Monthly Archives: May 2019

Look out, here comes some decalcomania!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Fane Jonda and Frorgan Meeman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania monoprint. 2010. Black acrylic paint with added pencil ‘shading’, on white drawing paper about 16″ x 12″. Gosh! this is a pretty one isn’t … Continue reading

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Brownlow takes sandwiches along…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: robust, hygrometric, subdolous, wankle, lageniform, emmenagogic, and fruity. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Damn it Brownlow! Couldn’t you have got us a first class carriage – I’m not used to… to this!’ ‘Sorry professor, but … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the ghost of Hamlet’s father. A very shaky pourer I’m afraid. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘One you perpitees Brian?’ ‘They’re just dewy deed lawyers.’ ‘ADL is quite a hard flare.’ … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4769…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, pig pink, gannet green, cow cream, rat russet, termite turquoise, yak yellow, and dangerous bull black. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A recently made mail art postcard – a simple collage on bright … Continue reading

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Just some short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on a stylish pair of Bermuda shorts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 408. I’m sorry I’m late, but I couldn’t find my moisturiser anywhere. A single overheard remark: ‘Bob, … Continue reading

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It’s a fluffy old slide…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Dette Bavis and Rim Tobbins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was just looking in the ‘My Pictures’ file where I keep all the digital copies of my photos, they are reasonably well organised into … Continue reading

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A box will suffice to keep a man’s head out of water…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Albert Einstein sharing a pomegranate in Central Park in 1952. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is there anything you’d like to look up dear reader? I have … Continue reading

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The Bird…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one rolling about on the carpet like a playful puppy. Gosh! Just feel the floor bounce and shake!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture of mine from last December. It’s not … Continue reading

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So, what kind of bun is that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: miserable mauve, boisterous blue, anxious almond, triumphant turquoise, fidgety fawn, rapscallious rose, and that funny pink of the primer showing through where the bike pedal scratched the shed door. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: sporophorous, hammam, penistone, distyle, sbirro, americium, and zoea. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Just some Mayonnaise on the phone…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Navid Diven, and Kal Vilmer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Isn’t it awful when the phone rings in the middle of the night, in the middle of the long quiet hours of the early morning? … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one sitting in the cinema reaching out to sample popcorn from other people’s tubs… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Whoo! I get all my gates!…’ ‘It’s stars… It’s stars… It’s stars!…’ ‘I be losing my dog … Continue reading

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Cherub, scarab, and arse…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for people to alternately clutch banknotes to their chests and jingle their coins in their pockets. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photo from last year, it was probably taken round about October time. I … Continue reading

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Yes, it was a simple matter of a K2 and a K6…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to put the collected garden worms into a shallow bowl; take off your shoes and socks and place your feet gently into the worms, taking special care not to squash the ones towards … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: floppy, hindmost, resorptive, turdine, hauriant, opsonic, and fidgety. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 407. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found robins nesting in my Steinway. A single overheard remark: … Continue reading

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‘A’ lies anywhere on the minor axis…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: cockatrice, orogenesis, spane, lazar, prepollence, and zounds. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will conduct … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4767…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Bichard Rurton and Malter Watthau. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have just been in a quandary. Quandary – what a great sounding word that is! It sounds like some sort of quiet ecclesiastical building … Continue reading

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Crush names! Free!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a bull, the God Apis. His cult centre is Memphis and his role is the manifestation of Ptah. (Apis) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, that Veronica Crush (writer from the … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 39…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (1892). I said, ‘I was in hopes that, if anything ever happened to me, the diary would be an endless source of … Continue reading

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So, why do you bother with art then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Binasuan – come on let’s Binasuan around the flowerbeds! Hey Stella, don’t trip over that unruly shrub!… (B) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, creativity is funny thing, isn’t it? ‘Yes, it is Dave…’ You start … Continue reading

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