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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s aspidistra is the one that does plenty of deep thinking. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> These ‘short items’ pieces have thinned out quite a lot over the last few months of self-isolation, but I have managed to collect just … Continue reading

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Dave, what’s that, on your guitar?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark which I re-read a month or two ago. It does contain some laughter, but also plenty of darkness: It was a bright windy day … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark which I have just finished re-reading; bloody hell, those Russian writers love their miserable endings, don’t they? As she (Margot) was leaving for home … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 48…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: glutinous, abaxial, avital, majuscular, thelytokous, nonillionth, and clammy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As we in the West read, and concomitantly absorb our view of the world from the left to the right, we must … Continue reading

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Dave, that lino print looks like a…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Boston blue, Birmingham blue, Bridlington blue, Bolton blue, Batley blue, Bermondsey blue, Bognor Regis blue, and Redcar red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The early days of the design for this piece of work was … Continue reading

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I think it’s intelligent and residual…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: He married her because it happened just so. A trip to the mountains in her company, plus her fat … Continue reading

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Tortes and tunes in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one at dance class trying to become acquainted with the tango. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I think we might have completely run out.’ ‘Eh?… Run out?’ ‘Yes, that must be the situation. Even when I … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s anaconda is the one trying out sofas and settees in a posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 431. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was looking for something suitable to put on … Continue reading

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The old chap in the music shop…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: vile violet, fidgety fawn, garrulous green, bellicose blue, obstinate orange, pompous pink, ludicrous lemon, and timid turquoise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Should artists be competitive, or should they just do their thing and let … Continue reading

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No more sparkling in the footlights…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: soggy, withy, proemial, Hieronymic, scombroid, and grum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was one of those 50-50 moments… Should I? Shouldn’t I? It’s a good job that I’m not one of those indecisive people … Continue reading

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Hullo, hello, good morning, etc…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading. ‘… it was such a silly thing to do.’ Dreyer briefly cast up his eyes to a makeshift heaven … Continue reading

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Yes, and then I got the blues…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the the one trying to get down low enough to tie a shoe lace that has come undone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember sitting on the grass in the sunshine in Queen’s Gardens, here in … Continue reading

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Oh, just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the 1892 novel The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith: I dreamt I saw some huge blocks of ice in a shop with a bright glare behind them. I … Continue reading

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Damn! It’s yet more TV forensics!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: fulsome, apothecial, lubberly, wannish, sororial, mancipatory, entomic, and mawkish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I really must stop watching the bloody things – yes, I do know that the ‘perp’ always gets it in the … Continue reading

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Enjoying messing about on the bench…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word Plantagenet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Me, I love pratting about (PA) with things and ‘improving’ them – it’s a very satisfying thing to do. One evening about a … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a large threatening cumulonimbus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 392. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had a bit of trouble with my sump. A rather … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one ignoring all the guests and is instead watching a David Attenborough documentary on the TV. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 387. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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One of those real life TV forensics shows…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the King Henry the Eighth lookalike twins, Barbara and Buddy Sethwoe. Come on up and plant your wobbling girths on our humble sofa – my word! I do like your hose – … Continue reading

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Just a few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one getting angry whilst trying on woollen sweaters in Marks and Spencer’s clothing department – apparently none of the colours suit him. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 383. I’m sorry I’m … Continue reading

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Precious discord in the bus station…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to pull off the loose brown paper and discard it and then to carefully lift the carcase up and place an old house brick under each of the four corners; use a small … Continue reading

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