Category Archives: Grumpiness

No, you see, what I should have said was…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for pockets with coins in to be openly laughed at, and thick wads of high denomination banknotes to be cherished in the night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It is I believe a common thing that … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Leeds City Art Gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured rodent is Val’s gundi – he’s very cute. (VG) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The city of Leeds, about an hour away from Dulltown on the train, has a pretty good art gallery, however a while back its … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the professor receive a parcel…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word pamphlet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Brownlow!… Brownlow! Where the hell are you?’ ‘Oh, hello Professor, I was down in the basement dusting those rather cute canopic jars that … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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The calmed down television…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – As rich as two Croesuses. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have noticed dear reader, I am not a great one for dwelling on personal information in my blog posts, I think … Continue reading

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Mail Art postcard No. 4613…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s big round orange pumpkin is… just a pumpkin… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Are you in the mood for one of my mad postcards? I’m definitely in the mood for showing you one… It’s another simple collage on bright … Continue reading

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An afternoon in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: risible, sleek, varsal, operose, butyric, and feathered. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part one: So, as this UK City of Culture is host to the world-renowned Turner Prize annual art exhibition I thought that, as … Continue reading

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