Author Archives: Dave Whatt

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...

A good time…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: violin violet, rumba red, gross green, despicable damson, ghastly gold, and Utah yellow. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A cardboard tube with a splash of US stamps and an unnecessary number of airmail stickers arrived … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one showing off by standing on one leg on the coffee table. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 350. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was practising my Masonic … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 20…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): Patrolman Mancuso had put on the tights before the sergeant, who had pushed him out of the precinct and told … Continue reading

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Messing with letters… Yoddity?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is, as bald as two coots. (Coot) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a simple, but annoying puzzle involving the letter ‘Y’. This is the final one of these dear reader, I have now done … Continue reading

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But everybody likes Charlie Chaplin Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the snake-headed one from Hermopolis Magna, the goddess Hauhet. Her associations are: primeval, formlessness, and flood force. (Hauhet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I think I’ve always been a bit of an ‘outsider’ – ever … Continue reading

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Then suddenly you tread on his corn…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the plangent sound of the word ‘plangent’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good god! What a nasty looking bunch!… This is the cover of a British 1960s pulp supernatural thriller, another tattered Badger Book … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘rampant’ – of a beast, rearing up to fight. When I was having my coat of arms done I wanted a ‘hamster rampant’, but the College of Heralds would have none of … Continue reading

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