Just a few titchy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from the novel The High Window (1943):
‘Somebody had just opened the door of the outer office…
It was a slim tall self-satisfied looking number in a tropical worsted suit of slate blue, black and white shoes, a dull ivory-coloured shirt and a tie and display handkerchief the colour of jacaranda bloom. He was holding a long black cigarette-holder in a peeled white pigskin glove and he was wrinkling his nose at the dead magazines on the library table and the chairs and the rusty floor covering and the general air of not much money being made.’

Excuses for being late. No. 314.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to cut up some sheets of Kizuki 4 Monme. (K4M)

A single overheard remark:
‘And she went, “What you do your chin?”…’

An observation:
I was looking out of my front window the other day and observed a middle-aged woman walking down the street, she was holding a shiny new frying pan by its handle, it was pointing downwards and swinging to-and-fro a little as she strode along.
‘There you are madam, that will be £5.99… Would you like it in a bag?’
‘No, no, I don’t mind carrying it exposed, it’s only a frying pan after all.’
‘As you wish madam… only, some people would…’
‘Would what?’
‘Oh, nothing… Thank you, good morning…’

Heard on the radio – an architect talking about her new building:
‘Yes, our thought was, can we turn up the volume on the uniqueness?..’

The use of rhythm in classical music:
Well, J S Bach and Prokofiev did it pretty well; Stravinsky, John Adams, and Philip Glass had a stab at it, but their attempts were a mess, they just didn’t get it did they?… I reckon they should have listened to more Bo Diddley… (Bo)

Yes, I’m thinking of changing my name to Misty Meanor.

‘Why have you got so many of those gadgets and things on your phone?’
‘Because it makes me appy…’

An observation:
Oh look, there’s Scarlett Johansson and Robert De Niro sitting on a bench sharing chips and peas from a plastic tray in Dulltown centre – they must be on location here doing a film.

A single overheard remark:
‘So you see, I’d have to shave my finger…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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5 Responses to Just a few titchy items…

  1. An exposed frying pan??! What is the world coming to? Of course, she could have been looking for her recalcitrant husband…… 😀

  2. memadtwo says:

    I know a lot of architects…perfect. Yes. Although, perhaps, down on the volume. (K)

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