’s in a bloody drawer!’ ‘No basis in reality.’ ‘…and it shows!’ ‘He expects just women.’ ‘It’s a shame, E-azz, E-azz…’ ‘Deep so, deep … Continue reading

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What’s in that case? His clothes? His lunch?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s drab and fairly boring artist is Walter Richard Sickert. (W.R.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, another British pulp science fiction novel from the early 1960s, a ‘Badger Book’ from my small collection. Here we have ‘Android’ (SF79) by … Continue reading

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Opening my new purchase…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘cathedra’ – The bishop’s chair or throne in his cathedral church, originally placed behind the high altar in the centre of the curved wall of the apse. I have a nice old … Continue reading

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The Beast on the Road…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: laeotropic, renverse, trumeau, dziggetai, and triakisoctahedron. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Professor Mouldie will not … Continue reading

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Is it a coin Professor?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘bamboo’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Damn it Brownlow!…’ ‘Oh, dear…’ ‘Brownlow!…’ ‘Yes Professor?’ ‘Where the hell have you put my large magnifying glass?…’ ‘Sir, I haven’t, er… Look … Continue reading

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Some small, but pithy, items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for us to do a bit of front running before the 4 o’clock fix on the Forex (Foreign Exchange) market – I might nip out later and buy another Ferrari… Tee hee!… … Continue reading

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Deep (or sporty) decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘by the cabbage!…’ – a flippant oath, apparently used regularly in ancient Greece by that wag Socrates. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Black acrylic paint with added pencil on white drawing paper about 16″ x 12″ (2010). … Continue reading

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