Monthly Archives: August 2017

Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to close your eyes, hold your breath, and slit the glossy brown enclosing tape with a keen knife; pull the four triangular cardboard flaps outwards and downwards. Still with closed eyes and held … Continue reading

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A picture of me twanging…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A confederacy of Dunces (1980) by John Kennedy Toole: …Ignatius winked wildly at a woman leaning on the bar, a fortyish Latin who leered a terrifying response with a gold tooth or … Continue reading

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It is packed with smashing features!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual white china teapot is the one shaped like a jolly elephant – see the raised trunk is the spout, and just look at those great big ears – you know, I’m sure he’s listening … Continue reading

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An old black and white photo…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: brittle blue, barrel beige, bumpy burgundy, brilliant black, ragged russet, and wimpish white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a fairly strange photo from my early days of film and darkroom photography. This is a scanned 35 … Continue reading

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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s amusing expletive is ‘Ye Gods and little blue fishes!’ – a mysterious oath, but the inclusion of the word ‘blue’, due to the sound of its first three letters, may be a reference to that … Continue reading

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What’s that thud, thud, thud?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old record that it’s really uncool to like is Department S – Is Vic There? (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Almost as soon as I set off walking into town last Sunday afternoon I became aware that someone … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4566…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a semi-mummified man with a skull-cap and was-djed-ankh sceptre, is the god Ptah from Memphis. His associations are creator and craftsmen. (Ptah) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey! Let’s have a postcard today! It … Continue reading

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