Monthly Archives: July 2016

Excuse me, is this the old folks’ table?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s novel, The Third Policeman, written in the late 1930s, but not published until the 1960s: ‘What is your pronoun?’ he inquired. ‘I have no pronoun,’ I answered, hoping I knew … Continue reading

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Three sculptures and a drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: sky high slips of blue ribbon plaited through pale grey dough pastry, cheeky sparrows wearing little raincoats, and spherical droplets of crystal purity landing in slow motion on deep lush waving grass. … Continue reading

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Poked around in corners…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s hippopotamus is the one wearing yellow Lycra cycling pants. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was just thinking about that funny clip-on shelf thing I made for my drawing table a couple of weeks ago; I think I mentioned, when … Continue reading

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Some snatches of song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Musgrave Ritual. Watson describing Holmes: I have always held, that pistol practice should be distinctly an open-air pastime; and when Holmes in one of his queer humours, … Continue reading

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Dave dips into nature…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to go out and buy the biggest and silliest hat that you can find and swank around town for an hour or two in it, waving to strangers and whistling a merry tune … Continue reading

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Ah, Professor…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s fruit is the jolly grinning slice of melon glinting and rocking contentedly in the bright morning sun streaming in through the kitchen window. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ah, welcome Professor, do come in and take a seat.’ ‘Good … Continue reading

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

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘harness’ – the heraldic name for a suit of armour. Gosh, don’t those heralds have funny names for things? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 50 free plays! – spread your wings and fly! – you could … Continue reading

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