Category Archives: academia

Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: bodach, reboant, waratah, saxhorn, homelyn, and yttrium. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 28…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word undergarments. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, what do you make of this one? It reminds me of British art from the early 20th c. – maybe art from … Continue reading

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Just some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Armored searobin, the Clingfish, the Glowlight danio, the Houndshark, and the Sand stargazer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 381. I’m sorry I’m late, but I needed to dust … Continue reading

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The M&S mature red cheddar and Green & Black’s dream…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: rickety rose, gulp green, gonophore grey, pleiomerous pink, ovoviviparous orange, rubbery red, and that awful yellow that the man opposite has recently painted the front of his house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I never … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 26…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: smelly, chasmogamic, ringent, ordinal, heortological, henotic, and succulent. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A minimal, but jocund, piece of mixed media work that combines found objects (both natural and man-made) with an uninhibited freely painted … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4605…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arbalest, replum, ultion, chevrotain, winze, porrect, and lixiviation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Stella and the item of found apparel…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Marlon Brando sitting eating cheese sandwiches on the set of Streetcar Named Desire in 1950 – I was remarking to him what a … Continue reading

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