Category Archives: academia

Brownlow, the professor and the tart…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: Once again in her drawing room that fool of a painter, a languid rascal with dirty fingernails, glued his lips … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 43…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one attempting to drive a vintage motorbike and sidecar, but having trouble using the foot-operated gears and brakes – look out, stand back, here she comes again!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, my dear reader! … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: antiphon, antimasque, anticous, antichlor, antirachitic, antitragus, and wistiti. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor may … Continue reading

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Stella scavenges…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: puma pink, ocelot ochre, vulture violet, fawn fawn, rattlesnake red, baboon blue, tiger turquoise, and the funny shade of mottled pale maroon that my nice white shirt went after being washed … Continue reading

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That really big horse…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Koris Barloff and Princent Vice. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You know, up to now, I’ve never fancied the name Troy…’ ‘No?’ ‘No.’ ‘You mean as a first name, I suppose?’ ‘Of course, you couldn’t … Continue reading

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A puzzle photograph, a bit of urban strangeness…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one causing a scene crouching down trying to get on the morning rush hour train, even though the carriage is obviously already full. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! What the hell is going on here? … Continue reading

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What? More smudges Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which I am currently re-reading – it’s great fun! Then the rain began to patter softly against the window: a rillet would … Continue reading

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