Monthly Archives: October 2014

Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: bumptious, meagre, fiducial, cervine, tonant, and shifty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘The three shadows of hell.’ ‘Free sonics?…’ ‘What I say is right!…’ ‘The Pope – he made it!’ ‘Once a month, twice…’ ‘This meal beforehand…’ … Continue reading

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“Nostrils barely show…”

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s very funny joke is the one about the Secretary of State’s arse – Oh, how we quickly ducked down behind the filing cabinets and sniggered into our cupped hands… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Perhaps it is time to … Continue reading

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How about a career in pretentious blandness?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘By nails and blood!’ – English, 13th century. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes.. Was it Friday night?… No, but what’s happened to pop music?… I mean… It used to be that old people would hear the … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Square – man with bird…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: grape green, grape red, grape green, grape red, avocado, and lightning-strike yellow. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s another photograph from my days of old-style film and darkroom photography. This one is probably from the late 1980s … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s honoured guests are the Brad Pitt lookalike triplets, Ted, Lance, and Bertie. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 227. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to clean my tape heads and pinch wheel. A … Continue reading

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I wouldn’t have gone anyway…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: gurrah, gurl, gurnard, gurry, gunter, and montem. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. He may turn … Continue reading

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How to do searchlights, oh, and Art Deco…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s jellyfish is the one on the rostrum at the party conference. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Artists are supposed to have ‘sketch books’. At school the art teacher used to say, ‘…and I want to see your sketch books … Continue reading

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