Monthly Archives: October 2016

I do like a nice bit of sky…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for everyone to finally realise that world finance is an inherently chaotic system and that predicting anything in it is impossible. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, walking home from town one day last week there … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a minor-seventh chord played on a wet piano. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m going too, the flame, oh oh!…’ ‘Noy-noy, is the only decent side to you-oo.’ ‘Rainy roof, steel … Continue reading

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Musing on muscles…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Speckled Band: Watson: Suddenly there was a momentary gleam of light up in the direction of the ventilator, which vanished immediately, but was succeeded … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4612…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: anodyne, dramaturgic, spelaean, waxy, pyretic, groined, and bombastic. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, come along dear reader… Is this image pleasantly and fleetingly amusing, or is this out-and-out horror? There is a natural easy-going … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek on the TV…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘pale’ – a vertical band down the centre of a shield. By the way, the ancient arms of the City of Dulltown are emblazoned thus: Azure three ducal coronets in pale or. … Continue reading

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This will be a most attractive gift item…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s silly sounding word is ‘oblong’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What’s that fusty smell? Where is it coming from?… Oh, it must be that old junk shop book,┬áThe 1954 Gadgets Annual, lying there on the table. Oh, hang on, … Continue reading

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Stella is sniffy about a colour…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arcanum, spondyl, moufflon, waldflute, ianthine, and gru-gru. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor fail … Continue reading

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So, how do you feel now?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the strangeness of the word magnet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Good morning sir. Do you have a prescription?’ ‘Eh?… No, but I have just been to the doctor’s.’ ‘Oh, I see? So, what … Continue reading

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Just a few titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive is Sbud! – a rather nice condensed form of S’Blood! or God’s Blood! I think I might try to slip Sbud into all of my conversations today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 310. … Continue reading

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Some parts of an overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s china teapot is the one shaped like the House of Lords. (H of L) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, I was sitting in the cafe late yesterday afternoon with my little notebook and pen on the table in … Continue reading

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Thanks for coming…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Illustrious Client: Watson: Both Holmes and I had a weakness for the Turkish bath. It was over a smoke in the pleasant lassitude of … Continue reading

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A sharp-edged linocut 2016…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s special adjectives are: curly, afflated, aeruginous, orgulous, zigzaggy, rabbity, and stertorous. Hm, I think zigzaggy is probably the best one out of this bunch – it doesn’t sound like a real word does it? It’s … Continue reading

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Uncle Dave’s Guitar Club – Amp Chat…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the end of a bad dream. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, guitar amplifiers – have you ever wondered what all the shiny knobs at the top on the front do? … Continue reading

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Doom and the black marker…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: rhubarb red, periwinkle blue, vulgar violet, morbid mauve, yelling yellow, and gnarled green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I rarely watch the local news on the TV, I find it a bit parochial, but as I was … Continue reading

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The man on the folded back vinyl…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word batholith. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Right then, before I start screwing those expensive soundproofing plasterboards onto the wall (well, the newly arrived people in the flat to the … Continue reading

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The Hilary/Beefheart rhythm riff butter dream…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one ranting on about giraffes coming over here and taking our jobs… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Isn’t butter great? Of course health-wise it’s pretty good for you, but it’s probably best not … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4609…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Estipite: A type of pilaster tapering towards the base, extensively used in Spanish post-Renaissance architecture. I had some estipite pilasters in my posh withdrawing room, but I didn’t get on with all … Continue reading

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One or two smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles: Watson: For a moment or two I sat breathless, hardly able to believe my ears. Then my senses and voice came back to … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 32…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: melancholy mauve, rib-tickling red, gaunt green, puckering pink, brutal beige, and torpid tan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems like ages since I last caught your attention, grabbed you by the wrist, drew you in, and … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured fruit is the interloping mango among the tangerines in the bowl on the escritoire. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, why I trap with you girl…’ ‘Evil to the seas, again!’ ‘Tell me I got a nippy…’ ‘A … Continue reading

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