Category Archives: Grumpiness

Stella with sticky fingers…

But First… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word mawkish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 102. (2015) Pencil and charcoal on white drawing paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Stella! What time do you call this!’ … Continue reading

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Half of an OHCC…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a falcon, the god Horus. His cult centres are Edfu, Hierakonpolis, and Behdet, and his associations are sky and kingship. (Horus) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, yesterday, carrying my tray┬áI … Continue reading

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The extended embarrassment on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather may include: exalted blueness with scattered sharp descending opals, ribald rising fluffiness in grey and white, strange wisps erupting from the jagged treetops, and the threat of crepuscular red chafing in the west, before … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the professor on the phone…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Max Schreck Nosferatu lookalike twins Molly and Percy Piglow – come on up you two and join us on the sofa! My word! Your teeth look really convincing! Ouch!… (M.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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And what work do you do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word poppadoms. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, hello…’ ‘Good morning..’ ‘What do you do for a living?’ ‘I’m a journalist.’ ‘Oh really? I thought you looked like the sort … Continue reading

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Well, what a coincidence!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one sitting in the cafe with some of his legs crossed, with a cinnamon latte, and reading the Financial Times. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it was about 11 pm last night, no it wasn’t, … Continue reading

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Oh, just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unzip the two outer flaps and nonchalantly flick them back; slip a wooden metre rule inside and jiggle it about to free up any residual stickiness in the fabric; using the two … Continue reading

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