Category Archives: Film

I do like a bit of Shakespeare…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for people to continue to believe that economic growth is a good thing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On television: A couple of days ago I noticed that there was some Shakespeare coming up on one … Continue reading

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Song lyrics misheard over the pre-lockdown cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unpleasant word is rhapsody. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummer mummer doe, whoo blue, Themroc.’ ‘I bleeth you, oh my differing soul!’ ‘My dry sky high now!…’ ‘So, I pah pah, I’m hopping my tubes!…’ ‘Dough home neat, … 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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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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The perp always gets it in the end, you know…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hippopotamus is the one with two full trolleys completely blocking the cookery aisle in the supermarket. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Humans are just funny like that; for some reason they really love stuff dealing with awful crime, and … Continue reading

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Crush character names, free for all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature an all-pervading drabness, with sparse gusts rattling the privet, a leaden cloud the size of the Titanic will visit all parts, and by nightfall a creeping miasma may be detected by all … Continue reading

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Yes, it was in an old cardboard box…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: highwayman heliotrope, pirate pink, mugger mauve, bounder brown, mountebank magenta, villain violet, and postman puce. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The council people came yesterday and emptied the blue recycling bin. I wheeled it back … Continue reading

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The fat that swims on the broth…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old Polaroid snapshot is the one of me having a fuming row with Marlon Brando over a card game during the filming of  Mutiny on the Bounty in 1961. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, dear reader, I … Continue reading

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Now, what does this remind me of?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually discovered behind an ormolu clock on a marble mantelpiece in the Palace of Versailles. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader, you may have noticed that over the past few months I have … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4695…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Gel Mibson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, another of my mail art postcards – a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that awful British TV listings magazine What’s On TV. If I … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only one week to go!): Today’s confused film star is Pidney Soitier. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Thaty, thaty, thaty!’ ‘Carundles, and one weep at a time.’ ‘An easy Jesus, yes!…’ ‘Let go, and then continue to bounce John.’ … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4743…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s anaconda is the one blatantly occupying six seats in the otherwise full cinema, the film is Frozen 2. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s another of my silly mail art postcards, a … Continue reading

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Is that for another lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s zebra is the one standing admiring some pictures of dazzle painted warships. (dazzle) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is that drawing for another lino print Dave?… Why, yes it is. As you see, I’ve decided to include some large … Continue reading

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Do you like films or plays?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusually long quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading – oh, and jolly good it was too! Now the room was empty. Objects lay, stood, sat, hung … Continue reading

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It’s the last of those smudges…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a jolly fat chap doing the rumba. Now, where do I insert my pencil? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, over the summer months I fell into the habit of producing … Continue reading

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Now listen here, scumbag!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. I’m nearly at the end now; I’m sure, like all good Russian novels, it’s going to end in misery … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading, and have nearly finished – I feel it’s not going to end well for Dreyer, Franz, and Martha: At the … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4768…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the look and sound of the word obfuscate. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ho ho ho ho!… Yes, here’s another of my famous Mail Art postcards – a simple collage on bright card using … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: arapaima, zymome, reckling, Tylopoda, manjack, and filioque. 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 opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grubby, tribrachic, mancando, wowf, chenopodiaceous, posological, and cuddly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sitting, pen in hand, in the café, he tilted his great round head trying to make out the lyrics of the song … Continue reading

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