Category Archives: Dulltown

Cabins and shacks…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s smell is that of pungent marijuana smoke drifting down from a nearby open attic window. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Call me Ishmael…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘Ishmael!…’ ‘Oh, alright, er, Ishmael… So what’s this, here?’ ‘This is the captain’s cabin.’ ‘It’s … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: optical orange, sucking sienna, bamboo blue, groaning green, ridiculous red, and the odd colour of the curtains at number twenty-three down the road. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 391. I’m … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 33…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: sticky, crenellated, Sotadic, theotechnic, mancando, cubiform, and bubbly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, dear reader, what do you make of this one? For me it has the feel of something vaguely Japanese. Is this … Continue reading

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Uncle Dave’s guitar club…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Elizabeth Taylor playing croquet with Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham in 1962. (link) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Right then… Good evening everyone. … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: bathorse, bateleur, basipetal, bathmism, battology, and fozy. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a chandelier crashing to the floor at midnight in an old deserted mansion in the middle of the Grimpen Mire. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Kimowney was … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 32…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined food item and insult is – you barmy barm cake!… (click) [Note: Strangely, the spell checker just wanted to turn ‘barm cake’ into ‘car maker’.] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m almost tempted to not say anything at … Continue reading

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