Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sorry, what was that again?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive from the USA, a euphemism for God almighty! is, or was, (perhaps it is no longer in use?) Hot diggety doggety!… Perhaps I’ll try slipping it into conversation today and see how it is … Continue reading

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Oh those awful perps!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about the live eels left in the Prime Minister’s bath after that wild party at No. 10. Oh, but how we still chuckled as we hid in cupboards and nursed our … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s specially selected adjectives are: prudish, araeometrical, suberous, venatorial, strophic, and buttery. Me, I’d settle for ‘buttery’… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You, you, you! Stop your message girl!…’ ‘I’m on the shore – I see my closet with you…’ … Continue reading

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That’s a very classy timer Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s silly keyboard error is the word mouseproud… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is this a puzzle picture? No, not really, but it is a bit odd isn’t it? Are you easy with the composition dear reader? I am, but … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one in the black sequined ball gown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 359. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got in a fight with a classical violin street … Continue reading

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It’s a community thing Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is: one evening, when it is convenient, close your eyes and squat down on your haunches for a full five minutes; then, with your eyes still closed, see if you can hop around the … Continue reading

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Then it will go Buzz Buzz Buzz?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘X’ – all the other letters really like having her around, they always know exactly where they are in relation to her, she is so very good at … Continue reading

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Whoa! Just look at all this spam!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of an owl hooting into an old hollow tree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Spam in my comments box! Doh!… But still, some of it, not much, is nicely … Continue reading

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Mayo fresh off the train…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: milk mauve, bouncing buff, trumpet turquoise, bluff blue, practical pink, and elementary ebony. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thursday afternoon it was persisting down with cold sleety rain; I nipped under the arches into … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 39…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: festering, matutinal, psammophilous, spondylous, wambly, and gargantuan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s have a splash of colour this Northern Hemisphere frosty January morning! Here’s one of my bright spatter paintings for us … Continue reading

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Yes, I heard it on the BBC…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word bathyscaphe… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I may have mentioned this before in these pages, but I do find the British Broadcasting Corporation a bit cocky and annoying… ‘Oh … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4539…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s imagined sound is that of all the components of a rock drum kit being thrown, one at a time, down some ancient marble steps in a reverberant cathedral. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s a mail art postcard! A … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1937-40 novel Despair: And those pines facing me, with their bark resembling reddish snakeskin drawn on tight, and their green fur which the wind was stroking the wrong way; and … Continue reading

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Gutter art…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: varve, vartabed, variscite, vasculum, vatic, and bolometer. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor will … Continue reading

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One or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unscrew the square inspection plate ‘X’ from the main trunk and stand it to one side; reach inside and carefully snip the green, blue, and black wires – you must not snip … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the Prof. on the road…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bloated brown, attenuated auburn, gripe green, bucket blue, rollicking red, and puckered pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Brownlow! Brownlow! Stop faffing about and get into the bloody car!’ ‘Sorry professor, I was just checking my notes … Continue reading

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Just hold this for me for a moment would you?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one going round handing out business cards for her new massage and aroma therapy centre. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A list of things that you might be embarrassed to be seen carrying … Continue reading

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A visit from Brad…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: prolegomenous, haustellate, cerulean, murine, spoliatory, and feckless. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mitsubishi’ (2008) Pencil and charcoal on paper about 24″ x 16″. ‘Please stop ringing the bloody door bell!… Hello?… Yes?…’ ‘Mr Whatt?’ ‘Stella!…’ … Continue reading

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Split Booze Toy Row and Ageless Glamour…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the head of Medusa – the trouble is of course, all the snakes are spouts… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, is this a ‘good’ photograph, or is it a ‘bad’ … Continue reading

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Below the rim of the glass proper…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is one appearing in the form of either two lions back to back, or a tract of land with a lion or human head at each end, the god Aker. His attributes … Continue reading

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