Category Archives: Dulltown

Stella wears fluorescent…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: haughty, scutellate, hircine, suffruticose, excurrent, byssaceous, and rumbling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ship of Fools. 1990. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ by 18″ ‘Hello! Who’s that?’ ‘Hoy…’ ‘What do you mean, … Continue reading

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Some pre-lockdown snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mysterious clear gelatinous blob is the one adhering to the left-hand edge of the fridge door… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I am sorry, did I how it looks?…’ ‘I was in a shave-fix passion.’ ‘A hockey pipe, no, … Continue reading

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What kind of van was it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘If you don’t stop crying,’ said Albinus, ‘I shall begin to cry myself.’ Margo sat up and smiled plaintively. Tears only added to her … Continue reading

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Composition with cables and finials…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark. Margot, ringing up people picked at random from the phone book: Now she was telling Professor Grimm the story of her life, and imploring … Continue reading

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So, how is he doing?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Central Mudminnow, the Frogfish, the Coelacanth, the Gibberfish, the Jewelfish, and the Merluccid Hake. If you were invited to a nice fancy dress party where people were to go … Continue reading

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The wind and a horse…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: radius russet, conic cream, parabola pink, binomial brown, pentagon purple, asymptote azure, vector violet, and of course graph green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you like the title of today’s post, dear reader? Intriguing, … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheared over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s confused film star is Ken Bingsley. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Lurve, lurve, a serious bowl of moon.’ ‘By my side, by my side, a summer mush-day cleverly girl.’ ‘Jeepers – a wooden song!…’ ‘Look on at my highlight … Continue reading

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Dulltown junk, with message…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one taking the form of a woman with a white crown and antelope horns, the Goddess Satet. Her cult centre is Elephantine and her attributes are protectress and fertility. (click … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of pre-lockdown cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: blunt, poikilitic, veloce, locorestive, cadgy, fatidical, irremeable, and puffy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Snuthin’ like literary glow, Maggie…’ ‘There was footloose history, and everything!’ ‘Then it was salted lashes every night!’ ‘You know, Gordon! … Continue reading

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Ah, some more of those Crush names!…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s word is the verb to slink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The postal worker rang the doorbell yesterday afternoon, the thing was just a bit too thick to go through the letterbox. He handed me a rough cardboard and … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4830…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very silly word, that should really be three words, is notwithstanding. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, a mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card using cuttings from that trashy UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV. … Continue reading

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An early interest in kerbs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ruler red, bradawl blue, punch purple, file fawn, pliers pink, gouge green, oilstone orange, and hacksaw heliotrope. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember when I was quite young, a child, looking at the road … Continue reading

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Oh, I think it’s just landed…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Black Jack. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I snapped back in March. Well, you can see why I was attracted to it, can’t you? ‘Are those yellow things buttercups, Dave?’ I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Kid’s stuff in the gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s coiled reptile is the one lying in wait at the back of the kitchen cutlery drawer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s been going on for decades and decades. The council-run art gallery here in Dulltown have an annual … Continue reading

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Doom outside Boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘I want to live with you quite openly,’ she blubbered. ‘In your own home. And to see people…’ ‘Very well,’ he said, rising to … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard pre-lockdown cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mortar mauve, timber turquoise, concrete cream, plaster puce, rendering red, acrow azure, beam burgundy, and skip scarlet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I have a cupsee sometimes Don…’ ‘Really poorly, really poorly…’ ‘Bob Wheezeness?’ ‘This … Continue reading

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Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub – pre-lockdown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: armpit moistness, a bright burning thing in the sky, birds being annoying, eggs frying on car roofs, dogs snoozing under dank bushes, and vertical still bedsheets steaming on clotheslines… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m all … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 49…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s cuttlefish is the one just about to make a tentative start on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What a beautiful, delicate, and dynamic piece this is! Every tiny detail, every wisp of paper, every … Continue reading

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Some more Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Naul Pewman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Just as I was noticing how many people in the TV news today had funny – well, unusual names, an old-style airmail envelope, with red, white, and blue … Continue reading

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