Some small, but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s choice adjectives are: pouting, heliocentric, grunting, telescopic, pied, and grubby.

Excuses for being late. No. 258.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I was replacing my bicycle handle bar with a steering wheel.

From a ‘voice over’ on a TV show discussing weatherproof jackets:
‘This jacket traps air inside your body and heats it up…’

A single overheard remark:
‘Ooh! I got a ripple!…’

Oh, look at the words on the back of that truck – it says, ‘Tipper Ingimex Forum’. What strange words! Let’s all say them together…
Come on, after me: Tipper Ingimex Forum, Tipper Ingimex Forum, Tipper Ingimex…
Come on!… You’re not trying!… Tipper Ingimex Forum, Tipper…

A single overheard remark:
‘Yes, it happens every time I touch it…’

‘But Dave, you are far too sensitive; young children are supposed to scream when they are in cafes…’

An observation:
The last time I was in Leeds the town centre was full of Mediterranean-looking school children all with brightly coloured matching backpacks and big noses.

I remember back in my art school days sitting in the pub with a friend of mine; we were chatting and smoking and drinking beer. I recall him saying, ‘You know, we needn’t worry too much about smoking – by the time we are middle-aged they’ll have found a cure for lung cancer…’

Oh look, at the table in the corner of the cafe – there’s Maria from Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis. Oh, see how she flits her head from left to right in that stylish way… (Metropolis)

‘I think you are a really, really, lovely red…’
‘Do you? Well, I think are a really marvellous green…’
‘Oh, but your red is so charming and…’
‘Hey!… You two!… Just stop it! – God, I can’t stand complimentary colours!…’



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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2 Responses to Some small, but pithy items…

  1. memadtwo says:

    Pouting AND grubby. Good choice.

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