Monthly Archives: December 2017

Crush and the paper A sizes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: raptor russet, floppy fawn, bellicose blue, gremlin green, snogging sage, and that sort of indefinable pale cream colour of that old piece of skirting board in the bathroom. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, it’s a PDF!… … Continue reading

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Festive tat again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Barbara Streisand lookalike twins Frank and Barry Mahong – come on up, and join us on the sofa… Love those dresses, oh, and how you beam!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have … Continue reading

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Shirley ruins a very nice drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sudden hiss of a snake in the undergrowth… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, goody! It’s nearly Christmas annual time! Just a few days to go!… So, how about a … Continue reading

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That rogue onion…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: throbbing, soldatesque, hoity-toity, deckled, zygapophyseal, flannelled, and buzzing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you ever laugh out loud when you are on your own? I don’t mean when you hear or see something amusing … Continue reading

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This is art, surely?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to make scrapey-scrapey noises by sliding your steel ruler across your table top; curl up the toes on your left and right foot alternately in time with your scrapey-scrapey sounds for ten minutes. … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Spring in Fialta (First version in Russian 1931): I had come on the Capparabella express, which, with that reckless gusto peculiar to trains in mountainous country, had done … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: creeping crimson, rumpled ruby, voluble violet, guttural green, acrobatic azure, and bobbin brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 355. I’m sorry I’m late, but I slipped on some discarded mushy peas. A … Continue reading

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