Category Archives: archeology

This is not art. No. 42…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the dust at the bottom of Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I find the juxtapositions of colours, textures and styles completely overwhelming in this extraordinary piece – I even … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics badly misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing very round and shiny, is Aten the sun disc. His cult centre is Akhetaten and his association is solar. (Aten) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You be just a butter head…’ ‘All the keys weigh … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Staron Shone and Craniel Daig. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 415. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to deal with a golden eagle on my bird feeder. A single … Continue reading

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Some ground coffee on a fire shovel previously heated…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: porous, zoetic, zeugmatic, opisthographic, campylotropous, knaggy, and ribald. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Speaking of odd words, I’m in the mood for delving today. Shall we delve together dear reader? Ah, but what shall we … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard No. 4672…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: blazing blue, reticulated red, goofy green, yesterday yellow, ontological orange, vacant violet, and that funny pink that red guitars go when they are left displayed in sunny music shop windows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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There’s something jolly fishy in that parcel…

But first… Dulltowm. UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: calumba, nematophore, skyre, lazzarone, wuther and lenocinium. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. You must be fully … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a child, is the God Ihy, son of Hathor. His cult centre is Dendera, his association is music and he is often depicted playing on his sistrum. (Ihy) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Flexmon … Continue reading

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