Monthly Archives: August 2018

This is not art. No. 27…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one with the single feather headdress and the nice feathery arms, is the Goddess Maat. Her associations are: order, truth, justice. (Maat) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Striking isn’t it? And eye-catching too! I reckon … Continue reading

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I’m connecting heaviness…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s useless birthday present is a cardboard box of Elton John vinyl albums. Note: I have mentioned this before, but, isn’t it odd that in his 1985 hit song Nikita – he clearly sings ‘Nakita’ all … Continue reading

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Finally got the bloody thing finished…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: jocund jade, farcical fawn, butter blue, ogre orange, rip red, plank purple and dinosaur damson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You may recall dear reader, a couple of months ago I treated you to a … Continue reading

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The smell of spam in the morning…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the honk of a distant steamship on a cold cold December night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I’m sure you are aware dear reader, I occasionally share a selection from … Continue reading

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What’s that smell?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novel pencil sharpener is the one shaped like President Trump’s nose – one hole for normal pencils and one for wide crayons. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What’s that odour?’ ‘What odour?’ ‘That smell, is it you?’ ‘Me? I … Continue reading

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Snaps in the museum…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: wampee, walty, wallydrag, waldhorn, wagenboom, wanigan, and futhork. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about the wasp in the Chancellor’s trousers – oh how we all chortled back in the basement at No. 11!… (No. 11) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Swirling away, swirling away, it was quite a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4727…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one going on and on about her skiing holiday in the Austrian Tyrol. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah well, here we go again… Another of my mail art postcards – a simple … Continue reading

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Just some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive from the Elizabethan age is S’blood! – a shortening of Christ’s blood or God’s blood. Come on, let’s practise saying it – S’bood!… S’blood!… S’blood!… We might be able to get it back into … Continue reading

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Design: Bus shelters – oh look, that’s a novel one!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Asiatic Glassfish, the Devil Ray, the Goblin Shark, the King of the Herrings, and the Pelican Gulper. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I see that the Dulltown Council have had a couple of … Continue reading

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The M&S mature red cheddar and Green & Black’s dream…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: rickety rose, gulp green, gonophore grey, pleiomerous pink, ovoviviparous orange, rubbery red, and that awful yellow that the man opposite has recently painted the front of his house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I never … Continue reading

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A quick serendipitous snap…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is the final one from my copy of the ‘novel’ Harry Bleachbaker (1976) by N F Simpson – rather than choosing a part of the text, this is an extract from the blurb on … Continue reading

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Some more of those Crush characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Lord Lyon King of Arms – the chief herald in Scotland. (L L K of A) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh good! Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now … Continue reading

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A cork dipped in monkey soap powder…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel Harry Bleachbaker (1976) by N F Simpson. (NFS): The story, which is quite true except for the facts, begins in 1954 when a well-known frogman, working for NATO, was suddenly … Continue reading

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A good firm one is always preferable…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to run a finger end under the outer seams to free them from the wooden substrate, put a nice toffee in your mouth and suck it, do not chew – you must suck … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 26…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: smelly, chasmogamic, ringent, ordinal, heortological, henotic, and succulent. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A minimal, but jocund, piece of mixed media work that combines found objects (both natural and man-made) with an uninhibited freely painted … Continue reading

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Decalcomania monoprint. 2010…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the Taj Mahal – it looks very good sitting on the window sill lit by the glow of the evening sun. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania monoprint (2010) – black … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual white china teapot is the one shaped like the cry of a solitary seagull soaring over the white cliffs of Dover. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 378. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the alewife, the black triggerfish, the chubsucker, the luminous hake, and the three toothed puffer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Meer hoop, no force field, no force field!’ ‘Ah-ha! Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4605…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arbalest, replum, ultion, chevrotain, winze, porrect, and lixiviation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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