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Spam, spam, spam, spam, and more spam…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: technical taupe, fumbling fawn, vaulting violet, grimacing green, yucky-yucky yellow, and octogenarian orange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I seem to be getting a lot more items of crazy-crazy spam turning up in my … 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 quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Orache (1932): The lamplight, which on winter mornings seemed always of a dull tawny tint, shone on the rosined linoleum, on the shelves lining the walls, on the … Continue reading

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Mail Art postcard No. 4613…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s big round orange pumpkin is… just a pumpkin… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Are you in the mood for one of my mad postcards? I’m definitely in the mood for showing you one… It’s another simple collage on bright … Continue reading

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But Dave, it’s all nonsense!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like a cloud resting on the horizon at sunset – oh, and look at those lovely hot tea hues!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You may recall, that in my Just a … Continue reading

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The grabbing hand…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: reluctant rose, grammar green, anomalous azure, blithering black, oblivious orange, and vacuous violet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How about this for a bit of strangeness dear reader? I took this one a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4587…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive, is from Bob Acres, a character in Sheridan’s 1775 play The Rivals – after a musical evening he says, ‘Odds minims and crotchets! How she did chirrup!’ (From Bozzimacoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard No. 4688…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of violets in a delicate Japanese vase on an ancient polished oak table in the withdrawing room of a stylish old country house in Shropshire … Continue reading

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