Monthly Archives: November 2015

A suitable “bend heater”…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s really good name for an artist is Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. (K S R) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, it seems ages since we had a look in my copy of The 1954 Gadgets Annual – one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Bad paintings – I like ’em…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one trying to play Mozart on the grand piano with her trunk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Did the title of this piece draw you in dear reader? If you fancy yourself as … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: carnal, distinguished, myrmecoid, plump, toponymal, and hendecasyllabic. I think myrmecoid is my favourite. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 272. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had the Mormons in for a chat. … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard train conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word word. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Given away and shifting?’ ‘It’s as simple as a pocket Sarah.’ ‘Don’t want to touch it!… ‘A baseline word of pig.’ ‘Norman was … Continue reading

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The joke…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to sit with your arms folded and your knees up under your chin. After a moment, close your eyes, hold your breath, then slowly float up in the air, rotate once and then … Continue reading

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Ugg, Lugg and the turnip…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is Livery – the uniform worn by the lord’s retainers, made in his colours. My retainers refused to wear my livery, they said they didn’t like the shades, so I fired the lot … Continue reading

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Hm, I think I’ll give it the title ‘Radiant Statuette’…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a trumpet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I just came across an old piece of paper with a list of a few titles of works from The East … Continue reading

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