Category Archives: British film

Crush character names, free for all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature an all-pervading drabness, with sparse gusts rattling the privet, a leaden cloud the size of the Titanic will visit all parts, and by nightfall a creeping miasma may be detected by all … Continue reading

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Yes, it was in an old cardboard box…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: highwayman heliotrope, pirate pink, mugger mauve, bounder brown, mountebank magenta, villain violet, and postman puce. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The council people came yesterday and emptied the blue recycling bin. I wheeled it back … Continue reading

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It’s alright, it’s just some gnomes sitting on unicorns Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Sir Laurence Olivier chatting and having tea and biscuits on the set of Wuthering Heights in 1938. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is this daft enough for … Continue reading

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Yes, it was a simple matter of a K2 and a K6…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to put the collected garden worms into a shallow bowl; take off your shoes and socks and place your feet gently into the worms, taking special care not to squash the ones towards … Continue reading

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Danger – film rant, film rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: booming, chorographic, prenasal, wauling, glyconic, mancando, and rotting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Films… I like watching films – Some people like to call them movies by the way… I don’t… I wonder what happened … Continue reading

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Stella and the nasty creations…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a ram, or man with a ram’s head, is the god Khnum. His cult centres are Elephantine and Esna, his attributes: creator, potter, cataract, fertile soil. (Khnum) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Aphrodite at … Continue reading

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Curves with Michael, Shirley, and Herbert…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 15th. c 16th. c English expletive is ‘Birladie’ – an early oath on the Blessed Virgin –  a contraction of By our lady. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear Diary, Yesterday afternoon, after a small meal of tinned Danish … Continue reading

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A sort of film review…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘raguly’ – a line of partition on a shield rather like battlements, but set obliquely. (Raguly) I used to have battlements raguly on my shield, but I found them irritating and had … Continue reading

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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of three coat hangers rattling in an empty wardrobe. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 288. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had a visit from a succubus in the night. A … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4444…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one standing and turning, and admiring his tusks in the cheval mirror over by the window. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another of my mail art postcards dear reader – a … Continue reading

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