Monthly Archives: September 2017

This is Not Art. No. 19…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ostrich orange, balloon black, gawping green, yawn yellow, bulging brown, and phony pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is not art – No. 19 – well in a way I suppose it is – … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arabin, apricate, appulse, araeostyle, arapunga, ardeb, and bistoury. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Dave and his abbreviations…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me with a barrow load of rubble sharing a joke with Howard Carter in Egypt in 1922. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Dave…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘Is that the little notebook … Continue reading

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‘Amusements’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of a Christmas cigar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, here’s another photograph from my days of old-style 35mm film and darkroom photography. A while ago I persuaded a … Continue reading

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Dave – you’re really making an exhibition of yourself!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980). “I think color cats got sweepin and moppin in they blood, it comes natural. It sorta now like eatin and sleepin now … Continue reading

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The perps always get it in the end…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is ‘as miserable as two sins’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I do occasionally watch those US ‘real life’ forensic/crime detective shows on the TV. I find it quite satisfying the way clever science can … Continue reading

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Some more short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published. 1980). The green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and … Continue reading

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