Category Archives: food

Suits of Jactitation and hot clay tobacco pipes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like two baboons playing a game of chess. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I’m thinking of repositioning the speakers for my music system so that they’ll be closer to my drawing … Continue reading

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So what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quote is from his 1943 novel The High Window: ‘Sorry, this isn’t a bar, sir. You can buy a bottle at the liquor counter.’ ‘So it is,’ I said. ‘I mean, so it … Continue reading

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Some snatches of song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s vegetable is the ghostly pale chicory root peering sullenly out from the back of the fridge. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Nope, nope, is, is love girl…’ ‘Every time I was wander I was drift.’ ‘That you are, you … Continue reading

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A visit by Stella the tightwad…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Nailhead. An Early English architectural enrichment consisting of small pyramids repeated as a band – a decorative moulding. (N) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Field Theory. 1994. Pastel on paper probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Oh … Continue reading

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Enquire Within (20). “…intervene between the mustard and the skin…”

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word fandangle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what was happening in the world in 1934? Well, someone called Adolph Hitler was becoming very popular in Germany, gangster John Dillinger … Continue reading

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What’s that smell Brownlow?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather insipid Victorian expletive is ‘by helecum!…’ Even though it sounds clever and a bit classical, I think that word has no actual meaning – I just searched for it and Google said, ‘Did you … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4608…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from The High Window (1943): He looked me over without haste and without much pleasure. He blew smoke delicately and spoke through it with a faint sneer. ‘You’re Marlowe?’ I nodded. … Continue reading

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