Monthly Archives: January 2017

Procure a quantity of sprats…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature ebullient spheres of white moving in all directions, bright underwear flapping on clothes lines, hawks hovering, goats grinning and nodding, and a spatulate slice of vermilion in the west as evening draws … Continue reading

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At the pier, 1980s…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: tepid, bogus, mnemotechnic, retrousse, suffruticose, varved, and bulbous. I really must try to slip ‘mnemotechnic’ into my conversation today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture from my days of old-style, black and white, … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘bobbins’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Joe, I’m slippy on the bin slot.’ ‘It was an algus dinner.’ ‘That’s proper lee age you know…’ ‘She down Rollo du-jan knot.’ … Continue reading

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Aliens, a mirror, and the plan chest top…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Charlton Heston sitting eating bananas by his chariot on the set of Ben-Hur in 1958. (BH) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I found that I was about … Continue reading

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This is not art. No.13…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one that used to be called Jumbo, but changed his name to Lionel, as he was fed up with constantly being stereotyped. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, if this was on a … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s image is that of a large crystal chandelier crashing in silence onto the surface of the moon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 320. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was waiting for Hull UK … Continue reading

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Some of Crush’s spare names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: uppity, telescopic, poufed, haughty, premorse, monomaniacal, kenotic, retiary, and bouncy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha! I just received an email from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now … Continue reading

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