Category Archives: design

Bold Persil Fairy Lenor Jungle Rescue outshone…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old wrinkled black and white snapshot is the one of me shaking hands with Her Majesty the Queen in 1962 – a second after that she kicked me in the shin for saying something untoward … Continue reading

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Yet not uncomfortable to the touch…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a man with a goose, or a red crown, on his head, is the God Geb. He is from Heliopolis and his attributes are earth and fertility. (Geb) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dave, … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4514…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a dusty midnight thud echoing through a haunted house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, yes, this is yet another of my mail art postcards, a very simple … Continue reading

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The half-engineer, with plane…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is strut: in roofing, a timber, either upright, connecting the tie-beam with the rafter above it, or sloping, connecting a king- or queen-post to the rafter. I hope that you have that clear … Continue reading

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Curtains for Yahoo…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s raspberry is the one that has somehow found itself in a bowl with a rowdy gang of shiny green apples. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Computers – they are constantly messing with you, and deliberately trying to upset you, … Continue reading

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You want sprinkles with that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a man with a double plumed headdress, or ram-headed, or frog-headed, is the god Amun. His cult centres are Thebes and Hermopolis Magna, his attributes being: king of gods, primeval, … Continue reading

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Oh, damn that gurgling DAB!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully chosen adjectives are: noxious, surreind, kenspeckle, otic, ringent, theopneust, and gurgling. I think my favourite has to be theopneust because I can’t imagine how one would pronounce it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Have we all heard of … Continue reading

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