Monthly Archives: February 2020

Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sailors’ expletive from Victorian times is, Caulk me Dead Lights! Meaning, bung up my eyes! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 438. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to nip out to get some … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, academia, archeology, brain, composition, conversation, cool, creation, drama, dreaming, Dulltown, existentialism, expletives, green, history, humour, information, mind, music, observations, overheard, people, poetry, puzzle, reading, serendipity, spam, style, surrealism, swearing, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Some more of those Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave: She (Martha) tried the accursed desk again. It cringed and stood holding its breath at her menacing approach. The drawers began clanking like slaps … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, art, books, brain, celebrities, creation, drama, history, Hull.UK., humour, information, mind, people, puzzle, reading, smiling, style, surrealism, thinking, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Starship Enterprise. It is a ridiculously bad pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Day 38: Still stuck in the ice. Crew restless and muttering. Northern Lights this a.m. Chipping ice … Continue reading

Posted in academia, art, brain, celebrities, cool, drama, Dulltown, history, Hull.UK., humour, information, learning, painting, people, reading, sculpture, seeing, serendipity, smiling, Star Trek, story, style, surrealism, weather, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mummy?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: acajou, windring, zymotechnic, pribble, Lagthing, and provine. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor is … Continue reading

Posted in brain, conversation, drama, Dulltown, existentialism, finance, information, learning, money, people, politics, puzzle, seeing, thinking, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Oh no! I seem to have started another lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Memphis mauve, Akhenaten azure, Isis indigo, Ramesses red, Giza green, Luxor lemon, and of course Nile blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, here we go again!… Look! I told you lino printing was … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, archeology, art, brain, cafe, colours, composition, creation, design, drawing, dreaming, Dulltown, existentialism, food, history, humour, information, learning, lino cut printing, lino printing, puzzle, religion, seeing, serendipity, surrealism, thinking, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Football for Surrealists. No. 3…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice word is the verb to traipse. (T) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s that old kids’ book from 1950 again, the one about football with the interesting graphics, Football Parade. Here’s a picture of the colourful … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, art, books, celebrities, composition, cool, creation, design, drawing, fashion, green, history, humour, information, puzzle, reading, smiling, style, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A short scene in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather, will feature early morning tree leaf rustling jets from the west, a bright orange ball in the sky at dawn, all the birds looking puzzled and chirping in unison, and a sense of foreboding … Continue reading

Posted in academia, cafe, cool, drama, Dulltown, food, Grumpiness, history, humour, information, people, puzzle, school, surrealism, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments