Monthly Archives: December 2014

Doom with Music…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s old snapshot is the one of me and Howard Hughes sitting in the cockpit of the ‘Spruce Goose’. (S.G.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In Queen Victoria Square here in Dulltown city centre there is often a chap who … Continue reading

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Masks and specs from Jacques…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the words ‘pander’ and ‘panda’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we look at another page from that strange junk shop book Looking at Faces and Remembering Them: A guide to facial identification (1971) … Continue reading

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Old ladies and their hair…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s selected adjectives are: floppy, iridescent, fimbriate, jolly, suaveolent, and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is an early post of mine, from the days when I was tentatively starting to blog on that old thing called Myspace. I … Continue reading

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Angry decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to prise open the lid and crawl inside; pick up any alien artifacts that are not fastened down, put them in your bag, and crawl out again before it takes off. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Who’s … Continue reading

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What is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: cramoisy, sbirro, zuz, greffier, physharmonica, and bohea. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Mrs Mouldie may … Continue reading

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Bus stop man smell…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘fret’ – A voided lozenge interlaced with a bendlet and a bendlet sinister. A ‘voided lozenge’ and a ‘bendlet sinister’! Now you know why I like the language of heraldry. (Fret) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature sparkling white frost on broken beer bottles, and snowy reindeer hoofprints on the roofs. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 234. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to shake off a … Continue reading

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