Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mail Art Postcard No. 4616…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the possibly onomatopoeic word ‘marble’… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Right then… I’m still not quite on top form after my recent adventures; perhaps this morning I’ll keep it nice and … Continue reading

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Waggling my toes with my socks on in my hospital bed…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s post is dedicated to the jolly good staff of the Hull Royal Infirmary and also to the British National Health Service. (HRI) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, my dedicated readers will probably have noticed that I disappeared from … Continue reading

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A few more small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s Aspidistra is the over-the-top exuberant lush flashy one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 327. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that someone had nailed my shoes to the floor. A single overheard remark: ‘Peter, … Continue reading

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False mushrooms at Mr. So-and-so’s…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation¬† is from The Adventure of the Dancing Men: Holmes had been seated from some hours in silence with his long, thin back curved over a chemical vessel in which he … Continue reading

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About the size of an egg timer…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a seagull swooping onto a discarded Big Mac. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘You seem to have been surreptitiously staring at me, for the last ten minutes.’ ‘Oh, … Continue reading

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Their Little Kingdom, with relaxing ¬£1 massage…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting album title is – ‘Intellectuals are the Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite’ – Killdozer (1984) (Killdozer) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it was last summer in a shopping centre here in Dulltown; my attention was immediately … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s American hero is Chuck Berry 1926 – 2017. Come on, let’s listen to the words of Brown-Eyed Handsome Man. ‘Arrested on charges of unemployment he was sitting in the witness stand…’ Of course for ‘brown … Continue reading

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This is not art. No.15…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, who appears as a woman wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt, holding a shield and crossed arrows, is the goddess Neith. Her associations are: creator-goddess, warfare, and weaving. I’m glad she … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4643…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s alligator is the one arguing about the price of toothpicks in the queue for the supermarket checkout. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How about glancing at one of my Mail Art postcards dear reader?… Yes, just another simple collage … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: abyssal, rubbery, warted, zoppo, tapestried, invious and desquamative. I think my favourite of these must be desquamative, just for the sound of it – I must try to slip it into … Continue reading

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The Sneaky Moon-Sun Clue…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: torrid taupe, melancholy mauve, vulgar violet, romping red, groaning grey, bombazine black, anodyne azure and rollicking russet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unless you are very new to these pages you will almost certainly have spotted that … Continue reading

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The PCCP in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured vegetable is the dusty and morose sweet potato slouching against a full carton of milk on the kitchen worktop. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well dear reader, I hope you are not easily upset by what the TV … Continue reading

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Ah, another satisfying little project…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1949 novel The Little Sister: ‘Ha,’ I said. ‘All I know about Bay City is that every time I go there I have to buy a new head. You … Continue reading

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Metallic Doom in the early hours…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one embarrassing everybody by balancing on her front feet with her back legs waving in the air like she used to do in the circus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The phone rang … Continue reading

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Installing a silly extra socket for almost no reason…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian English expletive is ‘ruddy!’. One of the most frowned upon expletives of that time was, for some reason, the word ‘bloody’ – I don’t think it was upsetting for what it actually meant, but … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘giggle’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Age headmen do make sure Jenifer…’ ‘Suck Ouch Farm?’ ‘Make you very much which way the bell went.’ ‘Speem! It’s total crapness asking … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: bobak, arapaima, whaup, rumbelow, manteel, and setwall. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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It’s in the air we breath you know…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s slow motion image is the one of a waiter tripping slightly and a bowl of hot tomato soup landing in the Lord Mayor’s lap. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You may recall dear reader that last December I showed … Continue reading

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Browsing photos on t’interweb…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: pushy puce, simpering sage, bulbous Burgundy, amorous amber, bouncing brown and whelmed white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was a little kid (Oh no Dave! Not more of your bloody childhood reminiscences!) I knew of … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4630…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s stupid sounding remark is ‘Very fantastic!’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey! How’s this for a mail art postcard?… Yes, a simple collage on bright card using snippets from that awful British TV listings magazine What’s On TV. I … Continue reading

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