Category Archives: existentialism

A few titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novel pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of the wind rattling the trees in the night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 372. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got to thinking … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined insult and food is – You twerp-scone!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘These days of dice – the moving signs…’ ‘It was a chase in the night where you sympathise.’ ‘Ah, volcanoes, and a piece of pie, for … Continue reading

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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take off your shoes and socks, lie back in your chair and stare at your toes for ten minutes, then wiggle them as fast as you can for five minutes with your … Continue reading

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(A bit of a rant.) So, who is it for Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me having a screaming row with Charlton Heston and Sofia Loren on the set of El Cid in 1960. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What a funny business it … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first, Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: prozymite pink, yurt yellow, bugong blue, atrabilious azure, frippery fawn, and a delicate sort of off-white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It’s challenge time!…’ ‘He was running the chops Danny.’ ‘Er, ner, ner, that’s an interesting one … Continue reading

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Just one or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: baphometric, carbocyclic, ecardinate, niched, bouncy, and scroddled. I think my favourite has to be scroddled, something to do with pottery techniques I am led to understand… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and dirty water…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for money to grow on trees and for bankers to snuggle up and roll about in large heaps of gold coins and large denomination paper currency. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The other morning I was … Continue reading

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