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...

Ugg, Lugg, and the turnips…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about what happened to Her Majesty the Queen’s hat – oh, how we chortled down in the basement back at Buck House! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg, I have seen you, you know!’ ‘Eh?…’ … Continue reading

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Don Craig’s face was bright with excitement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to go about your daily business as normal, but instead of speaking, sing all your conversations and interactions with people as if you were in an opera. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Today dear reader, yet again, … Continue reading

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Spatter painting No. 26…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: omelette orange, brawn brown, lemon lemon, radish red, pilchard pink, toast turquoise, grouse grey, and apple azure. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You might recall dear reader, a few months back, my mentioning knocking out some more … Continue reading

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

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing in the form of a long-horned ram with Atef crown and sun-disc headdress, is the God Herishef from Herakleopolis, his attributes are: primal force, creator, and solar. (Herishef) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s why … Continue reading

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Bo in with the items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘V’. The other letters of the alphabet stand around gaping in amazement at how he can balance there on his point all day long without falling over. … Continue reading

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Some Hulks by the bathroom requisites…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a mouse behind the wainscoting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out!… It’s a bunch of Hulks!… Quick Dave, get your little camera out! Click!… Yes, one day … Continue reading

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Whoa! What’s that bloody noise?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word plethora. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was last in the bustling city of Leeds, about an hour’s train ride from Dulltown, just out of habit, I found … Continue reading

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