Category Archives: abstract

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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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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I know I shouldn’t really be listening, but…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘armpit’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, I ducked into the cafe yesterday afternoon to dry out with a cup of tea and something chocolatey – the BBC said … Continue reading

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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Hamlet, the jackfish, the old world knifefish, the mooneye, the rock beauty, and the prickly shark. Well, I mean, sharks are pretty scary, but a prickly one! Goodness me!… … Continue reading

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We do like art to progress…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: curly, wartless, opinable, imponent, ceruminous, preterhuman, and soapy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’ve just realised that what people like in art, is movement.’ ‘What? Like kinetic sculpture, mobiles, and things that creep about the … Continue reading

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Spatter painting No. 41…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s fish names are: the zebra oto, the waspfish, the slimehead, the slender snipe eel, the loweye catfish, and the pancake batfish. Which one of these would you choose to have as an imaginary friend? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (1892): I ascertained that the cause of the row was, that Sarah had accused Mrs Birrell of tearing the pages out of … Continue reading

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