Monthly Archives: November 2017

Hot with both ends missing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation if from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story A Russian Beauty (1934): Well, then, in 1919 we have a grown up young lady, with a pale broad face that overdid things in terms of the regularity … Continue reading

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My latest lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: proyne, prudhomme, prozymite, provine, protreptic, and whample. 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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Straining out the last dregs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient expletive is Od’s Boddikins! – a corruption of ‘God’s body’ with the playful diminutive ‘ikins’ glued on the end – so, I suppose it means ‘God’s cute little body’ then?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This cheap old … Continue reading

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And so justice is served…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story The Circle (1936): The pinewood piles cast concertina-shaped reflections that wound and unwound on the water. Gurgling and smacking sounds came from under the rotten planks of the … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): “Take those glasses off. How the hell can you see all that crap on the floor?” “Who wanna look at all that … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 21…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is ‘As steady as two rocks’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, this is a very nice This is Not Art, isn’t it dear reader? What more could one want? There are delicate tones, plenty of … Continue reading

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No, you see, what I should have said was…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for pockets with coins in to be openly laughed at, and thick wads of high denomination banknotes to be cherished in the night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It is I believe a common thing that … Continue reading

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