Monthly Archives: August 2016

The new lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. Cockney expletive is, ‘Well, I wish my bloody eyes may drop out!’ Hm, very colourful… I don’t think I’ll bother trying to bring that one back into use. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well here it is, … Continue reading

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Some reasonably interesting small items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s gorilla is the one in the Bermuda shorts, wearing sunglasses, talking on his phone, over there on the lounger by the pool… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 304. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

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Enquire Within (15). Some hundredths more cream…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: febrile, eidetic, metronymic, skeletal, lentous, and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, it can’t be!… Is this really 1934?… No, it’s not, but let’s pretend – we’ll again open up that fusty old junk … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s novel The Third Policeman, written in the early 1940s, but not published until 1967 after the author’s death. ‘There now,’ said MacCruiskeen. ‘It is nearly too nice,’ I said at … Continue reading

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Shall we talk about socks?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘meringue’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’ve recently been pondering on socks…’ ‘Socks?…’ ‘Hm…’ ‘Good for you!’ ‘It’s a far deeper subject than you might at first think.’ ‘Is … Continue reading

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Linocut coming along nicely…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is ‘pulpitum’ – a stone screen in a major church erected to shut off the choir from the nave. I was planning to have a nice pulpitum built in my major church, but … Continue reading

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An explanation of those O and MS of CC, and those SLM over the CH…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: drab dun, vicious violet, perky pink, ‘orrible orange, and boorish brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, do you like these Some Overheard and Misheard Snatches of Cafe Conversation, and these Song Lyrics Misheard over the Cafe … Continue reading

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