Monthly Archives: September 2016

‘Give the cone a personality…’

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Cary Grant drinking mugs of tea on the set of North By Northwest – look, you can just see the back of Alfred … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4503…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: garrulous, spadiceous,  interfascicular, knotty, scalene, and fruity. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, creative serendipity! Yes, it’s another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage using cuttings from that awful British TV listings magazine … Continue reading

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So Dave, you’re not a sophisticate after all?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word mountebank. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose I must give the impression in these pages that I am quite an arty sort of person – perhaps even ‘cultured’. … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise at the bus window…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian expletive is ‘By Jerry!’ – an obvious euphemism for ‘By Jesus!’, but then, those Victorians were like that. Perhaps it will come back into fashion now that rather fine chap Jeremy Corbyn is leader … Continue reading

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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s banana is the one curled around the bottom of the teapot in an affectionate manner. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 307. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to solve one or two hard … Continue reading

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Just green & red…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: sun spots, meteor showers from the east, squelchy dampness underfoot, a sharp nip in the air, solar wind, and trees that rustle and murmur in the background. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Sniffly Stella…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to apply white glue (supplied) to the dowels and tap them into the reference holes in the ends of the members, rub the raised humps with the back of a heated spoon, insert … Continue reading

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