Monthly Archives: August 2015

Some more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured fruit is the dark seedy taciturn fig. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 263. I’m sorry I’m late, but a cockroach started having a conversation with me. A single overheard remark: ‘I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured arthropod is the Tailless Whip Scorpion – look there’s one clinging to the curtains just above your shoulder… (T W S) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It was tension tax leak…’ ‘A rabbit cop in the bottom half.’ … Continue reading

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Etude in yellow and white…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a chilly draught around the knees. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Of course this is a painting… Well, it must be, mustn’t it? It is paint, on a surface. It also … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: cotillion, coseismal, costean, cote-hardie, corybant, and frankalmoign. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to Great Britain (13)…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s nice adjectives are: ruddy, anharmonic, wimble, choppy, skeely, and preterhuman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, this will be my thirteenth extract from that very interesting little junk shop book A Short Guide to Great Britain; a slim volume … Continue reading

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Oh, what a lovely photograph!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘modernistic’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You know, I really feel sorry for photographers who live in nice places… No, really I do… Nice places are… well they are … Continue reading

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Dangerous psychic things live on…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s reasonably safe, but effective, Victorian expletive is Helen Maria!… this oath is almost acceptable in mixed company, whatever that is… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good God! What’s going on here?… No, It’s alright, it’s just another British pulp … Continue reading

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