Monthly Archives: July 2018

Nothing looks worse than shabby gloves…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the phrase higgledy-piggledy… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s like the Wikipedia of the 1930s… Yes, this stinky old junk shop book (I’m sure it smells of cough mixture, spilled on … Continue reading

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Above the eye line at the Golden Bengal…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Harry Bleachbaker 1976, a novel by N. F. Simpson: (NFS) …Mrs Treplachly, who among many other ventures in the general field of sympathizing ran her own School of Sympathizing in Lower Regent … Continue reading

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18th c. copy and paste…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: frosty, ornithic, irenic, chaffing, azygous, lateritious, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’ve always warmed to artists with funny names – László Moholy-Nagy, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, Richard Dadd, Pauline Boty, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, … Continue reading

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Just two people at a cafe table…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Fusil – an elongated lozenge. (Fusil) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, one day in the middle of last week, I was sitting at my favourite cafe table, teapot, cup, and small chocolate enticement to the … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg on rough dirty ground…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one appearing as a cat or cat-headed, is the goddess Bastet. Her cult centre is Bubastis, and her associations are Daughter and The Eye of Re. (Bastet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg!…’ ”Oh, hello … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a distant church bell in the quiet of a snowy Sunday morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 375. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Do you like wetness?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Dicky Attenborough drinking cups of tea in the desert during the filming of Flight of the Phoenix. (F o t P) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I … Continue reading

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