Teal Blue and Navy…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: medius, medlar, meed, medick, megapode, and wapper.
Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should Professor Mouldie have his trousers on back to front you must not remark on, or draw attention to this.

Surely it must be time to see another example from my long-running series of  mail art postcards… This one is No. 4505.

W F 4505 DSCN3763Yes, a fluorescent card with a simple collage of snippings from that awful TV listings magazine What’s On TV – funny, I always feel there should be a question mark after the name (perhaps they thought that they might put people off buying it if they presented them with a difficult question?).
So… what’s going on here? (Oops! I’ve presented you with a difficult question! But do please carry on reading, I promise I’m not going to be too demanding…)
Yes, I know, this card features yet more of those ‘transposed eyes’ that I’m so fond of – it’s such an easy, but powerful visual device. This is just an advert for a couple of rather boring-looking hooded jackets – isn’t it funny how the hanging loops and labels now look like mouths, or even beaks of some kind?
‘Hello, my name’s Teal Blue…’
‘Oh, that’s a very nice name… My name is Navy…’
‘Navy is a nice name too. How do you find your fleecy hood Navy? Mine is snug…’
‘Yes Teal, mine’s snug too… but is your hood completely waterproof in a light shower of rain Teal?’
‘No, it’s really crap! In fact it’s sodden useless!’
‘Mine’s shit too… These jackets are a waste of money Teal, I certainly wouldn’t buy one. By the way, how much are you getting paid for this modelling work?’
‘Nowhere near enough Navy!’
‘Same here Teal… Shall we sneak off to the pub for a pint?…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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