Category Archives: conversation

Do you mind if I sit here?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a man with a Nemes headdress, or double crown and snake, the god Atum. His cult centre is Heliopolis and his associations are: totality, creator, and solar. … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chatoyant, chavender, chaulmoogra, chaud-melle, charlock, charqui, and bullyrag. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the professor receive a parcel…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word pamphlet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Brownlow!… Brownlow! Where the hell are you?’ ‘Oh, hello Professor, I was down in the basement dusting those rather cute canopic jars that … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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Dangerous monochrome aesthetics…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: as drunk as two lords. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another picture from my jolly days of old-style film and stinky darkroom photography – this is a digital scan of the 35mm negative, … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg and thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take all your clothes off and lie on your bed looking up at the ceiling counting spiders whilst slapping your belly with the flat of your hand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg… Ugg… Ugg!…’ ‘Oh?… … Continue reading

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An afternoon in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: risible, sleek, varsal, operose, butyric, and feathered. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part one: So, as this UK City of Culture is host to the world-renowned Turner Prize annual art exhibition I thought that, as … Continue reading

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