Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tightwads…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s choice adjectives are: carbonated, fingered, caducibranchiate, crumpled, ocular, and fleshy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Careful with money, stingy, tight, deep pockets short arms, skinflint, Scrooge-like, are a few words and phrases that describe people who are, shall we … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to Great Britain. (9)…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for money to be very very good, and lack of money to be very very bad. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we yet again dip into that fascinating little junk shop book A Short Guide … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 19th c. cockney expletive is I’ll be gormed! I wonder if ‘gorm’ is a shortening of ‘God almighty’? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Popsie-pop-chee!…’ ‘Four ice-cakes, seven, eight.’ ‘Key, bro-pen neverday?’ ‘Whatsu widdlin’?’ ‘A semi-say?…’ ‘Diagnostic para-power.’ ‘I really … Continue reading

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Hm… Is that Frank up there?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s honoured guests are the Sepp Blatter lookalike twins Maurice and Maureen Thwatt. Welcome! Do come and sit next to me on the sofa for the rest of tonight’s show… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha… here’s another rather colourful … Continue reading

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A few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a British Prime Minister. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 252. I’m sorry I’m late, but I became preoccupied seasoning my wok. Some words from the BBC’s classical … Continue reading

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Mind-control and emotion-sway…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: pink, maroon, pink, maroon, teal, maroon, pink, maroon, and pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now then… that chap… who came to door the other day, what did he look like? I can’t recall his face at … Continue reading

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Stella has something in her bag…

But first… Dulltown, Europe|: Today’s adjectives are: brimming, risible, featous, captivating, pugging and chirpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No 9. (1990). Charcoal and pencil on paper, about 24″ x 18″. ‘Good morning Stella my dear, do come in…’ ‘What’s the hell is … Continue reading

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